School Rules and Procedures

  • All students should aim for 100% attendance. If a student is not in school. A justifiable reason should be given by the parent/carer either by phoning the school or via the school gateway app.
  • All students should be punctual to school and arrive before 8.45am. All students should be punctual to the start of lessons.
  • All students are expected to be in full school uniform at all times.
  • All students are expected to travel to and from school and whenever representing the school in a safe, sensible and courteous manner.
  • All students should show respect and courtesy to the school community. This includes the use of school facilities and equipment as well as being sensible and respectful in the corridors and the school grounds.
  • Students are not permitted to eat in their form rooms drink.
  • Chewing gum is prohibited.
  • Students should wait outside classrooms in an orderly manner for the member of staff to arrive. Sixth form should enter the classroom and be ready for the lesson to begin.
  • St Bernard’s’ has a zero tolerance towards the possession, use or supply of illegal and unauthorised drugs. This also includes cigarettes, vapes and lighters. Disobey a reasonable request of a member of staff or speak to staff in an insolent, offensive or abusive manner.
  • St Bernard’s has a zero tolerance towards bringing into School or taking on a School visit or purchase on a School visit a knife, a gun or any other implement which has the potential to cause harm to others.
  • Students must not behave aggressively, provocatively or offensively towards others either in School, travelling to and from School or online, whether physically, verbally, in writing or by electronic means.
  • Students must not abuse Information Technology either within the School or through communication with members of the School from outside the School.
  • Students are not permitted to have mobile phones or other devices on during the school day. 

Further details on ‘school rules and procedures' can be found in the school planner and the behaviour policy.