Items not allowed in school

Any items that are potentially harmful to any member of the school community should not be brought to school.  If there are any doubts about an item, students or parents/carers can check with their respective Year Team.

What follows is not an exhaustive list and is subject to change, but items that should not be brought to school include:

  • chewing gum
  • fizzy drinks including high energy drinks
  • glass bottles including perfume bottles
  • jewellery except for a watch and one pair of plain stud earrings worn in the earlobes
  • aerosol cans including deodorants
  • correction fluid
  • permanent marker pens
  • unnecessary money
  • expensive or personally very valuable items
  • Cigarettes, matches and lighters
  • fireworks or "snaps" containing gunpowder
  • vapes, e-cigarettes or shisha pens
  • products containing nicotine such as nicotine pouches, gum or snuff tobacco
  • any item officially known as a new psychoactive substance (NPS) (often unofficially known as a ‘legal high’)
  • any products marked as ‘unfit for human consumption’ or as unsuitable for children
  • any items which are illegal to possess or carry, or inappropriate for the age of the child or the school environment

Any student found to have brought a seriously inappropriate or dangerous item onto school site will, after any necessary investigation, be subject to serious behavioural consequences in line with the school’s behaviour policy up to and including suspensions or permanent exclusion from school. 

Where appropriate, sanctions will also escalate for students who repeatedly bring lower risk items into school that they should not.