Uniform

Towards Consistency – Uniform

Summary

Uniform should be worn with pride – it creates a sense of identity and equality, it is business-like, it prevents fashion displays, it enables students to be easily identified. All staff need to challenge uniform infringements, no matter how small, as this  enables a consistent message to be reinforced across the school. Students who arrive in school wearing the incorrect uniform should be referred to their Head of Year who will take appropriate action with SLT support as necessary.

Details of the school uniform are explicitly laid out in the Student Planner. As an outline please also view this presentation.

During lessons and tutor time

Uniform should be worn as per guidelines – shirts tucked in, top button done up, ties down up and tight. Blazers should be worn with sleeves rolled down. Any make-up should be worn in KS4 only and should be natural and unobtrusive. Skirts should be of a reasonable length. Jewellery and piercings should be worn according to school policy (one pair ear studs & one ring). Coats should be removed during lessons and tutor time. Shoes should be normal school shoes. Staff should challenge uniform being worn incorrectly and check uniform at the beginning and end of every lesson. Persistent wearing of incorrect uniform should be logged via SIMS (Right click on name/Add behaviour/Problems with uniform + departmental detention) and via the planner. If uniform can be corrected through teacher intervention then it should be.

In the Corridors

As above – students can only wear trainers if they are playing football during social time and must change back into their school shoes before re-entering the building. Staff should expect the same standard of dress on and around the school site during social time and duty teams should ensure that uniform is checked on arrival to/departure from school and entering the building.

Incorrect uniform

If a student arrives in school wearing incorrect uniform they should be sent to their Head of Year in Student Services. Examples include extreme hair colour/style, incorrect piercings, tight/flared trousers, trainers or other incorrect footwear, ripped or frayed uniform, nail varnish, obtrusive make-up. Skirts and trousers should not be denim/lycra/canvas. Heads of Year will note the uniform infringement and work with parents and SLT to rectify uniform within an agreed time limit which will be noted in the planner.

Sixth Form Dress Code

Students must follow the dress code (no shorts, no flip flops, clean and presentable)and wear their ID badge visibly at all times. Staff must challenge infringements to this policy, asking students to return home if inappropriately dressed, or to collect a temporary ID badge from PSM.

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