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Accessibility and Equality for all

Wirksworth Junior School seeks to be sensitive to the needs of each and every child, reducing barriers to learning and making the curriculum accessible to all children.


When necessary, reasonable adjustments to physical and other arrangements of the school are considered, this will be done whilst taking into account the nature of any impairment, pupil and parent views and advice from teachers and other professionals.


Prospective parents are asked to inform the school of any disabilities or additional needs their children may have when registering.


Continuing communication between parents and staff is vital to ensure that reasonable adjustments can be considered where necessary, whether impairments were apparent when the child entered the school or developed at a later stage.


For further information on our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities provision, please see our SEND page.


Equality for all

Wirksworth Junior School is an inclusive school and we welcome people from all backgrounds.


We believe that different cultures, talents and life experiences bring richness and vibrancy to school life and help create an environment that supports us all in learning from each other.


We aim to be a community where everyone is treated fairly and with tolerance and respect. We want everyone to flourish and reach their potential, and we recognise that for some pupils extra support is needed to help them to achieve and be successful.


We take seriously our duties to eliminate discrimination, promote equality of opportunity and foster good relations between people of all backgrounds. This duty is set out in the Equality Act of 2010, which covers sex, race, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment and pregnancy or maternity.


Wirksworth Juniors regularly sets and reviews our Equal Opportunities Policy to support equal access for children, staff, parents and carers.


Please note that if you are visiting us in person, the drive up to the school is fairly steep and can be slippery in cold weather. There is a disabled car parking space outside our main reception.