Although our sixth form does have a ‘university-like’ feel, and we encourage independence, as we are a place of work and study, the sixth form does have high expectations of student conduct. These expectations are underpinned by our focus on learning, safety, and respect.
Mobile phones are only to be used for educational purposes. Your teacher may request that you use your mobile phone in-class time for recording key dates and reminders. Please speak to a teacher first if you would like to record a deadline on your mobile phone. Otherwise, phones should not be used in lessons.
You may bring in your own laptop or tablet for use in lessons or to study (where such usage is appropriate). Your form tutor will let you know the login details for accessing WiFi in the building. Please bear in mind that on some occasions your teachers may need you to handwrite your work or notes; on these occasions, it would not be appropriate to use a laptop or tablet.
Students may also leave the site in social time or free periods, as long as they are not required to stay for study support, and as long as they use their card to sign out. If students do not sign out when leaving the building they are putting others at risk in the case of a fire.
Food and drink should not be consumed in classrooms or corridors. It is not appropriate to bring hot drinks to lessons and carry them in corridors. Chewing gum should also not be brought onto the premises. Food and drink can be consumed in the refectory and sixth form common room.
It goes without saying that students should respect the sixth form environment and keep it free from litter. The common room should be kept clean and tidy. Any plates taken from the refectory should be returned promptly.