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Recording of Ethnic Information

East Wichel Community Primary School and Nursery

Collection and Recording of Pupils Ethnic Background



The Department for Education (DfE) requires all schools to collect a child’s ethnic background. Our ethnic background describes how we think of ourselves. This may be based on many things, including, for example, our skin colour, language, culture, ancestry or family history. Ethnic background is not the same as nationality or country of birth.

From time to time this information will be passed to the Local Education Authority and the DfE to contribute to local and national statistics.


Information about your child’s ethnic background will be passed on to any other school to which your child transfers to. You can ask to check your child’s information at any time, and if you wish, have the ethnic background changed or removed.