Carmel College is deeply rooted in the Catholic faith, guided by the fundamental belief that everyone is made in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26-27). This belief shapes our approach to education, ensuring that the innate dignity of each person is central to all decisions and discussions within our College. Our ethos is inspired by St. Catherine of Siena's words: "Be who God made you to be and you will set the world on fire."

Core Principles

Catholic Social Teaching

  • Participation: Emphasizing the importance of everyone's involvement in society, ensuring that all voices are heard and valued.

    Preferential Option for the Poor: Guiding us to focus on the needs of the most vulnerable and marginalized in our community.

Holistic View of Education

Our approach to education is holistic, ensuring that every student, regardless of faith, culture, race, gender, sexuality, or any other characteristic, feels welcome and valued at Carmel College.

Integration of Trust Virtues and Protected Characteristics

Our model integrates the Trust Virtues, the Protected Characteristics as enshrined in UK law, Catholic social teaching principles, and Fundamental British Values. This comprehensive framework ensures an inclusive and respectful environment for all.


Promote Inclusivity and Diversity: Foster an environment where differences are celebrated, and diversity is seen as a strength.

Encourage Respect for All: Ensure that respect for each individual's dignity is at the heart of our college culture.

Equality in Opportunities: Provide equal opportunities for all students, staff, and community members, actively working to remove barriers to participation and success.

Cultivate Social Responsibility: Encourage students to contribute positively to society, promoting the common good and showing special concern for the marginalized.

Educate on Rights and Responsibilities: Teach students about their rights and responsibilities under UK law, ensuring an understanding of the importance of equality and justice.

Continuous Improvement: Regularly review and improve our practices and policies to ensure they align with our commitment to equality and inclusion.


At Carmel College, we are committed to forming young people who not only recognize and respect differences but also actively work towards creating a community that upholds the common good for all. Our approach is centered on the belief that every person is unique and valuable, contributing to a more compassionate and inclusive world.


Equality Information & Objectives

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