School Uniform Policy
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 students are properly dressed for physical activity. It is helpful if articles of clothing are clearly marked with their name.
We believe that a school uniform is important because 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 for Years 7-11 is as follows:
Navy Blue Sweatshirt (embroidered with school badge)
Black Skirt or Trousers / short trousers
White blouse / shirt or polo shirt, or white polo shirt with school badge (optional) Black sensible shoes, or plain black trainers
Fleece with embroidered badge (Optional)
Summer Dress (Optional)
*Navy zip-up Hoodie (Optional)
*Black Blazer (Optional)
** Clip-On Tie (Optional)
*If your child wishes to wear a blazer or zip-up hoodie, iron-on badges are available to purchase from the school office.
** Clip-On Ties are also available to purchase from the school office
Plain white T-Shirt or Polo Shirt
Plain black shorts
White cotton PE socks
Swimming Trunks / Costume / Swimming Hat
Black Tracksuits / Sweatshirts for cold weather
6th Form dress code:
Whilst students are not required to wear school uniform, we have high expectations on dress code and wish to set an example to the rest of the lower school. On one designated day each week we raise our expectation to an interview standard which will be on a Monday. We expect all students to reflect a modest and tidy appearance at all times.
The dress of all students should reflect that and be modest and tidy and include the following:
- Black or Brown shoes
- Shirt/blouse with collar
- Non-slogan clothing
- Jumper or cardigan without a hood
The following items are not acceptable in The Sixth Form:
- Hoodies (unless with a full length zip - for safety reasons)
- High heels (women's footwear)
- Hats and caps must be removed when in the school buildings
- Jewellery should be kept to a minimum
Makeup / Nail Varnish & Nail Extensions and/or Long Fingernails
If a student chooses to wear makeup this must be discreet - no bright lipstick/eye makeup/false eyelashes. Nails (be they natural or false/gel) must be kept short (no longer than fingertip length) and natural in colour.
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 could also be trapped or ripped moving round the school through doors and corridors, causing pain and upset. They could also hurt others, for example, during 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 SLT to remove it immediately with nail polish remover.
If a student comes to school with nail extensions or long nails, they may not be allowed to take part in P.E, drama or practical lessons and will not be allowed out for break or lunch playtimes. A phone call home will be made to advise that these will need to be removed/clipped at the earliest opportunity.
For clarity, fingernails should not protrude beyond the ends of the fingers.
Updated July 2021