Our Behaviour handbook for students is a ‘must-read’ for the start of the new academic year. Its purpose is to effectively communicate expectations for behaviour of all members of our school, and to promote a positive, safe working environment.Student Behaviour Booklet
Lots of our year 7 students recently visited PGL in Preston for an adventure holiday. Here are just a few photos from the trip:
Some of our pupils took part in the Bury Athletics Championships today at Bury Athletic Club. Here’s a few photos and updates of our amazing students!!! Awesome results so far against the 12 other Bury schools!!
Kaiden Babb 3rd in 100m final
Leon Hodson 3rd in 100m final (PB 11.89 running a year young!!)
Daniel Ahern 3rd in 100m final (PB 12.03)
Jack Andrew 3rd in long jump (a year young!)
Charlotte Larkin 1st bury champion in 100m (PB 12.84)
Hannah Gill 2nd in 200m final (PB 29.09)
Carys Kay 4th in 200m final
Charlotte Clarke 4th in 300m final (PB 52.3)
Chloe Berry runner up (2nd) in shot and javelin
Chloe Chapman runner up (2nd) in 1500m (PB and running a year young!!)
As temperatures rise, it’s tempting to cool off with a swim in a river, canal, lake or reservoir. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is regularly called to rescue people who have got into trouble in the water.
What are the dangers?
- There is no supervision.
- The cold water temperature can claim your life in minutes – even if you are a strong swimmer.
- It’s difficult to estimate the depth of the water. It may be much deeper or much shallower than expected.
- There are often no suitable places to get out of the water due to steep slimy banks or sides.
- There is no way of knowing what lies beneath – there could be weeds, pipes, shopping trolleys, sharp metal or broken bottles.
- Swimming in open water can lead to a variety of serious illnesses.
- There may be hidden currents. Flowing water or swimming in the sea can be especially dangerous.
- Alcohol and swimming don’t mix – perception and capability are both affected by drinking.
What should I do if I see someone in difficulty?
- Alert someone, preferably a lifeguard. Or, dial 999 and ask for the fire and rescue service. Explain your location clearly and describe any landmarks.
- Swim somewhere safe – the swimming baths.
- Obey the warning signs around reservoirs, lakes, canals, rivers and at the beach.
- Value your own safety first – jumping into the water to rescue pets or belongings can be highly dangerous.
- Know what to do in an emergency – ring 999 and ask for the fire and rescue service. Explain your location clearly and describe any landmarks.
- Enjoy organised water sports in a safe environment – with the correct equipment and a qualified instructor.
For further information on water safety visit:
Now watch the video ‘Filling Up’ by the Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service:
Make sure you bring the following equipment every day:
- Ruler (30cm)
- Scientific Calculator
- Pair of compasses
- English dictionary
- French/German dictionary
Each night, check your timetable before packing your bag. Check:
- what books you will need
- what sports kit you need
- what technology equipment you need
- what homework is due
What you must NOT bring to school:
- Toys and games
- Excessive amounts of money
- Keep to the left.
- Do NOT run.
- Coats and non-uniform items are NOT to be worn inside the building and will be confiscated and returned at the end of the school day.
- Phones/headphones which are VISIBLE will be confiscated.
- No eating on the corridors.
- Use the ONE WAY SYSTEM on the ART Department stairs.
- Ball games on the SOUTH YARD ONLY.
- Do not congregate in toilets, corridors or in areas designated OUT OF BOUNDS.
- Smoking is strictly forbidden.
- Have fun but do not put anyone’s safety in danger.
- Put all litter in the bins provided.
- Line up in an orderly fashion.
- Wait until it is your turn to enter the dining room.
- Buy and eat your lunch in a mature and orderly manner.
- Clear up your tray, and put all litter in the bins.
- No food is to be eaten in the corridors.
- Eat in designated areas only.
- Clear up your litter!
- Punnctuality is an important part of self-discipline and is essential to good time management.
- Always make sure that you are in the correct classroom , and at the time set for each period.
- If you arrive at school AFTER 8.50am, then you must report to the PASTORAL OFFICE. You will be marked LATE in the register and you will need a note explaining the reason for late arrival.
- The proper place for you to be on a school day is in school. If you are not in school then you must have a justifiable reason. You should always bring a note from your Parents or Guardian when you return to school after being off sick.
- The Department for Education has changed the conditions of “holiday requests” and the new legislation means the headteacher cannot authorise absence from school, for any family holiday in term time, for any student in years 7 to 11. The procedures for absence through illness or a medical appointments have not changed.
- Each application will be judged independently. Parents or Guardians who take their children out of school WITHOUT PERMISSION may face prosecution.