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Diversity and Equality

Diversity Context 2019 - 2020

Downsway Primary School is smaller than the average-sized primary school nationally and has 214 children on roll with 57% boys and 43% girls. Males are under represented on the staff, with five males out of a total of 37 current staff.

Our community at Downsway is predominantly White British, with 20% of children from ethnic minority groups and 9% of children with English as an additional language. 0.5% of our children are registered disabled. 10% of our children are on the Special Educational Needs Register, of which 14% of those have an EHCP. The proportion of children with Special Educational Needs (SEND) is below the national average.  The number of children with an EHCP is also below the national average.

50% of our children come from outside of the catchment area. The proportion of children who qualify for Pupil Premium is 7%. The low school deprivation level means that very few of our children comes from homes with high levels of poverty.


Equalities Objectives 2019-20

  • By the end of 2019 - 20 academic year, vulnerable groups will continue to regularly attend school in line with National expectation – minimum 95% attendance.
  • Throughout 2019-20, children will continue to learn that differences and diversities are valued and welcomed within all of our lives.
  • By July 2020, the attainment of our pupil premium children without SEND will be in line with their peers within in at least one core subject.