This applies to local authority schools, maintained schools, maintained specials schools, non-maintained special schools, Pupil referral units, Academies, independent schools, free schools and sixth form colleges

Schools need to carry out accessibility planning for disabled pupils under the Equalities Act 2010 (

You must publish your accessibility plan, which should include details of how you’re:

  • increasing your disabled pupils’ ability to participate in your school’s curriculum
  • improving the physical environment of your school so disabled pupils can take better advantage of the education, benefit, facilities and services you offer
  • improving the availability of accessible information to your disabled pupils

The accessibility plan you publish can either be a freestanding document or, be part of another document (such as your school development plan).

It will need to be reviewed every three years.