Statutory Instruments

2018 No. 466

Education, England

The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2018


26th March 2018

Laid before Parliament

4th April 2018

Coming into force

1st September 2018

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 537(1)(a)(i), (3)(a) and (4) of the Education Act 1996(1), makes the following Regulations:

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 and come into force on 1st September 2018.

Amendment to the School Information (England) Regulations 2008

2.—(1) The School Information (England) Regulations 2008(2) are amended as follows.

(2) In Schedule 4 (specified information to be published on a school’s website), after paragraph 14 insert—

15.(1) In this paragraph—

(a)“careers guidance” has the meaning given in section 42A(7) of the Education Act 1997(“the 1997 Act”)(3);

(b)“careers programme” means the school’s strategy, plans and arrangements for delivering careers guidance; and

(c)“relevant phase” has the meaning given in section 42A(6) of the 1997 Act(4).

(2) Information of the school’s careers programme that relates to the delivery of careers guidance provided to pupils in the relevant phase of their education in accordance with section 42A of the 1997 Act (provision of careers guidance in schools in England) and must include the following information for the academic year—

(a)the name, email address and telephone number of the school’s careers leader, being the individual who leads and co-ordinates the careers programme;

(b)a summary of the careers programme including details as to how pupils, parents, teachers and employers may access information regarding the careers programme;

(c)how the school measures and assesses the impact of the careers programme on pupils;

(d)the date of the school’s next review of the information published under this sub-paragraph..

Anne Milton

Minister of State

Department for Education

26th March 2018


(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the School Information (England) Regulations 2008 (S.I. 2008/3093) (“the 2008 Regulations”) to impose a requirement on maintained schools to publish information relating to their careers programme on a website. Regulation 2 inserts a new paragraph 15 into Schedule 4 to the 2008 Regulations setting out this requirement.

An impact assessment has not been published for this instrument as it has no impact on businesses and civil society organisations. The instrument has minimal impact on the public sector.


1996 c.56 (“the 1996 Act”). Section 537(1) is substituted by section 140(1) of, and paragraph 152(a) of Schedule 30 to, the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (c.31); section 537(1)(a)(i) is amended by article 5(1) of, and paragraph 7 of Part 1 to Schedule 2 to, S.I. 2010/1158; section 537(4) is amended by paragraph 37 of Schedule 7 to the Education Act 1997 (c.44). See section 579 of the 1996 Act for definitions of “prescribed” and “regulations.”


S.I. 2008/3093, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.


1997 c.44. Section 42A is inserted by section 29(2) of the Education Act 2011 (c.11). The Secretary of State has issued statutory guidance under section 45A of the 1997 Act regarding the duty to provide careers guidance to pupils. The statutory guidance can be found on https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/careers-guidance-provision-for-young-people-in-schools. Hard copies can be obtained from The Careers Unit, Department for Education, 2 St. Pauls Place, 125 Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2FJ.


Section 42A(6) is extended by S.I. 2003/2645 and S.I. 2013/709.