Thurstable School is committed to equality and inclusion.  We recognise the value of diversity and strive to promote a culture in which all pupils, staff and members of the school community are welcomed and supported to fulfil their potential, irrespective of their background or personal characteristics.  We are committed to an ethos and culture of inclusion for all our pupils, irrespective of race, religion, beliefs, political views, disability, SEN status, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation. We aim to be an inclusive school where we focus on the well-being and progress of all our children and young people and where all members of our school community are of equal worth. We recognise, respect and value difference and understand that diversity is a strength that enriches our lives. We take account of differences and strive to remove any barriers to learning and development. 

We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination and bullying and harassment.  As a school community, we recognise the need to champion equality and ensure inclusion for all pupils in the full life of our school; where appropriate making necessary adjustments to enable everyone’s participation.  We believe that education (both formal and informal learning) is fundamental to equality of opportunity. It prepares young people for life and has a powerful influence on access to and advancement in employment. All young people should be able to learn and develop fully in an inclusive environment.