Policies & Procedures

Policies & Procedures

School policies are reviewed according to our policy schedule after which they are ratified by the Governing Body.

To request a copy of a specific policy, please speak to our School Business Manager.


Please also see the following webpages for statutory policies which have not been included on this page:

Accessibility Plan

Schools must implement accessibility plans which are aimed at:

  • increasing the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the curriculum;
  • improving the physical environment of schools to enable disabled pupils to take better advantage of education, benefits, facilities and services provided; and
  • improving the availability of accessible information to disabled pupils.

Charging & Remissions Policy

In accordance with the Education Reform act, 1988, no charges will be made for activities taking place during the school day but the school is always grateful for any voluntary contributions which help to offset our expenses. No child will be excluded from an activity because their parents are unable to contribute. It must be pointed out, however, that if an activity cannot be funded without the voluntary contribution, then the activity will not take place. The school reserves the right to make a charge for deliberate damage to school property or equipment.


This refers to local arrangements for the consideration of complaints about the action of governing bodies in respect of the school curriculum and related matters.

The governors would hope that most concerns would be dealt with by informal discussions with teachers or the Headteacher.

If these attempts are not successful, the Headteacher would supply the relevant information and explain the arrangements for presenting a formal complaint to the Governing Body.

Freedom of Information: Publication Scheme

All public authorities, including schools, are required under the Freedom of Information Act to adopt a publication scheme that has been approved by the Information Commissioner.

There is currently one approved model publication scheme, which has been produced by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

Schools must adopt the ICO’s model scheme and make it publicly available.


Our published guide to information

Schools should publish a guide to information alongside the publication scheme.

The guide should specify:

  • the documents available
  • the format of the documents
  • any charges made for the information

Public Sector Equality Duty

The Equality Act 2010 was introduced to ensure protection from discrimination, harassment and victimisation on the grounds of specific characteristics (referred to as protected characteristics). For schools, this means that it is unlawful to discriminate against
individuals or treat them less favourably because of their sex; race; age; disability; religion or belief; gender reassignment; sexual orientation; pregnancy or maternity.

Under the Act, the school is expected to comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED). This requires us to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • Advance equality of opportunity between different groups
  • Foster good relations between different groups


As a public organisation, we are required to:

  • Have due regard to the PSED when making decisions, taking action or developing policy and practice.
  • Publish information to show compliance with the Equality Duty. This is done via our Equalities Policy.
  • Publish Equality Objectives which are specific and measurable.


Our Equalities Policy is in line with national guidance and contains information about how the school complies with the Public Sector Equality Duty. We also give guidance to staff and the wider school community on our approach to promoting equality.

Our Equality Objectives reflect the school’s priorities, our cooperative values and draw upon available data and other evidence. Careful analysis of this is undertaken in order to ensure that we are working to achieve improved outcomes for different groups. Our school’s equality objectives are updated at least every four years.

Staffing Policies

Health & Safety

Other School Policies and Procedures


School Meal Debt Recovery Policy