Statutory Information Maintained Schools are Required to Publish

Contact details

School name: St Margaret's CofE (VA) Primary School

School address: School Road, Orford, Warrington WA2 9AD

School telephone number: 01925 634207

Mrs McGuinness (and other office staff) deal with queries from parents and other members of the public

Miss Fleming is our special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO) - contact details are same as school office, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Admission arrangements

Foundation schools and voluntary-aided schools

The school determines its own admissions arrangements,  These may be viewed here:

The admissions arrangements explain:

  • how you’ll consider applications for each relevant age group at your school - this is the age group at which children are normally admitted to the school
  • what parents should do if they want to apply for their child to attend your school
  • your arrangements for selecting pupils who apply (if you are a selective school)
  • your over-subscription criteria (how you offer places if there are more applicants than places available)

In-year applications will be dealt with by 31 August at the latest each year by the local authority.  Application forms for in-year admission are available from the school office or local authority.  Their co-ordination scheme for admissions can be found here:

The timetable and administration for organising and hearing admission appeals for your school by 28 February each year is set by the local authority..


School uniforms

Our school adheres to the statutory guidance on the cost of school uniforms which schools must have regard to when developing and implementing their school uniform policy. The school details of how we meet these are published here:


Ofsted reports

The school’s most recent Ofsted report can be found here:

Or from our school page here: OFSTED (


Test, exam and assessment results

Our results can be found here: SCHOOL RESULTS

Please note that these performance measures are for 2023.

We do not need to publish your key stage 2 results for the academic year 2021 to 2022 on our website, as the Secretary of State will not publish this data. This is because statutory assessments returned for the first time since 2019, without adaptations, after disruption caused by the pandemic.

We continue to display your school’s most recent key stage 2 performance measures, as published by the Secretary of State, on your website. For most schools, these will be the performance measures published for the 2018 to 2019 academic year.



Performance measures website

A link to the school and college performance measures website and your school’s performance measures page can be found here:'s-cofe-voluntary-aided-primary-school/primary


School opening hours

The compulsory school day is from 8.50am - 3.20pm from 01/09/22.  The total hours per week is: 32.5 hrs.

The school gates open at 8.40am.  Some pupils come into school earlier than the start of the day and leave after the end of the school day.

We have staggered breaks between 10.15 and 10.45am and staggered lunchtime from 11.30 and 1.15pm.



Our curriculum is published under the Learning & Curriculum tab. 

Here you will find:

We have also set out how over time we will increase the extent to which disabled pupils participate in the school’s curriculum, as part of your school’s accessibility plan. There are more details in the special educational needs and disabilities section.


Remote education

Our remote education provision can be found here:


Behaviour policy

We publish details of your school’s behaviour policy on our policies page with a link to the Google Drive:

Our policy must comply with section 89 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006.


Pupil premium and recovery premium

We publish our pupil premium strategy statement each year by 31 December:

In the strategy statement, we explain how our pupil premium and recovery premium is being spent and the outcomes that are being achieved for pupils. As it is important that parents and governors understand this, we write it with them in mind.

We use the DfE template to produce our statement. 

The template has been designed to ensure that your statement reflects the requirements in the pupil premium conditions of grant. This includes a requirement for pupil premium and recovery premium to be spent in line with the department’s ‘menu of approaches’ from the start of the 2022 to 2023 academic year. The menu can be found in the document ‘Using pupil premium: guidance for school leaders’, on the pupil premium guidance page.

We plan our pupil premium use over 3 years, but still update our statement each year to reflect our spending activity for that academic year and the impact of pupil premium in the previous academic year.


PE and sport premium for primary schools

We publish our PE and sport premium funding statement each year by the end of the summer term, or 31 July at the latest here:

In it we publish:

  • the amount of premium received
  • a full breakdown of how it has been spent (or will be spent)
  • what impact the school has seen on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment
  • how the improvements will be sustainable in the future

We are also required to publish the percentage of pupils within your year 6 cohort who met the national curriculum requirement to:

  • swim competently, confidently, and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively (for example front crawl, backstroke, and breaststroke)
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

To help us plan, monitor and report on the impact of your spending we use the template from the Association for PE and Youth Sport Trust.


Public sector equality duty

The school published here:

how it demonstrates compliance with the public sector equality duty using Equality Act 2010: advice for schools, including details of how your school is:

  • eliminating unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited under the Equality Act 2010
  • advancing equality of opportunity – between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not
  • fostering good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not
  • consulting and involving those affected by inequality, in the decisions your school takes to promote equality and eliminate discrimination - ffected people could include parents, pupils, staff and members of the local community

As public bodies, local authority-maintained schools must comply with the public sector equality duty in the Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017. This means we publish:

  • an update of how our school complies with the public sector equality duty  every year
  • your school’s equality objectives - which we must update at least once every 4 years


Special educational needs and disability (SEND) information

We publish an information report on your website about the implementation of your school’s policy for pupils with SEN and update it annually.  It can be found on this page:

You should update any changes occurring during the year as soon as possible. The report complies with section 69 of the Children and Families Act 2014, meaning that it must contain:

  • the ‘SEN information’ specified in schedule 1 to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014. Statutory guidance on this is contained in paragraphs 6.79 to 6.82 of the special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years
  • information on:
    • the arrangements for the admission of disabled pupils
    • the steps you have taken to prevent disabled pupils from being treated less favourably than other pupils
    • the facilities you provide to help disabled pupils to access the school
    • the plan prepared under paragraph 3 of schedule 10 to the Equality Act 2010 (accessibility plan) for:
      • increasing the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the school’s curriculum
      • improving the physical environment of the school for the purpose of increasing the extent to which disabled pupils are able to take advantage of education and benefits, facilities or services provided or offered by the school
      • improving the delivery to disabled pupils of information which is readily accessible to pupils who are not disabled


Careers programme information

This requirment is for schools with pupils in years 7 to 13.  We do not have pupils in these years.


Complaints procedure

We publish details of your school’s complaints procedure, which must comply with section 29 of the Education Act 2002, on our Report a Concern page: and the procedure is published on the policies page:

We also publish (as part of our SEN information report) our arrangements for handling complaints from parents of children with SEN about the support the school provides.


Governors’ information and duties

We publish information on the governing body in line with statutory guidance on the constitution of governing bodies of maintained schools here:

. This include:

  • details of the structure and responsibilities of the governing body and its committees
  • the full names of the chair of the governing body and chair of each committee
  • information about each governor, including their:
    • full name, date of appointment, term of office, date they stepped down (where applicable) and who appointed them (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government)
    • relevant business and financial interests including:
      • governance roles in other educational institutions
      • any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives)
    • attendance record at governing body and committee meetings over the last academic year

We also publish the same information for associate members.  Any associate members have full voting rights on their respective committees to which they have been appointed, but not at the Full Governing Board.


Financial information

You publish financial information here:

This includes: Financial Performance (

  • how many school employees (if any) have a gross annual salary of £100,000 or more in increments of £10,000 - we recommend using a table to display this
  • a link to the webpage which is dedicated to our school on the schools financial benchmarking service


Charging and remissions policies

We publish our school’s charging and remissions policies (this means when we cancel fees) on our policies page which has a link to the Google Drive: here: 

The policy include details of:

  • the activities or cases where our school will charge pupils’ parents
  • the circumstances where our school will make an exception on a payment you would normally expect to receive under our charging policy


Values and ethos

Our website includes a statement of our school’s ethos and values:


Requests for paper copies

If a parent requests a paper copy of the information on our school’s website, we will provide this free of charge.

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