To celebrate pride month, and help raise awareness for the LGBTQ+ community, this term one of our incredible students decided to create some pride water bottles. So, on Tuesday 28th June, this student brought in some water bottles they have bought and changed the labels on them, swapping the original labels for labels that informed everyone about what the Stonewall Riots were and why pride is an important event. The bottles looked incredible and the student passed them out to different members of staff.


At Stevenage ESC we understand and recognise that our young people, staff and parents come from a range of different backgrounds and identities, and so we are committed to ensuring that anyone who identifies as LGBTQ is given the same opportunities, experiences and level of fairness and respect as their peers.

Stevenage ESC recognises that LGBTQ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer/Questioning.


At Stevenage ESC we have begun working with the Kite Trust, a Cambridgeshire based organisation, to gain the Rainbow flag award.

The Rainbow Flag Award is a national quality assurance framework for primary schools, secondary schools, SEND schools and colleges. The award focuses on positive LGBT+, (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, plus other related identities), inclusion and visibility.

The Rainbow Flag Award helps provide guidance and support to schools in developing effective strategies that promote inclusion and tolerance and challenge LGBT phobic bullying. We are pleased to say that so far we have successfully been given the award for the Skilled Teacher criteria


If you are interested in finding out more about the Rainbow Flag Award, please click on the link below. The Rainbow Flag Award