Where trips of a day or longer are organised by the College, information will be sent to parents and a parental consent form must be signed. Students are asked to follow staff instructions and are held responsible for their own money and property. Parents are requested to indemnify College against any wilful damage caused by their son or daughter and are asked to provide information about any medical condition or treatment needed. Trips organised by the Student Council, or organised privately by individual students are run independently of the College and are not covered by College Insurance.
During college hours, a team of first aiders is available in case of sickness or accident. If students have particular medical conditions (such as asthma or epilepsy) it would be helpful if they or their parents inform the college of their condition so that awareness exists and they can be given medical care and attention if necessary.
Virtually every room in College has Wheelchair access. There are a number of disabled parking spaces available close to the College building. Should parents or students need extra help, please do not hesitate to contact us via Reception and special provision will be made.
Smoking, Drugs & Alcohol
As a college we share your concern as parents for the health and well-being of all our students. The College is totally opposed to drug abuse and any case of a student suspected of possessing, using, buying or selling drugs will be investigated immediately and the student may face expulsion.
Students are reminded that alcohol is also a drug, and that they are not allowed to bring alcohol on College premises, or allowed into public houses during College hours. Students breaking this ban may face suspension.
Smoking is banned on College premises except in the shelter that is provided for those people who wish to smoke.
Confidential advice and counselling is also available for drug/alcohol users and their family from the Merseyside Drugs Council – St Helens Project, 48 Claughton St, St Helens, (01744 30072), and Alcoholics Anonymous, Lingholme Health Centre, Atherton Street, St Helens (01744 52249). Advice is also available from the College Councillor.
Students who bring possessions to College do so entirely at their own risk. The College is not insured for losses or damage. Money and small valuables that students have good reason for bringing into College can be given to the Finance Office for safekeeping.