Parent & Student Handbook

The Secondary Parent Handbook aims to offer an insight into our school – a glimpse of our values, curriculum and policies. This Handbook covers important information crucial to the parent and school partnership necessary to ensure student’s well being and successful academic development during their time at HeadStart. As such, we expect parents to read and be familiar with the content of this document.

Table of Contents

Our Mission Statement, Aims and Principles

Roles and Responsibilities of Parents

Term Dates

Contacting the School and Teaching Staff

Admission, Placement & Withdrawal

The School Day

Student Equipment & Supplies

Attendance and Absence from School

Student cars and motorcycles at School

Student Pick Up Procedures

Lunches and Snacks

The School Library

The Secondary School Curriculum

Cambridge Checkpoint Exams

Cambridge IGCSE, AS Level & A Level Examinations

Field Trips and Duke of Edinburgh International Award

After School Programmes

Consultation, Assessments & Reporting


Academic Honesty

Language Options

School Uniform

Student Lockers

Jewelry, Hair and Make-up Policy

Electronics & Mobile Phones Policy

Student Relationships

The Student Council

Head Boy, Head Girl, & Prefects

CCTV Policy

Discipline Policy


Student Improvement Contract

HeadStart Houses

House Merits

Nursing Provision

Medication at School


Care Plans and Special Assistance

Lost Property

School Bus Procedures


Photography Policy

Electrical Failure Policy

Drug Policy and Procedure

Cyber-bullying Policy

The Parent Committee

The Food Service Committee

Parent Complaint Policy

Formal Complaint Form

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