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Disability and Accessibility

Disability & Accessibility

We are committed to providing a fully accessible environment which values and includes all pupils, staff, parents and visitors regardless of their education, physical, sensory, social, spiritual and emotional needs. We are committed to challenging negative attitudes about disability and accessibility and to developing a culture of awareness, tolerance and inclusion.


What we do to prevent pupils with disabilities from being treated less favourably:

We ensure that we have an inclusive ethos and curriculum in school. We actively celebrate diversity in all of its forms. We use stories, topics and other resources to ensure that children develop an awareness of and a positive attitude towards a range of disabilities. We encourage honesty and openness when responding to or encouraging children to ask questions if they are struggling to understand the additional needs of others. All children are encouraged to be kind and considerate to others. Our behaviour management system focuses on praise for being positive members of the school community in a holistic way, this includes rewards for kindness and care towards others.


The facilities to assist access are outlined in our Accessibility Plan which you can find in the School Policies section of our website. 

Our Accessibility Plan and the short, medium and long term actions, will be reviewed and adjusted on an annual basis and a new Accessibility Plan will be produced every three years.


The Accessibility Plan contains relevant actions to:

  • Improve access to the physical environment of the school, adding specialist facilities as necessary
  • Increase access to the curriculum for pupils with a disability. This covers reasonable adjustments within teaching and learning, specialist aids and equipment and the wider curriculum of the school, such as after school clubs, visits etc
  • Improve the provision of information to pupils, staff, parents and visitors with disabilities.  All information will be made available in various formats within a reasonable time frame.

Accessibility Plan