Student Learning Agreement

The Student Learning Agreement is intended to give students a clear understanding of what they can expect from The Henry Box School Sixth Form and what will be expected in return.


Under this agreement The Henry Box School will endeavour to provide:

  • A programme of courses that is delivered by suitably qualified and effective members of staff using appropriate facilities and resources.

  • A friendly, caring and supportive environment

  • A tutor who monitors your progress, provides guidance and assistance in setting targets for improvement

  • The provision of structured private study time and the regular setting and marking of formal work to be tackled during private study time.

  • Support in developing good study skills.

  • The opportunity to take part in leisure and extra-curricular activities.

  • Careers and higher education guidance and advice.

  • The opportunity for your parents to come into school to discuss your progress.

  • A written report in each year.


As a Sixth Form Student at The Henry Box School you will be expected to:

  • Be determined to make the most of your time in the Sixth Form.

  • Accept responsibility for your own learning with the support of your subject teacher and tutors.

  • Complete all work to the required standard by the required deadline.

  • Use your private study time in school effectively.

  • Attend all registrations, tutorials and sessions punctually.

  • Act as a positive role model for the younger students in both school and the community.

  • Contribute to the life of Henry Box and the wider community by undertaking community action.

  • Adhere to the Sixth Form Dress Code:  No shorts at any time of year.  Vest tops for boys, cropped tops and very short miniskirts (even over leggings) are not acceptable.  Sensible footwear should be worn.  Flip flop style sandals are not allowed.  Hats or caps should not be worn indoors.


Student Attendance Agreement

In order to fulfil the requirements of the Henry Box Sixth Form you must ensure full and punctual attendance in all scheduled sessions including lessons, tutorials and registrations.


The following are examples of reasons that will tend to be acceptable:

  • a medical appointment that cannot be arranged out of school hours.

  • a need to look after someone for whom you have caring responsibilities

  • a religious holiday.

  • a university open day or interview; or career related interview

  • an appointment with a Connexions advisor

  • a work experience placement (unpaid)

  • participation in a significant extra-curricular activity such as MUNGA

  • attendance at a funeral.

  • a practical driving test.


The following reasons for absence will not generally be acceptable:

  • holidays

  • paid employment

  • leisure activities

  • birthdays/other celebrations

  • babysitting younger siblings

  • shopping

  • driving lessons and theory test.


Absences with cannot be foreseen in advance:

When absences could not have been foreseen in advance, the school must have been informed as early as possible by contacting the main school by telephone on 01993 703955 or the Sixth Form e-mail


Examples of unforeseen absence that will tend to be acceptable include:

  • isolated periods of genuine sickness

  • emergency situations involving someone for who you have caring responsibilities

  • transport problems where these were not known in advance (it is reasonable to be expected to walk 2-3 miles if necessary).