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School Uniform Policy

30 August 2019 (by Lisa Slight (lslight))

Compliance to the School Uniform Policy

As a reminder, students must arrive in school and conform to the School Uniform policy.  Below is an extract from the school uniform policy:

"Hair must be kept clean and tidy.

Hairstyles should be appropriate and not contain exaggerated colours, styles or adornments. No unnatural coloured braiding/weaves/dreadlock braiding beads or metal cuffs or extensions allowed. Hair which is shaven should be no shorter than grade 2 and equal throughout. Hair with shaved head designs and undercuts are NOT permitted.

Make-up, nail varnish and conspicuous hairdressings are NOT permitted. These are not suitable for School.

The wearing of all forms of jewellery is NOT permitted. Exceptions are made for a watch and/or crucifix to be worn underneath the shirt/blouse. A maximum of one small gold/silver stud earring may be worn in each earlobe.  Multiple stretched/bars/dangly earrings/facial piercings/body piercings and stretchers are NOT permitted.

Badges are NOT permitted, with the exception of those awarded by the School."

The Governors are clear that we are consistent and apply the Uniform Policy stringently.   It is this consistency that ensures the school achieves high standards and prepares young people for the challenges that may lie ahead in work.


There are many aspects of school life which might be different to home, which is also often the case in the world of work.  However, the school policy has not changed which parents/carers ‘sign up to’ by selecting St Edmund’s.  There are other Secondary Schools who may have different policies on this issue which fit more comfortably with families own personal lifestyles.  Governors and I are certain that the combination of a consistent and stringent uniform policy brings has resulted in the school being an over-subscribed school, with outstanding levels of academic achievement.   

I hope you all have a restful summer. Good luck to Year 11 who have left us and we pray that they will continue ‘to do all things with the help of God who strengthens me.’

God Bless.

Mr S Graham