New statutory requirements for school websites

The statutory requirements for maintained schools to publish certain information on their school websites were brought into effect in 2012. Since then there have been a number of updates and changes to what should be published on school websites. This month sees the latest set of changes which came into effect from 16th June 2017.

On the DfE website you can now find guidance for what schools are required to publish online separated into two different sets of information; one for maintained schools and one for academies, free schools and colleges.

To view the latest information there are now two pages on the DfE website to view:

Maintained schools

Academies, free schools and colleges

To read more about the regulations governing this please refer to The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016.

Summary of main changes

The requirements now include:

What to do now?

We have updated out website audit tool to reflect the changes which you can use to check that you are compliant:

PYS Website Audit June 2017 – Maintained Schools

PYS Website Audit June 2017 – Academies, Free Schools and Colleges

If these changes have come at a busy time, why not get us to audit your website for you and make general recommendations about how you could improve what you are putting on your website and how you are using it to get the best from it.

If you want more help and advice with auditing your site please contact Lisa Savage on lisa.savage@promoteyourschool.co.uk or 020 7404 3400.