Schools Emergency Planning

All schools from time to time will have an emergency. This could range from a small incident affecting only one school itself, for example, a minor gas leak or death of a pupil which could become a major media event attracting attention from national and even international news headlines.

The scale, intensity, duration and overall impact of an emergency can differ, however a school emergency can defined as;

“An unexpected event which is distressing to the school community and is on a scale that is beyond the normal coping capacity of the school”


“Any event (happening with or without warning) causing or threatening death or injury, damage to property or disruption to the school, which cannot be dealt with by school staff as part of the day to day activities”