Last reviewed on 8 April 2022
Statutory/mandatory for: Maintained schools Academies Free schools Independent schools Sixth-form colleges Pupil referral units Non-maintained special schools

Download our model accessibility plan and adapt it to suit your context.

Under the Equality Act 2010 all schools are required to have an accessibility plan, but you're free to decide on its format.

The plan should cover how you intend to:

  • Increase the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the curriculum
  • Improve the physical environment to enable disabled pupils to take better advantage of the education, benefits, facilities and services you provide
  • Improve the availability of accessible information to disabled pupils

You're not required to have a separate accessibility policy, although some schools set out their accessibility plan in a document with an accessibility policy (as in 1 of the school examples below).

Download our model accessibility plan

It's designed for you to easily adapt it to suit the context of your school.

Our plan is:

You're not required to publish your accessibility plan on your website, but it should be published in an easily accessible