An Overview of the College Charter
What you can expect from us
You will be given a copy of the College Charter, which explains what you might expect to gain from the College and what we expect from you in return. The introduction reads: "We aim to provide an environment in which you can best achieve your personal goals. At all stages in your College career you may expect full consideration to be given to your personal circumstances. We hope and expect that you will, in turn, behave responsibly and thoughtfully, and make your own contribution to the well-being of the College and the standing it has in the wider community."
The Charter also explains how and to whom you should look for help if you are experiencing difficulties. We take seriously any issues raised by students, parents and by others about any aspect of the College. If we are not able to solve the problem satisfactorily, the Charter explains how and to whom a grievance should be presented. There is a formal complaints procedure, details of which can be obtained from the College Office.
What we can expect from you
You are required to attend all timetabled classes and all tutorial sessions and to be prompt.
We will supply you with a copy of the College Regulations on admission, and it is a condition of admission that these regulations are followed. Any student who infringes regulations, including those relating to no smoking and no parking, is subject to disciplinary procedures.
We provide, on loan, text books and other equipment needed for work in College, and you will be required to meet the cost of any damage to property in your possession if it goes beyond what might have been caused by fair wear and tear.
There is no compulsory College uniform; dress is mainly a matter of personal choice, extreme informality is not acceptable.
Lessons begin at 9.00am and end no later than 4.30pm. Currently on Wednesday, formal lessons for most students end by 1.30pm. The afternoon is used primarily for competitive sport and other enrichment activities, but Subject Tutors may, at their discretion, require you for extra lessons during that time.
The College Chaplain has time provided on a weekly basis to co-ordinate informal religious activities at which attendance is voluntary.