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Equality Statement

'Learning & growing together in Christ'

The Equality Act 2010 was introduced to ensure protection from discrimination, harassment and victimisation on the grounds of specific characteristics (referred to as protected characteristics).


The Act covers the following protected characteristics:

  • Sex 
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender reassignment
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Marriage and civil partnership.

This means that schools cannot discriminate against pupils, or staff, or treat them less favourably because of their protected characteristic.

The Act requires all schools to comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) and two specific duties.


The PSED requires us as a school to:

Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation 

Advance equality of opportunity between different groups

Foster good relations between different groups.


The two ‘specific duties’ requires us to:

  • Publish information to show compliance with the Equality Duty
  • Publish Equality Objectives, at least every 4 years, which are specific and measurable.


Equality Statement

‘You created my inmost being; You knit me together. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.’

Psalm 139.13

St Hilda’s CE (VA) Primary School is committed to ensuring equality for all pupils and staff. All pupils and staff are provided with opportunities to fulfil their potential whatever their sex, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability or religious belief.’


The vision and values we uphold as a school help to emphasise equality for all staff and pupils at all times and consideration of pupils and staff with a protected characteristic are always considered when updating or writing  all school policies and procedures.


Please read our Equality & Diversity Policy for details of how meet our obligations under the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED), our Equality Objectives and for further information.


  • St Hilda's CE (VA) Primary School
  • Whittaker Lane, Prestwich, Manchester, Lancashire, M25 1HA
  • Email:
  • 0161 7986227