Puttenham Church of England Infant School

Puttenham Church of England Infant School

Equality and Inclusion

Equality Statement

The staff and Governors at Puttenham Infant School have an unwavering commitment and passion to ensure that the best possible learning opportunities are provided for all pupils. The purpose of Puttenham Infant School’s equality statement is to show how the school promotes equality of opportunity for and between diverse members of the school community. We welcome our duties as a small village school under the Equality Act 2010. We are committed to advancing equality of opportunity for all, tackling, and eliminating discrimination. We seek to promote harmonious relationships in all areas of school life and promote positive relationships with all stakeholders and the wider community. We recognise the need to provide an environment where everyone is loved and our values of love, resilience, hope, wisdom and respect are fostered.

In accordance with our Equality Policy, we at Puttenham Infant School do not discriminate against any individual on grounds of gender, transgender, race, disability, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, background or religious belief.

At Puttenham Infant School, we work hard to ensure that the quality of the educational provision we deliver is closely matched to the needs of every child.

We aim to develop the potential of all children and to maintain high expectations to become ‘the best they can be’.

The school layout has been designed so that all children and adults can access the school building safely and extra safety precautions for crossing the road to use the village Hall.

We are proud to be part of the village community and we will continue to support events and involve the village community in activities we undertake throughout the year.

Our equality objectives are as follows:

  • to promote cultural development, understanding and respect through a rich range of experiences, both in and beyond the school
  • to recognise and celebrate differences
  • to tackle prejudice and promote understanding in relation to people with disabilities
  • to ensure that all pupils are given similar opportunities with regards to after-school clubs and activities
  • to allow equal access to information for all parents
  • to ensure the school environment is as accessible as possible to staff and visitors
  • to ensure that all children receive the support they need to access the curriculum
  • to ensure the school is well resourced to support the emotional needs of all pupils
  • to develop a community where pupils are well prepared for life and their next steps in education.


These objectives are reflected in our ethos and the equality policy, our accessibility plan and other school policies related to teaching and learning.