Minutes and papers (statutory)

Minutes and papers (statutory)

Minutes and papers considered at meetings of the governing board and its committees

Applies to

Maintained Schools, Academies and Free Schools


The clerk must ensure that minutes are drawn up, approved by the governing board and are signed by the chair at the next meeting. The governing board must make copies of its agenda and minutes of its meetings available to view on request. This does not include information that is confidential.


Full governing board or a committee of the governing board as appropriate.

Review frequency


DfE Guidance

Statutory Guidance on School Governance (Procedures) (England) Regulations 2013


Maintained schools - School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) Regulations 2013

Academies and Free Schools - through Articles of Association.

It is recommended that this information, with the exception of any confidential minutes, should be published on the School’s website.

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