We place a great emphasis on hard work and consistent effort in all aspects of school life. We like to celebrate achievement and endeavour through letters home, celebrating success assemblies and formally though the Merit system.

House Points

House Points  are awarded for work of an exceptional standard or effort level. They may also be awarded in other areas of school life such as school attendance or participation in special after- school events. House Points are awarded via our computerised register ‘SIMS’, or through ‘House Cards’ which are awarded out of the classroom. A running total of House Points is kept for each student, and for each House.

NBS Student Code of Conduct

  • We treat each other fairly
  • We always take care of our School and surroundings
  • We do not call people names
  • We do not make fun of people’s beliefs, colour, race or disabilities
  • We do not tell lies or spread rumours
  • We do not tease or pick on people
  • We do not threaten or frighten people
  • We do not fight or deliberately hurt people
  • We do not draw or write anything which could upset others
  • We respect each other

Class Work

We expect that pupils and students:

  • Demonstrate commitment to their learning and progress.
  • Complete all work to the best of their ability.
  • Stay on task.
  • Present all work to the best of their ability.
  • Contribute fully to lessons.
  • Have the necessary equipment.


We expect that pupils and students:

  • Take pride in their appearance and look smart at all times
  • Contribute to a well-ordered, friendly environment in which everyone can learn effectively.
  • Are polite and respectful.
  • Arrive on time and settle quickly.
  • Listen attentively
  • Put their hands up and avoid calling out.
  • Are co-operative and considerate.
  • Respect the environment and others’ property.

Home Work

We expect that pupils and students:

  • Complete homework to the best of their ability.
  • Take sufficient time and care over homework.
  • Present homework to the best of their ability.
  • Hand in homework when it is due.
  • Listen to and record instructions carefully.
  • Show commitment to learning from previous mistakes.
  • Check homework before handing it in.

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