Accessibility Statement

This website is ran by The Ripley Academy. We want as many people as possible to be able to use these website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels, fonts and change links to be underlined
  • 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 as a Trust we have adopted Plain English principles for written communications.

AbilityNet(opens in new tab) has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible our websites are

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

  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • some of our videos do not have text descriptions
  • there’s a limit to how far you can magnify the map on our ‘contact us’ page

Feedback and contact information

Please contact us at or call 01773 746334 if you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille. We’ll consider your request and get back to you within seven days.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call us on 01773 746334 or email 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, contact the East Midlands Education Trust via email at

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)(opens in new tab).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The Ripley Academy is committed to making its websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

Our websites are partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1(opens in new tab) AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services and forms published as Word documents.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents(opens in new tab) if they’re not essential to providing our services.

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

Video (pre-recorded)

Pre-recorded video does not always have a text alternative.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix video content(opens in new tab) if they’re not essential to providing our services.

Any video content considered essential to providing our services will meet accessibility standards.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are increasing the frequency of accessibility audits and we are working with staff members to raise awareness around good accessibility practice.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 1st October 2022. It was last reviewed on 1st November 2022

Our websites were last tested on 1st October 2022. The test was carried out by CODA Education. We listed the essential information pages and took a sample of our top 15 most view pages as our approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test.