Emergency Evacuation procedures

All individual premises have their own site specific emergency evacuation plans and procedures. These are displayed in the academy buildings, reviewed and tested regularly and are communicated to staff and visitors.

Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery

There are a number of separate procedures in place in each academy regarding business continuity to deal with range of potential scenarios, events or circumstances.  Disaster recovery and business continuity arrangements for business critical resources and systems are detailed in the relevant policies (i.e. Finance Policy and IT Policy).

Procedure for checking the identity of visitors

Visitors to the academies are required to sign in on the visitors register and are asked to produce photographic identification and the reason for their visit. If photo ID is not available other methods of confirming identity will be sought. Visitors without appropriate ID and clearances are not permitted on the premises unaccompanied.

All statutory policies are available at Barbara Priestman Academy. However, the following policies can be accessed here:

Academy Specific Statutory Policies

Please click below to access any of these policies


Safeguarding and Young People Protection Policy
Privacy Notice Pupils
Provider Access Policy


Trust Wide Statutory Policies

For other Statutory policies please click on the link below which will take you to The Ascent Academies’ Trust website.

Trust Wide Statutory Policies

Further Guidance

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023
KCSIE Guidance must be read in conjunction with our Child Protection Policy

The Prevent Duty
Working Together to Safeguard Children
What to do if you think a child is being abused

If you require any other policies, please do not hesitate to contact us.


The General Data Protection Regulation 2018 controls how your personal and sensitive information is used by organisations, businesses and the government. It applies to all countries covered by EU law.

Everyone responsible for processing data (ie anything done to or with the data including collecting, storing or deleting it) has to follow strict guidelines called ‘data protection principles. They must make sure the information is

* Used fairly, lawfully and in a transparent way

* Used for specific, explicit and legitimate purposes

* Used in a way that is adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary

* Accurate

* Kept for no longer than is absolutely necessary

* Handled according to people’s data protection rights

* Handled in a safe and secure way

* Not transferred outside the European Economic Area without adequate protection

Privacy Notice Pupils