Academy policies

Cornerstone Academy operates on principles of transparency and openness. All our policies are available to download below.  If you cannot open the individual files, please download a PDF reader, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader.  Cornerstone Alternative Education Ltd is a subsidiary company of the Youth Engagement Schools Trust, and as such adopts and adheres to all the Trust policies in respect of HR, Data Protection, Privacy, Finance and Health and Safety.

Whilst most of our policies have review dates, they may be updated earlier if there is any change in guidance, law or legislation.

Accessibility Plan
Admissions Policy Update October 2022
Anti Bullying Policy
Attendance Policy
Behaviour Policy
Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy – October 2022
Communications Policy
Complaints Received
Cornerstone Offer (update November 2022)
Curriculum Policy
Dress Code
EAL Policy
First Aid Policy
Medical Needs Policy
Positive Handling
Privacy Notice
PSHE and RSE Policy
Safe Touch Policy
SMSC and British Values policy
Special Educational Needs Policy
Statement of British Values
Supervision Policy
Suspension Policy (formerly exclusion)

If you would like to request a paper copy of any policy, please contact the school office.

As part of  The YES Trust, Cornerstone Academy also adheres to the YES Trust policies.  A full list of YES Trust Policies can be found on the website:
Further information on governance of the Trust can be found on the Trust website: