Last reviewed on 29 March 2022
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See example school key holder policies from a primary school, a secondary school and a pupil referral unit, to get inspiration for your own.

See policies from schools

Community primary school in Hackney

Shoreditch Park Primary School has a key holder policy that covers:

  • The criteria for selecting key holders
  • The terms and conditions key holders must agree to
  • A checklist for key holders when they're leaving the premises

It also has a form for the key holder to sign, with a table for the key number they've received and the location.

Community secondary school in Bracknell Forest

Garth Hill College includes a section on key holders in its security policy (see appendix 8, page 26). The appendix lists the 6 staff in school who hold keys, including the principal and site manager, along with their responsibilities.

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

Pupil referral unit in Somerset

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