Asbestos data collection in schools

Short questionnaire to gather data on asbestos in schools.



In March 2015, the Department for Education completed a major review of its policy on the management of asbestos in schools.

The outcomes from the review included a call for a clearer picture of how asbestos is managed in schools across England; and the issuing of updated guidance.

  • We developed an asbestos management data collection to provide a clearer picture of how asbestos is being managed in schools.

  • Head teachers completing the data collection also received immediate feedback and advice based on their responses.

  • We have published the data collection findings.

  • We have also published updated guidance on managing asbestos in schools.

Published 28 January 2016
Last updated 23 February 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated to include the report following the asbestos data collection.
  2. The survey period has been extended and changes reflect the revised closing date.
  3. First published.