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You need to review your accessibility plan every 3 years. Read expert advice on what that means, and see examples of audit checklists from local authorities and schools.

Review your accessibility plan every 3 years

It’s a statutory requirement to have an accessibility plan.

If you’re not sure what to include in your plan, see our article on the legal requirements and our model accessibility plan.

You need to review your accessibility plan every 3 years (as explained in the DfE guidance on statutory policies for schools and academy trusts, section 7). It can be approved by:

  • The governing board (or a committee), or
  • An individual governor, or
  • The headteacher

A review is not the same as an audit

You don’t necessarily need to conduct a new audit each time the plan is reviewed.

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