These expectations have been created in collaboration between the WCGS student body and staff body to embed Wallington County Grammar's core values of SELF-DISCIPLINE, ENDEAVOUR and EXCELLENCE in all that we do.

Through our culture of openness we promote all aspects of students’ welfare and expect that all students value their education, are thoughtful, caring and active citizens in school and the wider society. We expect our students to work hard to prevent all forms of prejudice and discrimination, actively seeking to eradicate discrimination based on;

  • Sexuality
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Social or cultural background
  • Religion
  • Physical Appearance
  • Disability or SEN (Special Educational Needs)
  • Health
  • Academic Ability
  • Political Affiliations
  • Personal Opinion

 

We encourage all students to discuss issues that are important to them in an atmosphere that promotes tolerance and respect.

SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT

All students will endeavour to:

  • encourage and be supportive of their peers and other members of the school community;
  • show respect to everyone;
  • achieve their personal best in all that they do.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

All students will endeavour to:

  • do all that they can to support teachers in delivering the 'Vision for Learning'

    Engagement: Students will demonstrate passion and thirst for learning both inside and outside of lessons. Their drive and enthusiasm will be evident in all they do and they will listen in order to show their full engagement.

    Progress: Students will be resilient in their acceptance of feedback and make excellent use of it in order to achieve academic and personal excellence. When reflecting on their progress students will respond in a thorough and considerate way.

    Challenge- Students will be ambitious and determined to seek fresh challenges to push themselves both inside and outside of lessons. Students will ask for help when it is needed, both from staff and their peers, and are able to identify their own learning needs.

    Relationships- Students have integrity and are respectful, considerate members of all communities they interact with.

    Deep thinking- Students will be curious learners who go above and beyond the curriculum, take risks and embrace failures as potential learning opportunities. They will be problem solvers and creative thinkers who will change our world for the better.

                                            
  • Sixth Form students are welcome to use free classrooms during time when they are not timetabled to be in Private Study or in a lesson. Students may use computers in classrooms on the proviso that they login using their own username and password and they treat the machine with the utmost respect knowing that the quality of teaching of teachers who use the classroom will be affected if they do not.  Computers must only be used for work.  Students using empty classrooms should ensure they are left in pristine condition.

IN THE CORRIDORS

  • Students will move with the flow of traffic showing courtesy  to all members of the school community;
  • Students will give way to all members of the school community, and unless already granted permission to enter a room, students should wait in single file in the corridor;
  • Students will not eat in the corridors.

IN THE PLAYGROUNDS

All students will endeavour to:

  • Show respect for playground equipment and the school environment;
  • Be considerate of the people around them;
  • Demonstrate positive behaviour and self-discipline;
  • Maintain a clean and healthy environment, by ensuring litter is placed in the bin.

IN THE LIBRARY

  • The library will be used as a silent space;
  • No eating or drinking in the library (except water);
  • No Sixth Form students at break or lunchtime;
  • No games on PC's.

SIXTH FORM PRIVATE STUDY AREAS

All students will endeavour to:

  • Be silent at all times except when talking to the member of staff supervising;
  • Use the Study as academic work spaces.

IN THE WCGS CAFE

All students will endeavour to:

  • Maintain good order in the cafe queue, adopting a single file; show consideration for others by clearing up after themselves;
  • Treat all Cafe staff respectfully;
  • Place all bags and coats in the pigeon holes before entering the main WCGS cafe.

MOBILE PHONES

  • Students are only allowed to access their personal mobile phones in school as an aid to their learning whilst under the direction of a member of staff or whilst in the Sixth Form Quiet Study Areas. Students who wish to contact home should do so via reception or student services. The exception to this is in Sixth Form Private Study Sessions in which students may use their phones to listen to music quietly through headphones if it helps them concentrate, but ensure that the volume does not distract others.  

EARPHONES & HEADPHONES

  • Earphones/Headphones are allowed to be in use or on display in the Sixth Form Private Study Areas.

DRIVING (Sixth Form Only)

  • Students will drive and park around the neighbourhood local to the school in a safe and considerate manner;
  • Students will notify the school of the make, model, colour and number plate of their car.

OUT OF SCHOOL

  • The Sixth Form have the privilege of being allowed out of school during lunch times after they have signed out from reception, and upon their return they must sign back in;
  • Members of the public will be impressed with the excellent demeanour and self-discipline and respect for others in the wider community that our students display when outside including on public transport - students' behaviour will not bring the school in

FOOD AND DRINK

  • Students are encouraged to keep hydrated by drinking water in lessons, whilst other food and drink products should only be consumed at breakfast club, break times or lunch times whilst in the cafe or in the playgrounds;
  • During wet break, students may wish to eat their food in the classroom of their next lesson (unless it is a practical subject and instead students should use the hall) and rubbish will be placed in the bin;
  • Students should endeavour to always eat healthily and responsibly;
  • Sixth Form Students will act as role models by not eating 'fast food' or 'take away' food on the School site.

EQUIPMENT

All students will bring the following equipment to lessons daily:

  • Contact book
  • Purple pen
  • Red Pen
  • Pen (black or blue ink)
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Rubber
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Highlighters
  • Calculator - Casio FX991ESPLUS for Sixth Formers and FX83GTPLUS or 85GTPLUS for Y7 - Y11
  • Protractor
  • Metal Compass
  • Spanish/French dictionary

UNIFORM

All students will endeavour to:

  • Take pride in their appearance in school and on their way to and from school;
  • Observe the school dress code

UNIFORM FOR YEAR 7 - YEAR 11

  • School Blazer
  • White Shirt (long or short sleeves) tucked into trousers
  • School tie - tie must cover all shirt buttons
  • Top button done up
  • Leather black polished shoes
  • Charcoal grey trousers
  • Navy V-neck school jumper (optional)
  • Black or grey socks
  • Black leather belt (optional)
  • No jewellery, except a watch (except for religious purposes)
  • Dark plain outdoor coat (optional, but no hoodies or denim)
  • Hair- business like
  • Clean shaven or well-manicured, professional facial hair

UNIFORM EXPECTATIONS FOR SIXTH FORM BOYS - BUSINESS LIKE

  • Business suit (that is plain in colour)
  • White Shirt (long or short sleeves) tucked into trousers
  • Senior Prefects may wear professional, plain-coloured shirts to enable younger students to identify them
  • School tie - tie must cover all shirt buttons; top button done up
  • Smart, dark jumper without hood or collar
  • Dark leather polished shoes
  • Dark leather belt (optional)
  • No jewellery, except a watch
  • No visible tattoos or piercings
  • Dark plain outdoor coat (optional) hoodies and denim are not permitted
  • Hair - business like
  • Clean shaven or well-manicured, professional facial hair

UNIFORM EXPECTATIONS FOR SIXTH FORM GIRLS - BUSINESS LIKE

  • Business suit jacket that is plain in colour and worn with a skirt / dress / trousers of a professional length and fit
  • White shirt or blouse (long or short sleeves)
  • Senior Prefects may wear professional, plain-coloured shirts to enable younger students to identify them
  • School tie (optional) - tie must cover all shirt buttons; top button done up
  • Smart, dark jumper without hood or collar
  • Dark polished shoes
  • Business-like, understated jewellery e.g. one pair of studs or small hoops
  • No visible tattoos or heavy make-up
  • Dark plain outdoor coat (optional), hoodies and denim are not permitted
  • Hair - professional in colour and style