Last reviewed on 23 March 2023
Statutory/mandatory for: Maintained schools Academies Free schools Independent schools Pupil referral units

All schools must have a health and safety policy. Use our model policy for your school or trust, which includes an accident report form, to stay compliant.

Download our model policy 

Our model:

  • Is approved by Forbes Solicitors
  • Is designed for you to adapt to suit your school’s context
  • Takes account of relevant requirements and good practice

Examples from schools

The examples below also include a statement of intent. This usually forms part of a school's health and safety policy, although some schools choose to produce a separate health and safety statement of intent.

Primary school - Abbey Primary School in Nottinghamshire

Maintained secondary school - St Peter's Catholic School in Solihull

Secondary academy in a multi-academy trust (MAT) - the Blue Coat CofE School in Oldham adopted the health and safety policy of Cranmer Education Trust

Maintained special school - Briarwood School in Bristol