School contact details
A school’s website must include the following:
- school’s name
- school’s postal address
- school’s telephone number
- the name of the member of staff who deals with queries from parents and other members of the public
- the name and contact details of your special educational needs (SEN) co-ordinator (SENCO)
Foundation schools and voluntary-aided schools
If the school’s governing body decides on admissions, school’s must publish the admission arrangements each year and keep them up for the whole school year.
You must explain:
- how they consider applications for each relevant age group
- what parents should do if they want to apply for their child to attend a school
- arrangements for selecting the pupils who apply
- ‘over-subscription criteria’ (how places are offered if there are more applicants than places)
Schools must publish either:
- a copy of the school’s most recent Ofsted report
- a link to the report on the Ofsted website
Exam and assessment results
Key stage 4 (end of secondary school) results
Schools must publish the following details from your school’s most recent key stage 4 results:
- progress 8 score
- attainment 8 score
- percentage of pupils who achieved a strong pass (grade 5 or above) in English and maths at the end of key stage 4
- percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate (EBacc). In 2017, this was the percentage of pupils achieving the EBacc, so pupils who got a grade 5 or above in English and maths, and a grade C or above in the science, humanities and language pillars of the EBacc. In 2018, the EBacc attainment measure will change to an average point score (EBacc APS), showing pupils’ point scores across the 5 pillars of the EBacc
Key stage 5 (16 to 18) information
A local-authority-maintained school sixth form should publish a link to your school’s 16 to 18 performance tables page. You can find more information about these performance measures in the 16 to 18 accountability headline measures guidance.
Schools must include a link to the school and college performance tables and your school’s performance tables page.
Schools must publish:
- the content of your school curriculum in each academic year for every subject
- 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
Schools should publish details of your school’s behaviour policy.
The policy must comply with Section 89 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006.
School complaints procedure
Schools must publish details of your school’s complaints procedure, which must comply with Section 29 of the Education Act 2002.
You must publish a strategy for the school’s use of the pupil premium.
For the current academic year, you must include:
- the school’s pupil premium grant allocation amount
- a summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school
- how the pupil premium to overcome those barriers and the reasons for that approach
- how the effect of the pupil premium is measured
- the date of the next review of the school’s pupil premium strategy
For the previous academic year, this must include:
- how the pupil premium allocation was spent
- the effect of the expenditure on eligible and other pupils
Pupil premium funding is allocated for each financial year, but the information you publish online should refer to the academic year, as this is how parents understand the school system.
Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium
If the school has received year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium funding, they must publish:
- funding allocation for the current academic year
- details of how they intend to spend your allocation
- details of how they spent the previous year’s allocation
- how last year’s allocation made a difference to the attainment of the pupils who benefit from the funding
Special educational needs (SEN) and disability information
Schools must publish an SEN information report on the school’s policy for pupils with SEN and should update it annually.
The report must comply with:
- section 69 of the Children and Families Act 2014,
- regulation 51 and schedule 1 of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 where appropriate
- section 6 of the Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years
Careers programme information
From September 2018, school’s must publish information about their 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
Local-authority-maintained schools, are covered by the public sector equality duty in the Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011. This means School’s have to publish:
- details of how the school is complying with the public sector equality duty
- the school’s equality objectives
Governors’ information and duties
Schools must publish up to date:
- details of the structure and responsibilities of the governing body and its committees
- information about each governor, including their:
- full name, date of appointment, term of office, date they stepped down (where applicable) and who appointed them (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government)
- business and financial interests
- governance roles in other educational institutions
- any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives)
- attendance record at governing body and committee meetings over the last academic year
Charging and remissions policies
School’s must publish the school’s charging and ‘remissions’ policies. The policies must include details of:
- the activities or cases where the school will charge pupils’ parents
- the circumstances where the school will make an exception on a payment they would normally expect to receive under the charging policy
Values and ethos
A school website should include a statement of the school’s ethos and values.
Requests for paper copies
If a parent requests a paper copy of the information on the school’s website, this must be provided free of charge.