Public bodies such as schools have a duty, under the 2010 Equality Act, to ensure they promote equality within their organisation.
When writing and agreeing policies, the School and Governing Board carefully consider and analyse the impact of the policy on equality and the possible implications for pupils and/or staff with protected characteristics, as part our commitment to meet the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) requirement to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations.
We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and are able to participate fully in school life. We will tackle discrimination by the positive promotion of equality, challenging bullying and stereotypes and creating an environment which champions respect for all.
At Downsview we believe that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit here.
We are committed to providing our pupils with a broad, balanced, enriched and inspiring curriculum, which is accessible to all. It is our ambition to develop the potential of all individuals to prepare them for their roles as adult members of our society. We understand the need to support our community through this change and our challenge is to educate all stakeholders in their social and legal responsibility to respect others without judgement.
Number of pupils on roll at the school: 627
Age of pupils: 3 to 11
Any other Asian background 4.62
Any other Black background 1.43
Any other ethnic group 0.95
Any other mixed background 6.70
Any other White background 9.25
Black African 6.53
Black Caribbean 8.93
White British 29.34
White Irish 0.95
White and Asian 2.87
White and Black African 2.39
White and Black Caribbean 4.62
Gender identity: 51.51% male, 48.48% female, 0% other identity
Pupils eligible for Free School Meals (FSM): 18.50%
Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Funding – Disadvantage group: 19.94%
Pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN) 7.9%
Pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL): 46.41%
Young carers: 0.16%
Looked after children: 0.16%
No religion 25.67%
Roman Catholic 6.85%
Other religion 1.11%
Other languages 6.85%
A total of 30 languages are spoken at Downsview.
Diversity and Inclusion Policy inc Equality Statement