Guidance

Playing fields and school land: selling or change of use

Guidance on protecting school playing fields and schools' powers to protect land.

Document

Disposal or change of use of playing field and school land

Details

This is for:

  • local authorities
  • academy trusts
  • diocesan authorities
  • governing bodies
  • School Playing Field Advisory Panel
  • sporting bodies

It applies to:

  • local-authority-maintained schools
  • special schools
  • academies and free schools

It explains what to do before you can sell school playing field land, or change the way it is used.

Published 11 March 2014
Last updated 29 May 2015 + show all updates
  1. Revised document to clarify the criteria on applying for permission to sell land or change the way it is used.
  2. Revised document to clarify the criteria on applying for consent for the disposal of land or a change to its use.
  3. Small amends to document.
  4. Updated contact details in advice document.
  5. Updated guidance
  6. First published.