Thurston Community College

Lost Property

In order to try to match lost property with rightful owners and to find lost belongings, all lost property is collected and stored securely.  Please telephone the College, or ask your child to come to Student Reception, as soon as you know something is missing, so that staff can help students locate the item in lost property. Any named item of clothing or equipment is immediately returned to the student.

We would be most grateful if you could ensure that each item of clothing is marked with the student’s name, including trainers and PE kit.


Most college uniform is now made with a name tag to complete – please do so. If you do not have name tapes, write initials or name in biro or indelible ink on the maker’s label or washing instructions or on the inside of a shoe.


A sticky label or initials painted on in nail polish, white correction fluid or felt pens helps to identify equipment.

We are sure you will appreciate that students often have identical equipment and that College uniform clothing all looks much the same.  Students may think they will recognize their jumper, but the reception staff need to read a name tag in order to return it to its rightful owner.

Un-Named Lost Property

Un-named lost property will be kept in College until the end of term, when it will be displayed. All old items of lost property that are not claimed, aside from items lost during the Summer term, will be disposed of in a suitable manner. Please urge your child to ask immediately if they have lost something. The system will only work efficiently if you support us by ensuring that your child’s belongings are clearly marked with their name.