Accessibility Plan 2017 -2020



HEADLEY PARK PRIMARY (Part of the Cathedral Schools Trust)

Accessibility Plan

Statement: Accessibility plan
This statement was approved: October 2017
This statement will be reviewed: October 2020
Responsibility: Local Governing Body and Academy Trust



At Headley Park everyone in our school is important and included. We promote an ethos of care and trust where every member of our school community feels that they truly belong and are valued. We are a safe school, committed to improving children’s confidence and self-esteem. We know that safe and happy children achieve.


This Accessibility Plan is drawn up in compliance with current legislation and requirements as specified in Schedule 10, relating to Disability, of the Equality Act 2010. School Governors are accountable for ensuring the implementation, review and reporting of progress of the Accessibility Plan over a prescribed period.


The Equality Act 2010 replaced all existing equality legislation, including the Disability Discrimination Act. The effect of the law is the same as in the past, meaning that “schools cannot unlawfully discriminate against pupils because of sex, race, disability, religion or belief and sexual orientation”.


According to the Equality Act 2010 a person has a disability if:


  • He or she has a physical or mental impairment, and


  • The impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day


The Accessibility Plan is structured to complement and support the school’s Equality Objectives, and will similarly be published on the school website.



We are committed to providing an environment that enables full curriculum access that values and includes all pupils, staff, parents and visitors regardless of their education, physical, sensory, social, spiritual, emotional and cultural needs. We are committed to taking positive action in the spirit of the Equality Act 2010 with regard to disability and to developing a culture of inclusion, support and awareness within the school.


The school recognises and values parent’s knowledge of their child’s disability and its effect on their ability to carry out everyday activities and respects the parent’s and child’s right to confidentiality.


This School Accessibility Plan shows how access is to be improved for disabled pupils, staff and visitors to the school within a given timeframe and anticipating the need to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate their needs where practicable.


The Accessibility Plan contains relevant and timely actions to:-


  • Increase access to the curriculum for pupils with a physical disability and/or sensory impairments, expanding the curriculum as necessary to ensure that pupils with a disability are as equally prepared for life as the able-bodied pupils; (If a school fails to do this they are in breach of their duties under the Equalities Act 2010); this covers teaching and learning and the wider curriculum of the school such as participation in after-school clubs, leisure and cultural activities or schools visits – it also covers the provision of specialist or auxiliary aids and equipment, which may assist these pupils in accessing the curriculum within a reasonable timeframe;


  • Improve and maintain access to the physical environment of the school, adding specialist facilities as necessary – this covers improvements to the physical environment of the school and physical aids to access education within a reasonable timeframe;


  • Improve the delivery of written information to pupils, staff, parents and visitors with disabilities; examples might include hand-outs, timetables, textbooks and information about the school and school events; the information should be made available in various preferred formats within a reasonable


Whole school training will recognise the need to continue raising awareness for staff and governors on equality issues with reference to the Equality Act 2010.



It may not be feasible to undertake all of the works during the life of this accessibility plan and therefore some items will roll forward into subsequent plans. An accessibility audit will be completed by the school prior to the end of each period covering this plan in order to inform the development of a new Accessibility Plan for the ongoing period.


Equality Impact Assessments will be undertaken as and when school policies are reviewed. The terms of reference for all governors’ committees will include the need to consider Equality and Diversity issues as required by the Equality Act 2010.

The Accessibility Plan will be published on the school website.

 Pink Area – is main school ground floor including hall and dining room & nursery

Green Area – first floor of main school

Yellow Area – reception and school office

Blue Area – Y5/Y6 block


School site including playground and track


An Access Audit was carried out by the Assistant Head and SBM in Oct 2017. A number of recommendations/recommendations were made as follows:


Access Report Ref. Item Activity Timescale Cost
1. External access to school Accessible entry to the main reception and pedestrian access.  There is a designated disabled parking space and ramped access.

Repaint space and ensure a reminder to leave clear.

November 2017 £20


2. Reception Invalift to hall level


Ensure regular maintained and staff know how to operate.

Ongoing £100
3. Wheelchair access to reception and KS1 Maintain wheelchair accessible access from corridor and play area.


