Below is a guide to how lost property is dealt with at Whickham School.

We appreciate that replacing lost items can be expensive so, in the unfortunate event that your child does lose something, they should:

  1. Visit the last area they remember having the item. If the item is not there, they should retrace their steps and check all classrooms/areas that they have been in that day or speak to the teacher of the class they may have lost it in.
  2. If they have been unable to find their lost item, they should go to their Pastoral Leader’s Office to check whether the item has been handed in. Please note that, sometimes, it may take a few days before lost items are handed in.
  3. If they cannot find it; you or your child can contact Main Reception on 0191 496 0026 / to report the missing item and we shall attempt to locate it.

Main Reception will return labelled items promptly to its rightful owner.

Therefore, it is important all items are labelled correctly; both clothing and equipment. Simply writing your child’s full name, Surname and Tutor group or initials and School Year will help them to reclaim lost items. We cannot recognise items as belonging to a particular student if it is not labelled.

Please also regularly check items as labels do wear/wash off.

Lost property that is not labelled will be held for at least 1 half term (approx. 6-7 weeks). At the end of this period an open evening to collect any items will be arranged and Parents/Carers informed; all lost property will then be displayed at reception from 3:30pm – 5:00pm.

We will not keep items for longer than this period of time – any lost property not claimed, will be donated to a local charity or disposed of.

We hope you find this information useful and thank you for your co-operation.