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Equalities Statement



Our school makes all members of our community feel welcome and valued. Our vision and values promote inclusivity and equality and tackle discrimination. We have high expectations for all our pupils irrespective of race, creed, gender or disability. 

In line with the PSED (Public Sector Equality Duty) of the Equality Act 2010 we publish the following data as at September 2023:

Awards, Accreditations, Recognitions

  • National Teaching School (2013 – 2021)
  • UNICEF Rights Respecting School
  • Green Flag School
  • Arts Mark Gold
  • Music Mark Gold
Characteristic Breakdown
Number of pupils 236.  44% male 56% female
Number of staff inc ft and pt 40.   20% male 80% female
Number of governors 12.   42% male 58% female
Religion n/a
Attainment on entry Broadly average from a large range
Pupil Mobility Very low. We serve a very stable community
Pupil premium 15%
Ethnicity 34% White British

14% White European

10% White other

6% Black African

6% White and Asian

3% Bangladeshi

3% Irish

2% Black Caribbean

20% other ethnic groups combined (none more than 2%)

English as an additional language 45%
Special Educational Needs not including 3.8 % EHCP 18%
Attendance rate 2022-23 95.7%

Our equality objectives and principles 2021-2025

Eleanor Palmer Primary School will actively work towards fulfilling its Equality Objectives for 2021 – 2025 and the Equality Act 2010 by following these general and specific principles:

General principles

To value all learners equally, whatever their ethnicity, culture, national origin or status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious or non-religious affiliation or faith background, and whether they have special educational needs, a disability or they are neurodiverse. 

To recognise, respect and value difference, understanding diversity as a strength. To take account of differences and strive to remove barriers and disadvantages which people may face, in relation to disability, ethnicity, gender, religion, belief or faith and sexual orientation. 

To foster positive attitudes and respectful relationships throughout our school community. 

To foster a shared sense of cohesion and belonging. We want all members of our school community to feel a sense of belonging within the school and wider community and to know that they are respected and able to participate fully in school life. 

To eliminate prejudice, discrimination, harassment and bullying, and to increase understanding of equality through direct teaching across the curriculum. We will promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through all appropriate curricular and extra-curricular opportunities.

To eliminate deterministic notions of fixed ability through staff behaviour and all types of communication, developing a growth mindset in pupils and avoiding labeling. We have the highest expectations of all our pupils, in terms of progress and achieving excellence. 

To work to raise standards for all pupils, but especially for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. We believe that improving the quality of education for the most vulnerable groups of pupils raises standards across the whole school for everyone. 

To implement equal opportunities principles, monitoring and actively promoting equality in all aspects of staffing and employment, including recruitment and continuing professional development. 

To take every opportunity to increase the diversity of the staff and governing body of the school, as well as visitors and work-shop leaders, to reflect the diversity of our community. 

Specific to our context

  • To ensure that we actively work to include less confident parents and minority groups.
  • To sustain our focus on high quality teaching and interventions that work to raise progress and attainment for children who receive pupil premium.
  • To develop an advocacy model of governance and ensure equality is central to our governing body meetings, policies and procedures.
  • To continue to challenge Camden on admissions so as to ensure that this remains a diverse community school.
  • To support our growing minority of LAC children and their families.
  • To ensure the effective inclusion of our growing minority of ASD pupils.

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