Code of Conduct

As a member of the Sixth Form, we expect students set a good example to younger students and be role models.

In choosing to be a student in the Sixth Form at St. Philomena’s, I agree to:

  1. Attend and be punctual to all timetabled lessons, including all morning tutorials, PSHE Future Pathways lessons, core learning and enrichment lessons.

  2. Register for all study periods using the electronic bio-metric signing in system.

  3. Use the Chrome books in the Independent Study Room for study purposes.

  4. Remain on site for all independent study periods and make good use of the time by studying in the Green Room/McAuley Suite.

  5. Work in the Independent Study area and attend two sessions weekly after school if on intervention following Key Assessment or Pre-Public Examination reviews.

  6. Phone or e-mail the school ( by 9.30am on the first day of any absence due to illness, and follow this up with a written absence note signed by a parent/guardian on the first day of return.

  7. Minimise my absence by not arranging holidays, driving lessons and unavoidable appointments during school time. Inform my tutor in writing in advance of any planned but unavoidable absence.

  8. Work to the best of my ability to achieve or exceed my target grades, including handing in set work on time.

  9. Act as a positive role model for the younger students, which includes respecting the school’s no smoking policy.

  10. Behave appropriately in and around the school (see school behaviour policy), including not using mobile phones outside of the designated areas.

  11. Follow the Sixth Form Dress Code and attendance and punctuality guidelines as published in the school attendance policy.

  12. Take responsibility for all my belongings, including mobile phones and laptops which can only be used in or Green Room.

  13. Take care of the environment in the McAuley Suite and Green Room, including not leaving any belongings in there overnight.

  14. Recognise that the privilege of being a Sixth Form Philomenian demands responsibility and commitment, and therefore I will participate as fully as possible in school activities and student leadership opportunities.

  15. I understand that the Catholic nature of the school is an integral part of the Sixth Form and will participate fully in the Catholic life of the school, including attendance at whole school Mass and assemblies and half termly Core R.E. programme.

  16. I understand that if I did not achieve at least a 4 in either GCSE English Language or Maths, I will need to commit to attending weekly lessons and resit the GCSE in Year 12.

  17. I understand that in order to progress to Year 13, a minimum of three grade Ds in Year 12 End of Year examinations will be required.

  • To support me in achieving success in the Sixth Form I am entitled to receive:

  1. A programme of courses to be delivered by dedicated, professional teachers, using appropriate facilities and resources.

  2. A variety of additional activities and experiences in addition to academic study, including opportunities for spiritual reflection.

  3. Careful monitoring of my academic progress, including setting target grades and action plans for improvement with subject staff and my tutor.

  4. Reviews and reports of my progress and opportunities for my parents/guardians to come into school to discuss my progress.

  5. Careers advice and guidance on the routes I wish to follow beyond school, including a written reference for Future Pathways including employment.