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Lost Property

The school has an enormous amount of lost property handed in each week.    In order to help us deal with this, please could you ensure that you label your child’s possessions and as much equipment as possible. The label needs to include, at a minimum, a surname (preferably their full name and tutor group) in order to be successfully reunited with your child, please do not just use their initials.

We endeavour to return named items of lost property to students as quickly as possible. If it is not named, we will hold it for a reasonable amount of time to see if someone comes forward to claim it. However, we cannot hold items indefinitely and any unnamed items which we have held for a long time are eventually disposed of.

Therefore, if your child has lost anything, be that a pencil case, jumper or coat etc, then please send them to the Student Services Office as soon as possible to see whether the item has been handed in, and ask them to keep checking over the next week or so to see if the item has been found. There are two boxes outside of Student Services which contain property that has been found during the course of the current week. Students can access these boxes at any time to search for lost items themselves.   

After a week, any unnamed and unclaimed items are locked in a cupboard which students can access by asking a member of staff in Student Services.  These items will be held at Student Services for as long as possible before being disposed of.  

Please be assured that we do our best to reunite lost property with its owner, as we appreciate the cost involved in replacing school uniforms and equipment.

Valuable Items

Students should not carry large amounts of money or bring valuable electronic items to school, as students’ possessions are not covered by the school’s insurance policy. If they lose a valuable item (eg a watch, glasses, phone or money, etc) they will need to report it to Mrs Gardner, the Headteacher’s PA.  All found items of value are held in the PA’s Office.   

Items Left on School Transport 

If your child leaves an item on a school bus, please contact the coach company direct.  Contact details for the coach companies are as follows:

Turners Coachways - 0117 955 5333
Eagle Coaches - 0117 955 7130
Bakers Dophin - 01934 415000

If you have any queries regarding lost property, then please telephone the school on the main number 01275 463371 and ask to speak to Student Services.  Alternatively, if it concerns an item of value, please speak to the Headteacher’s PA.