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At St Matthew’s we aim to demonstrate and promote the love of Jesus Christ to all who come within our walls. As the children grow in this love, we hope that they will gain respect for themselves, for each other and for the whole of God's wonderful world. St Matthew’s is committed to equality of opportunity and inclusion.   


Equality Objectives

Schools are required to publish information which is updated annually showing how they comply with the Equality Duty and to set at least one equality objective. The need to advance equality of opportunity is defined in the Equality Act 2010 as having due regard to the need to:

  • Remove or minimise disadvantages.
  • Take steps to meet different needs.
  • Encourage participation when it is disproportionately low.


This extends to the following protected characteristics:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage and civil partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation


Our objectives for 2023-24 are:

  • To ensure that the curriculum is broad and balanced and reflects our cultural diversity.
  • To offer practical support and advice to Roma families, encouraging parental engagement with learning and support with wider social issues.
  • To ensure that all vulnerable groups access enrichment activities in the curriculum and beyond.

  • St Matthew's Church of England Primary School,
  • Portman Road, Ipswich,
  • IP1 2AX
  • Tel: 01473 251614
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