anctions which promotes high standards of work and behaviour. The highest standards are expected of pupils in
atters such as attendance, punctuality, uniform and conduct around the school as they are the most senior
members of the school community and they must be an example to others. Great emphasis is placed upon reliability,
courtesy and respect towards others.
he college uniform identifies you as a student of this college and shows that all students are valued equal. Wearing
our uniform is reflective of our college ethos which emphasises high standards and expectations for all pupils. It is
ompulsory for all students and must be worn correctly at all times, including college functions and travelling to and
Our college ethos is that bullying is completely unacceptable. Misuse of mobile phones, social media or any digital
technology to cause harm or hurt to any other individual is totally unacceptable. Sixth Form pupils play a vital role
in helping the school to promote an anti-bullying culture. The following policies and structures are available on our
college website and are designed to minimise risks; Safeguarding & Child Protection, Anti-Bullying, E-Safety,
Pastoral Care & Positive Behaviour Management and the college Code of Conduct.
Mobile Phones, Mobile Devices
For Safeguarding and Child Protection reasons, students are permitted to bring mobile phones into school but they
should not be visible. For these same reasons, students may not use mobile phones in the course of the college
day without the explicit permission of staff. Parents/guardians are reminded that in cases of an emergency, the
college office remains a vital point of contact. Mobile phones must be switched off at all times during the college
day from entry onto the college premises until exit from the college grounds, including both break and lunch times.
Under no circumstances is any student permitted to take a photo, video or sound recording on the college premises.
If a member of staff deems it appropriate to confiscate a device from a student, the following will apply -
Confiscation with parent/guardian involvement. Parents/guardians will be asked to collect the phone from the
Main Office or Reception at the end of the college day.
Misuse of Digital Technology
(Social Networking, Picture/Video sharing websites)
This college has a zero policy towards any misuse of digital technology (internet, social networking and picture/video
sharing websites, exams) to any member of the college community. Any student found to be up-loading recordings
to the internet depicting the college brand, or involving students in college uniform, will be the subject of a disciplinary
enquiry and serious disciplinary sanctions. Bullying or harassing any member of the college community through
the use of any electronic device or the sharing of inappropriate material will also not be tolerated. It will be regarded
as a grave disciplinary matter and will result in a severe sanction.
An Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is available to pupils remaining in full time education beyond the
age of 16 years where the family income falls within defined limits. Payments are strictly linked to attendance and
performance. The EMA is only paid for full weeks of attendance within term time. It will only be paid when 100%
weekly attendance has been achieved by the pupil. No payment will be made for part attendance. The weekly
allowance rate for eligible students currently is £30.00 which is paid directly into the pupil’s bank account on a
fortnightly basis and two bonus payments of £100 paid each year in January and June. All EMA pupils will be
required to sign a Learning Agreement with the school. If they fail to adhere to this agreement, this will affect their
payment. Evidence must be provided for all absences. Generally, about 50% of students are eligible for EMA
The need for careful time management and self-discipline is the most distinctive feature of life in the Sixth Form as
there will be times during the school day when pupils are not in timetabled lessons. Pupils will have supervised
allocated study areas with provision for computers available. We also encourage pupils to bring their own device.
If individual pupils are unable to manage their time sensibly or fall behind with the work, pupils will be reallocated
so that private study time can be closely monitored. Parents will also be informed.
Driving Cars to School
Sixth Form students are reminded of the importance of safe driving. Cars must be parked outside of the school
grounds at all times. This is necessary to avoid congestion and parking problems and for pedestrian safety. Sixth
Form students must not use their cars during the course of the school day (even if they have a study period or are
an MLP student). Cars must be used strictly as a means of transport to and from school. Any breach of this rule will
result in a severe sanction