Uniform from September 2022
In response to student feedback, using the changing rooms will not be compulsory before PE. This is a trial until Christmas; if the impact on the PE curriculum is too great, we will revert to compulsory changing. This means there are now 2 distinct uniforms:
- Sports uniform
- Academic uniform
Students can choose to come in either the academic uniform, or the sports uniform, but what they wear does need to be uniform, not a random assortment of casual wear. It must also be either one or the other, not a mash-up of the two. Students can choose which they come in on any day; it is allowed to wear the sports uniform on days without PE if they prefer.
Blazers must be worn at all times with both the sports and academic uniforms.
You must wear black shoes or trainers during the school day but you can change into any trainers you want to for PE lessons.
Students must also bring dry uniform to change into after PE, in case they get wet or muddy. PE staff will check this and will give detentions to those that are not properly prepared, just as they did to those who did not bring in their PE kit.
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.