The school expects high standards in dress and appearance to promote a strong sense of community, professionalism and shared purpose. Our uniform is designed to be simple, affordable and to allow students to feel valued and comfortable at school.
We are a place of work with risks and hazards. Movement around the school can become congested and involves the regular use of stairs. Students learn through practical activity. It is important that students are dressed safely.
To ensure a consistent approach to standards we would recommend that all items are purchased from approved stockists. This leaves no doubt as to items meeting the required standard. The blazer, tie, jumper/cardigan, skirts, sports tops and socks can only be purchased from the approved stockists.
The approved stockists are:
Cat BalouSchoolwear CompanyAndy Blair
Any student who presents in an unacceptable manner will be issued with the correct item for one day by the Progress Manager if available. Any student who refuses to wear the correct uniform will be sent home by the Headteacher to correct matters. The Headteacher’s decision is final.
A substantial, plain, waterproof outdoor coat. This cannot be worn instead of a school blazer. Any denim, leather, fake leather, fur or knitted coats are not acceptable.
Coats may have a fur trim on the collar or hood. Logos on coats should be modest and not oversized.
Plain, sensible, black shoes or ankle boots. They must be flat soled or with a low heel. Training shoes, high heels, boots, sling backs, canvas shoes, sandals or open toe shoes are not allowed. Students are expected to wear school shoes to and from the school site.
Belts must be strictly functional, plain black and suitable for trousers only.
Trousers must be worn around the waist.
A school bag must be brought to school every day. The bag must be safe, sensible and functional, capable of holding A4 files, A4 exercise books, textbooks, stationery, PE kit and personal property. Only rucksacks, satchels, despatch type bags and large tote bags are allowed. Bags must not have large buckles or protruding metal features. Handbags or shoulder bags are not allowed. Girls may carry an additional small clutch type bag within the main school bag for personal accessories.
PE kit may require a second bag i.e. a drawstring type sports bag.
Basic Stationery - a good quality writing pen, a pencil, a rubber, pencil crayons, a ruler (all with spares) a scientific calculator and, for Years 7 and 8, a small dictionary. All items are available to purchase from the School Library. The pencil case must always be on the desk.
Mobile phones are permitted to be brought into school, however they must remain off during the school day and in the student’s bag. Mobile phones should be not seen and not heard.
No jewellery should be worn, except for a watch and one pair of plain, metal ear studs if desired, in the earlobe. No facial piercings of any kind (e.g. eyebrow, nose, mouth or tongue) are allowed. If they exist a plastic, flesh coloured stud or sleeper must be worn.
Hair should be kept to a simple style with no artificial colours. No tramlines or similar designs to be cut into hair. Extreme hairstyles in either cut or colour (e.g. tramlines, extreme length, multiple colouring, non-natural colours such as red and purple, dip-dye and extensions) are not acceptable for school.
Students may wear a modest amount of make up as suitable for a professional working environment.
No aerosols are allowed in school. Personal hygiene products must be non-flammable.
All belongings must be clearly marked with the student’s name.