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Equity Diversity and Inclusion

Equity Diversity and Inclusion

Rights Respecting Schools Award

The Junior School is proud to have achieved a Bronze Level Rights Respecting Schools Award and is working towards the Siver Award. The Rights Respecting Schools Award puts children’s rights at the heart of school life in the UK. The UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) works with schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive. Our Rights Respecting Schools Award embeds these values in daily school life and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens. The Award is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation.

Talking Equity Diversity and Inclusion T-EDI

The Junior School runs a T-EDI session every half term whereby all pupils are invited to come and discuss EDI issues from across our country and the world and then to focus on what is happening at our school and how we can be fair and inclusive to all children.

Fundamental British Values

 The Department for Education states that there is a need: “To create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs”.

The Department for Education defines British Values as follows:

  • Respect for democracy and support or participation in the democratic process
  • Respect for the basis on which the law is made and applies in England
  • Support for equality of opportunity for all
  • Support and respect for the liberties of all within the law
  • Respect for and tolerance of different faiths and religious and other beliefs

Our school reflects these British values in all that we do.  We aim to nurture our children on their journey through life so they can grow into safe, caring, democratic, responsible and tolerant adults who make a positive difference to British society and to the world. We encourage our children to be creative, unique, open-minded and independent individuals, respectful of themselves and of others in our school, our local community and the wider world.


Schools have a relatively new statutory duty to pay “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. The Prevent duty is clear that extremism of all kinds, whether Islamic extremism or far right groups such as Britain First and the English Defence League, must be tackled. In order to protect children in their care, staff must be alert to any reason for concern in the child’s life at home or elsewhere. This includes awareness of the expression of extremist views. Staff should be able to identify children who may be vulnerable to radicalisation, and know what to do when they are identified.

Please ask our School Office if you would like to read the full version of our Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Policy including Fundamental British Values (FBV).

Halo Code

The Junior School Follows the Halo Code which is a pledge which promises that our Junior School Children may wear afro hairstyles without restriction or judgement. As one parent said “We are excited that our daughter is an ambassador at the school for the Halo Code and support your ongoing efforts to ensure the school is inclusive and accepting of all children. Signing the Halo Code will undoubtedly send a powerful message of inclusivity and diversity to our school and the community beyond.”


Rights Respecting Schools