Class C – use as a temporary school for 2 years
Class C allows for a temporary school for 2 year.s This state funded school can be converted from an existing building or erected on land of any building in the Use Class Order (except those in Use Class F2), but not a Sui Generis building.
The site must however be approved by the Secretary of State who has policy responsibility for schools.
Should this be of interest to you then the full legislation for Class C can be found below.
Class C – use as a state-funded school for 2 academic years
C. The use of a building and any land within its curtilage as a state-funded school falling within Class F.1(a) (provision of education) of Schedule 2 to the Use Classes Order for 2 academic years.
Development not permitted
C.1 Development is not permitted by Class C if—
(a) the existing use of the site is not a class of use specified in Schedule 1 or 2 to the Use Classes Order;
(b) the site is, or forms part of, a military explosives storage area;
(c) the site is, or forms part of, a safety hazard area;
(d) the building is a listed building or a scheduled monument; or
(e) the building is used for a purpose falling within Class F.2 (local community) of Schedule 2 to the Use Classes Order.
C.2 Development is permitted by Class C subject to the following conditions—
(a) the site must be approved for use as a state-funded school by the relevant Minister;
(b) the relevant Minister must notify the local planning authority of the approval and of the proposed opening date of the school;
(c) the site is to be used as a state-funded school and for no other purpose, including any other purpose falling within Class F.1(a) (provision of education) of Schedule 2 to the Use Classes Order, except to the extent that the other purpose is ancillary to the primary use of the site as a state-funded school;
(d) the permission is granted for up to 2 academic years and it may only be used once in relation to a particular site;
(da) for the purposes of the Use Classes Order as it applies to Class T of Part 3 of Schedule 2 to this Order, during the period of use as a state-funded school the building and any land within its curtilage retains the use class it had before changing to the use as a state-funded school;
(db) for the purposes of Class S of Part 3 of Schedule 2 to this Order, during the period of use as a state-funded school the building and any land within its curtilage retains the use as an agricultural building before changing to the use as a state-funded school; and
(e) the site reverts to its previous lawful use at the end of the academic year; and (e) the site reverts to its previous lawful use at the end of the second academic year or when it is no longer required for use as a state-funded school, whichever is earlier;
Interpretation of Class C
C.3 For the purposes of Class C—
“academic year” means any period beginning with 1st August and ending with the next 31st July;
“relevant Minister” means the Secretary of State with policy responsibility for schools;
“state-funded school” means a school funded wholly or mainly from public funds, including—
(a) an Academy school, an alternative provision Academy or a 16 to 19 Academy established under the Academies Act 2010;
(b) a school maintained by a local authority, as defined in section 142(1) of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998;
Page Updated: 28th February 2022