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.
Our uniform consists of a navy blue or purple sweatshirt; navy blue or purple polo shirt both with school logo on NB both these items are compulsory; dark grey/black trousers or skirt; black shoes or black trainers. Cardigans for girls are not acceptable. Students should wear a plain anorak or coat (appropriate for the weather). HOODIES ARE NOT PERMITTED.
On health and safety grounds we do not allow students to wear jewellery. The exceptions to this rule are ear-ring studs in pierced ears. We ask the student to either remove these objects during some practical activities, or cover them with a plaster, to prevent them from causing injury either to themselves or others.
The school welcomes student 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.
We ask all parents to support the school uniform policy.
If you wish to purchase school uniform please ring the school (01793 332400) or ask your child to obtain a uniform request form, fill this in and return to the school with your payment. School uniform sweatshirts and polo shirts are only available to buy through the school – speak to Miss Topp for details. We also offer optional cardigans for secondary school and PE t-shirts in house colours if required – these are optional.
Purple sweatshirt and polo shirt with school logo
Navy blue sweatshirt and polo shirt with school logo
Pupils do not wear school uniform
A Plain T-shirt/vest OR a t-shirt in your house colour available through the school.
Plain Shorts/Tracksuit trousers
Swimming trunks/one piece costume
As a health and safety rule aerosols are banned. Any student found in possession of an aerosol or aerosol deodorant will have the canister confiscated.
Pens and Pencils
We like students to take responsibility for their own pens and pencils. We therefore encourage them 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. Some form of identification is always useful.
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. Anything found should be handed in to a member of staff or the receptionist.
The school makes lockers available for every student free of charge; however replacement keys – if lost – will cost £5. Breakaway lanyards are available from the school at a cost of £1. These are available in various colours.
Date this page was last modified: 22 October 2018