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updated on 20 December 2021
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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, which includes an accident report form, to keep your school 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

Model policy – health and safety

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, Nottinghamshire

Maintained secondary schoolSt 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 schoolBriarwood School in Bristol.

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