The information in this article is covered in more detail in chapter 5 of the Department for Education's (DfE) Equality Act 2010: advice for schools.
What is the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED)?
The PSED was introduced by the Equality Act 2010 (referred to in this article as 'the Act') and applies to all state-funded schools, including maintained schools, academies, maintained nursery schools and maintained special schools. This is because they are public bodies delivering a public service.
If you're unsure whether or not the PSED applies to your school/trust, you should seek legal advice that takes your specific