Finance & admin policies

  • Data protection: model privacy notices
    Use our model privacy notices to keep yours up to date with the latest regulations and guidance. They'll save you time and help your school or trust stay compliant with this complex area.
  • Finance policies
    Your school isn't required to have a finance policy, but it can be a way to keep some mandatory information or helpful procedures in one place. See examples of finance policies from primary and secondary schools.
  • Freedom of information: publication scheme
    Learn about the requirement for your school to adopt the ICO's model freedom of information publication scheme, and understand what it needs to publish.
  • Governors' allowances and expenses policy: model and examples
    Download and adapt our model governors' allowances and expenses policy to stay compliant. Use our checklist when creating or reviewing your own policy and see examples of policies from other schools.
  • How to review your admissions policy
    Maintained schools and academies are required to have an admissions policy. Understand the requirements, find out how to robustly review your policy, and use our model and examples as a guide for what a good policy looks like.
  • How to review your charging and remissions policy
    Be clear on how to review your charging and remissions policy, including what questions you can ask if you're reviewing a trust-wide policy. Save time with our model policy to see what good looks like.
  • How to review your data protection policy
    Read our model policy to see what good looks like, and use our set of key questions to make sure your school is complying with data protection laws. Get a sense of what a good personal data breach procedure includes using our model.
  • How to review your investment policy
    Review your investment policy using our key questions. Use our model investment policy and examples from trusts to benchmark your own policy.
  • How to review your pupil premium policy
    Be clear on what questions you can ask and what to look out for in your school's pupil premium policy so you can review it confidently.
  • How to review your school uniform policy
    Find out how to review your school's uniform policy. Save time with our example questions to ask, and use our model to see what good looks like.