Prohibited items will be confiscated. Depending on the nature of the item the school may return this to
parents, dispose of or destroy it or hand it to the police. The school will also apply its behaviour
policy and consequences for possession of some of these items would be likely to result in fixed term or
Students wearing inappropriate make-up may be asked to remove it in school or parents may be asked to
collect their children to deal with more involved items e.g. hair extensions or gelcoat/nails etc.
Inappropriate haircuts will be dealt with by discussion with parents on a case by case basis.
Staff are empowered to search students for these items with or without consent. Full
details of the rules regarding this can be read here.
In practice most students will hand over prohibited items when asked which enables the school to deal
with the situation sensibly and restoratively. Any member of staff may ask a students permission to search
their coat, blazer or bag with permission. The headteacher and authorised staff (in this school that
includes the deputy headteachers) are permitted to search students without permission in certain
circumstances. Further details are in the link above.