Each ESF school is responsible for writing and regularly reviewing its own set of policies covering all aspects of the school’s life, routines and procedures.

Policies are informative, working documents which aim to establish excellence in procedures and practice and which educate and empower those that work within the organisation. Their contents are in harmony with the core values and Christian ethos of the schools.

On each policy document, the date of the most recent review and the date of the next scheduled review will be recorded so that no policy becomes out of date.

To view a particular policy, please select the required link below. This will open the policy document:

Accessibility Policy

Accessibility Plan 2019 to 2022

Admissions and Appeals Policy

Anti-Bullying Policy

Behaviour Policy
Addendum to the Behaviour and Discipline Policy

Careers Guidance and Inspiration

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Deed of Novation

Deed of Novation Schedules

Early Years Policy

Equality Objectives

Health and Safety Policy

Peer on Peer Abuse Policy

Special Educational Needs Policy

Supporting Students with Medical Conditions


In addition to individual schools’ policies, a number of policies govern the running of the Foundation. Links to key policies and procedures can be found below:

ESF Academy Articles of Association

ESF Anti-Bribery Policy

ESF British Values Policy

ESF Charging and Remissions Policy

ESF Collective Worship Policy

ESF Complaints Policy

ESF Data Protection Policy

ESF Disclosure and Barring Service Policy

ESF Discretionary Policy

ESF E-Safety Policy

ESF Equality and Diversity Policy

ESF Equality Policy

ESF Freedom of Information Policy

ESF Freedom of Information Procedure

ESF Funding Agreement (Master)

ESF Funding Agreement (Emmanuel College)

ESF Gender Pay Gap Report 2019-20

ESF Health and Safety Policy

ESF Modern Slavery Human Trafficking Statement

ESF Parent and Visitor Code of Conduct

ESF Provider Access Policy

ESF Records Management and Retention Policy and Schedule

ESF Relationships and Sex Education Policy

ESF Scheme of Delegation

ESF Scheme of delegation addendum

ESF Statement of Procedures for dealing with allegations of abuse against staff

ESF Supplemental Funding Agreement – Bede Academy

ESF Supplemental Funding Agreement – The King’s Academy

ESF Supplemental Funding Agreement – Trinity Academy

ESF Supplemental Funding Agreement – Grace College

ESF Supplemental Funding Agreement – Christ’s College

ESF Trade Union Facility Time 18-19 Statutory Reporting

ESF Whistleblowing Policy