The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) covers many areas of everyday
life, including education and access to goods and services. Generally,
the parts in the DDA to do with schools relate to pupils with
However, many services provided by a school do not relate directly to
your child's education, but are considered a 'service to the public'
and are covered by the DDA.
Your child's school should make 'reasonable adjustments' to
procedures and policies or provide you with aids to help you access
their services, like putting information in accessible formats. They
must not refuse to provide a service, or provide a lesser service, to
you as a parent with disabilities.
Providing parking for people with disabilities and make sure other parents' vehicles do not block access"
I have been speaking to the school since 2009 when my first child started the same school. They will not budge on their responsibility to disabled parents. They basically state it’s not their problem. Just like when there’s an assembly I end up having to try to struggle to sit in a child chair and use child toilets. They have spare chairs but no matter how many times I remind them they never put them out. There is one disabled toilet which parents are not allowed access to. There are more disabled parents and grandparents than me in the school. They have also complained but again they are ignored.
my sons school didn't help me, they have a drop off zone but no parking allowed, even when using my badge I got told off for leaving my car, I told them I can't walk that far and I needed a walking stick to get where I needed to and all they said was I have to try and find a place on the road like the rest