Equality and diversity

Beacon Hill School is determined to do everything we can to make sure that people are treated fairly and that everyone has access to the best education they can. We are committed to advancing equality of opportunity and fostering good relations 

Equality statement

Beacon Hill encourages, celebrates and values the diversity of all our community. We actively promote the principle of equality for all. We aim to ensure that everyone within our community is treated fairly, with respect and dignity. We seek to eliminate any form of inequality, bullying or discrimination. 

Our general equality duty

In October 2010, the new Equality Act introduced a Public Sector Duty, which requires the Establishments in the Public Sector to have due regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation.
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

Protected characteristics

There are nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Equality objectives

  • To use performance data to monitor student achievement and respond to variations between groups of learners and trends over time 
  • To provide an environment that welcomes, protects and respects diverse people 
  • To ensure that all students are given the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the life of the school
  • To address cultural events through year assemblies to increase student awareness and understanding of issues in different communities 




Public Sector Equality Duty – February 2023

Equality and diversity policy – February 2023