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Equalities Statement

Barrow U.R.C Primary School - Equalities Statement

Our school makes all members of our community feel welcome and valued. Our vision and values promote inclusion and equality, and tackle discrimination. We have high expectations for all our pupils irrespective of race, creed, gender or disability. Our equalities statement is guided by some core principles:

  • All learners are of equal value;
  • We recognise and respect difference;
  • We foster positive attitudes and relationships and a shared sense of community and belonging;
  • We observe good practice in recruitment, retention and staff development;
  • We aim to reduce and challenge barriers to equality


In line with the PSED (Public Sector Equality Duty) of the Equality Act 2010 we publish the following data:


Characteristic  Breakdown
Number of pupils 143  - 52.4% male, 47.6% female
Number of staff 16 - 100% female
Number of governors 10 - 40% male 60% female
Religion URC
Attainment on entry Broadly average
Pupil Mobility Very low. We serve a very stable community
Free School Meals 2.1%
Ethnicity 92.3% White British
  7.7% other ethnic groups combined (none more than 3%)
English as an additional language 2.8%
Special Educational Needs 5.6%
Average attendance rate 98%
Awards , accreditations, recognitions Ofsted Outstanding School
  Eco School
  Healthy School


Our equality objectives 2020

To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through all appropriate curricular and extra-curricular opportunities.

To reduce prejudice and increase understanding of equality through direct teaching across the curriculum;

To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experience, both in and beyond the school;

To eradicate prejudice related bullying in relation to the protected characteristics listed in the Equality Act 2010.

To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experience, both in and beyond the school

To tackle prejudice and promote understanding in relation to people with disabilities

To sustain our focus on interventions and teaching styles that work to narrow the gap between pupil groups;

To ensure the school environment is accessible as possible to all pupils, staff and visitors.

This statement is to be read in conjunction with our Accessibility Plan