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Public Sector Equality Duty

The specific duties of the PSED require schools to publish information demonstrating how they are complying with the Public Sector Equality Duty.

Epworth Education as a Trust complies with the Public Sector Duty in the following way:

In addition to the Trust, the information below demonstrates the additional ways that the school implements the duties of the PSED:

1. Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act.

2. Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

3. Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

In accordance with the PSED, we have also must also publish information pupil-related data who share a relevant protected characteristic who may be affected by our policies and practises.

School Context

Westleigh Methodist Primary is a one form entry Primary with 221 children on role. We can accommodate a maximum of 4 2 year olds and 13 3-4 year olds in a single session in our nursery, where children attend for a morning or afternoon with some provision for full days. The school was judged to be Good by OFSTED in October 2019 and Outstanding by SIAMS Church in September 2017.

All parts of the school building can be accessed from ground level, with a staircase and lift within the building to ensure it is accessible throughout by all. There are one accessible toilets on the premises. The building is well maintained and all areas and classrooms have disabled access.


Number or percentage

Total Number of children


Number of females


Number of males


Mobility of school population


Pupils eligible for FSM

73 children

Deprivation Stats

50% of children live in the highest 20% of deprivation nationally as ranked by the Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index (IDACI)

SEND stats

46 children

Disability Stats


Pupils who speak English as an additional language stats

24 children