Bring your own device (BYOD) policies

Find examples of 'bring your own device' (BYOD) policies for pupils and staff that you can use as inspiration when writing your own. The UK GDPR doesn't stipulate what these must include.

Last reviewed on 6 October 2023
School types: All · School phases: All
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  1. Primary school
  2. Secondary schools
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There are no requirements for how to approach this policy. Some schools have a single 'bring your own device' (BYOD) policy, while others have separate ones for pupils and staff.

Primary school

The Deer Park Primary School in Derbyshire has a BYOD policy that applies to both staff and pupils. 

It covers:

  • Uses of mobile phones in school
  • Access to school internet and IT systems
  • The security of staff's personal devices

Secondary schools

The Weald Community School in West Sussex has a BYOD agreement for pupils. They're also expected to follow the school's home school agreement, ICT acceptable use and anti-bullying policy. 

The BYOD agreement sets out pupils' responsibilities, as well as the rules and restrictions around using personal devices in school.

Restrictions to internet access on school WiFi A liability statement The reporting procedure for a breach of