Lost Property

We understand that replacing lost uniform and equipment is expensive and hopefully these guidelines will assist your son or daughter in retrieving any items they may misplace.

At Hollingworth pupils take responsibility for their own property. When pupils lose property they should visit and look in the classroom or area where they believe the property was left and check their locker. If they do not find their property they should then go to Pupil Reception.

All lost property with a name tag that is handed into Pupil Reception will be returned to its rightful owner. Lost property that is handed into Pupil Reception and is not labelled will be held for four weeks. At the end of this period the lost property will be disposed of.

If your son or daughter misplaces any PE kit at Hollingworth they should check the Lost Property at Pupil Reception and the Sports Hall. Items of lost property that are labelled will be returned to their rightful owners. Unlabelled items will be held for four weeks and then disposed of.

Please remember there are nearly 1200 pupils at Hollingworth wearing the same uniform. We cannot recognise items as belonging to a particular person if it is not labelled. If property is labelled, it can be promptly returned to its owner via Pupil Reception, thus avoiding distress and a costly replacement.

Name tags can be purchased from various outlets and can be sewn or ironed into pupils’ uniforms. If you do not have name tags, please write on the label or inside trainers or shoes with a good quality laundry marker pen or permanent marker pen. Please use full name or initial and surname, e.g. J Jones. Washing can erase marker pens, so please check that your son or daughter’s name has not faded on their belongings.

If you require further information regarding lost property, please email info@hollingworthacademy.co.uk.