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Accessibility plansE+W+S

3(1)The responsible body of a school in England and Wales must prepare—E+W+S

(a)an accessibility plan;

(b)further such plans at such times as may be prescribed.

(2)An accessibility plan is a plan for, over a prescribed period—

(a)increasing the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the school's curriculum,

(b)improving the physical environment of the school for the purpose of increasing the extent to which disabled pupils are able to take advantage of education and benefits, facilities or services provided or offered by the school, and

(c)improving the delivery to disabled pupils of information which is readily accessible to pupils who are not disabled.

(3)The delivery in sub-paragraph (2)(c) must be—

(a)within a reasonable time;

(b)in ways which are determined after taking account of the pupils' disabilities and any preferences expressed by them or their parents.

(4)An accessibility plan must be in writing.

(5)The responsible body must keep its accessibility plan under review during the period to which it relates and, if necessary, revise it.

(6)The responsible body must implement its accessibility plan.

(7)A relevant inspection may extend to the performance by the responsible body of its functions in relation to the preparation, publication, review, revision and implementation of its accessibility plan.

(8)A relevant inspection is an inspection under—

(a)Part 1 of the Education Act 2005, or

(b)Chapter 1 of Part 4 of the Education and Skills Act 2008 (regulation and inspection of independent education provision in England).

4(1)In preparing an accessibility plan, the responsible body must have regard to the need to allocate adequate resources for implementing the plan.E+W+S

(2)The proprietor of an independent educational institution (other than an Academy) must, if asked, make a copy of the school's accessibility plan available for inspection at such reasonable times as the proprietor decides.

(3)The proprietor of an independent educational institution in England (other than an Academy) must, if asked by a Minister of the Crown, give the Minister a copy of the school's accessibility plan.

(4)The proprietor of an independent school in Wales (other than an Academy) must, if asked by the Welsh Ministers, give them a copy of the school's accessibility plan.

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