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Guidance for Schools

Below are links to some key guidance documents for CofE schools in Leicester Diocese, do look at specific pages too for more detailed advice and guidance:

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DBE Consent for Building Work

All schools including VA and VC, along with academies must obtain LDBE and site trustees’ consent where capital works constitute:

  • Alterations to or extension of existing buildings
  • Construction of new buildings or erection of modular/pre-fabricated buildings
  • Alterations to or extension of car parks, playgrounds or other significant site features
  • Refurbishment works to kitchens and sanitary facilities
  • Renewal of building services such as heating or electrical installations
  • Renewal of drainage services
  • Works not listed above where the contract value is more than £10,000
See full guidance notes HERE and complete the form below