What we expect

Quite simply, high standards – we have no time for anything else.

We expect a very good standard of dress, both the main school uniform and P.E. uniform.

Similarly we expect high standards of attendance and personal conduct.


can be summed up in a single sentence:

“Arrive at lessons on time, in full uniform, with the correct equipment, and then all that matters is 60 minutes of learning.”

Students who do meet our basic expectations will be well rewarded. Details

Students who do not meet our basic expectations, thus affecting their own learning (and that of others) will have to face the appropriate consequence. Details

Basic Expectations

DO arrive at school (and at every lesson) on time.

DO ensure you have a pen, pencil, ruler and planner (All these items will be issued to you at the start of September, so there can be no excuse). Years 7, 8 and 9 should also ensure they have their reading book with them at all times.

DO wear the full school uniform, with each item worn properly, particularly shirts, ties and shoes. For full details click here.

DO follow instructions given by staff.

DO speak and conduct yourself politely at all times.

DO respect others.

DO ensure your use of a mobile phone follows our rules. For details click here.

DON’T come to school wearing trainers or boots or sandals or flossies or creepers. For full details of uniform requirements click here.

DON’T come to school with an extreme haircut or brightly-dyed hair. Examples of extreme hairstyles include lines or patterns shaved into the haircut, mohicans, no-guards, dip-dyed hair, contrasting hair colours etc.  If in any doubt please contact your child's head of year.

DON’T come to school with any facial piercings.

DON’T come to school with false eyelashes, fake nails, brightly coloured nail varnish, fake tan or excessive make-up.

DON’T come to school with jewellery, apart from a watch and one pair of small plain gold or silver ear-studs - these MUST be removed for PE, and NO EXCEPTIONS will be allowed. Therefore, if you are having your ears pierced, we advise that this is done at the start of the summer holidays so that healing will be completed before the autumn term starts.

DON’T bring chewing gum into school.

DON’T bring fizzy drinks into school. Why not? Click here

NO SMOKING  For many years our policy has been "No smoking". Smoking anywhere on the site will absolutely NOT be tolerated AT ALL. For details on the consequences of smoking click here.

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Our Behaviour 4 Learning Non-Negotiables are:

1. Be ready to learn. Expectation details

2. Actively listen. Expectation details

3. Engage in the lesson. Expectation details

4. Try your best. Expectation details

Click on the above detail links for an
explanation of each expectation.