Equality Duty

At Whiteknights, we are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, sexual orientation, age or socio-economic background. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and ability to participate fully in school life.

We tackle discrimination through the positive promotion of equality, by challenging bullying and stereotypes and by creating an environment which champions respect for all.
We believe that the Equality Act 2010 provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups. We believe that diversity is a strength which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit us. We recognise that these duties reflect international human rights standards as expressed in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, and the Human Rights Act 1998.

Whiteknights welcomes and celebrates pupils from all cultures and ethnicities.  We are proud of our multi-cultural and diverse school community. Our pupils and families speak a variety of other languages at home and we have a large number of pupils from minority ethnic groups. The current data indicates

  • That more than 48% of our pupils speak an additional language and may not have English as a first language
  • Over 35 languages are spoken among staff and pupils at our school
  • The pupil ethnic breakdown is as follows - 

Any other Asian Background - 5%

Asian, Chinese - 9%

Asian, Indian - 9%

Asian, Pakastani - 9%

African British - Any African Background - 8%

Any Mixed Ethnic Background - 14%

Any Other Ethnic Background - 2%

White - Any Other White Background - 9%



Our Pupil Population 2022/2023
  WPS England mainstream primary schools
Total number of pupils on roll (all ages) 460 4647851
Girls on roll 48.0% 49.1%
Boys on roll 52.0% 50.93%
Pupils with SEN education, Health Care Plan 1.1% 2.5%
Pupils with SEN support 14.1% 13.5%
Pupils whose first language is not English 47.0% 22.0%
Pupils eligible for free school meals at any time during the past 6 years 19.3% 25.9%