Key Policies

Academies are required to hold each of the policies  and other documents as outlined below.  The links will show the name of the policy, how often each policy must be reviewed and  the level of approval required, where this is prescribed in regulations.

Regulations state that:

  • the drafting of school policies can be delegated to any member of school staff;
  • there is no requirement for all policies to be reviewed annually; and
  • not all policies need to be signed off by the full local governing body.
  1. Statutory policies and procedures which must be published online

Admissions arrangements

For further information on admissions go to Key Information and click Admissions information.

Charging and Remissions
Review frequency: Governing body free to determine.  Approval: Governing body free to delegate to a committee of the governing body, an individual governor or the headteacher.

School behaviour
Review frequency: Headteacher free to determine.  Approval: Headteacher

Behaviour booklet information for parents

Anti-bullying Policy

School complaints procedure

This must comply with the requirements set out in part 7 of the schedule to the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014, which states that we must have and make available a written procedure to deal with complaints from parents of pupils at the

It is also based on guidance published by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) on creating a complaints procedure that complies with the above regulations, and refers to good practice guidance on setting up complaints procedures from the Department for Education (DfE).

Special educational needs
Review frequency: The SEN Information Report should be updated annually and any changes to the information occurring during the year should be updated as soon as possible.  Approval: Full local governing body.

For further information on Special educational needs and to view the school’s SEN Information report go to Key Information and click SEN Information Report.

Accessibility plan
This must be prepared in compliance with paragraph 3 of schedule 10 of the Equality Act 2010.

For other specific information which schools must publish online click the key information tab.

2. Statutory policies required by education legislation

Capability of staff
Review frequency: Governing body free to determine.  Approval: Governing body free to delegate to a committee of the governing body or an individual governor.

Sex Education
Review frequency: Governing body free to determine.  Approval: Governing body free to delegate to a committee of the governing body, an individual governor or the headteacher.

Teacher appraisal
Review frequency: Governing body free to determine.  Approval: Governing body free to delegate to a committee of the governing body or an individual governor.

Teachers’ Pay
Review frequency: Annually.  Approval: Full Governing Body.

3. Statutory policies required by other legislation, which impact particularly on schools

Data protection
Review frequency: At least every two years.   Approval: Governing body free to determine how to implement.

We reviewed our whole school approach to data protection inline with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)  which came into effect from 25th May 2018. As a school we are continuing to review the school’s polices/procedures (Data Protection Policy, Subject Access Request Policy, Privacy Notices and all permissions for use of data), increasing staff awareness of changes, developing a school information audit and have appointed a Data Protection Officer (DPO). Click here to visit our dedicated GDPR page which contains all relevant policies and information.

Health and safety
Review frequency: Governing body or local authority free to determine.  Approval: Employer free to determine how to implement.

Educational Visits Policy

Review frequency: Trust board free to determine.  Approval: Local governing body to approve.

Other policies and procedures can be found and downloaded from the Downloads tab.