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The Control of School Premises (Wales) Regulations 2008

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Voluntary schools: control of use of premises outside school hours

9.—(1) The governing body may determine the use to which the premises of a voluntary controlled school (or any part of them) are put on Saturdays when not required —

(a)for the purposes of the school, or

(b)for any purpose connected with education or with the welfare of young persons for which the local authority desires to provide accommodation on the premises (or on the part in question).

(2) The foundation governors may determine the use to which the premises of a voluntary controlled school (or any part of them) are put on Sundays.

(3) If the local authority —

(a)wishes to provide accommodation for any purpose connected with education or with the welfare of young persons, and

(b)is satisfied that there is no suitable alternative accommodation in its area for that purpose,

it may direct the governing body of a voluntary aided school to provide accommodation free of charge for that purpose on the school premises (or any part of them) on any week day when not needed for the purposes of the school.

(4) The local authority may not exercise its power under paragraph (3) so as to direct the governing body to provide accommodation on more than three days in any week.

(5) In exercising control of the occupation and use of the premises of a voluntary school outside school hours the governing body must have regard to the desirability of those premises being made available for community use.

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