Most areas of the school are fully accessible to pupils with restricted mobility. Key facilities such as dining hall, main halls, library, are all on the ground floor. The new buildings have spacious lifts, ramped access to all areas, automatic entrance doors and other adaptations. Some older buildings are directly accessed via stairwells, but it is often possible to reach the upper floors by lift in adjoining new buildings.
Access arrangements for examinations are carefully monitored. Pupils are assessed by all staff, the SEN Department and where appropriate, external assessors from the LA, to ensure that all students who meet the criteria have full access to approved concessions.
Every effort is made to timetable students with mobility impairment into a downstairs room. In the case of a temporary problem of immobility, pupils are able to access the Support Unit and work under the guidance of teaching assistants.
Maiden Erlegh will work with the Local Authority on any proposal to improve access as part of the Local Authority’s objective to improve provision in mainstream schools for children with disabilities. An Accessibility Plan to improve access to information, the curriculum and the physical environment is available to existing and prospective parents.