Ridley was founded in the late 1800s, and we have both the privilege of our Victorian buildings and their challenges. Making our built heritage, and our learning and living facilities, more accessible in an appropriate and sensitive manner is a central part of our continuing plans of improvement. 

This page gives details of our College access plan which covers access issues relating to the physical site of the College itself. For information on accessibility issues in relation to this website, please visit our Accessibility page.

This webpage provides:

If you are hoping to train at Ridley, or are coming here as a shorter-term visitor, we will be glad to discuss any special needs you have in advance of your arrival.

Location, services and transport

General Information

Accommodation and Catering

Planned Access Improvements 

Physical Access


Please explore the tabs below for further information on specific impairment access issues.

Visual impairments


Hearing impairments


Specific learning and mental health issues

Arrangements for students with specific learning difficulties, including dyslexia, are on an individual basis. Examples of ways we have helped students in the past include providing handouts on specifically coloured paper or digitally, allowing recording of lectures so that they can be listened back to, and liaising with the Education Psychologist for extended examination times where appropriate. Please discuss your particular needs with us in advance of your arrival.