The Claypole Church of England Primary School

Believe And Achieve: To Be The Best That We Can Be

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The Claypole Church of England Primary School

Believe And Achieve: To Be The Best That We Can Be

Protected Characteristics

Promoting the Protected Characteristics at Claypole Church of England Primary School


We work to ensure that our children understand that:

Everyone is different;

We celebrate our differences;

We are all equal in our differences and;

There are no outsiders at Claypole.


The Equality Act became law in 2010. It covers everyone in Britain and protects people from discrimination, harassment and victimisation. Everyone in Britain is protected. This is because the Equality Act protects people against discrimination because of the protected characteristics that we all have. Under the Equality Act, there are nine Protected Characteristics:


  1. Age
  2. Disability
  3. Gender reassignment
  4. Race
  5. Religion or belief
  6. Marriage or civil partnership
  7. Sex
  8. Sexual orientation
  9. Pregnancy and maternity


We actively promote these in our curriculum and work to embed them into our ethos. Under the Equality Act you are protected from discrimination:

  • When you are in the workplace;
  • When you use public services like healthcare (for example, visiting your doctor or local hospital) or education (for example, at your school or college);
  • When you use businesses and other organisations that provide services and goods (like shops, restaurants, and cinemas);
  • When you use transport;
  • When you join a club or association (for example, your local rugby club);
  • When you have contact with public bodies like your local council or government departments.

Books that encourage positive and guided discussion of the protected characteristics.

  • The Claypole Church of England Primary School, School
  • Lane, Claypole, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5BQ
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  • Phone: 01636 626268