Below is a summary of how lost property is dealt with at Burford School. We understand that replacing lost items can be expensive so hopefully these guidelines will help.
In the unfortunate event that your child does lose something, they should:
- Visit the last area they were in. If the item is not there, they should retrace their steps and check all classrooms/areas they have been in that day.
- If they are still unable to find their lost item, they should go to Reception to see if it has been handed in. Please note that it may take a few days before lost items are handed to Reception.
Labelled items will be promptly returned to owners.
Lost property that is not labelled will be held for up to six weeks. At the end of each half term, it will be placed on display in the Hall. Any lost property not claimed will be donated to a charity.
Please remember that we have approximately 1500 students at Burford School. We cannot recognise items as belonging to a particular student if they are unlabelled.
Labelling of uniforms is very easy to do – there are sew-on or iron-on name tags as well as marker pens for clothing. By writing your child’s full name, or surname and initial, you will help them to reclaim lost items. Shoes and trainers can also be labelled with a good quality laundry marker pen or permanent marker pen, but please remember that over time the writing will gradually fade.