What do I bring on my first day?
- Pencil case – filled
- Reading book
Other than walking, can I get to school another way?
It is possible to get to school by car and by bicycle. If coming by bike you MUST wear a helmet and park your bike in the bike lock area.
How will I find my classes?
- You will be given a map on your transition days so you will be able to familiarise yourself with the layout of school. You will soon get used to your new classes and the layout of the school. In case you do get lost, you can always ask a teacher or a pupil for directions – they’re always very friendly!
- Other year groups should know where the rooms are if you ask them
- You can ask our prefects, these are the pupils who wear black ties.
- Ask at reception if you are really lost and they will be able to point you in the right direction
What if I get lost and I’m late to my classes?
For the first couple of weeks, teachers are always forgiving and will understand if you’re accidentally late – it happens to everyone! However, if you’re constantly late it will be taken more seriously
Is the school big?
When you start the school will feel really big, but after a couple of weeks it will start to feel smaller and you will know your way around.
How do I make friends?
You won’t have much of a problem making friends. Everyone will be just as nervous as you so just be nice to people and you’ll make friends in no time! You will also have met new people and started making new friends on your transition days and you will know people that are in your form.
How can I make sure I don’t forget anything?
Pack your school bag the night before and double check before you leave your house in the morning
Lockers are available for students to use to store their belongings in a safe place. Pupils will be assigned a specific locker in the first week of school and this will be your locker for the remainder of the year. The lockers are set with your own 4-digit code that you must keep to yourself. It is important to remember to not share your locker as this will keep your things safe.
Can I bring my mobile phone to school?
Of course you can bring your mobile phone to school, we know that a lot of students make their own way to and from school and it is important to keep safe. However, mobile phones will be collected in every morning in form time and locked away safe for the day, at the end of the day pupils will be given their phones back. If you do not hand your phone in this will be taken seriously.
“I love BHS because it really does feel like a family. All staff and students know each other, are extremely supportive of one another and show amazing levels of respect throughout the school. There really isn’t another school like it!”