Last reviewed on 19 July 2023
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See examples of school key holder policies from a primary school, a secondary school and a pupil referral unit, to get inspiration for your own.

You might not need a separate policy

Many schools include key holder information in their security policy instead of creating a separate document. Get more guidance on your responsibilities for site security and see security policy examples in this article.

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Primary academy in Suffolk

Laureate Community Academy has a key holder policy that covers:

  • Members of staff who are permanent key holders
  • Procedures for issuing and returning keys
  • Emergency call out procedure

It also has a template key holders register and a key holders agreement (see appendices A and B).

Community secondary school in Bracknell Forest

For instance, the site manager has 'corporate responsibility for security' and is responsible for alarm callouts and security