Hampstead Hill is a fully inclusive school with a wide variety of Special Educational Needs students and a designated Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Co-Ordinator. We interview all applicants for positions regardless of disability as long as they meet the minimum criteria for the post.
Our facilities have full wheelchair and disabled access, and disabled toilets inside St Stephen’s. Hampstead Hill School fully implements the duties placed upon it by the Equality Act 2010.
The 2010 Equality Act provides people with legal protection from discrimination in a variety of circumstances and Part 6, Chapter 1 of the Act addresses education specifically and talks about the protections offered to children in schools.
Under to the Equality Act, schools must not discriminate, harass or victimise a person seeking to be admitted as a pupil. This includes the terms on which a person is offered a place or is not offered a place.
Schools must also ensure that no existing pupil is discriminated against in the manner in which education is provided, the way that pupils are able to access facilities/services, or through excluding a pupil or subjecting them to any other detriment.
The Act stipulates that schools are required to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ so that all children can access their facilities and services.