Dear Parent / Carer
Students leaving site at lunchtime
In response to Student Voice we have made the decision to review which year groups can leave the school site at lunchtimes. The legal position is that lunchtime is part of the legally defined school day so the school has control of what happens in this time. However from Monday 8 October 2018 students in Years 9 to 11 will be granted permission to leave site at lunchtime as all these students are part of our Key Stage 4 cohort.
Students will be able to leave site at lunchtime on the condition they have:
Students will be provided with a personalised swipe card during Tutor Time.
As a school we do reserve the right to refuse students leaving site at lunchtime. We also reserve the right to sanction students, in line with the Schools Behaviour Policy, if they misbehave whilst off the school site. It is also important to reiterate here that whilst off-site, the behaviour of students is a parent’s responsibility.
Students with permission to leave the site at lunchtime must leave within 10 minutes of the start of lunch and not return until 12.30pm at the earliest.
Students must not loiter near the site but go home as soon as they leave.
If you do not give permission for your child (ren) to leave the school site at lunchtime please inform Student Services in writing by Friday 5 October 2018.
Parents will be asked annually if they wish their permission to roll over into the following academic year.
Mr G Crossley
Assistant Head Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare