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Lost Property

Below is a summary of how lost property is dealt with at Deptford Green School. We appreciate that replacing lost items can be expensive, so hopefully these guidelines will help.

In the unfortunate event that your child does lose something, they should:

  1. Visit the last area they were in. If the item is not there, they should retrace their steps and check all classrooms/areas that they have been in that day.
  2. If they have been unable to find their lost item, they should go to reception to check whether the item has been handed in. Please note that sometimes, it may take a few days before lost items are handed in.
  3. If they cannot find it, you or your child can complete this form and should it turn up, we can reunite you with the item.

The school will return labelled items promptly to its rightful owner.

Lost property that is not labelled will be held for up to four weeks. At the end of this period at the end of this period lost property not claimed, will be donated to a local charity.

Please remember that we have lost of students at Deptford Green School. We cannot recognise items as belonging to a particular student if it is not labelled. Labelling of uniforms is very easy to do; there are sew-on or iron-on name tags, and marker pens for clothing. Simply writing your child’s full name, surname or initials on their uniform will help them to reclaim lost items.  Labelling of shoes and trainers can be done with a good quality laundry marker pen or permanent marker pen, just remember that over time the writing will gradually fade.