Looking After Your Property
In our experience, students are not always good at looking after their property. We do all we can to remind you, we encourage you to be careful, and we help countless students to find their possessions. Usually, lost property is restored to the grateful owner. However, please follow the advice below.
We recognise that a mobile phone provides students and parents reassurance for their journey to and from school, but once in school the use of a mobile phone is not permitted in younger years. The phone must be switched off during lessons and throughout the school day. Phones should be kept out of sight, in bags or pockets for the duration of the day. On rare occasions teachers may ask students to use their phones in class for research or for another educational purpose. It is inappropriate for any student to use a mobile phone to take still or moving images in school. The school cannot be held liable for the safety of any phone brought to school (including when in a locker) and in the event of students not complying with these conditions, their mobile phone will be confiscated and will be available for parents/carers to collect from reception.
Have All Your Possessions Clearly Named
This is especially important for all items of school uniform. You should also make sure that you find a way of naming purses, pencil cases, calculators, phones, watches and bags.
Keep Money On Your Person
Keep any money in your blazer pocket or in a purse that you keep in a safe place at all times. Large sums of money should not be brought into school.
Look After Musical Instruments
Take musical instruments to the Music Department for safe keeping; do not leave them in cupboards in your Form Room. Also, ensure that insurance terms are met.
Do Not Bring Any Valuables Into School
Do not bring jewellery, games systems etc into school. Do not buy expensive fountain pens and watches for use in school. If you bring in a mobile phone, it must not be switched on during lessons, house time or assembly. (If you are caught using a mobile phone during lesson time assembly or house time, it may be confiscated). Students are not allowed to charge their phones on the school premises.
Any valuables brought into school are the sole responsibility of the student and should not be left unattended. Money, keys and other valuables should be kept with students at all times and if this is not possible, locked in their locker. The school cannot accept responsibility for the loss of valuables.
What To Do If You Lose Property
Retrace your footsteps. Get a friend to check your locker, desk or bag. Ask at Reception. Report your loss to your Form Tutor. Reception looks after unclaimed lost property until the Friday of the week in which it was lost. Items can be collected from the doorway at the side of the Staff Room on a Friday at break time so if you have lost something you should look at the display as items are then disposed of appropriately. Valuables are locked in the safe. Write a note for the Students’ Bulletin informing others of what you have lost and asking them to hand it in to Reception.
What To Do If You Find Property
If named and you can find the owner, return it immediately. Otherwise, bring it straight to Reception. Everyone is always very grateful for people being honest.
What To Do If You Lose Your ID Card
You need to inform our IT Services Department immediately so that they can disable it. Please go to the IT Technicians Office at break or lunch. You can purchase a new card on Wisepay.