Culford School

Policies & Handbooks

On this page you will find Culford's policies and handbooks relating to pupils and parents, along with our website terms and conditions and other external policies. If you have any issues accessing any of the information, or would like further information on any school policies that may not be listed below, please call the School Office on +44 (0)1284 385318.

Safeguarding Policy

Culford has a statutory duty under the Children Act to safeguard and promote the welfare of all its pupils. As such, the Assistant Head (Pastoral) who is the Designated Safeguarding Lead is responsible for all child protection and welfare issues and have the right “to do what is reasonable in all the circumstances of the case for the purpose of safeguarding or promoting the child’s welfare”.

The Act gives Social Care authorities the duty to take whatever steps are necessary to determine whether each pupil’s welfare is being adequately safeguarded and promoted, and this can involve entry to inspect the school’s premises and records, and to see and interview pupils. 

Child protection requirements must be known and observed by all adult staff on site, including temporary, supply and ancillary staff and volunteers working with children. Therefore all new members of staff are made fully aware of requirements via an induction programme and all staff are required to attend child protection training every three years. 

For the avoidance of doubt, whole School Policy Handbooks take precedence where necessary. 


Culford is one of 12 schools owned by the Methodist Independent Schools Trust (MIST), 27 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HH, telephone (0207) 9353723, All correspondence should, in the first instance, be addressed to the Head of Culford School or the Chairman of Governors at the school.

Mrs Claire Bentley
Culford School
Bury St Edmunds
IP28 6TX 

Tel: 01284 385302

Mr Mark Donougher BSc ACA
Chair of Governors 
c/o Clerk to the Governors
Culford School 
Bury St Edmunds 
Suffolk IP28 6TX


Additional Policies