School Uniform

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School Uniform Statement

The school Governors expect every student in Years 7–11 to wear the correct school uniform.   For students in the 6th Form, uniform is not required, but good standards of dress are necessary.  Sending your child to school in school uniform sets a standard in appearance, of which both parents/carers and the school can be proud.  For health reasons it is important that children are properly dressed for physical activity.  It is helpful if articles of clothing are clearly marked with the child’s name.

We believe that a school uniform is important:

  • It looks smart
  • Wears well
  • Contributes to a sense of belonging and community
  • Makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance
  • Fosters a feeling of pride Is designed with health and safety in mind

The school uniform is as follows:

Years 7, 8 & 9

Royal Blue sweatshirts / fleeces embroidered with the school badge.

Years 10 & 11

Navy Blue sweatshirts / fleeces embroidered with the school badge.

Girls               

Sweatshirt
Black Skirt or Trousers / short trousers   
White blouse or polo shirt     
or white school polo shirt (optional)
Black sensible shoes    
or plain black trainers      
Fleece (optional)    
Summer dress (optional)        

Boys

Sweatshirt
Black Trousers / short trousers
White shirt or polo shirt
or white school polo shirt (optional)
Black sensible shoes
or plain black trainers
Fleece (optional)

PE KIT

Plain white T-Shirt or Polo Shirt
Plain black shorts
White cotton PE socks
Trainers
Swimming Trunks / Costume / Swimming Hat
Black Tracksuits / Sweatshirts for cold weather

 

 

Statement Regarding Nail Varnish & Nail Extensions and/or Long Fingernails

It has been noted that we are beginning to see students coming to school wearing bright nail varnish, growing their fingernails beyond the end of their fingers or having nail extensions applied.

Students will often say that nail varnish is a way to express individuality and/or enhance the attractiveness of their hands. Many would like to wear bright garish colours as fashions change.
This is, like eye-catching make-up, not appropriate for the working environment in school.  We do not want to encourage an environment where students are competing in terms of their appearance or how “fashionable” they look. 

In addition, we are aware that nail varnish, long nails or extensions can pose risks for students undertaking practical work in certain subjects. 

Students wearing nail varnish/extensions/long nails involved in food preparation and cooking in technology lessons can (especially when inexperienced and learning “how to”), contaminate food with chippings of nail varnish, dirt from under the nails or parts of nail extensions.  Long nails or extensions can be trapped or ripped moving round the school through doors and corridors, causing considerable pain and upset.  They can cause harm to others in eg PE games or drama practical work.  These are situations which are easily avoided.

If a student comes to school wearing nail varnish, they will be asked by their tutor or member of smt to remove it immediately with nail polish remover.

If a student comes to school with nail extensions or long nails, they will be isolated during break and lunch time to minimize risk until the extensions are removed or cut down.

For clarity, fingernails should not protrude beyond the ends of the fingers.