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Last reviewed on 7 March 2019
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Generate income for your school by letting your school premises. Learn how to set your costs and where to turn for advice on VAT.

You can charge for lettings (and make a profit)

Your governing body or academy trust can decide to charge for letting the school premises. 

That's because the board or trust is responsible for the day-to-day running of your school land and buildings, and for the health and safety of pupils. This is set out in the Governance Handbook (Section 6.11).

You're also allowed to make a profit. Any profit you make must be reinvested in the school (see section 6.11.5 of the Governance Handbook).


If you're in an academy, check the following before you decide to let your premises and whether to charge:

These documents will set the ground rules for what you can charge for, and when you can make a profit.

How to decide how much to charge


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