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Boarding schools: national minimum standards

The national minimum standards that boarding schools must meet to safeguard and protect the children in their care.


Boarding schools: national minimum standards


This guidance is for:

  • school leaders
  • school staff

It applies to:

  • boarding schools maintained by the local authority
  • independent boarding schools

It contains a statement of national minimum standards for boarding schools that provide accommodation for children.

National minimum standards for residential special schools are also available.