Equality, Diversity and inclusion are central to our school and its ongoing development. We are committed to these values and to promoting a positive and diverse culture in which all our pupils, parents, staff and visitors feel valued and supported – irrespective of their age, disability, race, religion, belief, gender or sexual orientation.

We recognise our duty to ensure everyone is heard, and we are dedicated to meeting all our obligations under the Equality Act 2010, ensuring our policies, training, and development reflect its principles.

Our goal is to cultivate a progressive, inclusive environment for everyone, underpinned by fair practice and opportunity in which bias, bullying, discrimination and harassment are not tolerated.

As part of a global society with much to learn, we are determined to keep moving forward so that every member of our community may instinctively feel safe and heard for who they are.

In our work to embed equity, diversity and inclusion we have identified the following areas of focus:

·      An ongoing focus on EDI within the curriculum
·      An ongoing focus on developing the diversity of our recruitment
·      Review of the provision of support for students and parents
·      Growth of focus on feminism, LGBT+ and other characteristics

Understanding and embracing different perspectives is key to our long-term success. We invite everyone in our community to share their views and experiences and tell us how we could do better. You can telephone the school on 01703 582340, email sec@thorpehallschool.co.uk or complete the form below.