MOBILE PHONES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES
The safety and wellbeing of all of our students is paramount and students may bring mobile phones and/or electronic devices into the Academy. However, as part of our drive to digitally detox; allow students to socialise face-to-face and focus on academic matters, these must be turned off and placed in their bags during the day between 08:30 and 15:15.
Any device seen on site will be confiscated and returned to parents at the end of the day. If a student fails to hand over the phone or device when asked, they will face an Academy sanction and a parental meeting will be required to discuss the matter.
The reasons for this decision are many but principally driven by research which reveals that a ban of mobile phones has a positive impact on student outcomes and mental health and other recent news coverage regarding this.