Visiting Stratton

Safety Information for Visitors

We hope that your visit will be enjoyable, informative, and safe. Please help us by reading and complying with the guidance below, which is intended to ensure your health and safety whilst at Stratton. If you have any questions after reading this, please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff to help you.


  • We have ample car parking at Stratton. You do not need to book this in advance.
  • All visitors and contractors coming into the school must report to Main Reception. 
  • Please sign in using our electronic visitor system (clear instructions on how to do this will appear on the screen). A photograph will be taken.
  • Please use the plastic holder and visitor lanyard provided and make sure your ID is clearly visible to staff and students.
  • If you are a member of Her Majesty's Inspectorate, or an inspector contracted by Ofsted, we will require you to display your ID Badge.
  • ID Badges must have a photograph, full name and identification number for reference.
  • If you are working unsupervised with students (peripatetic or instructor for example), the school receptionist will ask you to produce your DBS certificate (original, not a copy) together with proof of identification, ie Passport or driving license. Without this, you may not be granted access to Stratton. 
  • You must sign in and out on each occasion you visit the school.
  • Please log out of our visitor system at the end of your visit and return the lanyard and holder.

Mobile Phones

  • Visitors are kindly asked not to use their mobile phones whilst on the school site.


  • Visitors are prohibited from taking photographs whilst on the school site.
  • If you are attending a showcase/ performance/ sporting event, you are permitted to photograph your child, but we ask that you do not share pictures on social media. 

 Fire & Evacuation

  • Your host will explain what to do in the case of emergencies and fire alarms.
  • The alarm is a continuous bell. You must leave the building by the nearest exit.
  • Green signs will direct you to the nearest exit 
  • Stay with your host as they will escort you to the assembly point and ensure that you are recorded present by the administration staff.
  • The assembly point is the school field 
  • Do not take any personal risks.
  • You must not re-enter the building until told it is safe to do so.

 First Aid

  • If you need first aid or feel unwell please go to the Main Reception. 
  • First Aid boxes are located across the academy. 

 Health & Safety

  • Contractors must ensure that they are fully conversant with the safety rules and regulations to be observed by contractors working on site.
  • As a visitor to our school it is essential that you follow any health and safety guidelines that may apply. By doing so, you will assist us in meeting the requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.


We operate a no smoking policy. Please do not smoke anywhere on the school site. This includes e-cigarettes  and vapes 

 Safeguarding Guidance for Visitors to the School

Adults visiting or working on the school site play an important part in the life of the school. You can play a part in keeping students safe whilst working at, or visiting, the school by observing the following guidelines:

  • Do not initiate verbal or physical contact with students unless it is appropriate and a part of the agreed reason for your visit.
  • Do not give any personal information to students, such as your mobile number or address.
  • Do not provide students with your personal email address, and only provide your professional work email if it is necessary as part of the reason for your visit.
  • Do not give students details of your personal social network accounts or engage in any communication with students using social networking sites.
  • If you have any concerns that a student may be at risk of harm, report it immediately to the senior designated person for child protection who can be contacted via the main school office.
  • Do not discuss your concerns with the student, and do not carry out an investigation.
  • If a student makes a disclosure to you, do not promise confidentiality.
  • Explain that you will need to talk to someone else.
  • Inform the designated senior person for child protection or your host of your concerns immediately.

For further guidance, the school’s child protection policy can be found on the school website under the ‘policies’ tab.

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