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
  • Students may bring a phone into school but it is their responsibility to have them switched off and in their bag. Having their phone in their pocket is not acceptable.
  • School is not responsible for the loss or damage to phones whilst on the premises.
  • If a student is found with a phone which is not in their bag it will be confiscated until the end of the day. These phones will be kept in a named wallet at the school office.
  • Refusal by a student to hand over a phone will lead to an appropriate sanction.
  • Levels of sanctions will be increased for any repeated incidences.

Students in the 6th form will be allowed to use their phones in the 6th form area but should not use their
phones in lessons unless part of a learning activity directed by their teacher.

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