Building and site management

  • Displaying information in school
    Understand your requirements to display certain information around the school, and read tips on how best to present information in your reception area and staffroom.
  • Information for school visitors
    Find out what information should be shared with visitors to your school and in what format, including safeguarding and practical advice. Also see examples of how other schools communicate with visitors.
  • Managing contractors for premises work: health and safety guidance
    Familiarise yourself with health and safety guidance on using contractors for premises works, and find a checklist from the Health and Safety Executive to help you keep track.
  • Premises hire: guidance
    Understand what you need to consider before letting out your school premises, including how to set rates and how to approve the hirer.
  • Rolling maintenance schedule: template
    Stay on top of decoration and maintenance at your school by downloading our rolling maintenance schedule and following our guidance on maintaining your school buildings.
  • School premises maintenance: checklist
    Use our checklist to help you maintain your premises and meet your statutory health and safety duties. It outlines how often you should carry out tasks, separating daily, weekly, termly and annual duties.
  • Use of schools as polling stations
    During an election, your school may be asked to serve as a polling station. Learn about what the rules are here, how to decide whether to close your school, and what to do if school events are scheduled to happen on election day.