Accessibility

St Peter's Catholic Voluntary Academy aims to be an inclusive environment for all students, visitors and stakeholders. If you need any more information or have any special requirements please contract the main office. 

  • All subjects at St Peter’s Catholic Voluntary Academy are taught on one level with the exception of ICT and RE. The facility to teach ICT and RE could exist at ground floor, ensuring all children can access all areas.
  • Ramps and handrails at entrances and in corridors exist for wheelchair access.
  • Disabled toilets are available at each end of the academy and changing rooms/shower facilities exist next to the PE/Sports hall and further toilet facilities are included.
  • Electric doors/automatic and push pull panels exist to ensure student safety and safeguarding procedures are employed for all visitors to the school.
  • Lower handles were added to all doors in 2013.
  • The academy seeks support from the Multicultural service to assist in communication with students and parents/carers whose first language is not English.
  • All students have the opportunity to participate in many varied out of academy activities. Risk assessments are carried out and procedures are put in place to enable all children to participate. This is overseen by the Academy EVC (Educational Visits Coordinator) and Head Teacher.
  • Employees arranging off site trips will discuss with parents/carers and Learning and Support employees regarding the requirements needed and suitability of activities to be followed.
  • Some students may need support prior to visits to help them prepare and this may be supported by the Learning and Support team or the Careers and Guidance officer.
  • If it is deemed that an intensive level of support is needed a member of the Learning and Support team, or on rare occasions a parent/carers may be asked to support their child on an activity.
  • No pupil will be stopped from attending an offsite visit due to their special needs providing academy can ensure the safety of all students (Equality Act 2012).
  • Meetings with parents/carers take place to explain residential trips including full itinerary plans, contact and health and safety rules. Procedures set in place deal with any events/incidents.
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