Mobiles 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 Academy does not accept any responsibility for mobile phones brought onto the school site.
  • Mobile phones on the school premises must be switched off and out of sight from the start of the day when you arrive on site, until 3.20pm.
  • After 3.20pm 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 Student Information Centre.

Valuables

Expensive equipment and large sums of money should not be brought into school. You must not bring in:  electronic games; MP3 players; iPods; personal stereos. Any of these, or similar items, seen in school will be confiscated. The Academy does not accept responsibility for the loss of students' property brought on site against the advice and rules of the school.

Drinks

We strongly encourages healthy eating and encourage you to drink water to quench thirst. You may buy only water and milk in the dining hall. Juices, fizzy and energy drinks are not sold. If you bring these drinks into school and try to drink them they will be confiscated.

Confiscation policy

Items confiscated will be held by the member of staff who has confiscated it or in the Student Information Centre. All confiscations are logged. The first time you have an item confiscated, you may reclaim it at 3pm from the member of staff or the Student Information Centre. However, if the item was confiscated after 3pm, it will be returned the following day. 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.