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Website Guidelines Updated (June 2017)

Posted on: 19th Jun 2017 by: ANME

On 16 June 2017, the website guidelines for schools and colleges were updated, including several additional requirements. Paul Gillon - one of our members shared it on the member Portal, though the amendments weren't indicated. Thanks to Al Kingsley, Managing Director of NetSupport, a school governor, and one of the ANME's sponsors quickly went through and identified the changes for us.

For Academies, Free Schools, and Colleges, the changes are as follows:

Showing KS2 data - now also show

  • your pupils’ average score in the reading test
  • your pupils’ average score in the maths test

Showing data for KS4 - now also show

  • your school’s progress 8 score
  • your school’s attainment 8 score
  • percentage of pupils who’ve achieved grade C or above in English and maths at the end of KS4 - this requirement will change from January 2018 when you must publish the percentage of pupils achieving a strong pass (grade 5 or above) in English and maths
  • percentage of pupils entering for the English Baccalaureate ( previously just percentage that acheived)
  • percentage of students staying in education or employment after key stage 4 (destinations)

Showing data for KS5 - now also show

  • 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 your students get at KS5, 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)

Pupil Premium - now also show 

  • the date of the next pupil premium strategy review

Accessibility plan - must be shown

Academies and free schools must also 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)

In addition to ethos, now need to also include details on Equality Objectives

  • 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

Annual Accounts - now also include ( would have been included before anyway but now explicitly mentioned)

  • names of charity trustees and members


The full guidelines can be seen online here:

Academies, Free Schools, and Colleges:

Maintained Schools:

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