We expect students to maintain their attendance above 96% as evidence shows that a student’s achievement has a clear correlation with their record of attendance. We also feel that students need to be aware of the impact that low levels of attendance can have on their application for future jobs or university applications.
What is good attendance?
- 100% Outstanding Attendance
Proves to give a young person the very best chance of success.
- 95% Good Attendance
Few interruptions to learning, however a very good chance of success.
- 90% or Less A Serious Concern
Persistent Absentee – as defined by the DfE. Worrying and can affect learning in school.
Our Expectations of Students:
- You have attendance levels of at least 96%
- You attend registration promptly at 8.45 am unless agreed with the Head of Sixth Form
- All absences follow the school’s procedures
- Medical/dental appointments should be made outside of school hours, where this is not possible and will result in you missing lessons or attending late, it is expected that proof of the appointment is brought in to school
- Driving lessons should not be taken during the school day
- Students should sign out if they are leaving the school premises and sign in upon their return. The ‘Signing In/Out’ screen is located outside the Sixth Form Office
Please find our Sixth Form Attendance Policy: Sixth Form Attendance Policy – September 2021
Uniform for BH6 is compulsory but differs from that in the lower school and there are two options:
1. General uniform: This comprises of black trousers, skirts or pinafores, white shirt, BH6 tie, a black fine knit cardigan or V-neck jumper and black shoes. If they wish to, students may purchase a BH6 hoodie to wear instead of the cardigan or jumper; this is optional.
Please find information on our uniform policy, and how to purchase uniform: Sixth Form Uniform 2023-2024
BH6 hoodies, fleeces and dance kit can be purchased from Smart Uniform
Student Parking at School
Student parking is on a “first come first served” basis. Students should not obstruct other vehicles when parking. Students bring their cars entirely at their own risk and the school will not be held responsible for any damage to or loss from cars. All cars must have valid road tax. Drivers must have full insurance in place. Driving recklessly or driving an unregistered car on school grounds is considered a serious disciplinary offence and is likely to result in a permanent ban from driving within the grounds.
Our handbook aims to centralise important information for both students and parents/ carers and help to answer frequently asked questions. Please click on the following link: Student Handbook