Mobile Phones, Valuables and Drinks

Mobile phones
Please remember that mobile phones remain the single biggest focus for street crime. If you choose to bring a mobile phone to school then you should be aware of the following points:

  • As with other expensive items, the School does not accept any responsibility for mobile phones brought onto the school site.
  • Mobile phones on the school premises should be switched off and out of sight from the start of the day when you arrive on site - “Off and away during the day”.
  • After 3.35pm on Monday-Wednesday and 2.45pm on Thursday-Friday  mobile phones may be used on site but outside the school buildings.
  • Mobile phones on the school site may be confiscated at any time by a member of staff if they consider confiscation to be appropriate.
  • If for any urgent reason you need to make a phone call during the school day you should go to the Pastoral Base or Admin Office to make a call on a school telephone.

Valuables
Expensive equipment and large sums of money should not be brought into school.  Your companion iPad is to be brought into school!  The School does not accept responsibility for the loss of pupils' property brought on site against the advice and rules of the school.

Drinks
We strongly encourage healthy eating and encourage you to drink water to quench thirst.  Fizzy and energy drinks are not sold in school. If you bring these drinks into school and try to drink them they will be confiscated.  Resuable water bottles can be filled from our water fountains or in the Restaurant, before school, at break time or at lunchtime.

Confiscation policy
Items confiscated will be held by the Admin Office.  All confiscations are logged.  The first time you have an item confiscated, you may reclaim it at the end of the day from the Admin Office.  The second time you have an item confiscated, you must bring a letter from your parents asking for the item to be returned. The third time you have an item confiscated, your parent must come into school to reclaim it.