Summer School Rules 2017-04-10T09:13:17+00:00

Summer School Rules

We are committed to providing a secure and friendly environment where all members of the community, whatever their background or character, are protected from harm and respected by others.

All staff and any other adults involved with the Summer School accept and recognise their responsibilities:

− to safeguard the welfare of children who join the Summer School and any of its programmes

− to continually develop awareness of any issues which might harm these children

− not to make staff or any other adults involved with the Summer School unnecessarily vulnerable to suspicion of any form of abuse

We will endeavour to safeguard children as follows:

  • by adopting child protection guidelines and accepted procedures
  • by providing children with expected codes of behaviour and ensuring they understand what those are, especially bullying
  • by sharing information about child protection and good practice
  • by sharing information about any concerns

 

As a result of the above, it is important that the following rules are followed.

Rules for Junior students staying in boarding houses at the Summer School:

  • Beds must be stripped and linen put in the designated area on bed change days and departure day
  • No mattresses on the floor – Fire Hazard!
  • No smoking in the boarding houses – smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas
  • Sanitary towels must be placed in the appropriate bins in the toilets
  • Kitchens can only be used for bread/toast and drinks – not for cooking!
  • Kitchens must be kept clean and tidy at all times
  • Every bedroom will be checked before arrival and departure, if there is any damage which has been caused by you then you will lose your deposit
  • Make a note of your laundry bag number
  • “Lights Off” (curfew) is at 23:00
  • Beds should be made, rooms tidied and windows opened each morning
  • Please treat the house in the same way that you would treat your own home
  • Look after the House Hall…it’s your common room, keep it tidy and please be careful with the equipment which is there for your entertainment
  • If something in the House gets damaged then please let us know – we will be understanding if it was an accident
  • Computers belonging to the House cannot be used
  • No ball games inside the House
  • No girls in boys rooms and vice versa
  • No smoking/drinking/sex
  • If students fail to follow these rules and the instructions given by their Group Leader / Pastoral Carer, their parents may be informed and they may lose their deposit

Students may be asked to leave the Summer School if they continue to break the rules and will be sent home at their parents’ expense

 

Rules for Junior students during off-campus visits and excursions:

  • Students may not leave the campus unless they are accompanied by a member of staff
  • Students must follow the instructions given by their Group Leader / Pastoral Carer before and during any off-campus visits and must provide their Group Leader / Pastoral Carer with a contact mobile phone number if they have one
  • If students fail to follow these instructions, their parents may be informed and they may lose their deposit
  • Students may be asked to leave the Summer School if they continue to ignore their Group Leader / Pastoral Carer and will be sent home at their parents’ expense

 

Abusive Behaviour

The following behaviour is not tolerated at the Summer School:

  • Bullying of any kind (physical or verbal)
  • Racism (with respect to other races, nationalities, cultures and religions)
  • Excessive and / or loud swearing
  • Sexual harassment of any kind
  • Aggressive behaviour towards staff, students or visitors (e.g. inappropriate shouting at other students, kicking furniture, etc.)
  • Theft (stealing other people’s property or the School’s property)
  • Vandalism (e.g. deliberately breaking damaging school furniture / computers)
  • Any illegal activity (illegal under UK Law)

If, in our opinion, a student’s behaviour becomes unacceptable, the student will be given one written warning (also sent to parents / guardians). If unacceptable behaviour occurs again, we will order the student to leave the school immediately and with no refund of fees. Please note that the student may be asked to leave immediately and with no written warning if the behaviour is considered to be very serious.

Our terms and conditions state that parents agree to arrange for their child to return home as soon as possible, at the expense of the parents/guardians. In the event of the student not being able to return home, the parents agree to pay the extra costs incurred by us for keeping the student in the UK: extra supervision, additional accommodation costs, etc.

 

Students must follow UK Law, which includes the following:

  • Under 18s cannot buy alcohol
  • Under 18s cannot buy cigarettes
  • Under 18s cannot drink alcohol in pubs, bars and cafes
  • In addition, the age of consent is 16 years in the UK