Rainbow Flag Award (LGBT)

The Rainbow Flag Award

The Rainbow Flag Award is a quality assurance framework for schools, primary and secondary. Through a process of self-assessment and ongoing monitoring and feedback, schools will determine how well they are providing safe and supportive environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) students, taking a whole school approach. This school year we are aiming to achieve all of the accreditations listed below as part of the Rainbow Flag Award.

In January 2023 we were awarded the first level of the acreditation: Skilled Teacher. In July 2023 we were then awarded the following further acreditation:Pastoral Support, Student Voice, and Supportive Governors and Parents


Click here to see how LGBT awareness is taught as part of our PSHE curriculum.


The award focusses on six key areas:






At Oswald Road we feel that it is our duty to equip our children with the knowledge and skills they will need for life in modern day Britain, which is why we are working towards achieving all areas of the award. We feel it is important to create a safe environment for any of our pupils, staff or families that may identify as LGBT and also provide positive education around LGBT topics.

Click here to read The Rainbow Flag’s frequently asked questions document.

If you would like further information or support, please contact school to speak to Jen Beech or Amanda Clifton.


Useful links for LGBT+ support for parents and children

The Proud Trust

Barnados- Supporting Young LGBTQ People

LGBT Foundation


Oswald Road Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. We require all staff, volunteers and visitors to share the commitment. For more information and resources, view our safeguarding page by clicking here.

Click here to read our Safeguarding Policy

To contact our Safeguarding Team, please email d.wealleans@oswaldroad.manchester.sch.uk or a.clifton@oswaldroad.manchester.sch.uk

Our Safeguarding Page also features lots of useful resources on Online Safety, including information about the ‘Report Harmful Content’ button shown below.

SWGfL Report Harmful Content