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Thomas Harding Junior School

Achievement Through Aspiration


Thomas Harding Junior School 



School policies cover every aspect of school life. Below are some of our most important policies for your reference.

Policies address the practical implications of how to achieve the school's vision and are a key means of ensuring that agreed values underpin day-to-day decisions and actions in our school. They are concerned with key processes within school and are about interactions between school, pupils, parents and community.  They are about ensuring highly effective teaching and learning, about safety and about basic human rights. 

All policies at Thomas Harding Junior School are intended to guide the work of the Head Teacher and the staff to provide a framework for the smooth functioning of our school based in a shared understanding of the school's strategic plan and vision.


Broadly speaking, there are three categories of Policy:

  • Statutory - covering major strategic areas required by law, as stated by the Government's Statutory Policies for Schools document (November 2019)
  • Discretionary - additional policies covering additional areas, not required by law.
  • Curriculum- policies on specific subject areas of the curriculum. These are all discretionary.

Our policies are reviewed regularly in conjunction with the ODBST and then ratified by our  Governing Body.


Our Statutory policies can be seen below and some of our most important discretionary policies are also shared on this page. 

If you want to know our policy on an aspect of school operations  that is not listed, or if you would like a paper copy of any school documents please ask the school office. These will be provided free of charge.


For details of our admissions policies please click the admissions tab here