Determining primary school capacity: guidance for local authorities

Guidance on the determination of the capacity of primary schools, with the aim of providing a consistent approach to calculating the capacity.

Appendix 1

Relevant Guidance

Guidance on Determining School Capacities 2004:

The SNCT Handbook of Conditions of Service:

The Suitability Core Fact: Scotland's School Estate

Curriculum for Excellence:

2 Hour P.E. Target:

Primary School Sports Facilities:

Choosing a School - A Guide for Parents

Relevant Legislation

Education (Scotland) Act 1980

Standards in Scotland's Schools etc. Act 2000

Schools General (Scotland) Regulations 1975
Schools General (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 1982
Schools General (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 1982

The Education (School and Placing Information) (Scotland) Regulations 1982
Amendment Regulations 1990
Amendment, etc., Regulations 1993
Amendment Regulations 2000
Amendment Regulations 2007
Regulations 2012

School Premises (General Requirements & Standards) (Scotland) Regulations 1967 (as amended)

Education (Lower Primary Class Sizes) (Scotland) Regulations 1999
Education (Lower Primary Class Sizes) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2010
Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) 2004.

Employment Law - sets minimum requirements for Authority's employees in relation to sanitary facilities, office accommodation etc.

Accessibility strategies that authorities are implementing under the Education (Disabilities Strategies and Pupils' Educational Records) (Scotland) Act 2002 and authorities' obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

Health and Safety Legislation:
The Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
Schools (Safety and Supervision of Pupils) Scotland Regulations 1990

Building Standards:


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