Lewis v Carmarthenshire County Council: CA 1953

The primary duty of care of a school toward a pupil ends at the school gate, although the school will have a duty to take reasonable steps to ensure that young children who are not old enough to look after themselves do not leave the school premises unattended.


[1953] 1 WLR 1439


England and Wales

Cited by:

Appeal fromCarmarthenshire County Council v Lewis HL 17-Feb-1955
The House considered the unexplained fact that in the temporary absence of the teacher (who, on the evidence, was not negligent) it was possible for a child of four to wander from the school premises onto the highway, through a gate which was either . .
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Negligence, Education

Updated: 30 May 2022; Ref: scu.223150