Equipped for Learning

It is requested that parents please discuss the following school rules with their son and ensure that he complies with them:

  • Earrings, piercings and excessively modish hairstyles are not permitted in any year. Hair is considered excessively modish if any patterns or lines are cut into the hairstyle. Hair should not be trimmed to any lower than a 3.
  • Mobile phones are allowed, but should be switched off in school at all times. Any mobile phone or electronic equipment used in lesson time or during breaks without permission will be confiscated and given to the Headmaster’s P.A. Ms Bonass. Confiscated equipment may not be returned until the end of the week.
  • Shoes must be black and smart with a hard sole. Trainers or plimsolls are not permitted, even if made of leather.
  • Socks should be black or charcoal in colour only.
  • Coats can be worn by all pupils during cold weather to and from school. Hoodies are not permitted. Coats must be kept in bags or lockers during the school day.
  • Pupils should possess:
    • A named, robust and spacious bag such as a rucksack. Small, fashionable, ‘man bags’ are not fit for this purpose. The bag should be able to contain both sports kit and all the text and exercise books required for a day’s learning.
    • Learning equipment should be kept in a soft see-through pencil case and include:
      • Black or blue pens for writing – pupils should use the pen that helps them write in the clearest and neatest fashion
      • HB Graphite pencils
      • Colouring pencils
      • Highlighter pen
      • Red and green biro
      • Glue stick
      • Small scissors
      • A clear rigid 30cm ruler
      • Scientific calculator – Casio or similar are recommended
      • Maths set, including a protractor, pair of compasses and a set square
      • Private reading book

For advice regarding gaining a place at Verulam School for your son via the Continuing Interest process, or for queries regarding appeals, please contact Ms K Bonass on 01727 754102 or [email protected]

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