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THE SCHOOL INFORMATION (ENGLAND) (AMENDMENTS) REGULATIONS 2012 (link)

SUMMARY

As of the 1st of September 2012, an amendment to the School Information Requirements will come into force. The two main changes to the requirements are:

  • Schools will no longer be obliged to publish a physical prospectus
  • Instead, there is a list of specific information which schools will be required to make available on their website (or, if the school has no website, the information must be published elsewhere on the web and parents must be made aware of its location.)

1.

The school’s name, postal address and telephone number, plus a contact name to whom enquiries should be addressed

 

2.

The school’s admissions policy in full (including arrangements for selection, oversubscription criteria and the application process). Or – information on where and how this information can be accessed on the local authority’s website

 

3.

Information on where to access the school’s most recent Ofsted report

 

4.

The school’s most recent KS4 results – specifically the following percentages of pupils:

 

a)

% achieving 5+ A* to C GCSEs (or equivalent) including Maths/English

 

b)

% achieving the English Baccalaureate

 

5.

 Information on how to access the School Performance Tables on the DfE website

 

The following information about the school curriculum:

 

6.

For each academic year, the content of the curriculum followed for each subject.   

For KS4, a list of the courses provided which lead to a GCSE qualification; and a list of other KS4 courses, and the qualifications they lead to

 

7.

The measures determined by the head teacher under section 89 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 (determination by head teacher of behaviour policy)

 

8.

The amount of the school’s allocation from the Pupil Premium grant in respect of the current academic year plus the following information:

 

a)

Details of how it is intended that the allocation will be spent

 

b)

Details of how the previous academic year’s allocation was spent

 

c)

The effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils for whom the funding was allocated

 

9.

The report prepared by the school under section 317(5) (a) of EA 1996 (duties of governing bodies in relation to special educational needs)

SEN & Disability Policy updated 2017

 

10.

The school’s charging and remissions policy

 

11

A statement of the school’s ethos and values

  • "My son was skipping and jumping through the halls, and his excitement to show off his school and his lessons was very heart warming. He comes home daily with happy stories about his day at school. He has doubled in confidence and has taken on much more responsibility for himself in such a very short time." - A New Year 7 parent
  • "I'd like to send a quick note on behalf of my son, who attended the Brazil fair (Year 6 outreach event) yesterday. He had a great time and was so excited when he came home and couldn't stop talking about the amazing things that he did whilst at the school. Thank you so much to you and all the boys from MGS who helped make the afternoon such a success. " - Parent of a year 6 student
  • "My husband and I wanted to send a message to say how very impressed we were with our guide on Thursday evening and what a wonderful ambassador he was for your school. His manners were impeccable and he conversed confidently and informatively with us both. In addition, he engaged our 9 year old without patronizing him made his visit fun and insightful. Jack greatly contributed to our first impression of Maidstone Grammar School being such an overwhelmingly positive experience." - A visiting prospective parent
  • "Students’ achievement is outstanding, both in their academic programmes and their personal development." - Ofsted (2013)
  • "My son is in year 7 and was struggling with 2 heavy musical instruments, a school bag, his diabetes bag and his lunch bag this morning and I saw 2 sixth formers rush over to help him carry his bags. I just want to register my thanks." - Parents of a new year 7 student
  • "There is not a week which goes by even now without me thinking of the school with gratitude, and of its teachers who never gave up on me and allowed me a chance in life. " - Words from an Old Maidstonian
  • "The sixth form is outstanding. Students’ above average attainment at the higher grades in AS and A level equip them exceptionally well for higher education and careers of their choice." - Ofsted (2013)