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The Education (School Premises) Regulations 1999

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Washrooms for staff

4.—(1) In every school there shall be a washroom or washrooms which are adequate for the number of staff at the school.

(2) Except as provided in paragraph (3), washrooms for staff shall be separate from washrooms for pupils (but nothing in this paragraph shall prevent the same washrooms from being provided for staff and visitors.)

(3) (a) A washroom which fulfils the conditions set out in sub-paragraph (b) may be provided for use by any pupil, member of staff or visitor to the school.

(b)The conditions referred to in sub-paragraph (a) are that:

(i)the washroom makes provision (in so far as it is in the circumstances both practicable and reasonable) for the needs of persons using the premises who are disabled;

(ii)of the facilities referred to in paragraph (2) to (7) of regulation 3, the only ones provided in the washroom are one water closet and one washbasin with or without one shower or one deep sink; and

(iii)any door of the washroom is capable of being secured from the inside and opens directly onto a circulation space other than stairs.

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