Mobile Telephones

These regulations apply to all Mobile Telephones and other handheld electronic devices*

Years 7 to 11

  1. Pupils may bring a mobile telephone into school on the condition that whilst in school the telephone is switched off and kept in the pupil's own locker. 
  2. Any pupil found in possession of a mobile telephone during the school day (including at muster, break and lunch) will be issued with a College detention. 
  3. Any pupil using a mobile telephone during a lesson or school activity will be issued with a Saturday detention.

Years 12 and 13

  1. Pupils may bring a mobile telephone into school. Any pupil found using a mobile telephone during a lesson or school activity will be issued with a Saturday detention. 
  2. During a study lesson in the Learning Resource Centre or Dining Hall, pupils may use a mobile telephone (on silent) but not make voice calls. 
  3. When using a mobile telephone in school to e-mail, message or access the internet, pupils must follow the Acceptable Use Policy

All Years

  1. Pupils who bring a mobile telephone into school do so at their own risk. 
  2. Pupils must not use the recording function including the video, camera and audio whilst on school premises or school activities/trips without the specific permission of a member of staff. 
  3. Pupils must ensure that no inappropriate content, e.g. images, messages is stored on any telephone brought into school. Any telephone found with inappropriate content will be confiscated**, kept in the General Office, and returned only to a parent. 
  4. If any pupil is found using a mobile telephone during a lesson, the telephone will be confiscated**, kept in the General Office, and returned only to a parent. 

* Excluding calculators and spell checkers

** The senior member of staff 'on duty' will confiscate the telephone, arrange for its safe storage and for a parent to be contacted.

Advice for parents can be found here