Statutory policies and documents

Download our list of statutory policies and documents to check that your school has all the policies you need to be compliant.

Last reviewed on 28 March 2023See updates
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  1. Most recent changes
  2. Maintained schools
  3. Academies and free schools
  4. Independent schools
  5. Policies you must publish online
  6. Approval of policies
  7. Ofsted doesn't set the rules on school policies

Most recent changes

The Department for Education (DfE) last updated its list of statutory policies in March 2022. 

We'll update our documents below if the DfE publishes any further revisions. Click 'save for later' in the top right-hand corner to get an email notification each time we update this article.

March 2022 update

Relationships and sex education (RSE) policy - added that non-maintained special schools are also required to have this policy (based on the DfE's RSE guidance) First aid policy - added that maintained nursery schools are also required to have this policy (based on the DfE's first aid in schools guidance) Equality information and objectives statement - added that maintained nursery schools are also required to publish this under regulation 4 and 5 of the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017 Designated teacher for looked-after children (LAC) policy - the DfE has removed this from its list of statutory policies Exam contingency plan - added that

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