School Policies

School policies cover most aspects of school life in order to ensure good intentions become consistent practice. Below are some of our most important policies, for your reference. If you want to know our policy on something that is not listed, please ask the school office.

If English is not your first language and you require support to read these policies, then please ask the school office. We are happy to translate these policies for you.

All policies are reviewed regularly – usually every two to three years unless changes in legislation require a more immediate change.

Safeguarding Policies

Safeguarding Policy 2022 – 23

Other Safeguarding Policies

Online Safety and Remote Learning Policies

Teaching and Learning Policies

Admissions Policies

Admissions Policy 2022-23

This policy was used for allocating places to Reception Class starting in Sept 22 and in year admission / appeals 2022-23.

Admissions Policy 2023-24

‘Following a decision of the Schools Adjudicator (VAR2277 and VAR2283), this admission policy was revised on 24.02. 2023, to give effect to that decision. Consequently, the wording for oversubscription criterion 2 has been revised and further information relating to permanent residency has been provided.’

This policy will be used for allocating places to Reception Class starting in Sept 23 and in year admissions 2023-24.

Admissions Policy 2024-25

This policy will be used for allocating places to Reception Class starting in Sept 24 and in year admissions 2024-25.

Admissions Policy Procedures (for dealing with delayed entry or ‘out of school year’ requests)

Governance Policies

Equality Policies

Health & Safety Policies

The school’s Critical Incident Policy is not available to view online but an abridged version is available from the school office on request.

In addition to the Health & Safety Policy, the school has detailed risk assessments and procedures relating to:

  • Outbreak Management Plan (see Coronavirus Update page)
  • Manual handling
  • Fire safety and safe evacuation
  • First Aid
  • Working at heights
  • Lone working
  • Volunteers working in school
  • Accident reporting
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Violence and Aggression at work
  • Workstations and digital screen equipment
  • COSHH (Controlling exposure to chemicals) and other potentially harmful substances used in schools e.g. science activities, clay
  • Lunchtime and food hygiene
  • Intimate care e.g. supporting an SEND child with toileting
  • Restraint handling guidelines
  • Maintenance of equipment e.g. PE apparatus, electrical equipment
  • Asbestos Management
  • Water hygiene and legionella

These procedures and guidelines are reviewed annually. If you would like a copy, please contact the School Office in the first instance.

Data Protection Policies

Church School Policies