You are here:

Drug testing in schools: guidance and policies

Ref: 13476
Last updated on 3 August 2017
School types: All · School phases: All
Policy article
Can a drugs policy require pupils to take a drug test? This article relays guidance from the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) on including compulsory drug tests as part of a school's policy. It links to the DfE's advice on testing pupils for drugs, and looks at policies from schools.

Article tools

Contents

  1. 1 Considering an approach
  2. 2 Using drug testing kits
  3. 3 Examples of school policies
  4. 4 Testing employees for drugs

Article features

  • 10 external links

More from The Key

CPD Toolkit Fresh

CPD Toolkit makes it easy to run training in-house

Covering a wide range of topics, including differentiation, assessment, SEND and growth mindset, CPD Toolkit has been created by subject experts and tested by teachers to guarantee practical, engaging training that's also excellent value for money.

The Key has taken great care in publishing this article. However, some of the article's content and information may come from or link to third party sources whose quality, relevance, accuracy, completeness, currency and reliability we do not guarantee. Accordingly, we will not be held liable for any use of or reliance placed on this article's content or the links or downloads it provides. This article may contain information sourced from public sector bodies and licensed under the Open Government Licence.