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Student Code of Conduct

  • Academy begins promptly at 8:50am. You should always arrive at Academy on time. If you arrive late you must register with Student Services.
  • You should come to the Academy smartly dressed in the Academy uniform. You should leave home suitably dressed.
  • You must not leave the Academy site without a letter from a parent/guardian which has been countersigned by your Student Progress Leader and shown to Student Services when you sign out.
  • If you are absent from Academy for any reason you should bring an explanatory note for your Form Tutor on the day you return from your parent/carer.
  • If you are unable to do PE, Dance or Drama you must bring a note from your parent/carer or a doctor.
  • Students in Years 7-11 should line up and wait quietly outside classrooms until a teacher arrives. Years 12 and 13 may enter a classroom before the teacher arrives but may not enter a laboratory unsupervised.
  • Ensure that you have everything with you that you need for each lesson.
  • Move calmly and quietly around the Academy walking on the left hand side of corridors and steps. This means never running, barging or shouting. Look where you are going and be ready to open doors, stand back and allow visitors, staff and other students to pass. You must observe the “Up” and “Down” directions indicated on staircases.
  • You should keep the Academy clean and tidy, putting litter in bins and keeping walls and furniture unmarked. You will not deliberately damage Academy property. Chewing gum is forbidden.
  • You will never attempt to physically hurt or intimidate another member of this Academy, either a student or a member of staff or encourage others to do so.
  • You should take great care of your own and other people’s property. You will not touch other people’s belongings unless you have their permission.
  • You should not engage in any abusive, threatening or bullying behaviour towards any other students or staff at the Academy. This includes physical and verbal abuse.
  • Smoking and vaping is forbidden in the Academy and on the way to and from the Academy.
  • You will not bring sharp objects e.g. knives or screwdrivers into the Academy under ANY circumstances.
  • You must not be in the possession of, or consume, alcohol or any narcotic substance in the Academy.
  • Mobile phones or any other electronic devices (MP3 player, iPods etc.) are not to be used or seen between the hours of 8:50am and 3:20pm, unless with permission from a member of staff
  • If you are unwell during the Academy day and need to go home, you will not contact home directly. The Student Welfare Assistant or Student Services will contact home and make any necessary arrangements.
  • If you have sustained an injury requiring you to temporarily use crutches/wheelchair or have to wear a plaster cast or are unable to wear shoes your parent/carer must contact the Academy to arrange for a risk assessment to be carried out before you can return to the Academy.

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