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School or college contact details

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

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

  • if the school’s owner is an individual, you should publish their full name and contact details (address and a telephone number)

Contact Us

https://www.ridgewoodschool.co.uk/page/?title=Contact+Us&pid=2

Admission arrangements: Academies and free schools

Admissions arrangements for all mainstream academies and free schools must comply with the School admissions code and the School admission appeals code.

Information > Admission arrangements

https://www.ridgewoodschool.co.uk/page/?title=Admission+arrangements&pid=23

16 to 19 academies and colleges

If you’re a 16 to 19 academy, FE college or sixth form, we recommend that you publish details of your admission arrangements. You should publish this information a year before the beginning of the academic year to help parents and students make an informed choice, and we recommend that the arrangements don’t change during the year. You should include details of:

Sixth Form > Admissions

https://www.ridgewoodschool.co.uk/page/?title=Admissions&pid=96

  • open days your college or academy is planning

Sixth Form

https://www.ridgewoodschool.co.uk/page/?title=Sixth+Form&pid=95

  • the process for applying for a place at your college or academy
  • whether your college or academy gives priority to applications from pupils enrolled at particular schools

 

Sixth Form > Admissions

https://www.ridgewoodschool.co.uk/page/?title=Admissions&pid=96

Exclusion arrangements

If you’re an academy or free school other than a 16 to 19 academy, you should publish details of your policy for excluding pupils.

Our learning > Behaviour for Learning

https://www.ridgewoodschool.co.uk/page/?title=Behaviour+for+Learning&pid=47

Ofsted reports

  • 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

About us > Performance

https://www.ridgewoodschool.co.uk/page/?title=Performance&pid=11

Exam and assessment results: Key stage 4 (KS4)

  • your school’s progress 8 score
  • your school’s attainment 8 score
  • percentage of pupils who’ve achieved a strong pass (grade 5 or above) in English and maths at the end of KS4
  • percentage of pupils entering for the English Baccalaureate
  • percentage of pupils who’ve achieved the English Baccalaureate. In 2018, the EBacc attainment measure will change to an average point score (EBacc APS), showing pupils’ point scores across the 5 pillars of the EBacc
  • percentage of students staying in education or employment after key stage 4 (destinations)

About us > Performance

https://www.ridgewoodschool.co.uk/page/?title=Performance&pid=11

Key stage 5 (KS5)

Performance tables

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

About us > Performance

https://www.ridgewoodschool.co.uk/page/?title=Performance&pid=11

Curriculum

  • the content of the curriculum your school follows in each academic year for every subject, including for mandatory subjects such as Religious Education even if it’s taught as part of another subject or subjects or is called something else
  • your approach to the curriculum
  • how parents or other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum your school is following

Our learning > Curriculum subjects

https://www.ridgewoodschool.co.uk/page/?title=Curriculum+subjects&pid=26

Sixth Form

https://www.ridgewoodschool.co.uk/page/?title=Sixth+Form&pid=95

  • a list of the courses available to pupils at key stage 4, including GCSEs

See Year 10 section in Our learning > Curriculum subjects

https://www.ridgewoodschool.co.uk/page/?title=Curriculum+subjects&pid=26

  • the 16 to 19 qualifications you offer

Sixth Form > Courses

https://www.ridgewoodschool.co.uk/page/?title=Courses&pid=99

Behaviour policy

Your school’s behaviour policy, including its anti-bullying strategy.

Our learning > Behaviour for Learning

https://www.ridgewoodschool.co.uk/page/?title=Behaviour+for+Learning&pid=47

Pupil premium

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

Information > Pupil Premium and Y7 Catch Up > Disadvantaged student funding strategy statement

https://www.ridgewoodschool.co.uk/page/?title=Pupil+Premium+and+Y7+catch%2Dup&pid=18

Your pupil premium strategy for the current academic year.

