DfE Regulations Summary

School Prospectuses & Other Policy Documents
Changes from 1st September 2012

The Department for Education's New Regulations
and How it Affects Your School


From 1st September 2012, The Department for Education has removed the requirement for schools in England to produce a printed prospectus, freeing them from unnecessary bureaucracy and expenditure.

As part of the regulation change, the Department has introduced a requirement for schools to publish key information online, ensuring there is consistent information available for parents to access on the web In short, this new regulation means schools need to be hosting their prospectuses and their key policies online, with this content being continually updated.

The information that must be published includes:
  • Pupil Premium allocation, plans, expenditure and results
  • Curriculum, GCSE options at KS4 and phonic and reading schemes (primary)
  • Links to Ofsted reports and DfE School Performance Tables
  • Admission arrangements, numbers and the process for applications
  • Policies on behaviour, and SEN and disability provision

Read full details of the regulations

ow Go Education can help your school comply
By moving away from a paper prospectus, the government has removed the burden of expenditure that this exercise entails. However, the DfE has stipulated 2 key requirements instead.

Schools must:-

  1. ensure that the minimum required information is available online at all times
  2. ensure that this information is kept up to date at all times

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Other Useful Links
More detailed information
DfE Website
Official Regulations Document