Greenacre has considered access in line with the guidance set out in the Governments document Accessible Schools (July 2002). Within this document Schools are required to plan for:
• Increasing access for disabled pupils to the school curriculum
• Improving access to the physical environment of the school
• Improving the delivery of written information to disabled pupils
Greenacre is 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, emotional and cultural needs. The school is committed to challenging negative attitudes about disability and accessibility and to developing a culture of awareness, tolerance and inclusion.
As a special school purposely designed and built for children and young people with a wide range of disabilities and additional needs, the school does not feel there are any barriers to access across the school. An evaluation has been undertaken against the published checklist: Identifying Barriers to Access. This confirmed for the school that there were no identified barriers.
On the basis that there are no identified barriers to access, the school does not have a specific Access Plan, with any necessary planning and actions being embedded within the schools normal strategic and operational planning process.