Our school has made many adaptations to ensure that we are accessible for people with disabilities.
We have a dedicated disabled bay in our school car park. We ask that during school drop off and pick up times this space is prioritised for our disabled pupils.
We have ramped entrances at the front of the school, in the Infants (at the rear of the school) and dedicated access to two external classrooms. We also have an internal ramp for use in the hall stage area, an external ramp to the gazebo and have purchased portable ramps for other uses such as access to the junior bark area. We have two disabled toilets for adults and children, one of which has a height adjustable full sized changing bed and a shower facility.
Each classroom is equipped with a digital Soundfield System to support children with hearing impairments and all classrooms are carpeted.
At St. Peter’s, we ensure that all children are able to take advantage of extra-curricular trips and experiences. We work alongside the venue to determine accessibility and suitability and plan the trip with parents to ensure we are able to remove barriers to participation for children. We can also offer financial support for trips, this can be discussed with Mrs Thwaites in the office.
Each classroom has an interactive flat panel and, in many of the classrooms, they are height-adjustable. We have a set of 36 ipads and laptops for children’s use as well as a smaller set of ipads for use in Early Years. There are also a range of smaller pieces of equipment designed to support children such as pencil grips, fiddle toys etc.
We are fortunate to have dedicated spaces for small group and one-to-one work including the community room, the guest house and two small offices. We have also recently refurbished the gazebo to create a quiet area for children to use on the playground complete with games, puzzles and sensory items.