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Accessibility statement

Website accessibility

Using this website

West Rise Junior School and the Web Support Team run this website. We aim to make it as easy to use as possible. We want you to be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using only a keyboard
  • listen to our website using a screen reader.

Go to AbilityNet to find out how to make these changes.


We use plain English to make the text easy to read. We aim to create content for a reading age of 11. We regularly run readability audits on our content and make continual improvements. As of 28 September 2020, our content meets WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility standards.

If you would like to read the website in another language, there is a link in the footer to Google translate.

How accessible is this website?

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • some pages and document attachments are not clearly written
  • many documents are in PDF and Word format and are not accessible
  • some pages use the tel: URL scheme, which is not supported by some older browsers.

What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

We are not legally required to fully comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, but the website has been built to do so.

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that are not listed on this page please contact us.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

As part of our commitment to accessibility we are required to publish where we know there are issues with our website.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Our HTML does meet the required standard.

Non-accessible content

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs and Word documents may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (Name, role value).

We are working to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages. Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish should meet accessibility standards.

How we tested this website

This statement was prepared on 22 September 2020. It was last updated on 17 November 2020.

This site was most recently tested in July and September 2020. This website was and is currently being tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA. These tests have been carried out by the Web Support Team, using SortSite.