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Protected Characteristics

Promoting Equality and Diversity

At St Barnabas and St Paul's, rather than teaching all the protected characteristics in every year group, we ensure that our children are given opportunities to develop age-appropriate knowledge and understanding through a well-planned and delivered curriculum. 


We believe that children should be able to recognise themselves and their circumstances so they can see their lived experiences validated and valued. 


There are 9 protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010 and all schools should be able to demonstrate that no form of discrimination is tolerated and that pupils show respect for those who share the protected characteristics.  


The 9 Protected Characteristics are:


  • Marriage
  • Religion
  • Sex (man or woman/ male or female)
  • Pregnancy
  • Gender reassignment ( the transition from one gender to another)
  • Race
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Sexual orientation (who we choose to have a relationship with)



St Barnabas & St Paul’s Church of England Primary School

Oakenhurst Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 1SN

01254 698413