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Policies & Documents


The pages in this section contain trust-wide policies that we believe it is important to publish to share information about how we operate. 

This is not an exhaustive list of the policies we have to ensure we manage our organisation effectively and efficiently.  Please contact us if you have a query about our policy framework.

Education Provision Policies


NEAT is its own admissions authority and decides the admissions arrangements for the schools within the trust. More information is available on each school’s website. 

There is a right for people to raise objections to the admissions policy with the Schools Adjudicator agreed by 28 February each year. 

See the Schools Adjudicator website for more information on how to do this. Objections to the admissions arrangements for 2025-26 must be made by 15 May 2024. 

Finance Policies


Governance Policies


HR Policies


Information Governance Policies


Making a data request

The Data Protection Policy for the NEAT Group sets out how to make a data request and the timescale we will respond within.

Data subjects are not required to make a request in writing in order to exercise their rights (including making a subject access request) but are encouraged to do so.  We have provided a Data Protection Request Form for this purpose.  This also includes guidance on the proof of identity and proof of address that you will need to provide with the form.

Your completed form(s) should be sent for the attention of the trust’s Head of Digital Resources and Delivery using the details on the contact page.

Making a FOI request

Requests for information from the trust which is not available under the trust publication scheme will be considered in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (2000) or the Environmental  Information Regulations (EIR) (2004).

EIR requests can be made verbally. FOIA requests must be made in writing (this can be an email) and include a valid name and address. To help us respond to your request you should clearly describe the information you are requesting and the time periods for which you are seeking the information. Requests will be acknowledged within 5 working days.

Full details of how we record and assess requests and the timescales for providing a response are contained in the Freedom of Information Policy.

Requests should be made to the trust’s Head of Digital Resources and Delivery using the details on the contact page.

Contact Information

All requests under the Data Protection Act, the Freedom of Information Act or the Environmental Information Regulations for NEAT and NEAT Active Ltd are handled by Head of Digital Resources and Delivery who can be contacted using the details found on the contact page. 

We also have an external Data Protection Officer who performs this statutory role and provides advice to NEAT and NEAT Active Ltd:

Information Governance

Veritau Ltd

County Hall

Racecourse Lane



Tel: 01609 554025

E-mail: schoolsDPO@veritau.co.uk

Safeguarding and Health & Safety Policies


Strategy and Ethos Policies