Mobile Phones & Smart Watches

Please note that, although we encourage children to wear watches in school, please do not allow oyour child to wear a ‘smart’ watch, or any watch that has the same functionality as a mobile phone or PC, on the school site.

Additionally, please can I remind parents that mobile phones are not permitted in school.  The only exception to this ruling is when it has been agreed that a child is permitted to walk some distance to and from school, and the parent feels that they should have one for contact in an emergency.  However, we request that this should be a basic mobile phone and not a smartphone.  On arrival, the phone should be handed in to your child’s class teacher, who will return it at the end of the school day.  The school accepts no liability for loss or damage while on school premises, and if it has been found that a phone is being used inappropriately on school grounds, it will be confiscated.

Please be aware that children who use smartphones in the park next to school will be able to access 3G and 4G and as such will have access to age-inappropriate images, including pornography.

The above stipulations are a child protection requirement of the school and your compliance is requested for the safety and well-being of the school community.