GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE TO SCHOOLS ON UNIFORMS
Pupil non-compliance: Teachers can discipline pupils for breaching the school’s rules on appearance or uniform. This should be carried out in accordance with the school’s published behaviour policy.
A head teacher, or a person authorised by the head teacher, may ask a pupil to go home briefly to remedy a breach of the school’s rules on appearance or uniform. When making this decision schools need to consider the child’s age and vulnerability, the ease and time it will take, and the availability of the child’s parents. This is not an exclusion but an authorised absence. However, if the pupil continues to breach uniform rules in such a way as to be sent home to avoid school, or takes longer than is strictly necessary to effect the change, the pupil’s absence may be counted as an unauthorised absence. In either case the pupil’s parents must be notified and the absence should be recorded. If a school is considering excluding a pupil in response to breaches of uniform policy then this must be in line with the legal requirements for exclusion.
UNIFORM RULES 21st November 2019:
It has become necessary to clarify uniform rules in order to ensure health and safety and minimum distraction to learning. Uniform is not optional.We do not expect parents to go out and replace shoes or clothes that are not compliant immediately, unless they are unsafe. This is to ensure we are not creating additional cost requirements to parents. We do expect that when they are replaced, they are replaced with items that match the updated policy. We would expect that by Summer term 2020 all uniform policy guidance should be followed by parents. Make up, earring and hair guidance should be put in place immediately, as these create distractions to learning and can be a health and safety risk
Black school shoes. Not trainers including black trainers. Not boots. Not with heels (these are unsafe). No open toes or sandals. No wheelies etc.
Grey trousers. Not leggings. Grey pinafore dress Grey skirt. Length to the knee please, not pulled up. Royal blue jumper, sweatshirt or cardigan. Can be plain or with the school logo. White/grey socks/tights White/blue polo shirt
Coats, hats, gloves to be removed in classrooms.
Outdoor boots can be worn if the weather is muddy; these must be changed into appropriate shoes inside. Boots are not appropriate inside school.
Dress – blue checked or striped White/blue polo shirt Grey skirt Grey trousers/shorts
Plain white T-shirt Plain black/navy shorts Plain black leotard (optional)
No Logos, football tops etc.
OUTDOOR PE KIT
(cold weather) Plain black/navy sweatshirt and jogging bottoms A pair of trainers - not high tops
Children without appropriate PE kit may not undertake the lessons for health and safety.
MAKEUP, HAIR ETC
Ear rings – a single stud, covered by a plaster applied by parents before school for safety. Parents will be contacted to cover any uncovered ear rings. Any other ear rings, parents will be contacted to come into school to remove these.
No makeup or painted nails or nail extensions. Parents will be called to come into school to remove these.
Plain bobbles, hair bands and clips are appropriate. Elaborate hair pieces or hair extensions are not appropriate. Parents will be called to come into school to remove or the child asked to remove them.
Temporary Tattoos should be covered – please consider this when applying them if you choose to do this. Coloured Hair sprays are not appropriate.
WATER BOTTLES, BAGS, LUNCH BOXES, BOOK BAGS AND MOBILE PHONES
Children have been provided with good quality water bottles. If your child breaks theirs, please contact the school office to arrange to purchase another one (this is so they have ones that fit the classroom storage units).
Book bags are essential as they enable children to transport the expensive high quality books school has purchased to home and back. Please speak to the office to purchase one. Damaged or lost school books will need to be replaced by the parents of the child, to ensure that other children do not miss out on the book.
School bags should be appropriately sized so that they can be stored in the school cloakrooms. These are very small spaces, so for health and safety if your child’s bag is too large they will need to replace it. In line with our behaviour policy, children bringing prohibited items (drugs, medicines, knives, inappropriate materials) will receive the appropriate sanction.
Lunch boxes should be named and stored in school appropriately. Children are responsible for looking after their own lunchboxes; school is not responsible for lost or damaged lunch boxes.
Mobile phones may not be held by children anywhere in school. If they are brought into school they must be handed into the school office. School is not responsible for these; if they are lost, stolen or damaged they will not be replaced by school. If your child is found with a mobile phone anywhere in school this is a serious breach of the behaviour policy and will be dealt with accordingly. This is to prevent cyber bullying, reduce safeguarding risks and exposure to inappropriate materials.
PLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL CLOTHING IS NAMED. SCHOOL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR CHILD LOSING ITEMS. LOST PROPERTY WILL ONLY BE STORED FOR A WEEK AND THEN DISPOSED OF.