The statutory requirements for school website content came into force in September 2013. We have comprised a list so you can check your schools website is meeting the requirements.
It is essential your website includes the following pieces of information:
- Contact details including the school’s name, postal address, telephone number and a contact number for enquiries
- Curriculum content by year group by subject with source for additional information.
- A statement about the school’s aims and ethos.
- Details of how to access latest Ofsted reports and DFE school performance tables.
- Most recent KS2/KS4 results.
- Pupil Premium amount, details of last years spend and impact on attainment.
- Guidance on the approach to the teaching of reading.
- Schools policies in relation to behaviour charging and SEN/disability provisions.
- Admission arrangements
Next, prior to inspection, inspectors are advised to review the school website in general and specifically to examine:
- Details of PE and Sports provision
- A prospectus and other information for parents.
- Any safeguarding issues that may need to be followed up during inspection.
- Whether schools are encouraging parents to complete parent view by lacing a link on their website to the parent view website.
Finally, here are some usual pieces of information that we recommend schools to put on their website;
- Head teachers name
- Time of school day, lessons and assemblies
- After school clubs and extra-curricular activities
- Information about disabled access
- A twitter feed
- A blog/news feed
- Copies of letters sent out to parents
- Gallery showing children at school and pieces of work
- Staff and governess list.
This list can seem very daunting. Nuschools has a lot of experience in building school websites. We’ll make the process a lot simpler and painless for your school. If you would like to chat to us regarding any aspect of your schools website, contact us via the contact tab or call 0161 639 0225.