We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and able to participate fully in school life.

The achievement of pupils will be monitored by race, gender and disability and we will use this data to support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching. We will tackle discrimination by the positive promotion of equality, challenging bullying and stereotypes and creating an environment which champions respect for all. At St Mary’s Bucknell School we believe that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit here.  Our commitment to equality and diversity is a fundamental part of our drive towards excellence.


The school is committed to:


  • Dealing firmly with any incidents of discrimination, harassment and victimisation.
  • Enabling equality of opportunity to access the school curriculum, extra-curricular activities, resources, staff vacancies, training opportunities etc.
  • Recognising the value of a diverse and inclusive school community.
  • Ensuring that staff and pupils within the school operate within the requirements of equality legislation and where necessary deal firmly with breaches if this statement and it’s principles through pupil and staff procedures.
  • Ensuring that support is provided to pupil and staff where a formal complaint or grievance is submitted

Our Single Equality Statement (see below) sets out how our school intends to:

  • Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • Advance equality of opportunity
  • And foster good relations in a holistic way and in line with our duties under the Equality Act 2010. It also sets out how we will publish information and objectives to demonstrate our commitments to and compliance with current legislation.

Single Equality Statement

SEND – Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

If you’d like to read more about how we deal with SEND at our school, you can do so on our SEND page:

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities