Last reviewed on 9 March 2022
Statutory/mandatory for: Maintained schools Academies Free schools Pupil referral units

Find everything you need to review and approve your school's provider access policy statement. Use our key questions to challenge your school leaders and refer to our model policy to benchmark your own policy and make sure it's compliant.

What this policy needs to do

All maintained schools and academies (including special schools and PRUs) give education and training providers the opportunity to talk to pupils in years 8 to 13 about approved technical qualifications and apprenticeships.

Schools must have a policy statement explaining provider access, published on their school website. The policy must include:

Your school can design the policy statement in a way that best suits its needs - for example, it could be incorporated into a wider careers plan. However the policy statement is