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Statutory policies published on this website are updated as soon as is reasonably practicable following a change to that information and, in any event, at least annually. The Academy will provide a paper copy of any statutory policies published on the website without charge to parents on request.

Department for Education: Statutory guidance for schools

The Department for Education issues statutory guidance publications covering the following areas:

  • Administration & finance
  • Admissions
  • Assessment
  • Behaviour & attendance
  • Curriculum 
  • Early years foundation stage
  • Governance
  • Involving parents and pupils
  • Looked-after children
  • Safeguarding children and young people
  • Special educational / health needs
  • Staff employment and teachers pay
  • 16 to 19 education and work experience

These are to be followed by all schools and local authorities.

A full list of published statutory guidance under each heading can be accessed on the Statutory Guidance for Schools page at www.gov.uk. Click on the relevant publication title within each section for more information and to download any of the guidance publications as a pdf.