Essential Equipment

Please find below a list of equipment which is essential for school and which all students are expected to have.  Students in Years 7 - 11 will have daily equipment checks by their tutor to ensure that they have these items with them, and are thus able to take an active part in their lessons.

The LRC (Learning Resources Centre) stocks pencil cases complete with essential items of stationery as well as other items.  Students are able to purchase these as needed during LRC opening hours.

  • Pens
  • Pair of compasses
  • Pencils
  • Circular protractor (available from the school)
  • Ruler
  • Scientific calculator
  • Rubber
  • Apron for Technology (when necessary)
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Apron or old shirt for Art (when necessary)
  • Pencil case
  • School bag of suitable size for carrying a day’s books and equipment
  • Reading book
  • Cashless catering card
  • Colouring pencils



Students would benefit from having a pocket sized English dictionary, pocket sized  translation dictionaries and an atlas.

Students will not require specialist equipment on the first day of the school year eg. PE kit or aprons; however, they will be expected to bring other items.