Statutory Requirements

As a maintained school in England, St Paul’s Catholic College is required to publish specific information on its website as stipulated by the UK government.

This page outlines how St Paul's Catholic College meets the government's statutory requirements and provides direct links to the content on this website. The full list of statutory requirements is available on the government's page for 'What maintained schools must publish online'.

Contacts

Your school's website must include:

  • your school’s name
  • your school’s postal address
  • your school’s telephone number

Admissions

You must do one of the following:

  • publish your school’s admission arrangements, explaining how you will consider applications for every age group, including:
  • arrangements for selecting the pupils who apply
  • your oversubscription criteria (how you offer places if there are more applicants than places)
  • an explanation of what parents should do if they want to apply for their child to attend your school
  • publish details of how parents can find out about your school’s admission arrangements through your local authority.

Charging & Remissions

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

Behaviour

  • You should publish details of your school’s behaviour policy.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

You must publish a report on your 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
  • section 6 of the 'Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years'

The report must include:

  • your school’s admission arrangements for pupils with SEN or disabilities
  • the steps you’ve taken to prevent pupils with SEN from being treated less favourably than other pupils
  • details of your school’s access facilities for pupils with SEN
  • the accessibility plan your governing body has written in compliance with paragraph 3 of schedule 10 to the Equality Act 2010

Ethos & Values

  • Your website should include a statement of your school’s ethos and values.

Exam Results

You must publish the following details from your school’s most recent KS4 results:

  • percentage of pupils who achieved a C or above in GCSEs (or equivalent) in 5 or more subjects, including English and maths
  • percentage of pupils who achieved the English Baccalaureate
  • percentage of pupils who have achieved at least the minimum expected levels of progress in English and maths between KS2 and KS4
  • You must include a link to the school and college performance tables.

Performance

You must do one of the following:

  • publish a copy of your school’s most recent Ofsted report
  • publish a link to the webpage where users can find your school’s most recent Ofsted report

Curriculum

You must publish:

  • the content of the curriculum your school follows in each academic year for every subject
  • a list of the courses available to pupils at KS4, including GCSEs
  • how parents or other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum your school is following

Pupil Premium

You must publish details of how your school spends its pupil premium funding and the effect this has had on the attainment of the pupils who attract the funding.

You must include:

  • how much pupil premium funding you received for this academic year
  • details of how you intend to spend the funding, including your reasons and evidence
  • details of how you spent the pupil premium funding you received for last academic year
  • how it made a difference to the attainment of disadvantaged pupils

The funding is allocated for each financial year, but the information you publish online should refer to the academic year, as this is how parents and the general public understand the school year.

As you won’t know how much funding you’re getting for the latter part of the academic year (from April to July), you should report on the funding up to the end of the financial year. You should then update this information later in the year when you have all the figures.

Year 7 Literacy & Numeracy Catch-Up Fund

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 academic year
  • details of how you intend to spend the funding
  • details of how you spent your year 7 catch-up premium last academic year
  • how it made a difference to the attainment of the pupils who attract the funding

Governance

You must publish information about your school’s governors, including details of each governor who has served at any point over the past 12 months:

  • the structure and remit of the governing body and any committees, and the full names of the chair of each;
  • their full names, date of appointment, term of office, date they stepped down (where applicable), who appointed them (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government),
  • relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests) including:
    • governance roles in other educational institutions;
    • any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives); and
  • the attendance record at governing body and committee meetings over the last academic year.

Last updated 25th April 2016. Source: 2016, What Maintained Schools Must Publish Online