Statutory Information

Please follow hyperlinks below to find information published on this website in compliance with: What academies, free schools and colleges should publish online.

  • School contact details can be found on our Contact Us page.
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    Your website should include the:

    • name of your school or college
    • postal address of your school or college
    • telephone number of your school or college
    • name of the member of staff who deals with queries from parents and other members of the public
    • name of the headteacher or principal
    • name and contact details of the chair of the governing body (if you have one)
    • name and contact details of your special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO) unless you’re a special academy or sixth form or FE college

    As an academy, you should publish the website, address and telephone number of your academy trust.

  • Admission arrangements can be found via our Admissions page.
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    Admissions arrangements for all mainstream academy schools 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).

  • School Uniform can be found on our our School Uniform page.
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    The published uniform policy should be easy to understand and, where a school has a school uniform, should:

    • clearly state whether an item is optional or required
    • make clear if the item will only be worn at certain times of the year (for example, if it’s summer or winter uniform)
    • make clear whether a generic item will be accepted or if a branded item is required
    • make clear whether an item can only be purchased from a specific retailer or if it can be purchased more widely, including from second-hand retailers
  • Ofsted report can be found via our Inspection Reports page where you can also find a link to previous reports on the Ofsted website.
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    You must publish either:

    • a copy of your school's most recent Ofsted report
    • a link to the report on the Ofsted website
  • Exam and assessment results for Key stage 2 (KS2) can be found on our Policies & Statements page.
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    You do not need to publish your key stage 2 results for the academic year 2021 to 2022 on your website, as the Secretary of State will not publish this data. This is because statutory assessments returned for the first time since 2019, without adaptations, after disruption caused by the pandemic.

    You should continue to display your school’s most recent key stage 2 performance measures, as published by the Secretary of State, on your website. For most schools, these will be the performance measures published for the 2018 to 2019 academic year.

  • Performance tables can be found via a link on our Policies & Statements page.
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    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.

  • School Opening Hours and Times an be found on the Our School Day page
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    Schools should publish on their website their opening and closing times and the total time this amounts to in a typical week (for example 32.5 hours).

    Schools should show the compulsory times they are open. This time runs from the official start of the school day (morning registration) to the official end of the compulsory school day. It includes breaks, but not optional before or after school activities.

  • Curriculum details can be found on our Curriculum pages.
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    You must publish:

    • the content of the curriculum your school follows in each academic year for every subject
    • your approach to the curriculum
    • the names of any phonics or reading schemes you are using in KS1
    • how parents or other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum your school is following
  • Behaviour policy details can be viewed or downloaded from our School Policies page.
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    Academies should publish details of the school’s behaviour policy, including their anti-bullying strategy.

  • Pupil premium information can be viewed or downloaded from our Policies & Statements page.
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    All schools that receive pupil premium funding must publish a pupil premium strategy statement each year by 31 December.

    In the strategy statement, you must explain how your pupil premium and recovery premium is being spent and the outcomes that are being achieved for pupils. It’s important that parents and trustees understand this, and you should write it with them in mind.

    You must use the DfE template to produce your statement. This can be found alongside completed examples and guidance for school leaders on the pupil premium guidance page.

    The template has been designed to ensure that your statement reflects the requirements in the pupil premium conditions of grant. This includes a requirement for pupil premium and recovery premium to be spent in line with the department’s ‘menu of approaches’ from the start of the 2022 to 2023 academic year. The menu can be found in the document ‘Using pupil premium: guidance for school leaders’, on the pupil premium guidance page.

    We recommend that you plan your pupil premium use over 3 years. If you do so, you are still required to update your statement each year to reflect your spending activity for that academic year and the impact of pupil premium in the previous academic year.

  • PE and sport premium for primary schools information can be viewed or downloaded from our Policies & Statements page.
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    If your school receives PE and sport premium funding, you must publish:

    • the amount of premium received
    • a full breakdown of how it has been spent (or will be spent)
    • what impact the school has seen on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment
    • how the improvements will be sustainable in the future

    You are also required to publish the percentage of pupils within your year 6 cohort who met the national curriculum requirement to:

    • swim competently, confidently, and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
    • use a range of strokes effectively (for example front crawl, backstroke, and breaststroke)
    • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

    You must publish all the information in this section by the end of the summer term, or 31 July at the latest. This is outlined in the conditions of grant document.

