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Accessibility information

This website is designed to be user-friendly, taking into account the needs of visually impaired and blind people and others who use a screen reader. There are also keyboard shortcuts for those with restricted mobility.

We have designed, built and maintained this website to conform to the latest and highest possible W3C guidelines - WCAG 2.0 (Level AAA) - using an accessibility checker.

If you have any difficulties using the site, please contact us.

Text size

To increase the size of the page and text in modern browsers such as Internet Explorer 7 and up, Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari simply use the 'Ctrl' and '+' keys.

Tab index

This website has been designed so that you can use the tab key to move through the links (and forms) on each page. You can then press the Enter key to activate that link.

The tab order follows the layout of the page (header first, then tabs, then side menu, then main content, right-hand links and finally the footer).

Some of the links on each page are not visible, but are there to improve accessibility. For example, there are links at the top of the page to the main content; the main navigation (the tabs then the side menu); and information on access keys (see below).

Access keys

The access keys used on this website are a quick way to jump to the information you need. In most Windows browsers, you select an access key by pressing the Alt key with the letter or number listed below (and in Internet Explorer, you then press the Enter key to go to that information). On a Mac, you usually press Ctrl + Opt with the letter or number.

M = Main content

N = Navigation

S = Search

G = Go (enter search)

H = Home page

C = Contact information

E = Emergency information

R = RSS feed

J = Job vacancies

Numbers 0 to 6 are used to access the tabs along the top of the page:

0 = Home

1 = News

2 = About the school

3 = Years 7 to 11

4 = Sixth form

5 = Contact us

6 = Links

T = Top (go to top of page)

A = Access keys (on this page)


This website is written in valid XHTML 1.1 and CSS3 (as checked on the W3C website).

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