School Uniform and Appearance: The Governors expect all boys to wear the approved school uniform and no exceptions are made to this rule except on religious grounds. School uniform will also be worn at school functions and on visits unless pupils are notified to the contrary. Mobile phones and other electronic devices are forbidden at Enfield Grammar School.
Lunches: Hot meals and snacks are available at both sites. Pupils are allowed to bring packed lunches. These must be eaten in the Dining Hall. Parents should be aware that no refrigerated storage for packed lunches is available. Year 11 and Years 12/13 are allowed to leave the premises at lunch time at the discretion of the Headmaster. Other pupils are allowed to leave only if they have prior permission from parents to have lunch at home.
Absence: Should a boy be unwell and unable to attend, parents should telephone the school on the first day of absence. On the pupil’s return he should bring a note of explanation from his parent or guardian. The school will telephone parents, or send a text message, if their son is absent and no contact has been received from home.
Sickness or Injury at School: If a boy is taken ill or injured during lesson times he should let his teacher know before reporting to the School Office where the Welfare Assistant will attend to him. During breaks, or at lunchtime, he should report directly to the Medical Room.
Part-Time Work: We look to parents to ensure that school work and the pupils’ extra-curricular activities are not affected by part-time employment. This is essential during the years when pupils are preparing for public examinations and where boys are selected to represent the school in the evenings or at weekends.
Holidays: Holidays should NOT be taken during term-time. Holidays taken during term-time inevitably handicap pupils in their studies and can have serious consequences in the years preceding public examinations, when coursework and final grades at GCSE and ‘A’ level can be adversely affected. Absence from School for the purpose of holidays must be avoided at all costs. Any request for such absence must be made to the Headmaster beforehand. Only in exceptional circumstances, will the Headmaster grant permission.
Assistance for Pupils: Depending upon the financial circumstances of the parents, grants and other assistance may be available for:
- Free school meals;
- School uniform and clothing;
- Assistance towards the cost of instrumental tuition.
Information is available from an Education Welfare Officer in the Education Department at Civic Centre.
Safeguarding Children: Safeguarding children’s welfare is of paramount importance. School staff have a duty to inform the Education Department of any allegation of child abuse and in such cases senior members of staff, specifically nominated to deal with such issues, follow the School’s policy.
Areas of concern: Where parents have concerns about any aspect of their son’s education, they are encouraged to contact the school, preferably in writing.