- Visiting Us -

Please help us by reading and complying with the guidance below, which is intended to ensure your health and safety whilst at The Lady Byron School. If you have any questions after reading this, please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff to help you.

If you are visiting our school, whilst on our premises, you must observe the following:


  • All staff and visitors must ring the doorbell on the front door and wait until a member of staff answer the door.
  • Visitors will be asked for their name, photo ID (if applicable) and reason for visit
  • All visitors, including volunteers, must report to the school office l to sign in and be given a visitors badge. All visitors must sign out at the end of their visit.
  • All visitors to the school are required to wear a Visitor’s Badge.
  • Please do not enter the school unless escorted by a member of staff or by prior arrangement.
  • Please do not open doors leading in or out of secure school premises.
  • If your visit involves working independently with the children you will have been advised, prior to this visit, of the need for relevant DBS certification.
  • Staff have the right, and are encouraged, to question anyone on the school premises who they do not recognise.


Visitors are prohibited from taking photographs whilst on the school site.

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.
  • Stay with your host as they will escort you to the assembly point and ensure that you are recorded present by the office staff.
  • The assembly point is the by the driveway gates (there are fire evacuation posters displayed around the school for visual directions)
  • 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 advise a member of staff immediately.

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.


The Lady Byron school operates a no smoking policy. Please do not smoke anywhere on the school site.

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 designated safeguarding lead (Alison Siddons – Deputy Head) or deputy safeguarding lead (Melanie Kinsella, Caroline England, Irinder Minhas)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  / deputy safeguarding lead of your concerns immediately.


Prevent Duty

The Prevent Duty aims to prevent young people from being radicalised by, for example, far right extremists or religious extremists.

In school we have a duty to care for the children and take note of any child who is at risk of radicalisation, regardless of their background. We also have to take steps to help prevent children being exposed to extremist ideas.  Our overriding concern is that children feel safe and also express tolerance towards all cultures and religions, even when personal views may be different. 

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

Thank you for helping to keep The Lady Byron School safe.