Mulberry Academy Shoreditch has been recognised nationally for their commitment to improving race equality and prioritising an inclusive culture where staff, students, parents and partners of all ethnicities are equally valued, by being awarded the gold level RACE Chartermark. We are the first school in London to achieve the gold level and we are incredibly proud of this momentous accolade.

Developed by SSAT (the  Schools,  Students and Teachers network) and  Fig  Tree  International, the Race and Conscious Equality (RACE) Charter Mark is for schools, academies and colleges,  both in  the state and private sectors, in the  UK  who wish to demonstrate their commitment to action and improvement in relation to race equality in all aspects of their work as educators, employers and community leaders.

To achieve the charter mark we completed a comprehensive package of training for governors, senior leaders and middle leaders, and submitted an evaluation detailing their work towards equality so far and an action plan pledging their commitment to ongoing development in this area.

Angelina Idun, Director of Education, SSAT said:

“I am delighted that Mulberry Academy Shoreditch has been awarded the gold RACE Charter mark. Their application and action plan clearly show a positive ethos and culture which champions and strives for conscious equality and inclusivity throughout the school community. We look forward to continuing to work with the school to see their strategic vision fully realised”

Ann Palmer, CEO, Fig Tree International said:

“I am absolutely delighted that Mulberry Academy Shoreditch is receiving this recognition.  This recognises their determination to make a difference, not only in their own school but also in the local community.  Mulberry Academy Shoreditch has joined a great group of schools and colleges that are part of the RACE Charter Mark community. We applaud them for their work and aspirations to build a more inclusive society.”

Ruth Holden, Executive Headteacher, Mulberry Academy Shoreditch said:

“I am absolutely thrilled that we have achieved the gold level RACE Chartermark and become the first school in London to do so. This was a huge piece of work that was carried out over 18 months led by a group of incredible and dedicated members of staff. We also received tremendous support from our students, parents and Governors who I would like to thank for their insightful contributions. The Chartermark recognises one of the school’s many strengths and its determination to combat discrimination. We work tirelessly every day to promote tolerance and to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion at every opportunity”.