The greatest importance is attached to the welfare and happiness of all the children, with extra consideration to the welfare of those with special educational needs or for whom English is an additional language.
As required by law, the school has a formal policy to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, generally known as the Safeguarding Policy.
Good manners and courteous behaviour are encouraged at all times. Children are expected to respect each other and to understand why certain rules must be kept.
Breaches of school rules are met by reminders, by a member of the teaching staff, of the purpose of the rules and careful explanations of desirable behaviour in school. Repeated transgressions may result in the deprivation of a privilege or reference to the deputy head or the headmistress for a formal reprimand. Parents are kept informed if their child is misbehaving and expected to support the school.
Only in very unusual circumstances would the school consider excluding a child because of indiscipline.