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Lost Property

Here at The Whitstable School we appreciate that replacing lost items can be expensive, so hopefully these guidelines will help.

UPDATE due to COVID-19 practices

In the unfortunate event that your child does lose something, they should:

  • Contact the Pastoral Support Manager in their Learning Zone
  • All items of lost property are kept in the Learning Zone area where it is found, all named items can be easily reunited with their owner
  • If an unnamed item is lost in an area outside of the pupil's Learning Zone (eg in PE) only staff members are able to search for it to ensure pupils do not cross Zones
  • Pupils are not permitted to wander around the school looking for lost items and must stay in their Learning Zone
  • To help us reunite lost property please label all uniform and belongings
Lost property that is not labelled or collected will be kept for up to four weeks. Any lost property not claimed, will be donated to a local charity.

We cannot recognise an item as belonging to a particular student if it is not labelled. Labelling of uniforms is very easy to do; there are sew-on or iron-on name tags, and marker pens for clothing. Simply writing your child’s full name or initials on their uniform will help them to reclaim lost items.  Labelling of shoes and trainers can be done with a good quality laundry marker pen or permanent marker pen, just remember that over time the writing will gradually fade.

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