Policies & Handbooks

On this page you'll find Culford's policies and handbooks relating to pupils and parents. If you have any issues accessing any of the policies below then please call School Office on +44 (0)1284 385318 and they will be happy to send a copy out to you.

To view Culford School's Safeguarding Policy please click on the link below:

Culford School Safeguarding Policy

To view Culford School's Complaints Procedure  please click on the link below:

Culford School Complaints Procedure

To view Culford School's Whistle Blowing Policy please click on the link below:

Culford School Whistle Blowing Policy

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) 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. 

Culford’s policy on child protection and welfare can be found by clicking on the link above.

Culford School Policies Handbook

To view Culford School's Policy Handbook or individual sections from it please choose from the links below.  The Policy Handbook includes information on:

  • Culford School's policy on and arrangements for admissions, misbehaviours and exclusions
  • Culford School's policy on education welfare provision for pupils with statements and pupils for whom English is an additional language
  • Culford School's curriculum policy
  • Culford School's policy to promote good behaviour and sets out sanctions
  • Culford School's policy on anti-bullying and health and safety provision

Culford School Policies OverviewFurther details on the above policies, age appropriate education policies and policies on emergency, medical and employment procedures can be found via the following links:

For the avoidance of doubt, however, the whole School Policy Handbook takes precedence where necessary. 


Culford is one of 12 schools owned by the Methodist Independent Schools Trust (MIST), 25 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5JR, telephone (0207) 9353723, www.methodisteducation.co.uk. All correspondence should, in the first instance, be addressed to the Headmaster of Culford School or the Chairman of Governors at the school.

Mr J F Johnson-Munday 
Culford School 
Bury St Edmunds 
Suffolk IP28 6TX 
Tel: 01284 385302

Air Vice Marshal S Abbott CBE 
Chairman of Governors 
c/o Mrs R Penkethman (Clerk to the Governors) 
Culford School 
Bury St Edmunds 
Suffolk IP28 6TX