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It is in everyone’s interest to ensure the safety of pupils entering and leaving school and the immediate grounds. Congestion is a fact of life for the majority of schools at the beginning and end of each day. BIC is no exception. We can reduce the danger if everyone follows these sensible guidelines:-

Please assist us to keep the pupils safe by avoiding careless parking or dangerous manoeuvres.

Please take care when you walk across our car park with pupils. Small pupils should be in close contact with their parent/guardian at all times and should not be allowed to wander off on their own whilst parents are talking.



If you wish to withdraw a pupil from school for any reason you must request permission in advance and in writing, stating the reasons, dates and details for the absence.

Absences during term time are not encouraged and should be avoided if at all possible.

If sickness is the cause of the absence, please telephone school between 8.30am and 9.00am on the first day of absence and send a letter to school with the pupil on the first day of their return.


If at any time you need to remove a pupil from class during the working day, for instance because of sudden illness, please report to the school office. Similarly, if you have arranged an emergency appointment for a pupil (such as a dental) during the school day, please collect the pupil from the office.

Pupils are not allowed to leave school during the school day unless advanced permission has been sought giving the reason for the absence, and explaining who will be collecting the pupil and at what time.


If a pupil is late for school they must report to the school office before going to their classroom. Occasional lateness we understand but persistent lateness will be addressed as this frequently has an adverse effect on the pupil and causes disruption to the other pupils and teachers.


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Lunch sittings are staggered. The first sitting is specifically for Nursery and Reception classes, then Years 1 and 2, followed by each class up to Year 6. Pupils in Nursery and Reception are served. Staff are on duty to assist the pupils with their meals.

Secondary School lunchtime follows, during which all pupils in Years 7 to 13 eat together.

Food is freshly prepared and cooked in our kitchen. We operate a healthy choice menu and fresh fruit and yoghurt is always available. Menus are produced and are sent home.

Pupils may bring in a packed lunch if preferred

Please make sure that pupils have plenty to drink. Water or juice only please. No glass bottles


Pupils are allowed to bring a small healthy snack to eat during break times. We also sell other healthy snacks and drinks after school.


Chewing gum is not allowed on the school premises


Exercise books (jotters) and text books are provided by school. Payment will be requested to replace them if they are lost or damaged. Exercise books should be kept clean and presentable and pupils should not use them to doodle, or rip pages out.

In Nursery and Reception writing materials are provided. All other pupils should be fully equipped with two pencils, a rubber, a pencil sharpener and a ruler Parents/guardians should regularly check that pupils have the correct equipment.

Pupils from Year 5 upwards also need a writing pen (preferably an ink pen or roller ball) and will need at various times through the year a calculator, protractor and drawing compasses.

Correction equipment (Tippex) of any sort is not required.

Pupils need to bring a small bag to school to carry equipment and books from home to school.

An art smock or something to cover pupils clothes during art lessons is useful.


Mobile phones, I pods and other expensive equipment should not be brought to school.

The school and staff accept no responsibility for any personal property lost or broken on school premises.


Pupils in classes from Nursery to Year 2 do not have exams. Ongoing assessments are made by the class teacher.

Examinations for years 3-6 in English, Maths, Spanish and German take place in November and May

Other subjects for these years are examined at the end of the topic/unit.

Secondary school examinations take place twice annually, in December and June.

Exam papers are not sent home but parents are informed of the results via the pupils homework diary or on their report.

All pupils in Years 11, 12 and 13 will be examined by external exam boards for their IGCSE, AS level or A2 level qualifications in January and/or May/June. (For more information regarding these qualifications, click here)


It is expected that all pupils complete their prescribed homework in the allotted time without excuse.

Incomplete, forgotten or untidy homework is taken very seriously and a pupil will usually be required to complete or re-do the work.


Parents/Guardians are invited into school at various times during the school year to meet with teachers to discuss pupils' progress. The timing and content of these events varies but we hope that you will take advantage of them. More details will be provided closer to each event.

New Parents and pupils are invited to a meeting in September before school begins.

In the first two weeks of term each Primary class holds a meeting to explain what is expected of the pupils in that specific class.

A Welcome Evening takes place for all parents in September.

New parents/guardians are invited to one-to-one meetings with teachers after school to see how the pupils have settled in after the first few weeks.

Formal Parents’ Evenings take place for all parents during Autumn and Summer terms.

After the assessments and examinations take place, reports are sent home.

School operates an 'Open Door Policy' and if a parent feels that there is a particular matter which needs to be discussed with a pupil's teacher, the Head of Primary or Deputy Head Teacher, please contact the school secretary to make an appointment.


We believe that school trips are a valuable part of a pupil's school experience and they are undertaken at various times during the school year


All matters and issues concerning the internal organisation and discipline of the school are the responsibility of the Principal who depends on the full co-operation of the pupils, staff and parents.

Pupils need a stable, consistent, kind and fair environment in which they can work hard and enjoy themselves. Consequently, we strive to set rules which are consistent with safety, welfare, good manners and firm standards of behaviour.

Our underlying belief is in traditional standards of behaviour and good manners.