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Mobile phones in school

09 Apr 2019

Dear Parents / Carers                                                                                                                     9 April 2019

I am writing to remind you of our policy regarding mobile phones in school. The policy has not changed and the rule is that mobile phones are not allowed on school site. This includes before and after school, waiting for the bus and on the bus until it leaves the school site.

However I am sure many students do bring mobile phones into school, but these are kept in their bags and switched off and are only used in emergencies. Because of this respect for school rules, the phone are never seen or heard and there is no issue. I am also aware that many parents feel reassured by the fact that their child has a means of contacting them in an emergency on their way to or from school. We do not expect students to contact parents during the school day using their mobile phone (in the case of illness, for example). Systems and procedures are in place at the school to cater for any incident occurring during school hours.

I must also mention that if a mobile phone is brought into school and is damaged, lost or stolen then the school accepts no responsibility whatsoever.

Recently we have seen an increase in the use of mobile phones, including listening to music, during break and lunch. This is a breach of the schools rules, as stated above, and therefore phones will be confiscated and returned at the end of the school day. For a second offence, the phone will be confiscated until the end of the school day and a lunchtime detention will be issued. For further repeat offences the phone will be confiscated and returned at the end of the day and an after-school detention will be issued.

Thanking you in anticipation of you support and understanding.

Yours sincerely

Sophie Williams

Head of School

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