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Ashton Site

Disabled access to the school is available through the main school entrance and on the ground floor at the front of the building. There is an accessible toilet in the Key Stage 1 building. It must be noted, however, that in the Reception classes building, the library is only accessible by stairs.  The Portakabins at Old Chapel Park are accessible by a ramp.  

 

Upton Site 

The entire building  is fully accessible with a lift to the first and second floor. There is an accessible toilet on every floor.

Visitors to either site who have accessibility needs are asked to contact the school in advance to ensure that we are able to fully accommodate their needs.

 

Unfortunately, there is no car park at the school so there is no disabled parking bay.  Please contact the school for access arrangements regarding parking.

                           Accessibility Audit – Issues Resolved 2015 -2016 - Ashton Site

 

Issue

Action Taken

The intercom at the main entrance gate is positioned too high off the ground floor level.

Intercom lowered Easter 2015.

There is a step up to the Music Room.

Ramp was installed during Easter Holidays

Parents evenings/meetings are undertaken in each of the individual classrooms however there needs to be a set procedure to accommodate those unable to negotiate steps. This is more applicable for new children attending the school where the parents are not yet well known.

Procedure introduced regarding visitor access to meetings/assemblies.

The accessible WC within the school needs to have a complete refurbishment.

Refurbished February 2015.

Accessible WCs does not have a cord alarm.

Installed February 2015.

There is a lack of visual alarms to inform people with hearing impairments in the event of the fire alarm being activated. The existing units are too far and few.

Fire beacons installed February 2015.

Many of the classrooms and areas do not have level egress to safely evacuate wheelchair users from the school such as the classrooms off the main hall.

Any pupils/staff with accessibility needs will have a personal plan which will include safe evacuation.

 

                     Accessibility Audit – Issues To Be Actioned 2016 – 2017 - Ashton Site

 

Issue

Action to be taken

A portable induction loop should be considered for visitors.

A portable induction loop has been purchased for each site - ACTIONED

The main hall has a stage that people with mobility disabilities may find difficult to negotiate. This results in potential discrimination taking place.

A thorough risk assessment will take place when pupils are using the stage, including how the children with mobility disabilities will access and use the stage safely - ACTIONED

Within the side playground area there are numerous tripping hazards present such as where the ground raises (tree roots) or where the ground dips.

The new Reception playground has addressed many of the issues with tree roots and dips in the ground - ACTIONED

The double door foyer entrance is not colour contrasted against the surround.

Doors to be re-painted in a contrasting colour

The library is now on the first floor so is inaccessible for staff/pupils with mobility issues.

Each class will have a mini library - ACTIONED

Many of the classrooms and areas do not have level egress to safely evacuate wheelchair users from the school such as the classrooms off the main hall.

Any pupils/staff with accessibility needs will have a personal plan which will include safe evacuation - ACTIONED

 

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