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The Divine Mercy

Roman Catholic Primary School

‘with Jesus in our hearts and the Children at the centre, we welcome and reach out to our diverse community in the Christian Spirit’

Accessibility & Equality Objectives


Disability is defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA): A person has a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day to day activities. The SEN and Disability Act 2001 extended the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) to cover education. Since September 2002, the Governing Body has had three key duties towards disabled pupils, under Part 4 of the DDA:

  • not to treat disabled pupils less favourably for a reason related to their disability 
  • to make reasonable adjustments for disabled pupils, so that they are not at a substantial disadvantage 
  • to plan to increase access to education for disabled pupils.


This plan sets out the proposals of the Governing Body of the school to increase access to education for disabled pupils in the three areas required by the planning duties in the DDA including:

  • Increasing the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the school curriculum 
  • Improving the environment of the school to increase the extent to which disabled pupils can take advantage of education and associated services
  • Improving the delivery to disabled pupils of information which is provided in writing for pupils who are not disabled 


It is a requirement that the school’s accessibility plan is resourced, implemented and reviewed and revised as necessary. Below you can find a set of action plans showing how the school will address the priorities identified in the plan.


Please see our school policies page for further information regarding accessibility, equality and inclusion...

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