Accessibility plan: model and examples

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

Last reviewed on 30 November 2023
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Statutory/mandatory for:
Maintained schools
Free schools
Independent schools
Sixth-form colleges
Pupil referral units
Non-maintained special schools
  1. Download our model accessibility plan
  2. Use our checklist
  3. See examples from schools

Under the Equality Act 2010all 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 pupils with disabilities can participate in the curriculum
  • Improve the physical environment to enable pupils with disabilities to take better advantage of the education, benefits, facilities and services you provide
  • Improve the availability of accessible information to pupils with disabilities

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.

Download our model accessibility plan

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

Model accessibility plan (schools) DOC, 234.0 KB

Our plan is:

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