Accessibility statement

This statement applies to content published on the domain.

This website is run by Barton Peveril Sixth Form College, with Sugar Web Services. It is designed to be used by prospective, current and past students, parents and teachers of the College. The text should be clear and simple to understand. You should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 300% without problems
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • use 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. AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College 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 listed below.

Non-compliance with accessibility regulations

We are carrying out regular testing, and we will update our non-compliance accordingly.

  • Some of our pages have images without text alternatives, so people using a screen reader may not know what the image is of. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1.
    • This issue does not apply to images with important information, as this will be provided in the text body.
    • We aim to fix this by September 2023.
  • Some of our pages include third party content plug-ins, which are under the third party’s control. This means that they may not comply with accessibility regulations. The pages would comply if the third party content was removed.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This website was checked by Government Digital Services on 19 October 2022 against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA standard. A mixture of simple manual checks and automated tests were used to find the most common barriers to users with accessibility needs. Manual checks on various pages included using each of them without a mouse, viewing the page at different zoom settings, and simulating viewing the page on a small screen.The automated tests were completed using the latest version of Axe.

Automated testing has also been conducted by the College’s web designer using & Chrome Lighthouse audit tools and manual checks undertaken by the Marketing Department. Issues found have subsequently been addressed. Sample pages of this website were last reviewed on 10th May 2023.

We are constantly carrying out follow-up tests to ensure the outstanding issues are resolved. 

This statement was prepared on 3 March 2023. It was last reviewed on 6 July 2023 and will be reviewed on 10 November 2023. We aim to review the statement biannually.

How accessible is this site?

We have recently made improvements to the site to ensure that it is accessible. The changes that have been made are:

  • Users can now use a toggle in the header to enter high contrast mode, if more colour contrast is needed.
  • The carousel featured on the Home Page is now pausable and hideable.
  • The keyboard tab focus is now visible.
  • We have implemented more accessible text on our search bar.
  • The user can now close the hamburger menu using a keyboard when the page is zoomed in more than 200%.
  • PDFs have now been updated to have clearer headings and reading order, so that users using an e-reader may read the content more easily.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

We’ll look into your request and aim to get back to you in 7 days.

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 Marketing Department, 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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

Our reception has audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

Find out how to contact us:

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