Gender pay gap report 2019

As required by the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information Regulations 2017) the gender pay gap at St Mary’s has been calculated in order to show the difference between the average earnings of men and women across the school. The calculations were based on the workforce on 5th April 2018.

The school uses salary scales for teaching staff and hourly rates of pay for domestic and catering staff, thus ensuring equal pay for men and women. The gender pay gap is a result of the roles that men and women are employed in and the salaries these roles attract.

The workforce at the school consists of 73.1% (73.8%) women and 26.9% (26.2%) men. The mean gender pay gap is 1.7% (5.5%) and the median pay gap is 0.8% (1.2%). 

The percentage of males and females in the different earnings quartiles are as follows:




Upper Quartile

28.6% (29.0%)

71.4% (71%)

Upper Middle Quartile

25.8% (25.8%)

74.2% (74.2%)

Lower Middle Quartile

27.4% (32.3%)

72.6% (67.7%)

Lower Quartile

25.8% (17.7%)

74.2% (82.3%)

These figures indicate that the split between men and women in the upper and upper middle quartiles are in proportion to the overall split in staff. Last year, women were over-represented in the lower quartile at 82.3% and it is pleasing that this anomaly has been corrected. 

St Mary’s School Ascot is committed to equal opportunities irrespective of gender, and training and promotion opportunities are open to all.