Good behaviour in lessons and around the school is fundamental to success. Whilst it is impossible to sum up expectations in a few words, the school wraps up its expectations in “Success through our Endeavours” and through our key behaviours of Respect, Responsibility & Resilience.
We also have clear ‘non-negotiables’ which we insist upon in every classroom in our school. They are designed to ensure students understand the high expectations that we have for them in every single lesson:
- Absolute focus on learning.
- Follow staff instructions first time and without question.
- Be fully equipped and prepared to learn.
- Respect other people, their property and our school.
School Rules Summary
The full version of our school rules is available to students and parents on Firefly. The summary below is intended to provide a summary of key points for reference, but if in doubt, please refer to the full version.
Blazer to be worn at all times with badge and school tie. Sensible polishable black leather shoes – no trainers, boots (covering ankle) etc. permitted. Sensible plain black or navy coat (not leather, no big logos), hoods to be kept down. Plain black hats allowed when it’s cold. Hoodies are not allowed in school. Black socks for boys, white socks or plain black, grey or neutral tights for girls.
Snacks and food bought in the canteen and opened, is to be eaten in the canteen. No chewing gum allowed in school. Students are forbidden to bring in any form of knife, catapult, fireworks, toy guns, or any other item considered to be a weapon.
Mobile devices must not be seen or heard at any point during the day (from when you enter school until you have left the building at the end of the day), they are never to be used (without a teacher’s specific permission). They must be kept inside pockets or bags and are brought in entirely at the risk of students. Phones are confiscated without warning and are collected by students after 3:30pm in the P block.
Jewellery & Valuables
No jewellery is to be worn in school apart from a wristwatch and a maximum of two small plain metal sleeper stud earrings. Valuables must not be brought into school – the school accepts no responsibility for students’ personal possessions including money, watches, jewellery phones etc. The school expressly excludes its liability for loss or theft or damage of items including those confiscated by staff.
Students must not wear nail polish, false nails or extensions of any kind. Students in years 7, 8 and 9 may not wear makeup, those in years 10 and 11 may wear discreet makeup only.
Student must always be polite, courteous and respectful at all times – as summarised in our school key behaviours of respect, responsibility and resilience. Students must follow the instructions of staff even if they don’t understand or agree with them.