Disability Access Statement
With the introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) in October 2005, Langdon Park School, in common with all premises offering access to the Public in England and Wales, assumed a mandatory obligation to provide easy access to all parts of its premises for students, staff and external agencies with Disabilities, wherever reasonably practicable.
The Act recognises however, that full access is not always reasonably achievable in older existing buildings, and therefore states that in these cases people with disabilities should be able to gain easy access into the premises and that the services they require should be made available to them in close proximity to their entry point.
Langdon Park School comprises of various buildings including those with three floors contained on one site only. Access to the site can be gained through three entrances, one at the front of the school near the main reception area and two at either side of the school that are opened at specific times during the school day to allow ease of drop off and pick up of pupils. There is a car park facility for members of staff and external services on Byron Street entrance. Members of staff can gain access by using their pass and external services will have to telephone the school’s main reception. There is a designated disabled parking bay clearly marked on the school car park.
All classrooms have a step for access. All other areas of the school are fully accessible for wheelchair users as there are lifts located in all buildings. In addition to the above, there is an accessible disabled toilet facility in the Learning support faculty (Block E) and the PE/ library (Block C) that is clearly signposted as such.