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Access Audits during the summer holidays

We carry out accessibility audits for educational institutions, ensuring that schools comply with the #EqualityAct2010 and provide an inclusive environment for all students, staff, and visitors.


An Accessibility Plan is a crucial document that outlines a school's strategy for promoting equality and reducing barriers to access for pupils, staff, and visitors with disabilities. The plan should be reviewed and updated regularly to ensure compliance with the Equality Act 2010 and to reflect changes within the school.


There are several reasons why a school must have an Accessibility Plan:


  1. Compliance with the Equality Act 2010: The Equality Act 2010 requires schools to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that they do not discriminate against pupils or staff with disabilities. An Accessibility Plan helps schools demonstrate their commitment to equality and inclusivity.

  2. Improved accessibility: An Accessibility Plan helps schools identify areas where improvements can be made to increase accessibility for students, staff, and visitors with disabilities. This can include physical changes such as widening doorways, installing ramps, or improving lighting and signage.

  3. Better inclusion: An Accessibility Plan promotes inclusion by identifying areas where students with disabilities may face barriers and developing strategies to overcome these barriers. This can include providing additional support for students with disabilities, such as extra time in exams or the use of assistive technology.

Enhanced reputation: Having an Accessibility Plan in place demonstrates a school's commitment to inclusivity and equality, which can enhance its reputation and attract more students and staff.


We are conducting access audits throughout the school summer holidays. During this time, we will assess the accessibility of your school building to identify areas for improvement and provide recommendations for making your school more #inclusive.


To facilitate our audits, we require access to your school building during the summer holidays. As long as the school building is open, no members of staff need to be on-site. Our trained auditors will conduct the assessment independently, using specialized equipment and expertise to identify any accessibility issues.


Our access audits will cover a range of areas, including:

  • Physical barriers: We will assess the accessibility of your school's physical spaces, including entrances, corridors, classrooms, and amenities such as toilets and kitchens.

  • Digital accessibility: We will review your school's digital platforms, including websites, learning platforms, and communication systems, to ensure they are accessible to students with disabilities.

  • Communication: We will assess your school's communication strategies and materials to ensure they are accessible to students with disabilities.

  • Staff training: We will evaluate your school's staff training programs to ensure that they are equipped to support students with disabilities.


Our #accessaudits will help you identify areas for improvement and provide recommendations for making your school more accessible.


Don't hesitate to contact us today to schedule your summer holiday access audit. Let us help you create a more inclusive and accessible environment for everyone.

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