- Shirts must be tucked in at all times, including at break, lunch, before and after School.
- Blazers should be worn at all times unless students are given permission to take them off during lessons.
- Narrow width, plain black belts are all that is permitted.
- Only plain black V-neck jumpers can be worn under blazers.
- Hats, scarves and gloves must not be worn in the building.
- All clothing items should be labelled with the student’s name. The school cannot be held responsible for any loss.
Please note that trainers, plimsolls or boots must not be worn in school, but trainers can be worn outside to play football at break and lunchtimes.
Students wearing trainers for medical reasons will be expected to have a doctor’s note. Students wearing alternative footwear because shoes are broken or do not fit are expected to have a note and report to their Pastoral Manager, who will arrange for them to be issued with a pair of loan shoes. Students will be expected to have new shoes by the beginning of the following week.
All notes from parents must be signed and dated by a member of the pastoral team or a senior member of staff.
Whilst it is understood that fashionable hair is important to young people, certain styles will not be permitted in school. This includes the following:
- Severe spiking
- Extreme gelling
- Any colours (or colour combinations) that are not a natural hair colour
- Tramlines or any ‘artwork’ shaped into hair
- Crops shorter than a ‘number 2’
- Hair accessories must be small and unobtrusive
The decision on what constitutes an extreme hairstyle is at the discretion of the school and students may be sent home to moderate the style or have it changed so that it is in keeping with the expectations of the working environment of the school. If parents are in any doubt as to whether a style/colour is acceptable, we would advise they contact the school before getting it done.
Jewellery is not permitted, although students may wear a watch. With regards to piercings, a single plain small stud in each ear lobe is all that is permitted.
All jewellery must be removed during PE lessons.
Students in yrs 7 and 8 are not permitted to wear any make-up but subtle make up will be allowed in yr 9 -11. If this is noticeable then students will be asked to remove or reduce it. Coloured nail varnish or fake nails are not allowed in any year group.
Students who do not comply with uniform expectations may
- Have their Responsibility Card signed
- Have the items confiscated until the end of the week
- Have parents contacted to bring in correct uniform
- Be sent home to rectify the infringement if before 8.40am and in Years 10 or 11
- Have parents contacted so they can go home to rectify the infringement if after 8.40am or in Years 7, 8 or 9
- Be removed from social times
- Be removed from lessons for serious uniform infringements
- Be given set period of time to rectify the infringement