What about security?
All articles of clothing and all personal property must be marked clearly with the owner’s name. Whilst we try to ensure the security of cloakroom areas, such property is brought to or left on Academy premises entirely at the owner’s risk.
A student is not allowed to borrow another student’s property (including PE kit) with or without the consent of the owner.
Money or valuables of any kind must not be left in coat pockets. During practical activities such as PE, when blazers and other clothing may be left unaccompanied, money and valuables must be left with the staff in charge of the activity.
If your child forgets to bring anything to the Academy, they may telephone you from Student Services requesting that you bring in the article(s). The article(s) should be left, clearly labelled with name and Tutor Group, at Student Services to be collected by your child.
Mobile phones should, under no circumstances, be brought into the Academy. Contact between students and parents (and vice versa) can always be made through the Student Services office.
Loss of property must be reported without delay. Those who find lost property must hand it in to either Student Services Reception or Oak Reception. If a student loses something, he/she should, in the first instance, retrace their steps and look for it in the most obvious places. Lost PE kit will initially be held in the PE office before being transferred to lost property. Students who have lost items of property may check lost property, located in the cloakroom,either before school, during morning break, at lunch time or after school.
The Academy provides a cloakroom for students to store their Academy bags, coats and PE kits. The cloakroom is located next to the Student Services office and is supervised by adult cloakroom assistants before school, during morning break, at lunch time and after school. Students hand in their belongings and are given a numbered wristband in return. To retrieve their items, the wristband must be handed back in. Lost wristbands will incur a small charge.