The Joint Academy Council governing Christian Malford School and two other local schools have gone through a systematic review of policies to ensure that the school complies with its statutory obligations and that the policies reflect the school’s conversion to an Academy in December 2013 and its membership of the multi-academy trust (DBAT).

Many of these policies are provided centrally by DBAT; others are produced locally.  The local policies are subject to a programme of regular review and have been brought together across the three schools where it was appropriate to do so.

A comprehensive set of policies is available to view by following the links below.


2021/2022 Admissions Policy is now available (see below) and should be followed for admissions from September 2021.  In the case of an in-year transfer of a child during the current academic year, please consult the Admissions Policy.  Please also see the information on our Admissions page.  For more information about the Admissions Code and the Co-ordinated Scheme for Primary Schools Admission please visit the Wiltshire Council website.

Freedom of Information (FOI)

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives members of the public the right to access official information held by Public Authorities. Requests should be made in writing to Christian Malford CofE Primary School, Church Road, Christian Malford, Chippenham SN15 4BW and will be dealt with within the statutory 20 working days.

As well as responding to requests for information made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the school is required to publish information proactively. The Freedom of Information Act requires every School to have a publication scheme, approved by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), and to publish information covered by the scheme. The scheme sets out our commitment to make certain classes of information routinely available, such as policies and procedures, minutes of meetings, annual reports and financial information.

Data Protection and GDPR

The school has to keep certain information about its employees, pupils and others to allow it to monitor such things as performance, achievements and health and safety.  To comply with the law, information must collected and used fairly and not disclosed to any other person unlawfully.  The Data Protection Policy sets out how the school complies with the Data Protection Principles as set out in the Data Protection Act of 1998.


Behaviour and safeguarding

SEN and Equality