Accessibility Plan

Accessibility Plan

The SEN and Disability Act 2001 extended the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) to cover education. The Governing Body has three key duties towards disabled pupils, under Part 4 of the DDA:

Our accessibility plan sets out the proposals of the Governing Body of the school to increase access to education for disabled pupils in the three areas required by the planning duties in the DDA:

It is a requirement that the school’s accessibility plan is resourced, implemented, reviewed and revised as necessary. Attached is a set of action plans showing how the school will address the priorities identified in the plan.

The School’s Context

Chalton Lower School is a mainstream lower school for boys and girls age range 4 years to 9 years old. The school comprises of one main school building, an Early Years block and a mobile classroom and ICT suite. There is disability access for all classrooms and main areas of the school.

The School’s Aims

We are working within a national framework for educational inclusion provided by:

Our Aims are to provide:

Current Good Practice

We aim to ask about any disability or health condition in early communications with new parents and carers as part of our school admission procedure.

All entrances to the school are either flat or ramped. There are disabled toilet facilities available fitted with a handrail and a pull emergency cord. The school has internal emergency signage and escape routes are clearly marked.

We support pupils with both physical disabilities and learning needs to access areas of the curriculum they find difficult. Where PE is a challenge for physically impaired pupils we seek expert advice for identified individual needs. We consult with experts when new situations regarding pupils with disabilities are experienced.

Further Information/Advice

If you need further advice or have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact us in school. Our school SEND and Inclusion Coordinator is the Headteacher – Miss Bill. You can contact her in School on 01525 872354 or email:

Chalton Lower School Disability & Accessibility Plan

Access Action Plan