Safety & Security
Concord’s priority is to ensure that students are safe, secure and able to flourish.
The safety of students is a critical element of any boarding school education.
Concord prioritises the safety and well being of students and we recognise that knowing the importance we place on safety also helps to ensure that parents – who are trusting Concord with their much-loved child – can sleep easily in the beds knowing their son or daughter is in caring and responsible hands.
Concord has a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy (see Policies page) which is in line with UK statutory guidance and is reviewed regularly. Safeguarding matters are overseen by the Vice Principal Pastoral who is also the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
The Concord campus, 73 acres of beautiful green space, is set on the edge of an English village. We have a large number of senior staff, teachers and support staff who live in and around the campus. We also have teams of night staff (both female and male) who are awake and patrol the campus through the night. They can promptly respond to student needs at any time of night. A CCTV network and electronic security of doors contributes to making our campus as safe as is reasonably possible.
On an individual level, students all have single lockable study bedrooms and these have a safe in which they can store their most important valuables.
All activities in which students are involved are assessed to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to ensure the safety of the students concerned.
On arrival at Concord all students are issued with electronic ID badges which they are required to wear at all times during the school day. These are also used for electronic registrations for each lesson and at other key points during the day and at weekends to ensure that students can be located quickly if necessary.
We extend a warm welcome to visitors and recognise that our campus is home for both boarding students as well as resident staff and their families. However, security measures are vital to protect everyone. Safeguard current students from harm must be the priority when controlling access to the campus for visitors. Our security team will check all visitors arriving at the main gate to the College and all visitors are expected to adhere to our visitors procedures to ensure that the campus is a safe and secure environment for all students to live and study.