Newsletters: template and what to include

Use our template to create your own newsletter. Also, find tips on what it should include, and how best to write and distribute it.

Last reviewed on 17 January 2023
School types: All · School phases: All
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  1. Download our template
  2. What to include
  3. How to organise publication

Download our template

We've kept our template neutral – adapt it with your own branding, colour scheme and images.

Use an online template

There are many customisable templates available online that you could use to create your newsletter.

For example, you could use 1 of these free, editable templates on Canva. All you need to do is create a free account.

This does not constitute an endorsement from The Key.

What to include

You'll want the news in your newsletter to cover 2 major topics:

  • What parents need to know
  • What has happened recently in your school that aligns with your ethos and values

What parents need to know

Upcoming dates, such as university application deadlines, parents' evenings, or INSET days Contact details for the school, and who to contact about specific issues Changes to policies and procedures, or reminders about aspects of them (e.g. the procedure for closing the school for