Last reviewed on 7 November 2023
School types: All · School phases: All
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An educational visits policy provides support for staff in the effective and safe planning and operation of school trips. This policy isn't statutory, but it's best practice to have one. Download our model policy with practical templates in the appendices, and see examples from other schools.

Download our model policy

Our model policy is approved by Forbes Solicitors, and has instructions for you to adapt and make it your own.

It includes:

  • A proposed visit planning information template for staff to use when seeking approval for educational visits
  • A risk assessment template
  • Volunteer behaviour guidance and code of conduct, for volunteers to sign

Examples of school policies

Primary schools

Secondary schools