School Policies

If you would like a paper copy of any information on this website please contact the school office. There is no charge for this service.

Accessibility plan

Admissions: all policies and admissions information can be found on the admissions page

Anti-Bullying Policy

Attendance Policy & Guidance (as adopted by all Purbeck Education Partnership Schools). See also the leave of absence form and attendance statementPlease note that 100% attendance is the expectation for all pupils. See also the note about attendance and term-time holidays at the bottom of the home page.

Behaviour Policy

Bereavement Policy

Catch-Up Funding

Charging & Remissions Policy

Child Protection – see Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy (link below)

Clothing – see School Uniform page for PE kit requirements and uniform ordering

Complaints Policy

Curriculum Policy

Data Breach Policy

Data Protection Policy

Early Years Foundation Policy

Equal Opportunities (CAST)

Equality Objectives (CAST)

E-Safety Policy

Exclusion Policy (CAST)

Freedom of Information (CAST)

SAR – Data Protection Request Procedure

Health & Safety Policy
Alan Frame, Responsible for Health and Safety: aframe@stmarysswanage.dorset.sch.uk
Janice Williams, Health and Safety Co-ordinator: jwilliams@stmarysswanage.dorset.sch.uk
Adam Kiddell, Designated Governor: office@stmarysswanage.dorset.sch.uk

Home Learning Policy

Keeping Children Safe in Education (DFE): a link to this document is on the Safeguarding & E-Safety page.

Local Offer: We are an inclusive school that welcomes and celebrates diversity.  All staff believe having high self-esteem is crucial to a child’s emotional well-being and academic progress. We have a caring, understanding team who look after all of our children. Also, you can look at dorsetforyou.com for details of the local offer in Swanage.

Medicines and Medical Conditions (replaces previous Administering Medicines Policy)

Operation Encompass safeguarding statement – see Safeguarding & Child Protection (link below)

Pupil Premium Policy (see also CAST policies, below, and other information on this page) (details of Catch-Up Funding are available further up this page)

Relationships & Sex Education

Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy | Safeguarding Addendum (COVID-19) January 2021 | Operation Encompass safeguarding statement | Safeguarding Addendum – Encompass Adult Responsibilities

SEN & Disability Policy & Information

Whistleblowing Policy (CAST)


CAST policies & strategies

Other policies relating to CAST-wide internal procedures can be found at www.plymouthcast.org.uk

last updated: 20 January 2022