Last reviewed on 14 November 2023
Statutory/mandatory for: Academies Free schools

Find our model policy and examples from schools to help you with writing your own policy.

Download our model policy

Adapt it to suit your school’s context. 

It has been approved by Forbes Solicitors and includes a gifts and hospitality register.

Is it a statutory policy?

A gifts and hospitality policy is not included in the DfE’s list of statutory policies.

However, we've marked this policy as 'statutory' for academies and free schools in our Policy Bank, because the Academy Trust Handbook (paragraph 5.32) says that academy trusts should have a policy and register on the acceptance of gifts which might be seen to compromise their judgement or integrity. 

We recommend you have one.

Considerations when writing your gifts and hospitality policy

Ask staff to declare gifts with a value over a certain amount

It’s not necessary to declare gifts that