Uniform update July 2022
In light of recent student voice feedback, and after an appropriate adjustment period, it is evident that the majority of our students are unhappy about our current changing room arrangement. Ideally we would find a way to make the changing rooms a more appealing space for students, however a lack of funding and space to action this means we need to consider alternative approaches to this issue for our students. Therefore we are going to trial a new approach to uniform in September 2022 which we will review regularly, with the possibility of moving towards a new uniform entirely in the future.
As of September 2022, Cheney will have two uniforms:
- An academic uniform
- A sports uniform
Students can still change in the changing rooms if they chose
PE will operate a full curriculum, including activities where students may get wet and muddy: students must still bring uniform to change into (academic or sports uniform)
Students can wear either uniform but they must be in all components of the uniform they chose. There can be no mixing and matching. Please refer to the guidelines above for details of what is, and what isn't, acceptable.
Benefits of a school uniform are:
- The differences between pupils are reduced, which in turn reduces some of the causes of isolation and bullying
- Self esteem of particular groups of pupils may be improved
- Security is improved - it's easy to spot who does and does not belong to the school community
- Pupils feel a stronger sense of belonging and commitment to the school
- It improves the image of the school in the local community
- It creates sense of purpose within the school environment
Our uniform supplier is Stevensons:
The only branded uniform required from Stevensons is the school blazer.
Other suitable non-branded uniform can be sourced from retail outlets and second-hand from the PTA or year team.
Hair and head coverings
The Halo Code
We are proud to be a school that adopts and supports the Halo code. We are really happy to support any student who wishes to come to school with a hairstyle that is suitable and appropriate for school as part of their expression of identity. Extreme hairstyles or hairstyles that are unsafe, remain inappropriate for school (for example, long hair that is not tied up for a practical lesson, or an offensive word shaved into hair). Students who choose to wear a head covering, are to wear one that is black, grey, or burgundy, as per the school uniform.