Local learning area

Local learning area

Schools are encouraged to develop a Local Learning Area within easy walking distance from the school grounds.


Visits/activities within the ‘Local Learning Area’ that are part of the normal curriculum and take place during normal school hours follow the same pre agreed operating procedures.

These visits or activities would:

  • Not require parental consent
  • Involve substantially less planning/notice to take place
  • Not normally need additional risk assessments other than following the operating procedures.

An example of how to start your Local Learning Area Operating procedure

For assistance setting up a Local Learning Area near your school please contact us.


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