Conditions of attendance for pupils
We are very happy to have your child as a pupil at InterHigh. To maintain the high standard of education you and your child deserve, we have a simple set of conditions that form the agreement between you and the school. Please read them carefully to ensure that you and your child are happy with them.
These Conditions form a legally binding agreement for the provision of educational services.
This agreement sets out the terms and conditions upon which a place has been offered to your child. By accepting a place for your child as a pupil you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. We have endeavoured to draft this document in clear language, free, where possible, from legal jargon. It is, however, legally binding on both InterHigh and you. In this document the term ‘parents’ is frequently used. Guardians are included within the meaning of that word.
This agreement will remain in force until your child concludes the end of Year 11 and all fees have been paid. If your child joins in Year 12 or 13 then the agreement remains in force until your child reaches the end of Year 13 and all fees have been paid in accordance with Condition 5 below.
3. Authority of the Head Teacher
Parents authorise the Head Teacher of InterHigh or their nominated deputy to take such action as the Head Teacher may consider to be in the best interests of the pupil on a day to day basis.
4. Provision of education
The School will do all that is reasonable to provide an educational environment and teaching of a range, standard and quality which is suitable for each pupil.
The School cannot guarantee that the Pupil will achieve his or her desired examination results or that results will be sufficient to gain entry to other educational establishments.
The fees and other expenses payable and the timing of such fees are set out on the InterHigh website.
6. Notice period
Notice to withdraw your child from InterHigh cannot be given whilst they are in Year 11, undertaking a 1 Year IGCSE program or Year 13. Pupils in these year groups are enrolled for the whole academic year and cannot be withdrawn without liability to pay fees for the complete academic year.
If you wish to withdraw your child at any other time, then at least one clear term’s notice must be given. For example, this means that to withdraw a child at the end of the summer term, notice must be given on or prior to the last day of the spring term.
It is expected that there will be prior consultation with the Head Teacher before the withdrawal of a pupil.
If you do not give notice as required above then it will not be effective until the end of the subsequent term and you will be liable for that term’s fees whether your child attends classes or not.
Term dates are set out in the InterHigh calendar which is available on the InterHigh website, the parent portal and on request at any point. Please refer to the school calendar for exact dates of terms for each year.
Notice of withdrawal can be given by registered post addressed to the Head Teacher or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Notification by any other means including by telephone is not effective.
Similarly, the school must give you not less than one term’s notice requiring your child to leave the school UNLESS fees have not been paid (see point 5 above).
The school acknowledges the importance of respecting the privacy of pupils and we consider their best interests at all times. As an online school we have a very active web presence and use social media as one of our daily tools. Pupils will have the opportunity to appear on our web site and in our social media in many ways, including in photographs, video, sound recordings and posts.
Additionally, InterHigh may from time to time release to the press and on the web site and in social media, information that we consider in our reasonable opinion will be in the best interests of the school and pupils and the parents are deemed to have authorised such disclosure.
8. Data protection
The school will use the information you provide to us relating to you and your child, together with other information, for administrative monitoring, accounting, planning and control of the curriculum and examinations, publication of examination results, provision of references, analysis for education and management purposes, marketing and public relations and other purposes necessary for the good management of the school and the welfare of its staff and pupils. We may disclose some or all of this information to service providers and agents for these purposes.
By completing this form you agree and consent to our processing of the information you and your child provide to us for the purposes outlined above which shall include, where necessary, the processing of sensitive personal data which is that relating to your child’s health, their religious denomination and ethnic or racial origin.
You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we retain on your child or yourself and to correct any inaccuracies that may be contained within it.
InterHigh will take all reasonable precautions and apply spam and virus protection to all InterHigh mail web accounts; however, the school are not responsible for any unwanted emails appearing in pupil’s InterHigh mail accounts.
InterHigh has a policy of recording all academic lessons. The facility to record lessons is seen as a very valuable asset and this policy is believed to be in the best interest of all pupils and teachers as well as parents. All lesson recordings remain securely on our software providers servers.
In signing this agreement, parents give InterHigh permission to contact any exam centres where a student has sat exams and in turn, permission for the exam centre to release exam results to InterHigh.
9. Internet security
InterHigh will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your child uses the facilities of the school platform for appropriate purposes, but your child will be held accountable for his/her use of the InterHigh electronic mail services and the online social community and that deliberate misuse will be treated as a breach of InterHigh rules. Parents give their permission for the Head Teacher to monitor use of InterHigh’s services at any time.
In order to protect pupils from unsuitable contacts on the internet, pupils will have passwords and must only make contact with other pupils and staff in the authorised class rooms, message boards, email accounts and lessons and online communities set up by InterHigh School.
All pupils will have their identities verified before acceptance into InterHigh.
10. User names and passwords
User names and passwords issued to your child must never be given to, or used by anyone other than the named child and it is your responsibility to maintain the security of this data.
11. Study enviroment
Parents are responsible for ensuring their child has access to an appropriate location from which to study. InterHigh is not responsible for the home (or any other) study environment.
The Head Teacher bears ultimate responsibility for the safety, well-being and educational advancement of pupils at InterHigh. The Head Teacher has authority to deal with all disciplinary matters arising and to delegate disciplinary powers amongst the staff as appropriate. Parents and pupils accept such authority of the Head Teacher unconditionally. In very serious cases of ill-discipline it may be appropriate for the Head Teacher to suspend or expel a pupil. Parents agree that the Head Teacher has full authority to suspend or expel a pupil in these circumstances. Parents will be contacted immediately by the Head Teacher if a pupil is suspended explaining the circumstances that have led to the suspension.
The validity, construction and performance of this agreement shall be governed in all respects by the Laws of England and Wales. Please make sure you have read and understand sections 4 and 5 with regard to notice period and fees due.
Please download this document, print and then fill in the form. Please then send it to us via post.
If you are a resident in the EU, you are entitled to cancel this Agreement within 14 days of signing without having to give a reason. However, if you wish your child to start receiving services from InterHigh within that 14 day period then by your child logging into the InterHigh platform you waive that right to cancel and accept that you are bound by our early termination clause in the contract.