Mobile Phone Policy

Key Stage 3 and 4

1. Mobile Phones – Possession and Use

Mobile phones are a part of modern society and the school accepts that many students will possess them. They are a useful tool, especially where the issue of safety during the journey to and from school is concerned and the school acknowledges that parents and students would want them to be available to achieve this. However, teachers and students have a right to teach and learn in a school environment which is free from interruption by mobile phones and other such devices.

Mobiles phones in schools present a number of challenges, including:

The school recognises the benefits that mobile phones offer students and parents and realises that an outright ban would result in a loss of these benefits. However, it is the school’s responsibility to promote the safe and responsible use of mobile phones during the school day. Whilst the school would prefer students not to have mobile phones in school and would rather they use the existing facilities within school, we realise that this cannot cover the period when students are travelling to and from school. It is against the above background that the following policy is to be adopted.

2. Mobile Phones – Policy

If parents choose to permit their son to bring a mobile phone to school, the following rules apply:

Key Stage 5

It is recognised that Sixth Form students should have some privileges regarding the use of mobile phones in school, so it is essential that they model the responsible use of such devices to their younger peers. The following represents the behaviours expected of sixth form students:

This policy is the same for all Key Stage 5 students across all three sites in the Sleaford Joint Sixth Form.