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Rules and Regulations

Attendance

By law, all parents are required to make sure their child receives education, and the local authority requires all schools to monitor each pupil’s attendance.

We regard regular attendance, and punctuality as very important in helping pupils to learn. The only reasons allowed for absences are; personal illness, visits to the doctor or dentist or other medical appointments and important religious festivals; Headteachers are now unable to grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. The Headteacher will determine the number of school days a child can be away from school if the leave is granted.

Please inform school immediately if your child has to be absent for any of these reasons. Please send in doctor’s or dentist’s appointment cards with the child on the day of the appointment.

If absences go unexplained, we shall contact you to make sure that you are aware that your child has not been in school. The School Attendance Officer may visit you to help solve problems of poor attendance or persistent lateness or other problems. Parents can be fined for taking their child on holiday during term time without consent from school.

 

Complaints Procedure

In accordance with the Education Reform Act 1988 the school follows Bury’s procedures for the considerations of complaints about the school curriculum and related matters. Copies of this procedure can be obtained from Bury Council, 3 Knowsley Place, Bury.

If you do wish to visit the school to discuss any matters you are always most welcome. For your convenience, if you telephone school first to make sure the Headteacher or person you wish to speak to is available, then you should not be disappointed.

You are encouraged to attend Parents’ Evenings which occur every year in addition to the Annual Reviews/Education, Health and Care Plans. Some staff and parents communicate through a home/school book sent home daily.

 

Uniform

At Elms Bank we have school uniform that pupils are required to wear.

• This encourages the pupils to be smart.

• Avoids unpleasant comparisons or competition over clothes.

• Ensures that clothing does not detract from school work.

• All items of clothing or equipment should be marked clearly with the child’s name.

• Girls are asked to wear shoes with a sensible heel. High heels are not allowed.

• The wearing of make-up and jewellery is not allowed.

• The wearing of earnings by boys or girls is not allowed.

• We ask that any watches worn are not expensive ones in case they are mislaid.

• Pupils are required not to bring large amounts of money or valuables etc. into school.

 

Click here to see Elms Bank school uniform

 

The following uniform is required for pupils in year 7 to 11

 

 Girls:

  • Skirt or trousers - navy blue or black

  • Jumper / Cardigan / Sweatshirt (plain navy without motifs or plain navy with school emblem)

  • Blouse – white with tie or white polo-shirt / revere collar blouse without tie

  • School tie

  • Black low heeled shoes.  Trainers are not allowed.

  • Blazer (optional)

 

 Boys:

  • Trousers - navy or black

  • Jumper / Sweatshirt (plain navy without motifs or plain navy with the school emblem)

  • Shirt – white with tie or white polo-shirt without tie.

  • School tie

  • Black low heeled shoes.  Trainers are not allowed.

  • Blazer (optional)

 

Shoes should be sensible, black with a low heel.  High-heeled shoes should not be worn.  School badges are available for those pupils who wish to wear blazers. 

 

PE uniform

All pupils are required to change for Physical Education into white T-shirt, black or navy shorts and pumps (not leisure boots as these have ridges on the soles).  Tracksuits can be worn for outdoors in cold weather.  Key Stage 4 may wear tracksuits indoors.  Key Stage 5 pupils can wear their own choice of appropriate sport wear.  In order to promote personal hygiene and independence skills, pupils are expected to shower after PE lessons. Pupils attending Hydrotherapy sessions should bring their own kit.

  • All items of clothing or equipment should be marked clearly with the child’s name.

  • Girls are asked to wear shoes with a sensible heel. High heels are not allowed.

  • The wearing of make-up and jewellery are not allowed.

  • The wearing of earrings by boys or girls is not allowed.

  • We ask that any watches worn are not expensive ones in case they are mislaid.

  • Pupils are required not to bring large amounts of money or valuables etc. into school.

  • Extremes of fashion in hairstyles and colours will not be allowed (natural hair colours only).

 

Students in Elms Bank College (Key Stage 5) are not required to wear uniform.

 

Mobile phones

Mobile phones are not allowed in school for any pupils.  Any pupil bringing a mobile phone should hand it in at the office (the school take no responsibility for loss or damage of items brought into school).