Student Facilities Office (SFO)/Reception
Our SFO and Reception staff are here to help students, parents and staff.
Attendance: late in/leaving early
If students arrive late to school or need to leave early, they sign in and out at the SFO.
All your child’s possessions, including clothing, should be named, in order to facilitate returning found articles. All lost property should be handed in at the SFO/Reception. If a student loses any item they should look in the last place they had it, before checking at the SFO if it has been found. These are held until the end of term and then put on display for the students to reclaim. Anything unclaimed will then be donated to charity. Beckfoot School accepts no responsibility for the safety and security of your child’s possessions. With this in mind, please consider whether to allow your child to bring valuable items on site.
New to You uniform
We have limited items of clean, well looked after uniform. If you are in need of uniform items, please contact our Reception/SFO and we will endeavor to support you.
Mobile phone devices
Mobile phone devices are prohibited in school including on site, before and after school, during break and lunch times unless under the direct supervision of an adult. This means that phones must be switched off and out of sight at all times during the school day. Should a student be seen with one at any time, the phone will be confiscated and returned to them at the end of the day. Should this happen on a second occasion we will take the device, keep it safe and only return it to a parent or carer who will be asked to come into school to collect it.
If your child is in need to getting a message to you during the school day, they need permission from their Year Team and then the SFO/Reception will be able to assist.
Students can come to the SFO/Reception for a change of detail form, music lesson applications, lost property or just to point them in the right direction
ParentPay, Dinner Money and Lanyard card issues
Parents/carers, students and staff, can be assisted with ParentPay queries, dinner money and lanyard card issues. Students can also purchase replacement lanyards and cards from SFO.
Trips/Visits and Events
We are the central point of contact for all our Trips and Visits and also 'Ticket Office Sales' for our events/performances.
The Trips Coordinator is Megan Harvey and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 'Ticket Office Sales' Coordinator is Leanne Jordan and can be contacted at email@example.com.
The SFO/Reception staff are not able to take items in from parents/carers to give to students during the day, as we cannot guarantee it will reach the student in time.
Your child’s Head of Year, Pastoral Manager, Tutor or Subject Teachers may not always be available to take telephone calls or respond to emails immediately during the school day.
This is due to pastoral or teaching and learning commitments. Parents / Carers can email or leave a message with reception and we will endeavour to return all calls and emails within 48 hours.
If you have a safeguarding enquiry or emergency, please let the reception team know.
Between 2:45pm-3:00pm, the two exits of the school site are manned by members of the Leadership Team. If you do not have an after-school club, period 6 or a detention, please can you leave the school site promptly. Due to safeguarding, at 3:00pm, the bus bay gate and turning circle gate to exit are locked. After this time, you need to exit the building through SFO/Reception.
Please note, you should be able to see whether your child is attending any after-school clubs, period 6 sessions or detentions via Class Charts.