Department for Education: statutory policies for schools and academy trusts

Learn, read about, and sign up for updates on the policies and documents that governing bodies and proprietors of schools must have.

Policies such as, admissions, behaviour, SEND and safeguarding outline the details of what schools should do and what parents can expect in relation to each area.  Schools are required to update many of their policies annually to ensure that the information published is current. All policies should show the date when last updated.

Visit the Department of Education page here to learn more about what Maintained Schools must publish and here for what Academies, Free Schools and Colleges must publish.