Our Expectations & Policies

We require students to

  • Maintain an excellent record of attendance [95%+] to ensure qualification as a full-time student. Students must register twice a day and for all lessons, including study periods. If a student is absent, for any reason, school should be notified on the first day of absence.
  • Maintain a good record of punctuality, registering at school by 8.45am each morning.
  • Adhere to the dress code outlined below.
  • Wear the ID badge at all times.
  • Use study time wisely and productively, to promote independent learning and to reinforce the skills and knowledge gained in lessons. Our suggestion is that a minimum of three lessons a week are spent in the Silent Study Room or in the John Crewdson Library.
  • Meet deadlines set by staff for the purpose of effective continuity in learning.
  • Consider always their responsibility to the whole school; to pupils in the lower school; to their peers; to the staff and to the wider community.

Dress Code

Our aim is that students dress for a professional, working environment.

  • Boys should wear a shirt and tie with smart trousers.
  • Girls should wear a smart top with trousers/skirt or a dress
  • Facial jewellery should not be worn
  • Footwear should be suitable for a smart, working environment
  • Hair colour should be within the natural colour range
The following should be avoided:-
  • Denim
  • Canvas shoes/trainers
  • Leggings worn as trousers
  • Crop tops/revealing tops

At all, the School reserves the right to a final decision: students may be sent home to change at the direction of the Head of Sixth Form or Head of Year.

Code of Conduct

Expectation is that Sixth Form students will act in a mature and responsible way at all times with due regard to their role as senior members of the school; that is, with personal dignity and self-respect and also with respect for their staff and peers. Day-to-day expectations of students are clearly outlined in the Sixth Form Agreement that students sign and in the Sixth Form planner, given to all students when they take up their place in the Sixth Form. Issues relating to poor student conduct will be dealt with immediately. Parents may be called to an interview so that an action plan can be discussed.

Serious breach of discipline, the procedure will be as follows:

  • Whilst an issue is being investigated, a student may be supervised by a member of the Sixth Form staff, out of contact with other students.
  • A fixed period exclusion may be used. This will be formally recorded. Parents will be notified in writing. This notification will include the period of exclusion and the reasons for it. The academy will make every effort to speak to a parent/carer before a student is sent home and explain the reason for the exclusion.
  • Very serious breaches of discipline (e.g. possession of illegal drugs, illegal or improper activity that impacts on the academy or the Sixth Form and its students) may result in permanent exclusion.