Accessibility plans: audit checklists

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.

Last reviewed on 9 March 2022
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  1. Review your accessibility plan every 3 years
  2. See audit checklists from local authorities
  3. See audit checklists from 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, take a look at your accessibility plan 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 to be reviewed.

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