This is a common issue in my International Schools’ work. Legislation and guidance exists for UK based schools for ‘toilet and washing facilities’. Requirements are governed by the Department of Education as detailed in ‘Advice on Standards for School Premises’ (March 2015).
Independent School Standards Regulation 23A stipulates:
- Suitable toilet/washing facilities are provided for the sole use of pupils;
- Separate toilet facilities for boys and girls aged 8 years or over are provided except where the toilet facility is provided in a room that can be secured from the inside; and
- Suitable changing accommodation and showers are provided for pupils aged 11 years or over who receive physical education.