Students at The Lakes School are successful because we invest a lot of time working on the relationship between the school, the parent and the child. The way we all work together can be the difference between a child succeeding or failing and being happy or unhappy during their years at school.

Expectations of Lakes School students are set out in our Whole School Behaviour Policy which can be found in the Policies section of our website here.

To help us all understand our role in supporting every child, we have developed a home school agreement which sets out the expectations of us all which are centred around every child achieving their potential.

Below you will find our home-school agreement which shapes how we must all work closely together for what could be seven years of your child’s life.


Home School Agreement
Home School Agreement
Success at school depends very much on a partnership between school, student and parent/carer. In this agreement we have set out ways in which we can work together to develop that partnership and make it more effective. Please read the agreement carefully and consider how you can help us to fulfil our obligations to each other and ensure success.
The Lakes School will…
    •  work in constructive partnership with students and parents.
    •  care for each student’s safety, well-being and happiness.
    •  value every student as a unique individual and encourage him or her to play a full part in the life of the school community.
    •  support all students to achieve their full potential through high expectations, high standards of teaching and regular homework.
    •  provide a broad and balanced curriculum in line with the National Curriculum, legal requirements and individual needs.
    •  keep parents and students informed about student progress, development and achievements through reports, scheduled parents evenings and at other times where appropriate.
    • welcome contact with parents, listen to their views, seek to keep them informed about general school matters and offer opportunities to become involved in the life of the school.

The Student – I will make progress in all of my subjects by…

  • attending school and lessons regularly.
  • demonstrating a positive attitude to learning.
  • being polite and helpful.
  • behaving and communicating appropriately.
  • caring for the environment by keeping the school free of litter and graffiti and looking after property.
  • being proud to be a member of The Lakes School this means being smart in my school uniform and aware of my presence in the community.

Parents or Carers will…

  •   work in constructive partnership with the school.
  •   take an active interest in my child’s work and progress in the school and encourage their efforts in homework.
  •   read carefully the guidance and information I receive about my child’s education and courses.
  •   support the school’s policies and guidelines on behaviour and responsibilities.
  •   ensure my child attends school, on time and with the proper equipment and uniform.
  •   inform the appropriate staff about any concerns or problems that might affect my child’s work or behaviour.


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Mobile Devices

The Lakes School takes a sensible and proportionate approach to rules regarding mobile phones. As a means of communication, students should use mobile phones in a respectful way, just as if they were talking to each other. Students who use a mobile device in an inappropriate way will not be allowed to use it at break or lunchtime. It is extremely pleasing that so many students at The Lakes School chose not to use their mobile device very often during their social time. Instead, students enjoy sitting with their friends in the dining area or on the field where they talk and play. In this respect, there is a very healthy atmosphere at the school during student social time. 

Students at The Lakes School are allowed to use their mobile phone outside of lesson time but not to make phone calls. We encourage students to speak to a member of staff if they wish to make a phone call home.

In lessons, and in registration, students are not allowed to use a mobile device and it should be kept out of sight in their school bag. On some occasions, a teacher may allow students to use their mobile device in a lesson but this will be part of a planned learning activity. On such occasions, the teacher will inform students that they are allowed to use their mobile device for a specific purpose such as photographing a homework task, scanning or saving a piece of work, searching for inspiration in the school Pinterest account in art or recording their own musical performance as evidence for meeting course criteria. 

We will always investigate any misuse of a mobile device by students and report to the police any behaviour which may be a serious cause for concern. Students who fail to meet the school’s expectations regarding mobile device use will have to leave their device at reception each day.

We thank parents for encouraging your child to speak to a member of staff at The Lakes School should they need help or support at any time. 

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