Rules and Guidelines
The authority of the school with respect to the students includes all occasions when the students are wearing school uniform at school, participating in a school activity outside of the school, travelling to or from school, or whenever they are identifiable as members of the school (whether in school uniform or not).
Students are required to be at school each day it is open, unless prevented from attending by sickness or any other circumstances beyond their control. Absences should be notified by telephone or email to the attendance officer first thing in the morning, 375 7057 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If this is not done, an absence note must be handed to the student’s Form Tutor on the day they return to school. In some circumstances we reserve the right to request a signed parental note or medical certificate for absences. 3 days consequtive absence will require a medical certificate on return. Dental and medical appointments should not occur during school time if at all possible.
If a student has been absent without explanation for one or more periods on any given day, a text message will be sent to parents/caregivers notifying them of the absence at the end of that day.
Applications for leave must be made in writing in advance to the Headmaster.
The following is a summary of the Board of Trustees policy on Alcohol and Drugs:
- The school accepts its responsibility, alongside parents, of educating the students in the harmful consequences of alcohol misuse and the use of illegal drugs.
- To this end any student who seeks help in this area will be dealt with in a supportive and positive way. A Guidance Counsellor is the best person to approach for this help.
- Any student possessing or supplying alcohol or illegal drugs is likely to face the most serious consequences (exclusions from school could result).
- There will be no use of alcohol by students in social situations where they are identifiable as members of the school.
- Smoking and Vaping (tobacco or any other substance) by students where they are identifiable as members of the school is prohibited at all times, including during travel to and from school.
This sets out rights and responsibilities including behaving in a manner which will not negatively impact on the health and safety of ourselves, other students or staff.
All students are required to abide by the school’s Rules and Regulations.
Students involved in acts of theft or violence, in the use of offensive language, as well as infringements of the school’s alcohol and drugs policy are likely to face the most serious of consequences (exclusions from school could result).