Canbury Code



The Canbury School Code

The original guidance was reviewed by the School Council during the 2015 Spring term. Following discussion with the student body at several form meetings, amendments generated by the students were agreed by the Headmistress. This document will be reviewed each year by the School Council.

The following is a set of guidelines that will help all of you achieve success in a manner that does credit to you and to the school.

Your Conduct

  • You should be polite, helpful and considerate always in your actions and in your language.
  • Bullying of any kind will absolutely not be tolerated.
  • Walk around the school in a quiet and sensible manner.
  • For your own safety, you must use the nearby zebra crossing when crossing Kingston Hill.
  • Make sure you are prepared for lessons by arriving with all textbooks, exercise books, student planner and any other equipment that is relevant and expected.
  • Listen carefully to instructions; complete all tasks that the teacher has set in an orderly and appropriate way. Give your full focus to each lesson and give maximum effort to all tasks.
  • Please note that no eating, drinking or chewing gum will be allowed in class.
  • Arrive and leave the class dressed as per the school uniform code.

Your Appearance

  • Correct school uniform worn at all times.
  • Blazers may be removed in the classroom or in the playground.
  • No jewellery should be worn except wristwatches and in the case of pierced ears, one pair of small studs. One per earlobe only.
  • Visible body piercing or tattoos are not permitted.
  • Hair longer than the collar must be tied back.
  • Hair should not hang over your eyes.
  • Dyed or highlighted hair is allowed providing it resembles a natural shade.
  • Haircuts in extreme contrast styles, shaven heads or extremely short or shaven hair is not permitted.
  • Shirts/blouses are to be tucked in to trouser and skirt waistbands.
  • Ties are to be done up to the collar.
  • Discreet make up is permitted for Years 10 and 11.

Punctuality and Absence

Be punctual for all registrations, lessons and other school commitments.

Private Property

The school cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to private property. You should leave items of value at home and ensure that all property which you do bring to school, including clothes and games kit is clearly marked with your name. Any property of value that you do bring to school should be kept at locked in your locker. If you lose something, report the matter to your form tutor. Ensure you do not leave any property in the changing rooms overnight or during the school holidays.

School Property and the Environment

  • • Take care of your school and respect our facilities. Help to keep it tidy, in good repair and free of litter. Report any breakages or damage to your form tutor as soon as you can.
  • Text books are expensive and easily damaged; please look after them, especially to and from school, as your parents will be charged for lost books.


You are not allowed to smoke at school, on journeys to and from school, or on school trips. This includes E-Cigarettes.

You are not allowed to bring any of the following to School:

  • Illegal substances
  • Alcohol
  • Smoking materials, including matches, lighters and E-Cigarettes
  • TippEx and similar products except in ‘pen’ form
  • Chewing gum
  • Any kind of knife or weapon


All medicines must be handed in to the School Secretary who will administer them accordingly.

Mobile Telephones

You are allowed to bring mobile ‘phones to school but they must be put in your lockers and on no account can they be used in the school building without permission from a member of staff. If they are, they will be confiscated and you will receive an automatic one hour after school detention.

Eating and Drinking

You should eat or drink in the dining room only in break or at lunch, unless specially allowed elsewhere.