School Life

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Admission information for parents


Good attendance to school is a necessity, not only to enable progress to be made towards targets, not just academic targets, but because you, as parents, have a legal obligation to ensure your child attends school regularly.

Read about The importance of good attendance here.

Behaviour for learning (rewards, detentions)

Students have the right to learn and staff have the right to teach.  This also covers information about detentions
Read about our behaviour for learning with this guide.


Buses which serve schools (

Cashless system

Cowley operates a cashless catering system within the college. We would recommend that all parents and carers read this information
Cashless system – what is it and how does it work?

College day (timings)

What time to be in, what time lunch is, home time…
College day

COVID-19 absence guidelines

Covid absence guidelines

Cowleian Values

Our Mission Statement, values and what is a Cowleian
Tell me more

Extracurricular timetable

We’re proud of our extensive extracurricular programme. Take a look at the activities on offer and get involved!
January – February 2023

High Achievers

Information about our high achievers’ programmes.


Homework teaches students to work independently and to develop self-discipline, as well as encouraging self-initiative and responsibility for completing a task.
Read more about Homework here

House information

Six houses, points awarded for achievements – it’s competitive and encourages fantastic team spirit
Tell me more!

To be updated shortly – September 2022

Minor Ailments

Not sure whether to send your child to school due to illness?
Minor ailments

Parents’ evenings

Your opportunity to discuss what your child is doing at school and how they are getting on
Find out more + dates


Read all about Cowley and find out about our building, history, awards and the great opportunities on offer for ALL students.
Take me to Cowley’s prospectus


Meet Rolo and Daisy, our therapy dogs

Partnerships and Programmes that we’re proud to be part of

Saints Partnership

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Aspirational Teaching Alliance: St Helens


Read all about our Eco club and read our Eco newsletters here
Eco Club

Uniform, Footwear and essential equipment

Essential information about uniform (college and PE kit), footwear and equipment all students will need on a daily basis can be found HERE.

Year 9 options

Information about the course options available for Year 9 students
Year 9 options