DfE Statutory Information

DFE Statutory Information

Updated 26th June 2018 (from https://www.gov.uk/guidance/what-academies-free-schools-and-colleges-should-publish-online)

School or college contact details

Your website should include the:

If you’re an academy or free school, you should publish details about your academy’s sponsor:

Admission arrangements


Admissions arrangements for all mainstream academy schools, other than the institutions detailed below, must comply with the School admissions code and the School admission appeals code.

Academy trusts must publish the admissions arrangements for their schools on their website and keep them there for the whole of the offer year (the school year in which offers for places are made).

16 to 19 academies and colleges

If you’re a 16 to 19 academy, FE college or sixth form, we recommend that you publish details of your admission arrangements.

You should publish this information a year before the beginning of the academic year to help parents and students make an informed choice, and we recommend that the arrangements don’t change during the year. You should include details of:

Ofsted reports

Academies and colleges, including 16 to 19 institutions, should do one of the following:

Exam and assessment results

Key stage 4 (KS4)

We published the 2017 KS4 performance tables in January 2018.

If you’re an academy, you should publish the following information on your website each year:

During the transition to the new GCSE grading scale we will base the EBacc pass level on grade 5 or above for reformed subjects and grade C and above for unreformed subjects.

Key stage 5 (KS5)

If you’re an academy or college, you should publish a link to your 16 to 18 performance tables page.

Performance tables

Academies, including 16 to 19 academies and colleges, should publish a link to the school and college performance tables and your school or college’s performance tables page.


Academies should publish:

Depending on what phase of education your school offers, we recommend you also publish any of the following that apply to your school:

Behaviour policy

Academies should publish details of the school’s behaviour policy, including its anti-bullying strategy.

Pupil premium

If your school receives pupil premium funding, your funding agreement will state what information you need to publish about it.

For the current academic year, we recommend you publish:

For the previous academic year, we recommend you publish:

Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium

If your school receives year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium funding, you must publish details of how you spend this funding and the effect this has had on the attainment of the pupils who attract it.

You must include:

  • how much year 7 catch-up premium you received for this financial year
  • details of how you intend to spend the funding
  • details of how you spent your year 7 catch-up premium last financial year
  • how it made a difference to the attainment of the pupils who attract the funding and how you assessed the effect it had

Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

Special educational needs (SEN) information report

Academies and free schools must publish a report on their policy for pupils or students with SEN and how they put the policy into effect. They should update this information annually, or as soon as possible if there are changes during the year.

The report must comply with:

Careers programme information

From September 2018, academies, free schools and colleges should publish information about the school’s careers programme. This information should relate to the delivery of careers guidance to year 8 to 13 pupils (12 to 18 year olds) and any requirement set out in your funding agreement to deliver careers guidance. For the current academic year, you should include:

The statutory guidance for schools also contains further information about a policy statement that academies must publish to comply with Section 42B of the Education Act 1997, setting out the circumstances in which providers of technical education and apprenticeships will be given access to year 8 to 13 pupils.

Equality objectives

As public bodies, academies and further education institutions must comply with the public sector equality duty in the Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011. This means you have to:

You need to include details of:

  • eliminating discrimination (see the Equality Act 2010)
  • improving equality of opportunity for people with protected characteristics
  • consulting and involving those affected by inequality in the decisions your school or college takes to promote equality and eliminate discrimination (affected people could include parents, pupils, staff and members of the local community)

Complaints policy

We recommend that all academies, free schools and colleges publish their complaints policy online.

If you’re an academy, free school, FE or sixth-form college, we recommend that you publish your whistleblowing policy online.

Academies and free schools must publish any arrangements for handling complaints from parents of children with special educational needs about the support provided by the school.

Annual reports and accounts

Academies and free schools

You should publish the following financial information about your school:

Trustees’ information and duties

Academies and free schools

Academy trusts must publish accessible and up to date details of governance arrangements.

Charging and remissions policies

Academies should publish their charging and remissions policies (this means when you cancel fees). The policies must include details of:

Values and ethos

Academies and colleges should publish a statement of their ethos and values.

Requests for copies

You should provide a paper copy of the information on your website if a parent requests one.