School Uniform Policy
School uniform creates a sense of belonging and gives us a clear identity to unite behind, which we can then promote pride in. This pride helps us raise standards. The staff and governors of the school believe that wearing a uniform helps to raise both standards in academic work and behaviour. It also increases our presence in the community. An information booklet in the form of a 'School Uniform Guide' is available to parents and provides further details relating to School Uniform.
There are NO exceptions to the requirements.
School uniform should be worn smartly. Shirts should be tucked in, buttons done up to the neck. All uniform should be clean and tidy, and in good repair.
Hair and Make-Up
A reminder that hair must be kept clean, tidy and of reasonable length. Hairstyles should be appropriate and not contain exaggerated colours, styles or adornments. No unnatural coloured braiding/weaves/dreadlock braiding beads/metal cuffs or extensions allowed. Hair which is shaven should be no shorter then a grade 2 and equal throughout. Hair with shaved head designs and undercuts are NOT permitted.
Make-up, nail varnish and conspicuous hair dressings are NOT permitted. These are not suitable for school.
The wearing of all forms of jewellery is NOT permitted. This includes all body/facial piercings. 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 are NOT permitted. Badges are not permitted with the exception of those awarded by the school.
Plain black shoes with flat heels should be worn. Boots, suede shoes, canvas, Vans/plimsolls or trainer style shoes are not permitted (except trainers for PE). Shoes should be appropriate for school use. This rules out raised heels, casual and fashion shoes. There should be no logos on shoes or other coloured markings.
Dealing with uniform issues detracts from our core purpose as a school: learning and teaching. Parents/carers are urged to ensure that their child is sent to school in the correct school uniform or they should bring a note into school explaining the reason behind an item of uniform being incorrect i.e. incorrect footwear.
Where uniform rules are broken the school has the right to impose a sanction. Each case is different and could include the following:
- An initial warning.
- A phone call or letter to parents.
- Confiscation of an inappropriate item of clothing i.e. hoodie, nose ring, coat.
- Working in isolation.
- Students may be asked to return home to rectify the problem.
- In extreme circumstances students may be excluded from school.