Fairfield School custom designed and built to meet the education, social and cultural needs of pupils and students with severe or profound learning difficulties and related needs aged 3 to 19 years. Accessibility Planning was an integral part of the design and build process covering the following main areas:
The Physical Environment - Internal & External
Curriculum Access and Provision of Specialist Services & Resources
Communication & Information Systems
All three main areas and the many sub-sections under each heading are subject to a cycle of review and development and changes are implemented through the School Plan. At this time all three areas reflect the benefits of a custom built facility in meeting the needs and expectations of the school community and fulfilling statutory requirements in terms of accessibility. However, the School Governors and Staff are fully aware of the need to continue to monitor all aspects of accessibility and to respond to the changing needs of the school population, changing & developing knowledge skills and resources, developing expectations and technological advances. The environments and organisation has been altered over time to reflect changing needs in the school population and significantly growing numbers and this process will continue.