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Arrangements For The Admission Of Students With Disabilities

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 defines a disabled person as one who has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a persons’ ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

Most children with Special Needs will not be disabled within the meaning of the Act. The admission of students with disabilities is considered in the first instance in the same way as non-disabled students. Further considerations are made in the light of need and accessibility.

It is the Governors’ Policy to accommodate students with disabilities should parents wish. Steps are taken to prevent any students being treated less favourably than other students. In practice we ensure that classroom and extracurricular activities encourage the participation of all students, including those categorised as having Special Educational Needs. Staff organise human and physical resources within the school to increase access to learning and participation by all students.

Orton Wistow Primary School strives to ensure that the culture and ethos of the school are such that, whatever the abilities and needs of members of the school community, everyone is equally valued and treats one another with respect under the Equality Act 2010.  Students should be provided with the opportunity to experience, understand and value diversity.