    To help plan, monitor and report on the impact of your spending, partners in the physical education and school sport sector have developed a template. The template can be accessed through the Association for PE and Youth Sport Trust websites.

  • Public Sector Equality Duty details can be viewed or downloaded from our Policies & Statements page (see Equality Policy in Trust policies folder).
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    The Equality Act 2010: advice for schools provides information as to how your school can demonstrate compliance with the public sector equality duty. For example, including details of how your school is:

    • eliminating unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited under the Equality Act 2010
    • advancing equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not
    • fostering good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not
    • 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

    As public bodies, academies and FE institutions must comply with the public sector equality duty in the Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017. This means you must publish:

    • details of how your school complies with the public sector equality duty - you must update this every year
    • your school’s equality objectives - you must update this at least once every 4 years
  • Special educational needs and disability (SEND) information and Accessibility plan can be viewed, printed or downloaded from our Special Educational Needs page.
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    Academy schools (but not FE colleges and 16 to 19 academies) must publish an information report on your website about the implementation of your school’s policy for pupils with SEN. Schools should update the report at least annually.

    You should update any changes occurring during the year as soon as possible. The report must comply with section 69 of the Children and Families Act 2014, meaning that it must contain:

    • the ‘SEN information’ specified in schedule 1 to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014. Statutory guidance on this is contained in paragraphs 6.79 to 6.82 of the special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years;
    • information on:
      • the arrangements for the admission of disabled pupils
      • the steps you have taken to prevent disabled pupils from being treated less favourably than other pupils
      • the facilities you provide to help disabled pupils to access the school
      • the plan prepared under paragraph 3 of schedule 10 to the Equality Act 2010 (accessibility plan) for:
        • increasing the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the school’s curriculum
        • improving the physical environment of the school for the purpose of increasing the extent to which disabled pupils are able to take advantage of education and benefits, facilities or services provided or offered by the school
        • improving the delivery to disabled pupils of information which is readily accessible to pupils who are not disabled
  • Required Policies information can be viewed or downloaded from our Policies & Statements page.
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    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.

    You must publish your school’s charging and remissions policies. The policies must include details of:

    • the activities or cases for which your school will charge pupils’ parents
    • the circumstances where your school will make an exception on a payment you would normally expect to receive under your charging policy
  • Child Protection Policy and Procedures can be found on our Policies & Statements page.
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    The document must be published either on the school website or via other means (DfE statutory guidance 'Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018)

  • Values and ethos of the school are articulated on our About Us page.
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    Academies and colleges should publish a statement of their ethos and values.

  • Annual accounts and Governance Statement details can be viewed or downloaded from The Good Shepherd website using the link on The Good Shepherd page of this website.
  • Governance Details and Register of Interests can be found on our Governance Details page.
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    The Academies financial handbook explains what information you need to publish about your school and its governing body.    

  • Collecting and publishing governing board diversity data Awaiting further guidance from the DfE before publishing governance diversity data.
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    ***Awaiting further  guidance before publishing governance diversity data***

    The requirement to publish governance diversity data was published on the 17th April 2023. The requirement is not specific about the type of data required or how it should be anonymised when boards are small. Until there has been clarification the Good Shepherd Trust and its schools will pause publication of this data. 

    Diversity data for the Trust's board of directors and Local Governing Bodies will be published in due course.

    Diversity is important and the aim is for governing boards to be increasingly reflective of the communities they serve.

    Academy trust boards are encouraged to collect and publish diversity data about the board and any local committees. Information should be widely accessible to members of the school community and the public. Board members can opt out of sharing their information, including protected characteristics, at any given time, including after publication.

    Academy trusts must ensure that individuals cannot be identified through the publication of data, particularly when board member levels are low. Read more about this in the data protection toolkit for schools and Equality Act 2010: advice for schools.

    There is no prescriptive way to collect diversity data from volunteers; this needs to be done on a voluntary basis. Trusts may prefer to adopt a similar approach to how they collate the diversity data of pupils.

  • Term Dates can be found on our Calendar and Term Dates Page
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    Term dates for the next two years.

  • Privacy Notice can be found on our Privacy Notice page
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    You must publish or otherwise make freely available your Privacy Notice for the use of pupil information.