|How accessible is the school environment?|
Our school has an adopted accessibility policy (available on the school website)
School is a one form mixed entry primary school which is all on one level. All teaching and learning spaces are on the same level and there are no internal stairs or raised platforms to negotiate once inside the building. The building is wheelchair accessible from the playground side, through the use of a ramp and grab rails. There are no steps into the main entrance however, there is a step path from the playground to the playing fields. Alternative access can be gained through a more gradual path from a large gated entrance. The school has its own car park which contains a disabled parking bay. There is one disabled toilet located in school. The School has a current Disability Access Plan which has been reviewed each year and is constantly being improved and amended according to needs of families and pupils. There are designs to adapt the current designated changing and toileting facilities to include access to a sick bay and shower. Additional adaptions for pupil use are fitted into the classroom toilet areas as and when needed through liaison with the Occupational Therapy Service for Lancashire.
The school currently does not have a specific visual or loop induction system in place although amendments are made in each classroom for children with visual or hearing impairments as and when needed.
All legally required information for the school can be found / downloaded from the school website. Electronic and paper copies are also held in school and any adaptation of these e.g. enlarged print, audio copies, additional language copies can be requested. School uses a emails for electronic newsletters, although paper copies are available on request.
For those families who do not speak English as a first language, uses the local authority services for additional translation needs.
Mellor St Mary CE Primary School is a dyslexia friendly school and as such it operates and uses dyslexia friendly strategies in and around the classrooms. This includes the use pictorial, symbols or written support for pupils who have difficulty with writing. For pupils who have physical needs, specialist equipment including table risers, chairs and standing frames are provided by the Occupational Therapy Service.
Before and After school provision is inclusive and access to both these services is not discriminatory. Adaptations are made to suit the individual pupils needs including taking part in specific inter school SEND competitions throughout the course of the year.
If you have specific access queries or concerns please speak with us.