St Mary’s Catholic School is committed to the health and safety of all its members and will take action to safeguard their well-being. The possession, use or supply of illegal drugs in the school context, which is defined as on school premises or during any school activity, is totally forbidden. Any such instance will be viewed as an extremely serious disciplinary matter. The governors believe it is essential that parents and students are clear at the outset about the normal sanction that will be applied in particular instances, as follows: a student who supplies any drugs or other solvents (whether legal or illegal and regardless of the seriousness of the use) on the school premises will be at risk of permanent exclusion for a first offence.
The policy can be read in full below: