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'.

Contact Details

Your school’s website must include the following:

  • your school’s name
  • your school’s postal address
  • your school’s telephone number
  • the name of the member of staff who deals with queries from parents and other members of the public
  • the name and contact details of your special educational needs (SEN) co-ordinator (SENCO)

Admission Arrangements

  • you must publish your school’s admission arrangements each year and keep them up for the whole school year.

You must explain:

  • how you’ll consider applications for every age group
  • your 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.

Ofsted Reports

You must publish either:

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

Exam and Assessment Results

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

  • progress 8 score
  • attainment 8 score
  • percentage of pupils who achieved a good pass (grade C or above) English and maths | from January 2018 - the percentage of pupils who achieved a strong pass (grade 5 or above) in English and maths
  • percentage of pupils who achieved the English Baccalaureate
  • student ‘destinations’ (the percentage of students who continue in education or training, or move on to employment at the end of 16 to 19 study)
  • You must include a link to the school and college performance tables.

You must publish the following Key stage 5 (16 to 18) information:

  • the progress your students have made compared with students across the country, shown separately for A levels, academic, applied general and tech level qualifications
  • the average grade that your students get at key stage 5, shown separately for A levels, academic, applied general and tech level qualifications
  • the progress your students have made in English and maths
  • retention (this is the proportion of students who get to the end of the main programme of study that they enrolled on at your institution), shown separately for each qualification type
  • destinations (this is the percentage of students who continue in education or training, or move on to employment in the year after the end of key stage 4)

Performance Tables

  • You must include a link to the school and college performance tables service.


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

Behaviour Policy

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

Complaints Procedure

You must publish:

  • details of your school’s complaints procedure
  • any arrangements for handling complaints from parents of children with special educational needs (SEN) about the support the school provides

Pupil Premium

You must publish a strategy for the school’s use of the pupil premium.

For the current academic year, you must include:

  • your school’s pupil premium grant allocation amount
  • a summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school
  • how you’ll spend the pupil premium to overcome those barriers and the reasons for that approach
  • how you’ll measure the effect of the pupil premium
  • the date of the next review of the school’s pupil premium strategy

For the previous academic year, you must include:

  • how you spent the pupil premium allocation
  • the effect of the expenditure on eligible and other pupils

Pupil premium 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 system.

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:

  • your funding allocation for the current academic year
  • details of how you intend to spend your allocation
  • details of how you spent your previous year’s allocation
  • how last year’s allocation made a difference to the attainment of the pupils who benefit from the funding

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 of the Children and Families Act 2014
  • regulation 51 and schedule 1 of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014

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

Careers Programme Information

You must publish information about the school's careers programme. This information must relate to the delivery of careers guidance to year 8 to 13 pupils in accordance with Section 42A of the Education Act 1997. For the current academic year, you must include:

  • the name, email address and telephone number of the school’s Careers Leader
  • a summary of the careers programme, including details of how pupils, parents, teachers and employers may access information about the careers programme
  • how the school measures and assesses the impact of the careers programme on pupils
  • the date of the school’s next review of the information published

Equality Objectives

Public bodies, including local-authority-maintained schools, are covered by the public sector equality duty in the Equality Act 2010. 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
  • your school’s equality objectives - you should update this at least once every 4 years

Details of these publishing obligations are set out in Equality Act 2010: advice for schools

Governors’ information and duties

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.

Charging & Remissions Policies

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

Ethos & Values

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

Requests for paper copies

  • If a parent requests a paper copy of the information on your school’s website, you must provide this free of charge.

Last updated 16th June 2017. Source: 2017, What Maintained Schools Must Publish Online