It recommends that architects ensure that there are proper fire breaks in walls and pay close attention to security, lighting and waste storage areas.
Larry Strokes, underwriting manager for Zurich Municipal, said designers could play an important role in stopping fires in schools. Arson attacks cost £87m this year.
Strokes added that installing sprinkler systems would also help prevent fires from spreading. He claimed that savings on insurance premiums would repay the costs in a few years.