Equality Act 2010: advice for schools

Guidance to help schools understand how the Equality Act affects them and how to fulfil their duties under the act.

Applies to England


Equality Act 2010: advice for schools


This is for:

  • school leaders
  • school staff
  • governing bodies

It applies to:

  • local-authority-maintained schools
  • academies and free schools
  • local authorities
  • non-maintained special schools
  • independent schools

Further guidance on separation by gender is available at Gender separation in mixed schools.

Further information can be found at the Equality and Human Rights Commission website.

Published 6 February 2013
Last updated 28 June 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added link to guidance on gender separation in mixed schools.

  2. Document was revised in May 2014.

  3. First published.