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School land: decisions about disposals

A summary of the decisions about the disposal of school land.



This document explains decisions about the disposal of school land and the background to how these decisions are made.

Schools themselves and their local authorities propose to convert these often surplus or un-used fields to invest in school sport or education.

Local authorities must consult widely prior to making an application. The government will only give local authorities and schools permission to dispose of school playing fields if the sports and curriculum needs of the school and its neighbouring schools can continue to be met.

All proceeds of any sales must be put back into improving sports or educational facilities.

Published 18 March 2014
Last updated 23 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Update on new decisions made in January 2018
  2. Update to decisions on school land
  3. One new update on other deciisions.
  4. Three new updates to the list of decisions about the disposal of school land
  5. Update includes September's disposal decisions added to the published list
  6. Update to decisions on school land decisions
  7. New decisions on the disposal of school land.
  8. Update of new land decisions
  9. Updated with land decisions for February 2017
  10. Updated to include disposals from the previous month.
  11. Updated to include disposals for November.
  12. Updated to include disposals for September.
  13. Updated to include disposals for August.
  14. Disposal table updated.
  15. Updated attachment to include King Alfred's, approved in May 2016.
  16. Update to the HTML attachment, Decisions on the disposal of school land.
  17. Section 2 - Other decisions - new entry added (2.7)
  18. New entry to the list of disposal decisions
  19. Updated playing field disposal decisions in section 1.List of approved applications. Updated text in section 4.Background to decisions. Updated text in section 5.Olympic legacy.
  20. Updates to decisions table, background to decisions, and Olympic legacy sections.
  21. Decisions table updated.
  22. Decisions table updated.
  23. Disposals table updated.
  24. Decisions table updated.
  25. Updated decisions table.
  26. Decisions table updated.
  27. Disposals table updated.
  28. New information added to disposals table.
  29. Updated table of playing field decisions
  30. Monthly update of decisions table.
  31. Added decisions on disposals from November 2013 to January 2014
  32. First published.