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Equality & Diversity

At St. Anselm’s we see ourselves as more than just a school but as a school family.  We are a Catholic Christian, Community and all aspects of our school life and work reflect our faith.  In its true sense the word, Catholic is inclusive and embraces everyone regardless of their characteristics; this includes the nine protected characteristics laid down in the Equality Act of 2010.


The Equality Act 2010 was introduced to ensure protection from discrimination, harassment and victimisation on the grounds of specific characteristics (referred to as protected characteristics).  This means that schools cannot discriminate against pupils or treat them less favourably because of their sex (gender), race, disability, religion or belief, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity.


Our curriculum is designed to enable every child to be well-equipped to be active citizens in service to the world: citizens who are tolerant and inclusive and are able to foster good relationships while working to advance equality of opportunity for all.


Equality Statement

St. Anselm's Primary School is a school with a strong Catholic ethos, which is truly inclusive and actively celebrates diversity.   We believe that all members of our community are of equal worth and we want this to be the experience of everyone.  We demonstrate our commitment to this by prioritising the well-being and progress of every child in our school and by striving to ensure that all members of our community are treated fairly in all situations.

Our Mission Statement "In God's love we live, learn and grow" is central to the school's philosophy of growing in faith and recognising every individual's right to grow and develop to fulfil their potential.


Equality Objectives

We believe that the Equality Act provides us with a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people.  It also ensures that we tackle any issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups represented in the school as soon as we find any.

Our approach to equality is based on the following 6 key principles:

  • All learners are of equal value.
  • We recognise and respect difference.
  • We foster positive attitudes and relationships and a shared sense of cohesion and belonging.
  • We observe good equalities practices in staff recruitment, retention and development.
  • We aim to reduce and remove inequalities and barriers that already exist.
  • We have the highest expectations of all our children.


In order to further support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching, we have set the following objectives:

Objective 1: To monitor and analyse pupil achievement by race, gender and disability and act on any trends or patterns in the data that require additional support for pupils.

Objective 2: To raise levels of attainment in core subjects for vulnerable learners.

Objective 3: To review levels of parental and pupil engagement in learning and school life, across all activities to ensure equity and fairness in access and engagement.


St. Anselm's Equality Policy

St Anselm's School Equality Action Plan

"We cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life."

Pope Francis


Racial Justice Sunday: Bishop Paul's Message for Schools

Racial Justice, Equality and Diversity

The Theme of this Year's Racial Justice Sunday is- All are included in the Mission of Christ and His Church. Let us Walk together, Pray together and Work together.


God of our past, present and future,

you created each one of us in your image and likeness,

help us to recognise you in each person.

As we pray for an end to the suffering caused by racism

lead us this day to walk with one another,

pray with one another and work together,

so that we create a future based on justice and healing,

where all can fulfil the hope you have for all people.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.


Racial Justice-Prayer Writing

Racial Justice- Prayer Partners Liturgy

RJED in Sacred Scripture