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Are there any key holder policies from schools? This article refers to key holder policies and related policies from primary, secondary and special schools. You will also find a model school key policy and guidance on selecting key holders.

Policies from schools

Primary academy in Oxfordshire

St Christopher’s Church of England (CofE) Primary School has a key holding policy that explains:

  • All authorised persons are required to sign a copy of the policy before they are issued with keys
  • Unauthorised duplication of a key is strictly prohibited
  • Lost or stolen keys must be reported to the headteacher immediately
  • Key holders must not compromise the security of the campus or a building

The document has space at the bottom for key holders to sign to indicate they agree to the terms and conditions of the policy.

Key-holding policy and guidelines, St Christopher’s CofE Primary School (Adobe pdf file)

Primary school in Ireland

It is the school policy to only issue keys for school premises and grounds to designated senior staff members, caretaker and secretary. Keys for certain internal rooms may be issued

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