At Bishop Heber High School we have a Community Library which is open during term-time from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. (not to the public) Monday to Thursday and 8.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. On Tuesday and Thursday the Library is open until 7 p.m. During the school holidays, the Library is open from 1.30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday only. Students are welcome to use the Library facilities before School, from 8.30 to 8.55 a.m., at break times, during lunchtime and after school until 6p.m. Some English lessons are also taught in the Library. In addition, there is a range of computers for public use. All students automatically become members of the Library when they join the School (free of charge).
We have a number of medium and large sized lockers situated around the School available for rental on an annual basis. The cost is £25, which is £15 per year with a £10 deposit; the £10 deposit will be returned and signed for at the end of the rental period. Replacement keys are available at a cost of £5. We politely discourage students from sharing lockers at this can result in problems if the student who holds the key is absent. Further information is available from the Main School Office.
We ask all students to clearly label / name all their possessions in order to minimise lost property. However, if students have lost items, they should report the loss to Student Services and complete the relevant form, and, if the student subsequently finds the item, Student Services should also be notified. If named items are found, the student will be notified via the Register, but un-named items will be retained in Student Services and put on general display for collection at the end of each half-term. Items that are perceived as being of value will be held securely in the Main School Office.
The School operates a totally cashless system, details of which can be found under Smart Card later on in this guide. A wide range of excellent, nutritionally balanced and locally sourced produce, provided by our in-house facility, Heber Catering, is served before School, break and lunchtime including hot meals, pasta and sauces, salads, sandwiches etc. and students are served by Year on a rota basis, details of which are displayed on a notice board in the school yard. Students may bring their own lunch into School, which should be eaten in the Main School Hall. No food or drinks (other than water) may be consumed outside the Dining Hall. Students in Years 7 to 11 are not allowed to leave the School site unless prior arrangements have been made between parents and the appropriate Year Leader.