General Information

School Hours

Monday to Friday:

  • Period One 8.40 - 9.40 am
  • Period Two 9.40 - 10.40 am
  • Form Time 10.40 - 11.00 am
  • Interval 11.00 - 11.30 am
  • Period Three 11:30 - 12:30 pm
  • Period Four 12:30 - 1.30 pm
  • Lunch 1.30 - 2.15 pm
  • Period Five 2.15 - 3.15pm

Reports

Reports are sent to parents three times a year. We arrange meetings for parents with teachers to discuss progress, and use the newsletter to advertise these. Parents are always welcome to phone if additional information is required.

Support and Guidance

At times, individual students benefit from extra help in meeting our standards of behaviour. Our approach to discipline is based on motivation and consequences for both good and bad behaviour. Good behaviour is rewarded, and poor behaviour can lead to a variety of strategies designed to correct it. After school detentions are given, and parents will have twenty-four hours notice of these (employment, bus arrangements and appointments will not be accepted as an excuse for non-attendance).

Standards of Behaviour

Courtesy, co-operation, consideration for others, and common sense are valued, and expected. Students are expected to respect our rules, wear our uniform well, be punctual and attend regularly. We believe students learn self-discipline in a disciplined, orderly and safe environment, which means smoking, alcohol and illegal drugs are forbidden, and students are expected to respect each other and property.

Where a student out of school brings the school into disrepute by misconduct, the Board of Trustees reserves the right to exercise school discipline. This particularly applies to students on their way to school, from school, and when wearing our uniform in public. Our rules are available at the Student Office.

Attendance and Punctuality

Students need to be at school to learn successfully. Parents are asked to assist us.

Please phone in on the morning a student is absent, followed by a signed absence note when they return stating the name, form, dates of absence and the cause of the absence. Please make dental and medical appointments after school if possible.

Please ensure students are present, especially on the first and last days of terms, and no extra time is requested to extend holidays.

If parents have a special request for a student to be away from school, permission is required well in advance from the Principal. A letter explaining the reason for the request is expected.

We have programmes to encourage punctuality, and our Deans closely monitor attendance.

Lunchtime

Lunch passes are available from Deputy Principal, Mr McDonnell for Y13 students who regularly walk home to have lunch at their own home. The school canteen is open daily providing nutritious food at reasonable prices.

Cambridge High School Educational Trust Inc

This trust was established in 1972 to raise and invest funds to benefit students. The Tom and Rose Milnes Award annually provides grants to students to assist their learning beyond school, at University, Polytechnics, or training programmes. Students are invited to apply for this assistance each year.

Privacy

Our school has an open information policy. All records are open to the person concerned. We reserve the right to collect, use and disclose information when required for educational and administrative purposes.

The First Day

We hope students will quickly settle into our routines. Year 9 students will be helped by Peer Support student leaders, and form teachers. Other newcomers will be helped by Deans who will arrange ‘buddies' for the first few days.

Students should check local newspapers for starting dates and times. Students should be wearing correct uniform, and bring pen and paper.

Seniors are expected to confirm courses and re-enrol in the last week of January.