Statutory Requirements

Admission Arrangements

You must explain:

  • How you’ll consider applications for each relevant age group at your school.
  • What parents should do if they want to apply for their child to attend your school.
  • Your arrangements for selecting the pupils who apply (if you are a selective school).
  • Your ‘over-subscription criteria’ (how you offer places if there are more applicants than places).
  • You must also publish a timetable for organising and hearing admission appeals for your school by the 28 February each year.

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Exam & Assessment Results

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Behaviour Policy

Education and Inspections Act 2006. Read advice on developing and publishing your school’s behaviour policy.

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School Complaints Procedure

You must publish details of your school’s complaints procedure, which must comply with Section 29 of the Education Act 2002.

Read guidance on developing your school’s complaints procedure.

You must also publish any arrangements for handling complaints from parents of children with special educational needs (SEN) about the support the school provides.

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Pupil Premium

You must publish a strategy for the school’s use of the pupil premium. DfE has published templates to help schools present their pupil premium strategy statements.

You may wish to plan your pupil premium use over 3 years. You should aim to update the online strategy statement by the end of the autumn term each year to reflect your plans for the academic year after assessing the needs of your pupils, both new and existing.

For the current academic year, you must include:

  • your school’s pupil premium grant allocation amount
  • a summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school
  • how you’ll spend the pupil premium to overcome those barriers and the reasons for that approach
  • how you’ll measure the effect of the pupil premium
  • the date of the next review of the school’s pupil premium strategy

For the previous academic year, you must include:

  • how you spent the pupil premium allocation
  • the effect of the expenditure on pupils

We understand that evaluating the pupil premium’s impact in the 2019 to 2020 academic year will present difficulties as a result of reduced numbers of pupils having attended between March and July 2020.

Instead, schools may wish to monitor and report on the grant’s impact at the end of the current financial year, bearing in mind their duty to update this information at least annually, covering the whole period since September 2019.

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PE & Sport Premium for Primary Schools

If your school receives PE (physical education) and sport premium funding, you must publish:

  • the amount of premium received
  • a full breakdown of how it has been spent
  • the impact the school has seen on pupils’ PE, physical activity, and sport participation and attainment
  • how the improvements will be sustainable in the future

You are also required to publish the percentage of pupils within your year 6 cohort who met the national curriculum requirement to:

  • swim competently, confidently, and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

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Careers Programme Information (Year 8 - 13)

From September 2018, you must publish information about the school’s careers programme. This information must relate to the delivery of careers guidance to year 8 to 13 pupils in accordance with Section 42A of the Education Act 1997.

For the current academic year, you must include:

  • The name, email address and telephone number of the school’s Careers Leader
  • A summary of the careers programme, including details of how pupils, parents, teachers and employers may access information about the careers programme
  • How the school measures and assesses the impact of the careers programme on pupils
  • The date of the school’s next review of the information published

Read the statutory guidance for schools on careers guidance and access for education and training providers for more information. The statutory guidance also contains further information about a policy statement that you must publish to comply with Section 42B of the Education Act 1997, setting out the circumstances in which providers of technical education and apprenticeships will be given access to year 8 – 13 pupils.

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Charging & Remissions Policy

You must publish your school’s charging and ‘remissions’ policies (this means when you cancel fees).

The policies must include details of:

  • The activities or cases where your school will charge pupils’ parents
  • The circumstances where your school will make an exception on a payment you would normally expect to receive under your charging policy

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Financial Information

You must publish:

• How many school employees (if any) have a gross annual salary of £100,000 or more in increments of £10,000 -we recommend using a table to display this

• A link to the webpage which is dedicated to your school on the schools financial benchmarking service -follow the prompts to find your school’s specific page

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Remote Education

You must publish information about your school’s remote education provision on your website. An optional template is available to support schools with this requirement.

Find out more about remote education expectations in the actions for schools during the coronavirus (COVID-19 outbreak.

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Ofsted Report

You must publish either:

  • A copy to your school’s most recent Ofsted report
  • A link to the report of the Ofsted website

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Performance Tables

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Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

In accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education, this policy should be “available publicly either via the school or college website or by other means.”

Curriculum

You must publish

• The content of your school curriculum in each academic year for every subject, including Religious Education even if it is taught as part of another subject or subjects, or is called something else

• The names of any phonics or reading schemes you’re using in key stage 1

• A list of the courses available to pupils at key stage 4, including GCSEs

• how parents or other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum your school is following

Your approach to the curriculum should also include

how you are complying with your duties in the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 about making the curriculum accessible for those with disabilities or special educational needs.

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Year 7 Literacy & Numeracy Catch up Premium

If your school has received year 7 literacy and

numeracy catch-up premium fundingfor the 2019 to

2020 academic year, you must publish:

• Details of how you spent your allocation for that

year

• How your use of that allocation made a

difference to the attainment of the pupils who

benefit from the funding

As final payments of the Year 7 catch-up premium

were made in relation to the 2019 to 2020 academic

year, the 2020 to 2021 academic year will be the last

year on which schools must report how this funding

was used.

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SEN & Disability Information

You must publish an Information Report on your website about the implementation of your school’s policy for pupils with SEN and should update it annually.

You should update any changes occurring during the year as soon as possible. The report must comply with section 69 of the Children and Families Act 2014, meaning that it must contain:

the ‘SEN Information’ specified in schedule 1 to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014. (Statutory guidance on this is contained in section 6.79 to 6.82 of the Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years)

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Equality Objectives

As public bodies, local-authority-maintained schools must comply with the public sector equality duty in the Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017.

This means you must publish:

  • Details of how your school complies with the public sector equality duty -you must update this every year
  • Your school’s equality objectives -you must update this at least once every 4 years

The Equality Act 2010 and Advice for Schools provides information as to how your school can demonstrate compliance, for example, including details of how your school is:

  • Eliminating discrimination (see the Equality Act 2010)
  • Advancing equality of opportunity -between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
  • Consulting and involving those affected by inequality, in the decisions your school or college takes to promote equality and eliminate discrimination (affected people could include parents, pupils, staff and members of the local community)

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Values & Ethos

Your website should include a statement of your school’s ethos and values.

Coronavirus (COVID19) Catch up Premium

If your school gets the coronavirus (COVID-19) catchup premium grant in academic year 2020 to 2021, you should publish details of: how it is intended that the grant will be spenthow the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school will be assessedRead further information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium.

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Request for Paper Copies

If a parent requests a paper copy of the information on your school’s website, you must provide this free of charge.