School Rules

Longhill High School strongly believes that students need an ordered, structured environment in which discipline is seen to be firm but fair. School rules are based on courtesy, common sense, personal safety and are designed to support learning. The highest standards of behaviour and dress are expected and the school will deal firmly with students who behave unacceptably or fail to work satisfactorily.

The following school rules are based on common sense and good practice:

  1. Students should be polite and courteous to staff, each other and visitors.
  2. Students are expected to be punctual for school and lessons.
  3. Full school uniform is to be worn (See Uniform page).
  4. Smoking (including vaping) is strictly forbidden – both at school and while travelling to and from school.
  5. No non-school uniform (Coats, jumpers, hoodies,etc) are to be worn in the school buildings.
  6. Personal Electronic Devices (mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets etc) are not permitted to be used, seen or heard during the school day – this is any time the school is open and students are on-site.
  7. The only permitted items of jewellery are: a pair of single, small studs in pierced ears; a single small nose stud may be worn, it must be plain silver or gold in colour and must be no bigger than 1mm; a  wristwatch.
    All jewellery must be removed for Physical Education, and Longhill High School will not accept responsibility for the loss of jewellery or watches.
    No other forms of body piercing will be allowed for any pupil, and pupils are not allowed to have tattoos of any kind on their bodies.
  8. Students are expected to behave at all times so that they bring credit upon the school. This particularly refers to travelling to and from school, especially on public transport and on the school buses.  Students may be banned from the school bus for anti-social behaviour.
  9. The school will not accept responsibility for personal items lost at school.
  10. Students are not allowed to ride, or bring, skateboards or scooters to school.

 Classroom Rules

  1. Arrive on time with the correct equipment
  2. Work hard and allow others to do the same
  3. Follow instructions
  4. Treat everyone and everything with respect

Laboratory Rules

  1. Never enter a laboratory without the teacher’s permission
  2. Always listen carefully to instructions
  3. Do not run in the lab
  4. Coats and bags are to be under the bench at all times
  5. Always wear goggles when told to
  6. Tie back long hair and loose clothing
  7. Do not touch gas, water or electrical fittings unless told to do so
  8. Never eat or drink in the lab
  9. Report any chemical spills or accidents to the teacher
  10. Wash any chemicals off your hands and clothes immediately