4. Reception outdoor plan area Accessible but needs to be kept clear for wheelchair. Issue reminder October 2017 N/A
5. Disabled toilet




Consider report on hoist installation. May not be large enough and require building work. December 2017 £10000
6. Access to first floor main block Lift required with extensive building work to both floors and the school library. Summer 2018 £100,000
7. Adventure play area Improve access onto play area and reduce tipping hazard for wheelchair. May require drain alteration. By Summer 2018 £2000
8. Play equipment Investigate play equipment that can be used by a child in a wheelchair across all settings. Ongoing £2000



Schedule 21:  Action Plan A – Improving Physical Access

Ref Question Recommendations Time Scale Priority Cost Date Completed
1 Corridor Keep corridors clear Generally good. Immediate High None Ongoing
2 Disabled toilet Improve access and arrange installation of hoist. Awaiting report from disability health services. The installation of a hoist may require structural alterations. Medium £1000  Will require CIF bid to finance as the school does not have money to cover. Discussed with CST
3 Disabled parking Space to be remarked. Immediate Medium  £20 During a school holiday explore  using Payback
4 Lift to first floor main block Requirement for access to library and equal opportunities for all pupils. Required by Sept 2018. High  £100k  Agreed with BCC
5 Access to play areas Ensure surfaces are safe and accessible. Partly involves ensuring things are clear and also amendment to adventure play area. Ongoing Medium £2000



Saltaire Primary School ACCESSIBILITY PLAN

Schedule 22:  Action Plan B – Improving Curriculum Access

Ref Question Recommendations Time Scale Priority Cost Date Completed Responsibility
PFT School
1 Differentiation in Teaching SLT to monitor quality of differentiation and provision for SEND pupils. Immediate High None Ongoing
2 Interventions Deputy Headteacher /SENDCo to audit current interventions and their success/impact on progress. Provision mapping to be used across all year groups. T1 2017/18 High Resourcing costs of identified areas to develop Every 6 – 10 weeks throughout year.
3 Classrooms are organised to promote the participation and independence of all pupils Deputy/SBM to carry out an audit of resources /QFT to ensure that lessons are planned to meet the needs of all pupils in the class. T1 2017/18 High Possible resource implications where gaps are identified Ongoing
4 Staff training in the implementation Pupil Passports, if necessary. SENDCO to deliver staff training to teaching staff and LSAs. Ongoing High Not applicable Ongoing


5 Staff training in supporting pupils with SEND – focus on key areas of need within the school: SLCN, SPLD, ASD, Dyspraxia SENDCO and Specialist LSAs  to deliver training where possible.  Identify gaps in knowledge and seek external advice if necessary Ongoing High CPD for AH and SpTA External specialist costs When necessary.
6 Play and outdoor activities Provide specialist play equipment that can be used by a child in a wheelchair in any part of the school setting. Ongoing Medium Depending on what is required. When necessary.


Saltaire Primary School ACCESSIBILITY PLAN


Schedule 23  Action Plan C – Improving the Delivery of Written Information

Ref Question Recommendations Time Scale Priority Cost Date Completed Responsibility
PFT School
1 Availability of written material in alternative formats when specifically requested The school will make itself aware of the services available for converting written information into alternative formats. Ongoing Not applicable
2 Review documentation on website to check accessibility for parents with English as an Additional Language The school will review formats publicised on school website – particularly for new parents to the school, in order to ensure accessibility for parents with English as an additional language. Ongoing Not applicable

Our Primary School

Alex Gingell is Headteacher, Nick Smith Chair of the Local Governing Body and Emma Cave (Business Manager) is responsible for coordinating queries from parents and other members of the public. It is also great to be part of the Cathedral Schools Trust and to share best practice with their South Bristol schools to the benefit of all our pupils.



All queries relating to the school, request for paper copies of this website content and curriculum content should be directed to Alex Gingell (Headteacher)


SENDCO, Mark Inskip Please see local offer under policies.


Chair of Governors, Nick Smith


Headley Park falls within the Bristol City Council Local Authority Area


The school complaints policy is shown in the policies tab of this website.



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