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Accessibility Statement

Accessibility statement for Friern Barnet School


This accessibility statement applies to the URL:

This website is run by Friern Barnet School. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should 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 just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)


We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand and there is a high visibility mode option which can be found on all pages of our website.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

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

  • Some pictures may be missing alternative text for screen readers to interpret.
  • Some content and links may contain no text for screen readers to interpret.
  • Most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software.
  • The contrast of some text against background colours may be too low.
  • Tabbed browsing selection is not always obvious.
  • There are no descriptive titles for pages and frames.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format please use our contact form.

We’ll consider your request and get back to you as soon as possible.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, please call us or use our contact form for directions.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements please use our contact form and this information will be passed on to the relevant person.

Enforcement Procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Friern Barnet School is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

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

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:

Disproportionate burden

Some images, linked images, form labels, and buttons may be missing alternative text used by screen readers to interpret. These fail the WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

Some links contain no text to describe the function or target of the link. This fails the WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4 (link purpose in context).

Certain text may be of low contrast against background colours. This fails the WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 (Contrast minimum).

To fix these issues requires an upgrade of our content management system and full rebuild of our website. We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the issues with navigation and accessing information. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will make accessibility standards part of the scope of the project when we next replace our website.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 22/10/2021. It was last reviewed on 22/10/2021.

This website was last tested on 08/10/2021. The test was carried out by Friern Barnet School.

We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test. We tested the homepage of the site as this is the most content rich and is the page most visitors will first land on. We tested a selection of other pages that utilise each of our content management system templates.

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