Code of Conduct
Dauntsey's has a code of conduct based on a need for mutual respect. All members of the school community have the right to expect a well ordered environment that is conducive to study and this right can only be provided when all members of the community accept their obligation to honour the Code of Conduct.
The two guiding principles of the Code of Conduct are:
- Everyone has the right to be treated with respect and to work in a clean, calm and safe environment,
- Everyone is expected to make the most of their time at School; all are asked to be punctual and well prepared for lessons and other activities.
As in any community, the School has rules which govern behaviour. Generally speaking, it is felt that any breach of common sense is a breach of school rules. The rules can be summarised as follows:
- All members of the Dauntsey's community are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct
- Any act of bullying constitutes a serious breach of school rules and all reported incidences of bullying will be thoroughly investigated
- Pupils must know and comply with the School bounds rules
- Pupils must know and comply with the School dress code
- Smoking is not permitted, nor is the possession of tobacco
- It is forbidden to purchase, possess or consume alcoholic drinks. However, in some circumstances, older pupils will be exempt from this rule
- It is forbidden to possess or bring into school, unauthorised drugs
- Pupils, be they drivers or passengers, must be aware of and comply with the School driving regulations
- Personal behaviour should be discreet and seemly at all times; there should be no public displays of affection during the school day
- Pupils should be aware of and comply with the school safety rules.
Further guidance on school rules, rewards and sanctions is given in a separate handbook and on the School's Intranet.