Schools and colleges must be covered by a valid TV Licence if anyone:
This applies to any device, including a TV, desktop computer, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, games console, digital box or DVD/VHS recorder.
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Usually one TV Licence will cover the entire school or college. However, in some cases certain areas need a separate TV Licence. Please check below to ensure your school is correctly licensed.
It costs £159 for colour and £53.50 for a black and white TV Licence.
All TV receiving equipment being used at all sites within the same town and under the control of the same senior official.
This includes all buildings, vehicles, vessels or caravans being used for educational purposes, as long as they are in the same town and under the control of the same senior official.
Residential accommodation within your premises
For example, students living in halls of residence and live-in staff.
Welfare or social clubs
If these are on the school/college premises, and are run independently of the school/college.
Other businesses or organisations
If the premises are sublet by the school/college.