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Uniform

We know that appearance matters and that uniform and smart dress are an important aspect of setting and maintaining high standards. The school uniform has been the product of widespread consultation and been approved by the Governors. It is important that the uniform is smart, simple, easily understood and easily available. Our uniform policy complies with guidance from the Office of Fair Trading.

Governors review the school uniform annually.

School Uniform Girls Boys
Standard cut school blazer, to be worn at all times. Black, plain with school badge on chest pocket. Black, plain with school badge on chest pocket.

Standard cut shirt/blouse with tie (logo below the knot)

 

White - tucked in.

Long or short sleeved.

White - tucked in.

Long or short sleeved.

Jumper (optional), with or without sleeves. Black V-neck, plain. No logos
None of the following: cardigans; patterned/striped or coloured jumpers or hoodies.
Black V-neck, plain. No logos
None of the following: cardigans; patterned/striped or coloured jumpers or hoodies.
Trousers/Skirts

 

Socks/Tights
Black, plain, knee length skirt or regular cut trousers
None of the following: stretchable, skin tight, low cut or boot-leg trousers.
Midriff should not be visible.
No denim. Plain black tights or black socks below the knee.
Black, plain, regular cut trousers.
No denim.

 

 

Plain black
Shoes - photographic guidelines are here. Formal black.
None of the following footwear:
stiletto; high heeled; open backed; sandals; sports; canvas; boots.
Formal black.
None of the following footwear:
sports; canvas.
Outside coat Plain and dark Plain and dark

PE and Games

 

Light blue polo shirt  Black skort
Long black socks
Short white socks
Trainers (non-marking)
Light blue polo shirt
Maroon/sky multi-sport shirt
Black shorts
Long black socks hort white socks
Trainers (non-marking)
Football boots
Recommended items Royal blue micro fleece

Royal blue micro fleece

Obtaining the Uniform

All of the above items, with the exception of footwear, are available from our suppliers Sportswear International Ltd. Orders can be placed online using this link, or by post using this order form. Further information on ordering from this supplier can be found in this guideThe last free delivery to school will be week beginning 17th July. Home delivery is available throughout the summer. To guarantee delivery for the start of September 2017, your order must be placed before Monday 7th August 2017.

The majority of the uniform is also available from most high street shops with the following exceptions:

School badges and ties: badges are available from the school for you to sew on to a blazer. School ties are also available from the school.

Other Aspects of Uniform

There are other important aspects parents/carers need to be aware of:

Jewellery
For health and safety reasons, rings, bracelets and necklaces must not be worn. One small single gold or silver plain stud in each ear lobe is permitted. Studs in other parts of the ear, eyebrow, tongue, nose, lips, navel or any other body piercing is not permitted. Students will be asked to remove them whilst at school. We will not accept the argument that jewellery has to be kept in on medical grounds. Our advice is that the pierced hole can remain open during the school day without any adverse effects.

Make-up and hair
We recognise and understand that young people want to wear some make-up: it shows they are taking a pride in their appearance. For girls in Years 7 and 8 make-up is not permitted. For girls in Year 9 onwards, light and natural looking make-up is permissible. However, eye shadow, eye-liner, lipstick and nail varnish are not permitted. Excessive or inappropriate make-up is not acceptable. The school will insist that make-up is removed if it is felt that this privilege is being abused. We all want and expect a common sense and mature approach on this issue.

Brightly dyed hair (e.g. purple, green, pink, blue etc) and extreme hairstyles (like patterns cut in the hair) are not permitted. However, exceptions may be made as a result of regular religious or cultural requirements. All long hair should be tied back for health & safety reasons where deemed necessary in school.

There is a current trend for boys to have the sides of their heads shaved and leave the hair on top quite long. Due to the excessive variation in lengths, we class this as an extreme hairstyle and boys should not attend school with their hair cut in this style. Our school policy has always been that hair should not be cut less than a number 2 and we ask that you use this as a guide when your child attends the hairdressers.

Headscarves and Turbans
These may be worn provided they are part of a student’s regular religious and cultural requirements. The kara may be worn by Sikhs.

Thank you for your support in maintaining the standard of school uniform.