Equipment

ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT

 

All students must have the following equipment in school every day:

 

 Essential items

Art Pack - can only be purchased through school

Pen

Green Pen

HB Pencil

Highlighter Pen

Rubber

Pencil Sharpener

Ruler (30cm)

Glue Stick

Compass

Protractor

Colouring Pencils

Scientific Calculator ( Casio fx-83GTPLUS-SB recommended)

Apron for Food Technology

Desirable items but not essential

English Dictionary (OUP recommended)

French Dictionary (OUP recommended)

German Dictionary (OUP recommended)

Headphones for IT

Several of these items can be purchased directly through ParentPay or from the Resources Centre in school. The Resources Centre is open during the school day and also sells individual items of stationery.  The School is able to purchase all items in bulk on your behalf making the cost very competitive with retail outlets.  We have also been able to secure a 50% reduction on the cost of the dictionaries.

Lost Property

It is very likely that your child will lose some item during his/her time at school!  It is important, therefore, to mark all property with your child’s name.  If property is lost, a student’s first action should be to check with the main school office to see if it has been handed in.  Please note, however, items are only kept for six weeks before being sent to charity.  We are unable to compensate loss or damage through the school's insurance policy, although parents may find it is possible to claim under their own household insurance.

COVID-19 UPDATE FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-21

As we cannot currently lend student’s equipment, it is essential that students are fully equipped for their lessons. Below is the list of essential equipment and recommended equipment for the year 2020-21.

Essential Equipment – this full set can be purchased through the school Parent Pay system at a reduced cost of £3

Pencil case with the following included:

  • Pen (preferably including a spare)
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Sharpener
  • Rubber
  • Green pen
  • Highlighter
  • Protractor
  • Compass
  • Safety scissors
  • Glue stick

We will provide every child with a mini whiteboard and pen in September for them to use during lessons. They will need to bring it to school every day in their bag along with their pencil case.

The following are not compulsory for students but parents may wish their child to have these:

  • 30cm ruler (the one we provide in our £3 kit is 15cm long)
  • Coloured pencils
  • A mixture of highlighters
  • Calculator ( Casio fx-83GTPLUS-SB recommended)

We recommend, where possible, that students have these pieces of equipment for specific subjects

  • Art – 2B pencil, Black Broad liner pen, Black Fine liner pen
  • English – mini dictionary
  • MfL – German/French mini dictionary
  • Drama – non-slip socks: Totes, slipper socks or the socks that are worn in places like ‘Free Dog’ or ‘Jump’ (the trampoline parks)
  • PE – Waterproof training top (students may wish to bring their own badminton racket or hockey stick as options come up)
  • Maths (not year 7) – please bring in last year’s Maths book for the first Maths lesson

We recommend that your child uses a rucksack as a school bag to bring their equipment to school. 


Updated: September 2020