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The School Premises (England) Regulations 2012

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5.—(1) Suitable accommodation must be provided in order to cater for the medical and therapy needs of pupils, including accommodation for —

(a)the medical examination and treatment of pupils; and

(b)the short term care of sick and injured pupils, which includes a washing facility and is near to a toilet facility.

(2) The accommodation provided under paragraph (1) may be used for other purposes (apart from teaching) provided it is always readily available to be used for the purpose set out in paragraph (1).

(3) Where a school caters for pupils with complex needs, additional medical accommodation must be provided which caters for those needs.

(4) For the purposes of this regulation, a pupil has “complex needs” if the pupil has profound and multiple learning difficulties in addition to other significant difficulties, such as a physical disability or sensory impairment, which require provision which is additional to or different from that generally required by children of the same age in schools other than special schools or by children with special requirements.

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