Personal Property Guidelines and
These Guidelines are applicable to all students and visitors in the Senior School plus any external lettings using School facilities.
Guidelines on bringing personal property to School
The School accumulates a lot of lost and/or left property, therefore these guidelines aim to:
In order to help students take more responsibility for their belongings, the School has a number of “shared area” and changing room lost property boxes. Keeping the “lost” items close to where they were mislaid, it gives the students a chance to find them independently.
The School does not insure personal property and will accept no responsibility for loss or damage to the personal property unless the item has been specifically handed to a member of staff, who has accepted responsibility for their safekeeping, or unless caused through the School’s negligence.
The buying and selling of goods for personal profit is not permitted on the School premises.
Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their personal property
We appreciate that replacing lost uniform and equipment is expensive and so to minimise the possibility of property being lost, students and parents are asked to make sure that all items of clothing and equipment are suitably labelled by using full names or initial and surname, rather than just a first name or initials - for example, “John Jones” is much better than “John”.
What to do if you have lost something:
Check the shared area lost property boxes:
As long as your belongings have your name and class clearly marked on them, you should be able to find them quickly!
For reasons of hygiene, food items, swimwear, underwear and towels will be binned when found.
External lettings using School facilities are asked to contact firstname.lastname@example.org if property has been left in School. The Estates team will make every effort to locate left items and arrange collection.
Where are the Lost Property boxes?
How long will items be kept in School?
A School-wide sweep-up will take place for Open Days, other public events, at the end of each term, or when the Lost Property boxes become too full. Students will be given notice to take their belongings home before contents of Lost Property boxes and bag racks are emptied and a table-top counter set up. Students will be encouraged to take responsibility for looking for any lost property here - details will be announced in the Daily Bulletin.
We accept that this approach is not always a success and so parents will also be given an opportunity to come into School and collect any named property not claimed from the table-top counter - these occasions will be advertised in the Friday Flyer.
A School-wide sweep-up of boxes, bag racks and lockers will take place at the end of each summer term (padlocks will be cut unless the Head of Year/School passes a request to the Estates team).
Students will be given sufficient notice to take their belongings home before contents of Lost Property boxes and bag racks are emptied and an end-of-year table-top counter set up. Students will be encouraged to take responsibility for looking for any lost property here - details will be announced in the Daily Bulletin. Parents will also be given a final opportunity to come into School - these occasions will be advertised in the Friday Flyer.
SLT member responsible:
Deputy Head (Pupil Welfare)
supported by the Senior Operations Manager
Date of approval:
Proposed review date:
Other related policies and procedures:
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