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Absence Line

Please use the absence line if your son/ daughter is unwell or away from school so that we can update our electronic registration system accordingly. The dedicated number to use for this is 01483 888151

Sixth Form Dress Code

You have the privilege of wearing your own clothes in the Sixth Form. However this is a place of work and a large community and you therefore need to ensure that you dress appropriately for this.
 
• No offensive logos should be worn
• Skirts/shorts must be no more than 10cm above the knee
• Underwear must not be on display
• Mid riffs must be covered
• For our female students dresses and tops must have straps of two inches or greater in width, if dresses and tops with straps of less than two inches width
(i.e. strappy/sleeveless) are worn, an additional top to cover your shoulders must be worn while in the school building and public areas of the school
• For our male students t shirts, polo shirts or shirts must be worn
• Aggressive/severe body piercing and tattoos must not be visible
• Outlandish hairstyles must be avoided
 
Please remember that this is a working environment for staff and they should not be made to feel awkward or uncomfortable because of how you dress. In addition remember that there are younger students in the school who are expected to dress smartly.

Anyone dressed inappropriately will receive a verbal warning in the first instance and will be sent home to change on the second.

Car Parking

Parking in the local residential areas around the school can be an issue. We are concerned that students are not always considerate to our very accommodating neighbours and are parking inconsiderately and sometimes dangerously, particularly in Woodruff Avenue.
The local streets are really struggling to accommodate the volume of cars sometimes driven to school by sixth formers.

Unless it is essential, please leave cars at home and find other ways of getting to school. With ever-increasing petrol prices this will also prove easier on the average sixth former’s pocket.

Assistance with travel expenses for 16-19 year olds  2016-17

The policy for assistance with travel expenses for 16-19 year olds has been updated for 2016-17 applications. For the application form and policy please click here.

Homework

The average Sixth Former who wishes to succeed to their full potential should be spending five hours a week studying for each subject beyond their lessons. Homework is set by staff in most lessons. If homework is not set then there are a range of activities that students can do in this time to consolidate their learning. Any student who is doing less than this cannot expect to succeed in their examinations. If you would like further information on the types of study beneficial to Sixth Form students please come along to our introduction to Sixth Form evening for Parents.

Non-contact periods

The majority of students have non-contact periods on their timetable which they are expected to use for private study. We prefer students to stay in school and use the facilities here to study but in Year 13 students may choose to study at home instead for some of these periods. It is not permissible for students to participate in part time work during these periods, or to book other non-essential appointments such as driving lessons or dental appointments. Students must ensure that they remain available in these periods so that they are contactable should a member of staff wish to meet with them.

Lanyards

Students should wear their lanyards plus ID badges at all times on the school site so that they are identifiable as students. Many students are not making a conscious effort in supporting this security measure and they leave them at home. Please remember to wear yours each morning.

Health and Safety

Students should make sure that they sign in and out at Raynham office when they arrive or leave outside of a normal lesson. This is to ensure that we can confirm attendance in the event of a fire or other emergency.