This guide is one of a series written by the Equality and Human Rights Commission to explain what you must do to meet the requirements of equality law. These guides will support the introduction of the Equality Act 2010. This Act brings together lots of different equality laws, many of which we have had for a long time. By doing this, the Act makes equality law simpler and easier to understand.
There are two guides giving advice on your responsibilities under equality law as someone who has pupils, students and parents who access the education services you provide. The guides look at the following:
- Further and Higher Education
Contents in this section
The schools provisions of the Act
Maintained schools providing further education
Who has legal obligations under the schools provisions?
Who is responsible for ensuring that a school does not breach the Equality Act 2010?
Who is protected?
What is discrimination?
What else is unlawful under the Act?
Public sector duties
Are there any exceptions to the schools provisions?
What happens if a pupil thinks a school has acted unlawfully?
Last Updated: 21 May 2014