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Ofsted Ready School Website Checklist

The Department for Education has a list of requirements that schools must display on their school websites.

To comply with these requirements you will need to publish the following information on your school website.

School 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) if you’re a mainstream school

Admission Arrangements

An explanation of:

  • how you’ll consider applications for every age group
  • what parents should do if they want to apply for their child to attend your school
  • your arrangements for selecting the pupils who apply (if you are a selective school)
  • your ‘over-subscription criteria’ (how you offer places if there are more applicants than places)

Ofsted Reports

You must publish either:

  • a copy of your school’s most recent Ofsted report
  • a link to the report on the Ofsted website

Exam & Assessment Results

You also must need to publish the exam and assessment information on your school website:

  • Key stage 2 (end of primary school) results
  • Key stage 4 (end of secondary school) results
  • Key stage 5 (16 to 18) information


You must publish:

  • the content of your school curriculum in each academic year for every subject
  • the names of any phonics or reading schemes you’re using in key stage 1
  • a list of the courses available to pupils at key stage 4, including GCSEs
  • how parents or other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum your school is following

School Complaints Procedure

You must publish details of your school’s complaints procedure, which must comply with Section 29 of the Education Act 2002.

You must also publish any arrangements for handling complaints from parents of children with special educational needs (SEN) about the support the school provides.

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium

If your school has received year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium funding, you must publish:

  • 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

PE and Sport Premium for Primary Schools

If your school receives PE (physical education) and sport premium funding, you must publish:

  • how much funding you received
  • a full breakdown of how you’ve spent the funding or will spend the funding
  • the effect of the premium on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment
  • how you’ll make sure these improvements are sustainable

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

Governors’ Information and Duties

You must publish:

  • details of the structure and responsibilities of the governing body and its committees
  • information about each governor’s:
    • business interests
    • financial interests
    • governance roles in other schools

Pupil Premium

You must publish a strategy for the school’s use of the pupil premium. You no longer have to publish a ‘pupil premium statement’.

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 understand the school system.

SEN and Disability Information

You must publish an Special Educational Needs (SEN) information report on your school’s policy for pupils with SEN and should update it annually.

The report must comply with section 69 of the Children and Families Act 2014.

Values and Ethos

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.

Behaviour Policy

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

The policy must comply with Section 89 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006.

Charging and Remissions Policies

You must publish your school’s charging and ‘remissions’ policies (this means when you cancel fees).

Performance Tables

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

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