Lost Property

At Barnes Infant Academy, we appreciate that replacing lost uniform and equipment is expensive, so we want to prevent items going missing in the first place or make finding them as easy as possible.

Step 1. LABEL

What parents and carers must do
Parents and carers should clearly label all school uniform items with a name tag so that discarded tops and items of PE kit such as plimsolls can be quickly tracked back to their owner.

Please remember there are approximately 320 students at Barnes Infant Academy 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 by a member of staff thus avoiding distress and a costly replacement.

Labelling uniform is very easy to do, name tapes are best, even iron-on tapes, however, if you do not have these, just 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, rather than just a first name e.g. J Jones is much better than John. Washing does erase marker pens, so please check that your son or daughter’s name has not faded on their belongings.

Step 2. CARE

What your child can do
Staff members are unable to search for lost property and the responsibility is for children to be careful with their own property. When pupils lose something they should visit and look in the classroom or area where they believe the property was left. If they do not find their property they should then tell their form teacher who will make a note in their jotter to inform you that something has been lost.


How we can help
All lost property with a name tag handed into Reception will be put into a Lost Property box at the end of the school day and can be collected by parents. Lost property that is not labelled will be held for four weeks. At the end of this period, if it still remains unclaimed it will be disposed of.

If you require further information regarding lost property please email office@barnesinfantacademy.org.uk

Thank you for your co-operation.