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Equality and diversity

At Diamond Hall Junior Academy we are committed to equality. We aim for every pupil to fulfil their potential no matter what his/her background or personal circumstances.

Did you know that we have pupils from over ten countries here at Diamond Hall Junior Academy? Over half of our pupils come from an ethnic background other than White British.  

Equalities Statement

We believe all members of our school community should have the opportunity to fulfil their potential, whatever their background, identity or circumstance. We are committed to creating a community that recognises and celebrates difference within a culture of respect and co-operation.

The school is opposed to all forms of homophobia, racism and xenophobia, including those forms that are directed towards religious groups and communities, for example, Islamophobia, and against Travellers, refugees and asylum-seekers. 

We appreciate that a culture which promotes equality will create a positive environment and shared sense of belonging for all who work, learn and use the services of our school. Our commitment to equality and diversity is a fundamental part of our drive towards excellence.

Our journey towards becoming a Rights Respecting School is a very important part of our school life. We have achieved our Record of Commitment and encourage pupils to employ Rights Respecting vocabulary in all their dealings with each other. 

Rights Respecting Schools

Diamond Hall Junior Academy is a Rights Respecting School, meaning all of our policies are written and implemented in accordance with a school community which has rights respecting language and ethos at its heart.

You can find out more about UNICEFs Rights Respecting School Award below or click here to read all about how we managed to achieve the award.