School planning

Timelines for academies, free schools, independent schools, sixth form colleges, maintained and non-maintained schools, pupil referral units.

  1. Academies planning calendar

    A wall planner for academies showing key dates about ESFA activities for the 2017 to 2018 academic year

  2. Emergency planning and response

    How schools and other educational settings should plan for and deal with emergencies, including severe weather and floods.

  3. School reports on pupil performance: guide for headteachers

    What should be included in pupils’ reports for their parents, and how often schools should produce them.

  4. Timeline for academies: mandatory

    What academies must know to plan for the academic year ahead.

  5. Timeline for free schools, UTCs and studio schools: mandatory

    What free schools, university technical colleges (UTCs) and studio schools must know to plan for the academic year ahead.

  6. Timeline for independent schools: mandatory

    What independent schools must know to plan for the academic year ahead.

  7. Timeline for local-authority-maintained schools: mandatory

    What local-authority-maintained schools must know to plan for the academic year ahead.

  8. Timeline for non-maintained special schools: mandatory

    What non-maintained special schools (NMSS) must know to plan for the academic year ahead.

  9. Timeline for pupil referral units: mandatory

    What pupil referral units (PRUs) must know to plan for the academic year ahead.

  10. Timeline for sixth-form and further education colleges: mandatory

    What sixth-form and further education colleges must know to plan for the academic year ahead.