Last reviewed on 8 February 2022
School types: All · School phases: All
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See examples of disaster recovery plans from primary and secondary schools, and read guidance from a local authority.

Please note, business recovery plans are sometimes referred to by different names, for example business contingency plans and business continuity plans.

Primary school examples

Lanesend Primary School on the Isle of Wight has a business contingency plan. It covers:

  • Primary school teaching
  • Administration
  • Catering 
  • Out of school clubs

It also explains which buildings are covered and who is responsible for overseeing the plan.

Arundale Primary School in Cheshire separates its business continuity plan into a business impact analysis and a critical incident policy. The plan covers things such as:

  • Staffing levels
  • Premises
  • Utilities, including IT

The policy covers strategy, including equality and safeguarding. 

Secondary school examples

Deyes High School in Sefton has a school emergency management policy. It outlines: 

  • Activation of the policy
  • Roles and responsibilities, including business continuity
  • Post-incident support

Woodlands School in Essex has a disaster recovery plan. It includes: 

  • Storage of critical documents
  • Data recovery 

Kent Education Learning and Skills Information (KELSI) has a