Rights and Responsibilities

Junior girl reading a bookMany of the decisions which affect the day to day life of the school are based on a the following simple statements of rights and responsibilities.

1. We all have a right to hear and be heard
We have a responsibility not to talk, shout or make loud noises when others are speaking.

2. We all have a right to privacy and our own personal space
It is my responsibility to respect the personal property of others and to accept their right to privacy. I should also to respect the property of the school and not leave litter.

3. We all have a right to learn
It is my responsibility to listen to and obey instructions, to work quietly at my desk and to raise my hand if I have a question, concern or need to leave.

4. We all have a right to be respected
It is my responsibility not to tease or bully other people, or to hurt their feelings, and to respect all staff members. I must also respect the environment of the school.

5. We all have a right to be safe
It is my responsibility not to threaten or physically harm anyone else.

The formal policies of the school are subject to inspection by a variety of monitoring bodies, including the main inspection regime under the auspices of the ISI.

The following policies and information are available from the school:


– Accessibility Plan
– Admissions Policy
– Aims and Objectives (32KB pdf)
– Anti-Bullying Policy
– Behaviour Policy
– Complaints Procedure (86KB pdf)
– Curriculum Policy All Depts
– Discipline Policy Seniors
– Discipline Policy, EYFS, Infants & Juniors
– English as Additional Language Policy
– Equal Opportunities Policy inc EYFS
– EYFS Uncollected Child Policy
– EYFS First Aid Policy
– EYFS and infant PSHE policy
– Fire Policy
– First Aid Policy (195KB pdf)
– Health & Safety Policy (177KB pdf)
– Missing Child Policy (76KB pdf)
– Safeguarding Policy (1MB pdf)
– SEN Policy
Boarding Information
Statement of Boarding Principles and Practices Policy
Boarding Policy


The following information is available upon request from the school office:

– Particulars of exam performance in the preceding school year
– Number of staff at the school including temporary staff and a summary of their qualifications
– Number of formal complaints the school has received during the previous academic year: 1


“Excellent in all areas (educational, social and pastoral provision). Particularly impressed with the
activities on offer and the very open relationship between school and parents. Another asset of the
school is it’s proactive nature to do its best for every child and the considerable focus on positive
and not just negative behaviour (many school largely focus on the latter). ”

Year 9 Parent