Consultation outcome

School security: draft guidance

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School security draft guidance: consultation response

Detail of outcome

Summary of the responses we received, along with the government’s response outlining the next steps.

Read the school and college security guidance.

Original consultation


We are seeking views on proposals for the new school security guidance.

This consultation was held on another website.

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Consultation description

Schools are still one of the safest places to be. However, no school can afford to ignore the potential threat and impact of security issues. Especially those associated with:

  • violent crime
  • terrorist attack

An open and transparent school security policy will make sure that staff and pupils are able to work and learn in a safe and secure environment.

This guidance will help schools to put in place proportionate and sensible security policies and plans that reflect their individual circumstances.

Published 26 November 2018
Last updated 5 November 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added consultation response and link to school and college security guidance.

  2. First published.