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Letting school premises: rules, responsibilities and guidance

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Last updated on 5 July 2016
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What should schools consider when letting their premises? We relay guidance from two local authorities and an associate education expert on what to consider when planning to let out school premises or facilities. You will find information on issues such as health and safety, licensing and insurance.

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Contents

  1. 1 Who decides whether to let the school premises?
  2. 2 Consider seeking specialist advice
  3. 3 Consult before letting premises for 'charitable purposes'
  4. 4 Conditions of hire
  5. 5 Compliance with health and safety requirements
  6. 6 Must the school provide first aid cover?
  7. 7 Security arrangements
  8. 8 Provision of adequate supervision
  9. 9 Evidence of insurance and licensing
  10. 10 How can we ensure lettings are not disruptive to the local community?

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