School Security guidance

Closed 18 Feb 2019

Opened 26 Nov 2018


We are seeking views on proposals for School Security guidance.

Why your views matter

Whilst schools continue to be amongst the safest places to be, no school can afford to ignore the risk and impact of having to deal with a range of security related incidents.  The department is therefore proposing to publish new school security guidance that will provide schools with access to a range of information sources and tools that will help them to develop sensible and proportionate policies and plans to meet their security needs.



  • Teachers
  • Headteachers
  • Governors
  • School support staff
  • Early learning and childcare providers
  • Local authorities
  • Further education colleges
  • Sixth form colleges
  • Independent specialist colleges
  • Designated institutions and 16-19 academies
  • 16-18 year old students resident at these institutions
  • Designated safeguarding leads
  • Virtual school heads
  • SENCOs
  • Educational Psychologists


  • Education
  • Early learning and childcare
  • Early years foundation stage