Applications for admission of children with difficulties are welcomed and parents are asked to give the Headteacher details of the disability on application. The Headteacher will arrange a meeting at a mutually convenient time to discuss the ways in which the child’s disability might hinder her/him from taking a full part in the life of the school and the ways in which such difficulties will be overcome. All areas of the school to which children have access are DDA compliant or have appropriate access arrangements to enable all children to take part.
The Headteacher will then make any arrangements necessary to enable the child to participate fully in all lessons and activities. These arrangements may include briefing staff, obtaining special furniture, making minor adaptations to the building, rearranging classroom furniture and/or employing support staff. These may take time to put into place and may require advice and assistance from the Area Office or specialist agencies, so parents are urged to see the Headteacher as soon as possible to ensure that everything can be ready for the child’s first day at school.