Uniform

School Uniform and Equipment

It is our policy that all students should wear uniform when attending school, or when participating in a school-organised event outside normal school hours this :

• promotes a sense of pride in the school;
• engenders a sense of community and belonging towards the school;
• is practical and smart;
• identifies the students with the school;
• prevents students from coming to school in fashion clothes that could be distracting in class;
• makes students feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance;
• is regarded as suitable wear for school and good value for money by most parents;
• is designed with health and safety in mind.

School uniform available only through the school and compulsory: uniform consists of Primary (purple) and secondary (navy blue) sweatshirt; and polo shirt with logo available from the school. Cardigans and hoodies are also available with our logo on.

Uniform available from other sources: Primary/Secondary- Black trousers or black jogging pants. Black long shorts, preferably tailored. Black knee length skirt. Black shoes or trainers, some logo/ colour allowed but must be mostly black. Coats should be provided in cold weather. Hoodies, other than our uniform ones, are not permitted in school and will be kept by the tutor until the end of the day.

Sixth Form students do not wear uniform. They are expected to dress in comfortable appropriate clothing.

On health and safety grounds we do not encourage students to wear jewellery. If students have facial piercings, we will ask them to cover them with a plaster during the school day to prevent them from causing injury either to themselves or others. If they wear dangly earrings they will need to remove these. Children (under 16) should not have other piercings. The school takes no responsibility for loss of jewellery on the school site.

The school welcomes students from all backgrounds and faith communities. If there are reasons, for example on religious grounds, why parents want their child to wear clothes that differ from the school uniform, the school will look sympathetically at such requests. These should be made directly to the headteacher.

We ask all parents to support the school uniform policy.

School uniform is only available to buy through the school and can be purchased the ParentPay (link on the homepage) – speak to Miss Topp for details. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We sell our uniform at cost and do not make any profit on the uniform items we sell.

Compulsory Items:-

Primary School
• Purple sweatshirt/hoody; and polo shirt with school logo
• Black trousers/black joggers/black long shorts/ black knee length skirt

Secondary School
• Navy blue sweatshirt/hoody/cardigan; and polo shirt with school logo
• Black trousers/ black joggers/ black long shorts/ black knee length skirt

Sixth Form
• Pupils do not wear school uniform

PE Kit
• A Plain T-shirt/vest OR a t-shirt in your house colour available through the school.
• Plain Shorts/Tracksuit trousers
• Trainers
• Primary/ year 7/some year 8- swimming trunks/one piece costume

No aerosols allowed in school.
No fizzy drinks in school.
No energy drinks in school.
No phones allowed in school, these must be handed in on the entry to school.
Electronic items or other valuables brought in by pupils are kept at their own risk. The school is not responsible for loss of such items.

Pens and Pencils
We therefore encourage students to bring a pen, pencil, rubber and coloured pencils of their own to school. There is no obligation on your part to do this and your child will not be penalised if he/she does not have them. These are available for use in every class.

Personal Belongings
All personal belongings should be clearly marked with the child’s name. Any money should be handed in to the class tutor /admin officer for safe keeping. Valuable items such as MP3 players, iPods or hand held games consoles must NOT be brought into school. Parents should note that the school cannot accept liability for the loss or damage of personal property. Please discourage your child from bringing in items unless they are needed for them to access their education.

Lockers
The school has some lockers available free of charge for KS4 pupils in secondary. These are limited and will be phased out as they become damaged; replacement keys – if lost – will cost £5 - payment through ParentPay.

Date this page was last modified: 6 October 2021

Safeguarding

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07955 772121