Pre-election guidance for schools and multi-academy trusts

Guidance for headteachers, chief executives and teachers during the pre-election period for the local elections on 6 May 2021.



Guidance for schools and multi-academy trusts in the pre-election period, including information on:

  • promotion of political views in teaching
  • use of budgets and annual grants
  • restrictions on political activity
  • activities to promote political awareness to pupils
  • use of school premises for election meetings
Published 6 November 2019
Last updated 19 March 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated the date from the last general election, 12 December 2019, to 6 May 2021 for local elections on this date. The guidance has not changed.

  2. First published.