We appreciate that replacing lost uniform and equipment is expensive and hopefully these strategies will assist your son or daughter in retrieving any items they may misplace. Staff members are unable to search for student’s lost property and the responsibility lies with students to be accountable for their own property. When students lose property they should visit and look in the classroom or area where they believe the property was left. If they do not find their property they should then go to the Student Information Desk.
All lost property that is handed into the Student Information Desk with a name tag will be returned to its rightful owner by the Student Receptionists. Any lost property that is handed to the Student Information Desk and is not labelled will be held for four weeks. At the end of this period all lost property will be disposed of.
We currently have over 1,000 students at The Samworth Church Academy wearing the same uniform. We cannot recognise items as belonging to a particular person if it is not labelled. Labelled property can be promptly returned to its rightful owner via our Student Information Desk, thus avoiding distress and a costly replacement.
Labelling uniform is very easy to do, name tapes are best, even iron-on tapes. However, if you do not have these, just write on the label or inside trainers or shoes with a good quality laundry marker pen or permanent marker pen. Please use full name or initial and surname. Washing does erase marker pens, so please check that your son or daughter’s name does not fade on their belongings.
To contact the Student Information Desk regarding lost property, please telephone 01623 663450 extension 202.
Thank you for your co-operation.