New online rules for schools

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Schools are required to publish key pieces of information and data online from this month.

Revised regulations came into force on Saturday (September 1) that scrap the requirement for schools to publish its prospectus annually and instead set out new online requirements. Schools must now publish online:

  • Pupil Premium allocation, use and impact on attainment.

  • Curriculum provision, content and approach by year and subject.

  • Admission arrangements.

  • Its policy in relation to behaviour, charging, and SEN and disability provision.

  • Links to Ofsted reports and to achievement and attainment performance data.

  • Its latest key stage 4 attainment and progress measures.

Also scrapped under the revised School Information Regulations is the requirement for schools to have a curriculum policy. The new regulations apply to state schools. Academies and free schools will have to provide much of this information through their funding agreements.

For the Pupil Premium, schools must publish details of its allocation and plans to spend it in the current year. For the previous year, schools should publish “a statement of how the money was spent and the impact that it had on educational attainment of those pupils at the school”. On the curriculum, schools must publish: “Details of the school’s curriculum, content and approach, by academic year and by subject, including details of GCSE options and other qualifications offered at key stage 4.”

For more information, visit the Department for Education's website.


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