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Lateness  

Pupils must be punctual both in attending school and arriving at lessons. Persistent lateness is regarded as a serious breach of discipline and the school will wish to involve parents in solving problems if their children do not respond to reasonable reminders.

Leave of Absence for Pupils  

Pupils should only be absent during term time for non-medical reasons in exceptional circumstances. Parents and carers must be aware of the detrimental effect such absence will have on pupil progress. The school is unable to take responsibility for this. Pupils are expected to make arrangements to complete any work missed. Please refer to the section on examinations. Leave of absence cannot be granted for holidays.

Forms to request Leave of Absence must be obtained from the school office and returned before the absence.

Leaving the School  

Pupils are issued with books which belong to the school and which should be returned prior to leaving. For administrative purposes, and to facilitate the return of books, leaving forms are provided. All leavers must complete and return these forms.

We look forward to seeing Year 11 and Year 13 leavers again at the Reunion Evening when prizes and certificates are presented. Parents are also invited to be present on these occasions.

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Lincolnshire Show  

The school organises a `whole school' visit on the first day of the Show each year. Pupils may also attend with their parents if they apply to the school for leave of absence. Parents should ensure that pupils attend the show on the day designated by the school to avoid further loss of education.

Local Authority (LA)

As an Academy the LA now has no responsibility for the management and financing of the school except for certain powers it retains for Special Educational Needs and Attendance. However the school is conscious of its responsibility to the wider community and where appropriate, will continue to work in partnership with the LA for the benefit of all members of the community that both organisations continue to serve.

All assets previously the responsibility of the Governors have been transferred to and are held in trust by The William Farr C of E Comprehensive School Academy Trust.

Assets retained by the Diocese of Lincoln Board of Education are the original 5 acres purchased by Reverend William Farr and transferred to the Diocese. This is leased to the school under a 125 year agreement.

The Governing Body remain responsible for the Governance of the School as Directors of the Public Limited Company registered at Companies House, and with the Charity Commission.

Should you wish to make any further enquiries about ‘Academy Status' please contact the Head Teacher.

Lockers  

A limited number of lockers are available for pupil use. Pupils requiring a locker should enquire of Mrs Harris about availability. There is a hire charge of £5 per year with a deposit of £5 per locker. It is the school policy to increase the availability of lockers as funds permit.

Lost Property  

Pupils may retrieve lost property before the start of the school day and at the end of the day. They should contact the main office.


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