Use of mobile phones and other electronic devices
To ensure clarity and consistency across the academy please be aware of the following key points from our mobile devices policy.
Mobile phones should be switched off and in bags when students enter the school site in the morning.
If phones are seen they will be confiscated and stored securely. Students can use their phones after they are dismissed by their last teacher.
If a student has previously had their phone confiscated we will require a responsible adult to collect the phone. There will be no exceptions to this rule.
If a student uses their phone as a bus ticket or has a long walk home it is their responsibility to ensure that the phone remains switched off and in their bag at all times. We will always ensure that students are given the appropriate pass, ticket or alternative to secure their bus journey home.
Students are not allowed to use mobile devices in school and are not permitted to make calls on school premises. If a student feels unwell during the school day it is essential that they go to student services. A first aider will assess the situation and work with the House team to coordinate the most appropriate action. If a student is too unwell for school we will contact parents/carers to request that they are collected.
This policy applies to phones, tablets, iPads, headphones and all other mobile devices.
This information has been explained to students in assemblies delivered by the Vice Principal and Assistant Principal. Please support us by discussing this information at home.
We will always offer students access to a school phone if they need to urgently contact a parent/carer.
Please also support this policy by not texting or calling students during school hours, please contact the school reception on 0117 456 5900.