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Ongar Primary School

‘challenge yourself, inspire others’

Equality Statement

At Ongar Primary School, and across Bridge Academy Trust, we believe that every pupil has the right to receive an education which is free from discrimination, harassment, or victimisation.  

We are committed to providing all our pupils with equal opportunity to thrive in a setting free from discrimination in all its forms. We strive to be a school where adults and children, whatever their race, religion, gender, orientation, disability, or social circumstances, will find safety and respect for themselves and their family.


Our policies should ensure that every member of our community is respected, welcomed, and valued.

We act to:

  • Ensure that all pupils can Enjoy, Enrich, Achieve and Aspire.
  • Ensure that parents and pupils can make choices free from prejudice and stereotyping.
  • Oppose any form of discrimination.
  • Promote respect between cultures and religions, valuing every pupil's background and experiences.

Our staff and governors regularly analyse the school data, paying particular attention to achievement and progress of all pupils and whether or not it is broadly similar regardless of educational need, background, language or disability. We monitor provision and the experience of our community through pupil and parent voice.


Our School Context

• Most pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is below average, as is the proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language or are at the early stages of speaking English when they join the school.

• The proportions of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs, including pupils supported at SEND support or with an Education, Health and Care Plan are above average.

• The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium funding is above the national average.



As a school we welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010. The general duties are to:

• eliminate discrimination,

• advance equality of opportunity

• foster good relations

We understand the principal of the act and the work needed to ensure that those with protected characteristics are not discriminated against and are given equality of opportunity. We will set and publish equality objectives at least every three years.


Bridge Academy Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 07663795.

Registered Office: Community Building, Bridge Academy Trust, Brian Close, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9DZ.

Tel: 01245 202 937