Last reviewed on 23 March 2022
Statutory/mandatory for: Maintained schools Academies Free schools Independent schools Sixth-form colleges Pupil referral units Non-maintained special schools

You don't have to have a dedicated premises management policy, but you do need premises management documents to show how you take care of things like asbestos, fire safety and statutory testing. Use our model policy to help you set out your approach to premises management.

Download and adapt our model policy 

Our model policy has been approved by Forbes Solicitors, and helps you set out your approach to premises management, including risk assessments and monitoring arrangements. It works in conjunction with our model health and safety policy and the risk assessments that your school must hold.

You're not required to have a dedicated premises management policy, but you do need to have premises management documents. You may incorporate duties relevant to safe premises management and statutory testing into your health and safety policies and/or risk assessments, but you may also decide to use a premises management policy to set out your approach. Our model policy will help you to do that:

This policy is aimed primarily at maintained schools and academies, but can be adapted to suit any school. If you want to use this policy in a different type of setting, we recommend you check