The School Rules

The yearbook contained the School Rules.  There was a significant list of rules, ranging from uniform, homework, which buses were out of bounds and so on.  However, it is clear that the number of rules had dropped between 1959 & 1971.  These two sets of rules are shown here. 

Rules 1959

(a) Daily Routine


1. With the exception of Prefects and 6th Formers, pupils will enter School at 8.40, 11.10, 1.55, under the control of School Prefects, by the Cloakroom and Library Entrances.


2. Pupils arriving after 8.45 in the morning will report to the Duty Prefect and will remain in his charge until told to join the group standing at the back of the Large Hall.


3. No conversation is permitted in the Hall when the School is assembled for Prayers or any other purpose.


4. Except when all classes have been kept indoors because of wet weather, no pupil will remain inside the building during morning break, unless special permission has been obtained from a member of the Staff.


5. When wet weather procedure is in force for morning break, pupils will remain in their 3rd period classrooms and will be allowed to visit lavatories and/or the tuckshop in small groups, and will return without delay to the same classroom.


6. The only pupils who are excused from queuing for the tuckshop are Prefects and 6th Formers.


7. Boys and girls wishing to have milk will queue at their respective distribution points, will drink their milk in the vicinity of those points, and will put the empty bottles in the crate, and the bottle tops and straws in the receptacle provided.


8. Satchels and books will not be left in the cloakroom during break, nor after afternoon school.


9. At the end of morning and afternoon school, pupils will leave the building as quietly and quickly as possible unless required to stay for a detention class or some other approved purpose, such as the meeting of a club or society.


10. Ball games may not be played in the playground unless special permission has been granted.

 

(b) General Rules


11. In moving about the building, pupils will walk (NOT run), not more than two abreast, quietly and without hands in pockets. In the Tower, they will go UP the wide staircase, DOWN the narrow one, unless instructed otherwise by a teacher.


12. When waiting to go into a room at the beginning of a lesson, pupils will stand in a quiet orderly manner as close to the wall as possible without lounging.


13. When the class teacher enters for the lesson, or at any time when the Headmaster or Deputy Headmaster enters a room, the class in that room will stand until told to sit.


14. Windows and blinds will be adjusted only on the instruction of a teacher.


15. During and at the end of a lesson the room used by a class will be tidy and free from litter.


16. At all times refuse and litter will be placed in the containers provided inside and outside the building.


17. Visits to the School Office may be made only at 4.05 p.m. except in cases of illness, or on the instruction of a teacher, or for going to the School Clinic, etc.


18. The following places are OUT OF BOUNDS: .


(a) The grass verges round the playground, and the grass" between the bicycle sheds and the road-AT ALL TIMES.
(b) The bicycle sheds-between 8.55 a.m. and 12.20 p.m. and between 2.05 p.m. and 4.05 p.m.
(c) The fishpond quadrangle and the area at the foot of the playground step, except for. going to classes, going to the lavatories, and coming from the tuck shop during break.
(d) The roofs of the bicycle sheds and the fuel tank enclosure - AT ALL TIMES.
(e) The Balfour Road entrances -AT ALL TIMES.

c) Absence from School.


19. Absence from School for any reason should be explained as soon as possible by a note written by a parent or guardian or by a telephone message.


20. When the absence has not been explained beforehand, a note must be brought to the Form Teacher on the return to School.


21. Any absence of three days that has not been already explained will be explained on the form sent by the School Office to the parents or guardian.

 

(d) Property. (See also rule 8).


22. All property, especially clothing and games equipment, must be clearly marked with the owner's name.


23. Losses should be reported to the Form Teacher, but it should be noted that no help can be given in tracing unmarked property.


24. Property that has been found should be handed over to the Lost Property Duty Prefects and enquiries for lost property should be addressed to them also, during morning break.


25. An appropriate fine must be paid before the lost property is handed back to its owner.

 

(e) Punishments.


26. Any pupil awarded a detention will report to the detention class on the same evening, unless excused by (a) the teacher who gave the detention (b) the Headmaster or Deputy Headmaster. County pupils are not automatically excused; they will be excused by arrangement with the teacher giving the detention and will perform at home a written task that will be handed to the teacher on the following morning.


27. All pupils who are given THREE or more detentions in one week will report outside the Deputy Headmaster's room, with the Form's Detention Register, at 2.05 p.m. on the following Monday.


28. Such pupils may be (a) caned or (b) placed " ON REPORT."


29. Pupils who are on report will obtain a report form from their Form Teacher, they will have it signed by the class teacher at the end of every lesson, and will bring it for inspection by either the Headmaster or the Deputy Headmaster every day at the end of afternoon school.

 

(f) Conduct Outside School:


30. All pupils except Prefects and Sixth Formers will wear caps or hats coming to or going from school and the school canteen, in the daytime or the evening.


31. No First Form pupils are allowed to come to school on bicycles.


32. Pupils may come to school on motor-cycles or motor-scooters only (a) after the written permission of a parent or guardian has been delivered to the Headmaster and (b) the written permission of the Headmaster has been obtained.


