Every local-authority-maintained school must publish specific information on its website to comply with The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016.
School contact details
A school’s website must include:
- your school’s name
- your school’s postal address
- your school’s telephone number
- the name of the member of staff who deals with queries from parents and other members of the public
Foundation schools and voluntary-aided schools
If the school’s governing body decides on admissions, schools must publish the admission arrangements each year and keep them up for the whole school year.
Schools must explain:
- how they consider applications for every 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)
- how parents can find out about the school’s admission arrangements through the local authority
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 the school’s most recent key stage 4 results:
- Progress 8 score
- Attainment 8 score
- percentage of pupils who got a good pass in English and maths
- percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate combination of subjects (this means pupils who got a GCSE grade C or above in English, maths, 2 sciences, a language, and history or geography)
- student ‘destinations’ (the percentage of students who continue in education or training, or move on to employment at the end of 16 to 19 study)
Schools must include a link to the school and college performance tables service.
Schools must publish:
- the content of the 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 the school is following
Schools should publish details of the 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 the school’s complaints procedure, which must comply with Section 29 of the Education Act 2002.
Schools must publish a strategy for the school’s use of the pupil premium.
For the current academic year, this 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 will be spent to address those barriers and the reasons for that approach
- how the impact 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 impact of the expenditure on eligible and other pupils
Pupil premium funding is allocated for each financial year, but the information published online should refer to the academic year.
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:
- the funding allocation for the current academic year
- details of how the school intends to spend their allocation
- details of how the school 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 a SEN information report on the school’s policy for pupils with SEN.
The report must comply with:
- section 69(2) of the Children and Families Act 2014
- regulation 51 and schedule 1 of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014
Schools must also publish the accessibility plan prepared in compliance with paragraph 3 of schedule 10 of the Equality Act 2010.
Governors’ information and duties
Schools must publish:
- details of the structure and responsibilities of the governing body and its committees
- information about each governor’s:
- business interests
- financial interests
- governance roles in other schools
Charging and remissions policies
Schools 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 a school website, it will be provided this free of charge.