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George Pindar School converted to Academy status on 1 March 2019

We are currently updating our website to reflect this change, so some information may be outdated.

What Academies must publish online

This page explains how George Pindar School complies with the legislation, by showing where the items can be found on our website.

Last Audit: April 2019, for October 2018 Guidance

School contact details

your school’s name        

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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

Community schools and voluntary-controlled schools

If the local authority decides your admissions write that parents should contact the local authority to find out about your admission arrangements.


Ofsted reports

You must publish either:

a copy of your school’s most recent Ofsted report

Either/or - see below

a link to the report on the Ofsted website


Exam and assessment results

Key stage 4 (end of secondary school) results

You must publish the following details from your school’s most recent key stage 4 results:

progress 8 score


attainment 8 score

percentage of pupils who got a good pass (grade C or above) in English and maths - from January 2018 you should publish the percentage of pupils who achieved a strong pass (grade 5 or above) in English and maths

percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) combination of subjects (this means pupils who got a GCSE grade C or above in English, maths, 2 sciences, a language, and history or geography) - during the transition to the new GCSE grading scale we will base the EBacc pass level on grade 5 or above for reformed subjects and grade C and above for unreformed subjects

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)

Performance tables

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

/our-school/ and /examinations/


You must publish:

the content of your school curriculum in each academic year for every subject


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


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.

Read advice on developing and publishing your school’s behaviour policy.


School complaints procedure

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

HLTY - Compalints Procedure

You must also publish 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. You no longer have to publish a ‘pupil premium statement’.

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 understand the school system.

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


Special educational needs (SEN) and disability information

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

You should update any changes occurring during the year as soon as possible.

The report must comply with:


Careers Information and Guidance

  • 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:

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


Charging and remissions policies

You must publish your school’s 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
  • the circumstances where your school will make an exception on a payment you would normally expect to receive under your charging policy

HLTY - Charges and Remissions

Values and ethos

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


Hope Learning Trust York Information

Annual Report and Accounts

HLTY - Annual Report

Trustees Information and Duties

HLTY - Trust Board

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.


Ease of Access Statement – Also applies to letters