Location: Behind the swimming pool, in the corridor leading tot he Sixth Form Centre
Opening times: 0800-0850 every day in term time.
- The Lost Property Office is run, with remarkable dedication and care, by a team of parents and is open from 0800-0850 each morning; pupils should check for kit at that time but, in order that we do not have an increased risk from ‘strangers’ wondering about the School, or cause ‘genuine’ parents the embarrassment of being asked to identify themselves, we ask that parents do not enter the buildings to access this office.
- Named items are logged and an e-mail sent to the pupil to alert him/her to the fact that an item has been recovered. Anonymous items are also logged with the date of recovery. These are then stored for at least one term. Property which is lost around the School typically takes one to two days to reach the lost property office and so pupils are encouraged to make return visits to see if property has been recovered.
These additional points greatly help us in dealing with pupils’ property:
- All property should be clearly named. (Approximately half of all kit reaching the Lost Property Office is un-named.)
- At the end of the school day and at weekends all property must be secured in lockers or taken home. To that end there are occasional ‘bag sweeps’ – always announced in advance - and pupils are required to account for why property has been left unsecured.
- Pupils should only use their lockers and shelves to store property. Items left in other locations may be removed and may be taken to Mr McKee, Mr Brookman or the Porters. We do this so that, for example, no-one is in danger of tripping over a bag or losing their academic work.
A significant amount of staff time is taken up with locating and returning lost items. Items which are named and only stored where they ought to be cannot easily be lost, removed (whether accidentally or not) or damaged. Once again, your support of our efforts is invaluable and I would stress the considerable value for younger boys in learning to look after their property and being able to account (to you and to us) for where it is.