Guidance

School and college security

Guidance to help schools and colleges manage their security effectively so they can meet their obligations.

Documents

Self-assessment emergency incident planning checklist

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Risk assessment template

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Business continuity plan template and checklist

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Evacuation template

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Bomb alert and threat template

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Shelter (invacuation) template

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Lockdown template

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Post incident support checklist

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Debrief and lessons learned checklist

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Terrorist incident response template

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Details

Guidance and practical advice on:

  • how to manage school and college security
  • security policies and plans
  • relevant school and college security legislation

This guidance is for:

  • headteachers, staff and governing boards bodies of local-authority-maintained schools (including maintained nursery schools) and colleges
  • proprietors of independent schools (including academies, 16 to 19 academies, free schools and alternative provision academies) and non-maintained special schools
  • management committees of pupil referral units (PRUs)
  • non-school based early years provision

The templates and checklists can help you manage your policy.

Pupil referral units (PRUs) teach children who aren’t able to attend school and may not otherwise receive suitable education. This could be because they have a short- or long-term illness, have been excluded or are a new starter waiting for a mainstream school place.

Published 5 November 2019