Following government guidelines, Humphrey Perkins is now closed. The Cedars Academy in Birstall will be open to children of key workers at Cedars, Humphrey Perkins, Martin High and our primaries, Highcliffe, Riverside and Hallam Fields who have registered for a place
Please remember that mobile phones remain the single biggest focus for street crime. If you choose to bring a mobile phone to school then you should be aware of the following points:
Expensive equipment and large sums of money should not be brought into school. The School does not accept responsibility for the loss of student's property brought on site against the advice and rules of the school.
We strongly encourage healthy eating and encourage you to drink water to quench thirst. Fizzy and energy drinks are not sold in school. If you bring these drinks into school and try to drink them they will be confiscated. Reusable water bottles can be filled from our water fountains or in the Restaurant, before school, at break time or at lunch time.
1) If a student is seen with a phone out during the school day, it will be immediately confiscated by a member of staff. The phone will be stored securely in the School Office and may be collected by the student at the end of the day.
2) If a student is seen with a phone for a second time during the academic year, it will be confiscated and kept in the school safe overnight. The phone can be collected by the student at the end of the following day. A behaviour point will also be issued.
3) If a phone is visible for a third/subsequent time during the academic year, it will be confiscated and kept in the school safe until it is collected by a parent on the following day. If a parent is unable to collect the phone, it will be returned to the student at the end of the week. Two behaviour points will be issued.
If a student’s phone is confiscated and he/she wishes to call home, the Office will happily facilitate such calls. In the unlikely event of a student refusing to hand over a phone, an immediate after-school detention will be issued for the following day. Depending upon the individual circumstances, the sanctions may be escalated.