Disposal of school records

An updated Model Disposal of Records Schedule for use in Schools. This provides guidance on the Scheduling of records for disposal.

Guidance for schools

A joint working group including members of DE, Education Boards and CCMS, has reviewed and updated the Model Disposal of Records Schedule for use in schools; which provides guidance on the scheduling of records for disposal, whether by destruction or by transfer to the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) for permanent preservation.

The model guidance was quality assured by PRONI in accordance with the Public Records Act (Northern Ireland) 1923 and laid before the Northern Ireland Assembly for a 10 day statutory sitting period, following which the Schedule became operational in June 2013.

The revised schedule is available below in Word format to download and personalise for your school. Any queries regarding completion of this schedule should be addressed by the FOI Records Officer within your employing authority. 

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