33. Pupils travelling from the Town Centre will use Route 14 only by special permission. If that special permission has not been obtained, routes 3, 16, 22, 24, 25 will be used, and pupils will alight at the stop opposite Barratt's Factory.


34. On the way home from school, the following streets and passages are out-of-bounds: Brockton Street, Bunting Road, Arthur Street, Alleys between Trinity Avenue and Murray Avenue; the forecourt of the Romany public house.


35. Pupils crossing the Kingsley Road near the Romany will do so under the supervision of the prefect on duty there.


36. The Racecourse is out-of-bounds for pupils staying for canteen dinner.


37. Pupils other than prefects will go to and from the canteen via Trinity Avenue and St. George's Avenue. Prefects may cross the Girls' Grammar School playing fields.


38. The College playing fields may not be used for short cuts.


39. For a visit to the School Clinic a prepaid bus ticket must be obtained from the School Office. A period ticket may not be used.


40. The top Trinity Avenue entrance to the school grounds is the only one permitted for pupils, who will not congregate inside or just outside the gateway.


41. School uniform, including caps and hats, will be worn on all visits and excursions organised by the school, and by all school games teams.

 

HOMEWORK SCHEDULE


1st Forms: 3 periods of 20 minutes per evening.
2nd Forms: 3 periods of 25 minutes per evening.
Jrd Forms: 3 periods of 30 minutes per evening.
4th Forms: 3 periods of 30 minutes per evening.
5th Forms: 3 periods of 40 minutes per evening.

The number of homework periods allocated to each subject is determined by consultation between each Form Teacher and the Subject Teachers.
6th Forms: Arrangements and amount at the discretion of the Subject Teachers.



Rules 1971

A Daily Routine


1. With the exception of Prefects and 6th Form, pupils will enter School, under the control of School Prefects, at 8.45 and 2.10 by the cloakroom and Library entrance. At registration pupils will ensure that they have taken from their desks, books for the whole morning or afternoon.


2. Pupils arriving after 8.45 a.m. will report to the Duty Prefect and will remain in his charge.


3. No pupil will remain inside the building during morning 'Break', except the Sixth Form, unless permission has been obtained from a member of the Staff.


4. When wet weather procedure is in force for morning 'Break', with the exception of the 6th Forms, girls will go to the Gymnasium, and boys to the Hall.


5. Satchels and books will not be left in the cloakroom after afternoon school.


6. No pupil may return to classroom after a meeting of any school society or games-training.


7. Ball games are not permitted in the playground.

 

B General Rules


8. In the Tower, pupils will go up the wide staircase, down the narrow one, unless instructed otherwise.


9. When the class teacher enters for the lessons, or at any time when the Headmaster, Deputy Headmaster or Senior Mistress enters a room, the class in that room will stand.


10. The following places are OUT OF BOUNDS

 

(a) The bicycle sheds between 8.50 a.m. and 12.45 p.m. and between 2.20 p.m. and 3.50 p.m.

(b) The Balfour Road entrance, except for 6th Form pupils and motor cyclists.

11. Pupils who use the Homework Rooms must see that their names are on the Homework Rooms Register.


12. Any pupil awarded a detention will report to the Detention Class on the evening specified by the teacher. These classes will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of one hour duration.


C Absence from School


13. Absence from School for illness or holidays or other reasons should be explained by a note written by a parent or guardian or by a telephone message.


14. The School Office will send to parents after three days a form of inquiry about all unexplained absences of pupils.

 

D Property


15. All property must be clearly marked with the owner's name.


16. Losses should be reported to the Form Teacher. During P.E. and Games Periods, valuables, especially money, MUST be left with the teacher in charge.


17. Property that has been found should be handed over to the Lost Property Duty Prefects and enquiries for lost property should be addressed to them. An appropriate fine must be paid before the lost property is handed back to its owner.

 

F Conduct Outside School


18. Pupils may come to school on motorcycles, mopeds or by car only after the written permission of a parent or guardian has been delivered to the Deputy Headmaster and the permission of the Deputy Headmaster has been obtained.


19. Pupils travelling from the Town Centre will use Route 13 only by special permission. Routes 3, 16, 22, 24,25 will be used and pupils will alight at the stop opposite Barratt's Factory.


20. On the way home from School, the following streets and passages are out of bounds:- Brockton Street, Bunting Road, Arthur Street, Alleys between Trinity Avenue and Murray Avenue, the forecourt of the Romany Hotel.


21. Pupils other than Prefects will go to and from the canteen via Trinity Avenue and St. George's Avenue. Prefects may cross the Girls' Grammar School playing. fields.


22. Mid-day lunch may not be eaten in the streets or on the Racecourse.


23. School uniform will be worn on all visits organised by the School unless otherwise directed.


24. On Saturday mornings no boy or girl will enter the building until the teacher in charge arrives.

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