Equality and Diversity
Kenton School is committed to the principle that every member of the school community is entitled to equal opportunities and treatment irrespective of ethnic or national origin, race, gender, physical disability, sexual orientation, marital status, social background or religion.
Our Equality Duty Statement (PDF) applies to all learners, employees and visitors.
At Kenton we actively ensure that courses and learning experiences enable all individuals to develop their skills, talents and personal qualities to the full enabling them to successfully progress into further or higher education and/or employment, regardless of their age, ability, gender, sexuality, ethnic or religious background.
We also ensure that access to school facilities are provided for people with physical disabilities, to such an extent that they afford the same opportunities as for able bodied persons.
At all times, we safeguard all members of the school community.
What does equality look like at Kenton School?
Our inclusive policy means that we have a broad and diverse demographic of learners who choose to study with us. Based on our latest census collection, the following figures are an indication of how we support our aim to deliver outstanding educational provision to every learner at our school:
52% of our learner population is male
48% of our learner population is female
We have 36 different languages listed as the first language amongst our learners:
181 of our learners' first language is not English
27% of our learners are eligible for Free School Meals
48% of our learners are eligible for Pupil Premium
18% of our learners are registered for SEND provision
37 learners in Sixth Form have been awarded a bursary for study
Our commitment to equality extends beyond our classroom and we are proud that at the start of the 2016 Autumn term our Principal, Mrs Holmes-Carne, approached Newcastle City Council to place Syrian refugees at our school. Our Media teacher, Ms Griffiths has also produced a series of assemblies with sixth formers on the truth about refugees, aiming to "dispel the myths being spread on social media" at the time. We have maintained this momentum and we are proud to have been officially awarded School of Sanctuary status.