  • 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 overcome these barriers and the reasons for the approach you’ve chosen
  • how you will measure the effect 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 effect that the pupil premium had on pupils

Information > Pupil Premium and Y7 Catch Up > Disadvantaged student funding strategy statement/Pupil Premium policy

https://www.ridgewoodschool.co.uk/page/?title=Pupil+Premium+and+Y7+catch%2Dup&pid=18

Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium

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

Information > Pupil Premium and Y7 Catch Up > Disadvantaged student funding strategy statement/Pupil Premium policy

https://www.ridgewoodschool.co.uk/page/?title=Pupil+Premium+and+Y7+catch%2Dup&pid=18

Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND):

Academies and free schools should publish a report on their policy for pupils or students with SEN and how they put the policy into effect. They should update this information annually, or as soon as possible if there are changes during the year. The report must comply with:

  • section 69 of the Children and Families Act 2014, including:
    • 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

Information > SEND > SEND Policy

https://www.ridgewoodschool.co.uk/page/?title=SEND&pid=17

  • the plan prepared by the owner 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 and 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

Information > SEND > Single equality scheme and accessibility plan

https://www.ridgewoodschool.co.uk/page/?title=SEND&pid=17

Information > SEND > SEND Policy

https://www.ridgewoodschool.co.uk/page/?title=SEND&pid=17

Equality objectives

As public bodies, academies and further education institutions must comply with the public sector equality duty in the Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011. This means you have to:

  • publish details of how your school complies 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
  • details of eliminating discrimination (see the Equalities Act 2010)
  • details of 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 > SEND > Single equality scheme and accessibility plan

https://www.ridgewoodschool.co.uk/page/?title=SEND&pid=17

Careers programme information

From September 2018, academies, free schools and colleges should publish information about the school’s careers programme. This information should relate to the delivery of careers guidance to year 8 to 13 pupils (12 to 18 year olds) and any requirement set out in your funding agreement to deliver careers guidance. For the current academic year, you should 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

Information > Careers

https://www.ridgewoodschool.co.uk/page/?title=Careers&pid=20

Read the statutory guidance for schools on careers guidance and access for education and training providers, or guidance for further education colleges and sixth-form colleges on careers guidance, for more information.

The statutory guidance for schools also contains further information about a policy statement that academies must publish to comply with Section 42B of the Education Act 1997, setting out the circumstances in which providers of technical education and apprenticeships will be given access to year 8 to 13 pupils. This requirement sets out the duty on all schools that provide secondary education to publish a provider access policy statement Your policy statement must set out the circumstances in which education and training providers will be given access to students in years 8-13 for the purposes of informing them about approved technical education qualifications or apprenticeships.

  • Any procedural requirements in relation to requests for access
  • Grounds for granting and refusing requests for access
  • Details of premises or facilities to be provided to a person who is given access

Information > Careers

https://www.ridgewoodschool.co.uk/page/?title=Careers&pid=20

Complaints policy

We recommend that all academies, free schools and colleges publish their complaints policy online.

Information > Policies and documents

https://www.ridgewoodschool.co.uk/page/?title=Policies+and+documents&pid=25

If you’re an academy, free school, FE or sixth-form college, we recommend that you publish your whistleblowing policy online.

Information > Policies and documents

https://www.ridgewoodschool.co.uk/page/?title=Policies+and+documents&pid=25

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.

Information > SEND

https://www.ridgewoodschool.co.uk/page/?title=SEND&pid=17

Annual reports and accounts

  • annual report
  • annual audited accounts
  • memorandum of association
  • articles of association
  • names of charity trustees and members
  • funding agreement

Governors’ information and duties The Academies financial handbook explains what information you need to publish about your school and its governing body.

Charging and remissions policies

Academies and free schools should publish their charging and remissions policies (this means when you cancel fees). The policies must include details of:

  • the activities or cases where your school will charge pupils’ parents

About us > Academy governance

https://www.ridgewoodschool.co.uk/page/?title=Academy+governance&pid=12

Values and ethos Academies and colleges should publish a statement of their ethos and values.

About us > Values and ethos

https://www.ridgewoodschool.co.uk/page/?title=Values+and+ethos&pid=10

Requests for copies If a parent requests a paper copy of the information on your website, you must provide this free of charge.

Contact Us

https://www.ridgewoodschool.co.uk/page/?title=Contact+Us&pid=2