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DFE Website Requirements Checklist - Academies, Free Schools & Colleges

Published on 01/11/18

As part of the Ofsted and Department for Education (DfE) requirements, there is certain information which Academies, Free Schools and Colleges must publish on their websites.

We know that the regulations can sometimes be a minefield to navigate, so we've put together a handy checklist designed to help your Academy / College check that you are up to date with all of the recent Ofsted changes. 

The updated guidance for the current academic year was published on the 25th October 2018. 

Please note:
Whilst individual updates to specific policies have been posted on an interim basis, there has been no wholesale changes to the DfE website requirements since October 2018.

The Regulations - Background Information

The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 were laid before Parliament on the 30th March 2016 and came into force on the 1st September 2016. Since then, they have been updated by the Department for Education on a regular basis, as and when new policies have come into force. 

Our Handy Ofsted Checklist

To make it as simple as possible for you to navigate the Ofsted requirements, we have provided you with a handy checklist to ensure you have everything covered.

The checklist starts off with general essential criteria before going on to split into three sections; Up to and including Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 and FE and Sixth-Form Colleges so that you can easily find the sections relevant to your school. The document then ends with some non-essential but helpful information which you may choose to include on your website.

Our team are constantly monitoring the Department for Education website, so please do keep checking back periodically for our most recent version or  follow us on Twitter, to be one of the first to know when we've updated our guidance. 

Not an academy? You can check out our version specifically for local authority maintained schools here

Katie Sixsmith

Katie joined e4education in November 2015 and is our Marketing and Communications Executive. She has a 2.1 BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature from the Open University.

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