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The School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) (England) Regulations 2013, which apply to maintained schools do not require minutes of governing body meetings to be published online.

However, minutes must be made available for inspection by any interested person.

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has set out what it expects state-funded schools in England to publish in order to meet the Freedom of Information Act model publication scheme. This covers maintained schools and academies.  The ICO advises that schools should publish governing body minutes, but does not specify where or in what format.

Approved minutes

There is no requirement to make minutes available which have not been approved.  Minutes are approved by governors at the next quorate meeting.


Our Governing Body has agreed to publish the part one, non-confidential, minutes of full governing body meetings on our web site once they have been approved as an accurate record of the meeting.  This is usually in the term following for full governing body meetings.

Interested parties are reminded that the minutes are subject to the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act (2000), and some information that identifies third party organisations may be redacted to maintain their confidentiality (Exemption S2. 41) . Governing Body minutes are presented as a summary record of key questions, discussions, decisions and actions agreed and are not a verbatim record.

* Publication of part two, confidential, minutes is a specific exception for these meetings.