Opening up school premises for public use can create better engagement between schools and their communities, provide greater commitment to the schools from local residents and create additional funding. Education Business explores the popular trend in detail.
Opening school sports facilities to the community can deliver health benefits locally – while creating a valuable source of income. Sport England discusses how its new ‘Use Our School’ digital tool can help schools lease their facilities.
Despite many schools fallen victim to leasing scams in recent years, government guidance to schools on leasing has not changed. BESA’s director Caroline Wright looks at the current guidance to schools and explains why BESA is calling on the government to revise it