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Horizon Academy Trust is an exempt charity regulated by the Secretary of State for Education.

company number 08411590

registered office is C/O Biggin Hill Primary School, Biggin Avenue, Bransholme, Hull, United Kingdom HU7 4RL.

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Cavendish Primary School


Cavendish Primary School is committed to ensure equality of educational opportunity and support for all pupils, parents, carers and staff irrespective of sex, race, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender reassignment, gender identity, age and socio-economic background.


We aim to provide a fully inclusive school in which every person feels proud of their identity and able to participate fully in all aspects of school life. We believe that a diverse school and community is a strength which should be respected and celebrated by everyone.


We do not discriminate against and person on the grounds of ethnicity, religion, attainment, age, disability, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, sexual orientation or background. We promote the principle of fairness and justice for all through the education that we provide in our schools and are committed to improving a quality of opportunity for people with protected characteristics.


Our Equality policy reflects the Equality Act 2010 which harmonises and replaces previous legislation including the Race Relations Act 1976/2000, Disability Discrimination Act 1975/2005, Gender Recognition Act 2004 and Sex Discrimination Act 1975. Through this policy Cavendish Primary School will fulfil its public duty to have due regard to the need to eliminate unlawful discrimination, advance equality of opportunity, and foster good relations in connection with disability, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual identity, and where appropriate, age (applicable to employees only). The guiding principles in this policy refer to all individuals within out school community as well as visitors.


The Equality Policy is reviewed annually and the Equality Objectives are updated every 4 years. Our current Equality Information and Objectives can be found here.


Equality Action Plan Objectives


Objective One:

To ensure enhancement and out of school activities are made available to all pupils, including those with disabilities and special educational needs, to remove discrimination and ensure the best possible educational outcomes by:

  • Ensuring attention is given to quality when arranging school visits and school-based activities;
  • Addressing any barriers to pupils' engagement in school visits and school-based activities through the planning and risk assessment processes

Monitoring & Evaluation - Registers for extra-curricular clubs, visits and school events show that pupils with disabilities, special educational needs and on the Pupil Premium register are fully involves in the wide range of activities the school offers.


The School Business Manger and Senior Leaders will monitor to ensure that equality considerations are made on all risk assessments for all out of school experiences and school-based activities.


Objective Two:

To increase knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable pupils to recognise and value difference and diversity by:

  • Promoting equality with regard to race, gender, disability, religion and ethnicity in our school curriculum.
  • Promoting equality with regard to race, gender, disability, religion and ethnicity in our assemblies and PHSRE sessions, making links to our core values of respect grow, believe, achieve.
  • Monitoring and evaluating pupils' attitudes and knowledge around diversity and equality.


Cavendish, has an under-representation of ethnic groups within the school (5%), when compared to other schools nationally, however this has increased over the past year. There is a representation of pupils from different groups including both genders, pupils with disability and pupils from different faiths which are all valued.


Monitoring & Evaluation -  Leaders will monitor coverage of equalities through curriculum monitoring and assembly monitoring. Pupil voice and book monitoring will be used to evaluate pupils' knowledge, skills and attitudes to diversity issues. Monitoring of extra-curricular clubs for different groups will also take place. Reporting on equalities information through reports to full governing bodies and teaching and learning curriculum. Behaviour records (CPOMs) will be monitored and where there are concerns, these will be addressed with follow up support to individual pupils.

Equality Policy

Equality Duty Policy