Its worth them having a calculator and a memory stick and (small) english & French dictionary but not required items - just useful.
Wouldn't spend too much on a calculator as it will no doubt go astray:)
THey do sometimes do work on computers at school which can be emailed home/saved to an area of the school server that they can access from home but I also encourage my DS to copy onto his stick. Again only a cheap one & they can manage without perfectly well.
THe mouth guard is a big deal though as they go back on Friday which is year 7 games day & its rugby term. They are not allowed to play rugby without a gum shield. So if you want to get a professionally fitted one you would need to see your dentist. It sprobably too late to get it delivered for thge start if term so would get a boil to fit one from sports shop in the interim even if you intend to do anything else in the medium term.
A level results are out on 19th August (just realised thats only 2 weeks so now I'm feeling slightly sick
so there should be office staff in that week (wouldn't call on the Wednesday or THursday though!) and the week after. Otherwise drop them an email & I'm sure they will get back to you. The begining of the week they go back is staff training so the office will certainly be open then (although it sobviously short notice by that point).
Def don't need hymn book & cant hink of anything that has to be a 'particular' version except for sports & school uniform.
Would advise getting a spare tie as they can easily go missing.
Do ask anything else you thinhk of & I'll let you know if I think of anything else!
And I just did! Locker keys - I think the pack would have included a letter to return with payment (used to be £5) of deposit - possibly sports insurance (but that may only have been at previous school) and voluntary donation to school fund & membership of CRGSA (parent's association). The locker key is probbaly the only one you maybe want to get sorted before the first day - although many boys dont use them in practice.
Do you know who your DS' form tutor will be? Whoever iti s I am sure they will help out if there are any difficulties - try to encourage DS to ask though! They will have the morning in form room( assuming previous routine) so plenty of time to get everything sorted out. They also go to lunch early for the first week to avoid the rush. If buying lunch try to avoid anything bigger than a £5 note.
Oops - information overload I fear.