St Ambrose Barlow RC High School

St Ambrose Barlow RC High School

Our Expectations

School Expectations

The little things matter. By showing that you can take responsibility for your appearance and by being prepared for school you show us that you are serious about your education. Getting the little things right means taking small steps to big successes.

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Excessive haircuts/hairstyles or colouring of hair are NOT allowed, e.g. partially shaved, shaved lines or tram lines etc. Please note: boys’ hair cuts should not be any less than a No. 3 cut. Girls’ hair bands/bobbles should be either white or black. Long hair must be tied back in certain lessons for hygiene/safety reasons.


No jewellery is allowed other than one pair of plain, small stud earrings in ear lobes for girls, for safety reasons. No other piercings are allowed.

Electronic and other Banned Equipment

We DO NOT allow mobile phones, electronic devices, headphones, boots, trainers (other than for PE) and chewing gum. If pupils are found using a mobile phone during the school day, it will be confiscated and returned at the end of the day.  Persistent breaches of this policy may result in the device being confiscated for longer periods or a more serious sanction being imposed.

Bottles and cans

Both of these items are banned from the campus.  Pupils should bring a reusable, recyclable water container to school.  Energy drinks and other high sugar drinks are also banned and will be confiscated.


For safety reasons, full-size footballs are not allowed on the playgrounds at lunch and break.  Pupils may play on the MUGA and 3G pitches at lunch time.


For safety reasons, aerosol sprays are not allowed – if deodorant is needed after PE classes, please use a roll-on type.

Basic Equipment

Every student is expected to provide the following basic items of equipment for every lesson:

  • Blue ballpoint pen (+ spare) 
  • Pencil eraser
  • Calculator 
  • Pocket English dictionary 
  • Foreign language dictionary 
  • Pencil 
  • Pencil sharpener 
  • Ruler 12”/30cm 
  • Protractor 
  • Pen drive/memory stick (optional)
  • Coloured pencils
  • Pair of compasses
  • Rough notebook/jotter
  • Set square
  • Aprons for Design Technology and Food Technology


Text books and specialised equipment will be issued on loan and students will be required to pay for any loss or damage to school property.

The school cannot accept responsibility for pupils’ personal possessions.