Pupils personal property
Whilst the school will exercise reasonable care for pupils’ property, it is inevitable that property will be lost or damaged from time to time. Pupils’ property which is worn or brought to school or left in bags/cloakrooms is at their own risk. The school cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage unless caused by negligence of the school or staff. Where school staff take charge of property on behalf of pupils, they will exercise reasonable care for its safekeeping. The school will take reasonable steps to try to recover lost property. To help to ensure that pupils property is kept safely parents are strongly advised that:
ALL PROPERTY MUST BE CLEARLY LABELLED WITH THE CHILD’S NAME OR OTHER UNIQUE IDENTIFYING MARK THAT IS MADE KNOWN TO THE SCHOOL.
Jewellery and valuables - Pupils should not bring jewellery or valuables into school as they may get lost or cause accidents. If your child wishes to wear earrings then one pair of small studs is permitted. Larger studs, sleepers, hoops etc are dangerous and therefore not allowed. Please note that all jewellery has to be removed for PE and swimming and the staff cannot be held responsible for it. If your child has to have their ears pierced, please try to do this at the beginning of the long summer holiday so they will have healed before return in September. Otherwise they will need to be taped over for certain lessons during the healing period. Other body piercings are not allowed for obvious reasons. If parents want children to wear jewellery or other symbolic artefacts for cultural or religious reasons it is suggested that the item is sewn into a pocket or similar. This way, the child and others will be kept safe. Please discuss this with your child’s teacher before doing so.
Pupils’ mobile phones - are not allowed in school. They do not need them and they are a Safeguarding problem. We actively discourage pupils from bringing them in to school. If a child does accidentally bring their mobile phone into school then it will be securely stored in the school office. The phone will be returned to the pupil as they leave school at the end of the day.