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Diversity and Equality

Diversity Context 2018-19

Downsway Primary School is smaller than the average-sized primary school nationally and has 216 children on roll with 51% boys and 49% girls. Males are under represented on the staff, with five males out of a total of 36 current staff.

Our community at Downsway is predominantly White British, with only 19% of pupils from ethnic minority groups and 11% of children with English as an additional language. 2.3% of our children are registered disabled. 12% of our children are on the Special Educational Needs Register, 1.4% of those have an EHCP. The proportion of children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) is below the national average.  The number of pupils with an EHCP is also below the national average.

55% of our children come from outside of the catchment area. The proportion of pupils who qualify for Pupil Premium is just under 5%. The low school deprivation level means that very few of our children comes from homes with high levels of poverty.



Equalities Objectives 2018-19

  • By the end of 2018-19 academic year, the end of KS1 and KS2 attainment gaps between boys and girls in mathematics and writing will have decreased from their July 2018 gap.
  • By the end of 2018-19 academic year, the attainment of pupil premium children will be in line with their peers nationally.
  • By July 2019, the school would have celebrated some of the different cultures and religions within the school through whole school assemblies, class assemblies or/and class activities to support pupils to develop pride in and awareness of their own and other identities.