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 (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/contents).
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.