Disability & Accessibility

All schools have duties under the Equality Act 2010 towards individual disabled children and young people. They must make reasonable adjustments to prevent them being put at a substantial disadvantage. Schools also have wider duties to prevent discrimination, to promote equality of opportunity and to foster good relations’ (Quotations taken from the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years. Published June 2014 for implementation in September 2014.)

King James I Academy is an inclusive, caring and supportive school; we actively seeks to promote the inclusion of students with SEND. We use our best endeavours to ensure that all students with SEN and disabilities are able to fully participate in the life of the school, both in their learning and in the wider provision and life of the school.

Adaptations and provisions are made for SEN and disabled students to enable them to participate in all school trips and other out of class activities.

Students with SEND are actively encouraged, supported and given opportunities to become involved with extra-curricular activities. For example, current students with SEND have been involved with the following clubs: lunchtime, breakfast and break time clubs, homework club, STEM club, sports clubs, and Drama and performance clubs:

SEND students have also participated in student panels for new members of staff, and actively participate in the student council.


Existing facilities to assist physical access to the school

  • Disabled toilet facilities are available on both school sites.
  • Lift access available
  • Appropriate external and internal doors enable wheelchair access
  • We provide an accessible meeting room for parents/carers or visitors with a disability.