Safety Information for Visitors

We hope that your visit will be enjoyable, informative and safe. Please help us by reading and complying with the guidance contained in this important section of school information, which is intended to ensure your health and safety whilst at Friars Academy. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff.


All visitors and contractors coming in to the school must sign in at Reception. Please ensure your visitor’s pass and lanyard are clearly visible.

If you are due to be working unsupervised with students, prior to your visit you will be asked to produce your DBS certificate upon your arrival, together with proof of identification, i.e. Passport or driving licence. Without this you may not be granted access.

Mobile Phones/Photographs

Visitors may not use mobile phones on site, including taking photographs of the school, staff or students.

Fire and Evacuation

Your host will explain what to do in the case of emergencies and fire alarms.

The alarm is a continuous bell. You must leave the building by the nearest safe emergency exit.

Stay with your host as they will escort you to the assembly point and ensure that you are recorded as present.

Do not take any personal risks.

You must not re-enter the building until told it is safe to do so.


Contractors must ensure that they follow any health and safety guidelines that may apply. By doing so, you will assist us in meeting the requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.

Contractors working within school hours must hold a valid DBS enhanced disclosure certificate and produce a copy or details thereof.

Smoking and Vaping

Friars Academy operates a no smoking policy. Please do not smoke or vape anywhere on the school site.

Car Parking

All vehicles and their contents are left at the owner’s risk.

Safeguarding Ofsted definition:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment
  • Preventing impairment of children's health or development
  • Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

It is everyone's responsibility to RECOGNISE and RESPOND to any concerns about the welfare of a child or young person.

Safeguarding Guidance for Staff and Visitors to the School

Adults visiting or working on the school site play an important part in the life of the school. Please observe the following guidelines:

  • Do not initiate verbal or physical contact with students unless it is appropriate and a part of the agreed reason for your visit.
  • Do not give any personal information to students, such as your mobile number or email address.
  • Do not give students details of your personal social network accounts or engage in any communication with students using social networking sites.
  • If a student makes a disclosure to you, do not promise confidentiality; explain that you will need to talk to someone else. Inform the designated senior person for child protection.

If you have any concerns that a student may be at risk of harm, report it immediately to the  Designated Persons (DSL) for child protection:

Mrs R. Stockham - Acting Headteacher

Mr P. MurkettAssistant Headteacher

Miss N. Rogers - Assistant Headteacher