Definition of a School

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For the purposes of accreditation, a school is taken to mean an institution with a single head teacher, a unified system of staff and student records and a specific licence from the appropriate licensing authority. Such an institution may be housed in several buildings or on several sites.

A multi-site operation under one name is defined as one school if there is a single head teacher, an integrated system of staff and student records, and daily interchange of core staff, materials or children between sites. A multi-site operation is not defined as one school if different sites have different names, or there is more than one head teacher, or staff and student records are not integrated, or there is no daily interchange of core staff, materials or children between sites.

To be eligible for accreditation, a school must have a minimum of eight children on a daily basis, five days per week.