Play and schools


A new UK Government took office on 11 May and is in the process of deciding its position on a number of policies and government strategies . As a result the resources listed on this page may not reflect current Government policy. All statutory guidance and legislation referred to continues to reflect the current legal position unless indicated otherwise.

Resources and further information relating to play and schools.

  1. 1. Building Schools for the Future www.dcsf.gov.uk/everychildmatters/policy/schools/bsf Building Schools for the Future (BSF) will enable every local authority to transform their secondary school estate. It aims to change the educational experience for pupils and teachers and increase opportunities for life-long learning for the wider community.
  2. 2. Travelling to School: a good practice guide www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/sustainable/schooltravel/travelling This guide for local transport and education authorities describes what schools, local authorities and bus operators around England have been doing to promote walking, cycling and public transport.
  3. 3. Play: Child-friendly extended schools www.playengland.org.uk/Page.asp?originx_9033am_59896145347611a27a_200772199e Two briefings that examine why play is essential to the healthy development of children and young people, discussing how the provision of free play and informal recreation can make important contributions to the core offer, both as high quality childcare and as part of a varied menu of activities.
  4. 4. Healthy Schools www.healthyschools.gov.uk Linking good health, behaviour and achievement through a whole school approach.
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