School Policies

In this section of the website you will find our Trust wide and School policies. 




St. Bernadette's, a Catholic Voluntary Academy, as part of the former St. Hilda's Catholic Academy Trust, became part of the new Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust with effect from 1st September 2018.  The Board of the new Trust is currently reviewing all school and Trust wide policies and will provide these to schools for adoption as soon as approved.  In this transitional period our school has been advised by the Trust to use existing agreed policies until further notice.


All of the policies already agreed by the new Trust are available to view via the Nicholas Postgate website.


Assets & Disposals Policy

Behaviour Policy Statement

Business Continuity Strategy

Charging Remissions Lettings Policy

Confidential Reporting Policy

Counter Fraud Corruption Policy

Equality Objectives Monitoring Template (Appendix B)

Equality Policy

Financial Reserves Policy

Freedom Of Information Policy

Lettings Facility Hire Agreement

NPCAT Complaints Policy

Risk Management Strategy

SEND Policy Statement

Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions Policy

Treasury Management & Investment Policy

Trust Financial Regulations

Trust Governors Induction Policy

Trust Governors Visits Policy


GDPR Policy

App A - Privacy Notice for Staff

App B - Privacy Notice for Pupils & Families


Any statutory policies that are not in place yet and where St Hilda's Catholic Academy Trust policies will at this point need to be followed are as follows:


Safeguarding/Child Protection

Health & Safety

Statement of Procedures for Dealing With Allegations of Abuse Against Staff and Volunteers



Staff Code of Conduct


The above Statutory Trust policies can be accessed using the following link:



To view specific St Bernadette's Trust wide policies use the direct links below:




Please find below some further school policies (including some school specific policies):

  • Behaviour Policy
  • Anti Bullying Policy
  • Disability Discrimination Act Policy and Equality Action Plan (DDA)
  • School Health and Safety Policy (Including First Aid & Medication)
  • Attendance Policy
  • Relationships and Sex Education Policy (RSE)
  • Early Years Policy
  • Uniform Policy
  • Pay Policy
  • Mobile Phone Policy
  • Facility Hire Agreement
  • Code of conduct for Governors
  • Governor Induction Policy
  • Supporting children with medical conditions
  • Governor Visits Policy
  • Allegations of abuse against staff and volunteers
  • Separated Parents Policy
  • Equality Policy Objectives


Please note that some of our Trust policies are tailored to the requirements and needs of the individual academies.
Other policies on our website:
-Our Safeguarding and Child protection procedures  can be found within Our School - Safeguarding
-Our SEND policy can be found with Our School - Special Education Needs
-Our Admissions arrangements are available to view within Our School - Admissions arrangements
-Our GDPR policy and arrangements can be found within GDPR
-For key documentation regarding the set up of the Trust please visit the Trust website:  then access the following documents via the Key Information tab. There you can view key information such as: Trust Scheme of Delegation, Trust Strategic Plan, Trust Committee Terms of Reference and Trust Articles of Association.

Further information on all school policies and procedures can be found by contacting the school office: Mrs Day (School Business Manager) at