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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  

Standard cut school blazer

 

Black, plain with school badge on chest pocket, to be worn at all times. 

All learners can choose any type of blazer - double or single vented.

School Badge School badge to be sewn on the blazer chest pocket. Blazers with badges already on the blazer can be purchased from our uniform supplier "Uniformity."
Hall Braid Hall braid to be sewn above the school badge on the top of the pocket. Blazers with braid already on the blazer can be purchased from our uniform supplier "Uniformity." 
School tie Clip on

Shirt/Blouse

 

White, short or long sleeves, standard cut, tucked in. 

Not fitted or 3/4 length sleeve.

Trousers/Skirts/Tailored Shorts

 

Black, plain, knee length skirt or regular cut trousers, or black tailored shorts (summer only).
None of the following: stretchable, skin tight, low rise, denim or boot-leg trousers. Midriff should not be visible.

Jumper (optional) Black V-neck, plain, with or without sleeves. No logos.
None of the following: cardigans; patterned/striped or coloured jumpers or hoodies.
Socks/Tights Plain black tights or plain black socks below the knee.
Shoes - photographic guidelines are here. Formal black and polishable.
None of the following footwear:
stiletto; high heeled; open backed; sandals; sports; canvas; boots.
Outside coat Plain and dark. No hoodies. School sweatshirts for PE only.

PE and Games

 

Light blue polo shirt with school logo

Black skort or shorts or leggings, all with school logo
Long black socks for outdoor sports
Trainers (non-marking)

Football boots (only moulded/plastic studs and not metal)

Multi-Sport Shirt with school logo (used for learners playing rugby or football) 

Shin Pads and Gumshields (for learners playing rugby or football)

Optional Black sweatshirt with school logo, to be worn for PE only 

Optional Black long sleeve base layer

Obtaining the Uniform

The majority of the uniform is available from a variety of shops with the following exceptions:

School badges, ties & hall braids: school ties, badges and braid for you to sew on to the blazer are available from either the School Shop or Uniformity Clothing Ltd, who also stock good quality blazers which already have the badge and braid professionally embroidered.

Light blue polo shirt with school logo

Black skort or shorts or leggings, all with school logo

Multi Sport Shirt with school logo and Black Sweatshirt with school logo 

Can only be purchased from Uniformity

Uniformity Clothing Ltd's website, including their online shop, can be found here 

The school has a range of good quality second-hand uniform kindly donated by families. If you require support providing uniform for your child, please contact your child’s Pastoral Manager.

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. Learners 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 learners in Years 7 and 8 make-up is not permitted. For learners in Year 9 onwards, light and natural looking make-up is permissible. However, eye shadow, eye-liner, lipstick, nail varnish and acrylic nails 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 learners 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 learners 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 learner’s regular religious and cultural requirements. The kara may be worn by Sikhs.

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