Statutory Information

Based on guidance from Department of Education, this page details the information that academies should publish on their websites and where you will find it on the Mount Charles School Website.
 
 Information Required  Where this information can be found on the website
School contact details

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
  • name and address of the chair of the governing body
  • name and details of your SEN co-ordinator (SENCO) if you’re a mainstream academy

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

  • if the school’s owner is a body of persons, you should publish the address and telephone number of its office
Contact information can be found on the Contact page of the website and at the bottom of every page.
Admission Arrangements
 
Admissions arrangements of all mainstream academies and free schools must comply with the ‘School admissions code’ and the ‘School admissions appeals code’.
 
 Information on admissions in Admissions Arrangements page in Parents section
Exclusion Arrangements
 
If you are an academy or free school other than a 16 to 19 academy, you should publish details of your policy for excluding pupils.
 
 Information on exclusions contained within the Behaviour Policy, available in Policies Section of Parents area.
Ofsted Reports
 

Academies and colleges should do one of the following:

  • publish a copy of your school’s or college’s most recent Ofsted report
  • publish a link to the webpage where users can find your school’s or college’s most recent Ofsted report
 A copy of the school's most recent Ofsted report is available within the Parents section.
Exam and assessment reports
 
Key Stage 2 (end of primary school) results
 
We’ll publish the 2016 key stage 2 (KS2) performance tables in December 2016.

From December 2016, academies and free schools should publish the following information on their website:

  • percentage of pupils who’ve achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and maths
  • average progress that pupils have made in reading between KS1 and KS2
  • average progress that pupils have made in writing between KS1 and KS2
  • average progress that pupils have made in maths between KS1 and KS2
  • percentage of pupils who’ve achieved a higher standard in reading, writing and maths
  • your pupils’ average score in the reading test
  • your pupils’ average score in the maths test

You can find more information about these KS2 performance measures, including the higher standard, in the ‘Primary school accountability’ guidance.

Peformance tables

Academies and colleges should publish a link to the school and college performance tables.

 This information will be available on the Examination Results page within the Curriculum Pages in Parents section.
 
Within this page there is a link to school and college performance tables.
Curriculum
 

Academies and free schools must publish:

  • the content of the curriculum your school follows in each academic year for every subject
  • your approach to the curriculum
  • how parents or other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum your school is following
  • how you meet the 16 to 19 study programme requirements (if you have a sixth-form or offer education at 16 to 19)

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

  • the names of any phonics or reading schemes you are using in key stage 1
  • a list of the courses available to pupils at KS4, including GCSEs
  • the 16 to 19 qualifications you offer
 This information is all available within the Curriculum pages within the Parents section.
Behaviour Policy
 
If you are an academy or free school, you should publish details of your school’s behaviour policy, including its anti-bullying strategy.
 The Behaviour Policy can be accessed through the Policies section of Parents pages.
Pupil Premium
 

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

Regardless of what your funding agreement requires you to publish, we recommend that, if you are an academy or free school, you publish details of your pupil premium strategy.

For the current academic year, we recommend you publish:

  • how much pupil premium funding you received for this academic year
  • details of the main barriers to educational achievement that the disadvantaged children in your school face
  • how you will spend your pupil premium funding to address these barriers and the reasons for the approach you’ve chosen
  • how you will measure the impact of the pupil premium
  • the date of the next pupil premium strategy review

For the previous academic year, we recommend you publish:

  • how you spent your pupil premium funding
  • the impact that the pupil premium had on pupils

The Teaching Schools Council has produced guidance for schools on developing and presenting their pupil premium strategy, including a pupil premium strategy template.

The Mount Charles Pupil Premium Statement can be found within the Parents section of the website.
PE and sport premium for primary schools

If your school receives PE and sport premium funding, your grant funding agreement will explain what information you must publish. It is likely that you’ll have to include:

  • how much PE and sport premium funding you received for this academic year
  • a full breakdown of how you’ve spent or will spend the funding this year
  • the effect of the premium on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment
  • how you will make sure these improvements are sustainable
 The Mount Charles School PE and Sport Premium Statement is available within the Parents section of the website.
Special Educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
 
Special educational needs (SEN) report
 
Academies and free schools should publish a report on their policy for pupils with SEN.

The report must comply with:

Accessibility plan for disabled pupils

Academies and free schools need to carry out accessibility planning for disabled pupils under the Equalities Act 2010.

You must publish your accessibility plan, which should include details of how you’re:

  • increasing your disabled pupils’ ability to participate in your school’s curriculum
  • improving the physical environment of your school so disabled pupils can take better advantage of the education, benefits, facilities and services you offer
  • improving the availability of accessible information to your disabled pupils

The accessibility plan you publish can either be a freestanding document or part of another document (such as your school development plan).

The SEN Report, Accessibility Statement and Plan and School Offer are all available within the SEND Pages within the Parents section.  
Equality objectives
 

As public bodies, academies and free schools must comply with the public sector equality duty. This means you have to:

  • publish details of how your school is complying with the public sector equality duty - you should update this every year
  • publish your school’s equality objectives - you should update this at least once every 4 years

You need to include details of how your school is:

  • eliminating discrimination (see the Equalities 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)
Information can be found within the Single Equality Scheme found within the SEND Pages in the Parents section of the website. 
Complaints policy
 
We recommend that all academies and colleges publish their complaints policy online. This will allow parents to access the information more easily.
 Complaints Policy is available in the Policies section within Parents pages.
Annual Reports and accounts
 
Academies and free schools
 
You should publish certain financial information about your school:
  • annual report
  • annual audited accounts
  • memorandum of association
  • articles of association
  • names of charity trustees and members
  • funding agreement

You can find more guidance about these in the ‘Academies financial handbook’.

 Financial information relating to Peninsula Learning Trust is available on the PLT Website.
Governors' information and duties

Academies and free schools
 
The ‘Academies financial handbook’ explains what information you need to publish about your school and its governing body.
The Governors Pages within our About Us section contain this information.
Charging and remissions policies

Academies and free schools should publish their 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
The Mount Charles Charging Policy is available on the Policies page within the Parents section.
Values and ethos
 
Academies and colleges should publish a statement of their ethos and values.
Our aims and values are displayed on our About Us page 
Requests for copies
 
If a parent requests a paper copy of the information on your website, you must provide this free of charge.
 This can be organised through speaking to the school secretary.