Uniform for Years 7-11
Aims of Uniform Policy - Girls are expected to take a pride in their personal appearance and to be as well groomed as possible. Through our uniform and dress codes we aim to:
- Encourage pride in the school;
- Support teaching and learning;
- Enable students to be comfortable, safe and secure;
- Ensure that girls of different social, religious and ethnic groups feel welcome and included;
- Encourage a sense of equality and cohesion;
- Protect students from social pressures to dress in a particular way.
In this way the uniform and dress code contribute to overall aims of the school.
All students in Years 7 to 11 wear school uniform. Parental co-operation is vital in maintaining high standards and is greatly appreciated.
School Uniform List
- Approved style navy blue blazer with school crest (to be worn at all times);
- Either - Approved style navy blue skirt - made from a firm, woven material (not jersey or corduroy). The style should be simple, either A-line, pleated (but not kilt style) or straight (but without a slit) and of a length appropriate for school wear. It should be no shorter than 5cms above mid-knee and no longer than mid-calf;
- Or -Approved style navy blue school trousers - straight-legged tailored, school trousers only from recommended suppliers;
- Approved style cream blouse. Our preferred styles are available from Clive Marks and Gogna School wear;
- Navy or black shoes which fit well and have low block heels (no higher than 5cms). Sling-back shoes and sandals, exercise sandals, mules or boots of any style are not allowed. No stilettos;
- Tights/socks - opaque, navy or black, or flesh coloured tights or navy or white ankle socks.
Optional items*. Please note changes to take effect from September 2011
- Navy blue V-necked jumper with embroidered school crest, to be worn in addition to blazer not instead of it. Years 8-11 may continue to wear royal blue v-necked jumpers embroidered with the school crest until July 2012;
- Navy scarf for neck and navy gloves.
- Outer clothing, in addition to the blazer, should be a plain navy blue/black raincoat, coat or anorak which should be removed on arrival in school;
- Casual clothing including sweat tops, leather, mock leather, denim and denim-style garments, is not allowed;
- Bag - plain bag, preferably dark. Suitable for carrying books and equipment;
- If head scarves are worn, they should be plain navy blue / black in colour.
For Practical Subjects
- A blue overall for use in Art, Science and Technology.
- A plain white apron for Food Technology.
For Physical Education
- Trainers (not white gym pumps) which have good grip and not smooth soles;
- White socks for netball. Knee-length royal blue socks for hockey and football;
- Navy blue PE skirt or skirt;
- Navy shorts to wear under PE skirt, they should not show below the PE skirt (no shiny fabric shorts);
- Royal blue polo-shirt;
- Royal blue sweatshirt with school crest. Can be round-necked or V-necked as in * optional. (Round-neck sweatshirt for PE only).
- Navy blue track suit with school crest;
- Navy tracksuit trousers. No press studded trousers for safety reasons;
- Gum-shields and shin-pads are recommended by the Hockey Association and the school endorses this advice;
- Shin-pads are recommended by the Football Association for football;
- The school does provide hockey sticks and tennis rackets. However, students may provide their own if they so wish;
- Navy leotards may be worn for gymnastics and dance;
- Jazz / gym shoes may be worn for gym & dance.
* 'Optional' means the item need not be worn but if worn must be in prescribed colour and style.
- If hair is tied back, it should be with a scrunchie, hairband, clip or ribbon that is plain blue or natural hair coloured, ie black, brown, white/cream;
- Beading and unnatural hair colouring are not permitted; the interpretation of 'unnatural' is as follows:
a colour that is not found within the natural hair colour spectrum, i.e. a bright, extreme or vivid colour and contrasts.
- Jewellery: the only piercings are for wearing earrings. One single small stud in each ear is permitted; the stud must be worn in the lower part of the earlobe and should be removed for PE and dance lessons. Students wearing studs in their ears, other than in their lobes, will be expected to remove them. A watch and simple plain ring are allowed. No other jewellery should be visible;
- Nail varnish is not permitted;
- Garments covering the face or whole body are not permitted;
- Make up is permitted but it MUST be DISCREET and SUITABLE FOR SCHOOL.
ALL ITEMS MUST BE CLEARLY AND PERMANENTLY MARKED WITH THE OWNER'S NAME
Sixth Form Dress Code
The appearance of all members of the school is an important issue as it is one of the aspects upon which we are judged by members of the public. Sixth Form dress is particularly important as the more senior students act as role models for younger pupils and often represent the school on formal occasions. In providing a dress code for the Sixth Form rather than a uniform, we acknowledge the maturity of the students in being able to select appropriate dress which would be suitable for a business environment. If students require guidance on their choice of dress they should discuss it with the Head of Sixth Form. We may ask students to return home to change if we feel that they are not dressed appropriately. Persistent failure to conform to the dress code will result in disciplinary action being taken.
The following items are expected:
Smart business wear is required in black, grey or navy.
- A smart, plain, jacket of a woven material. This should be worn at all times around the school;
- A choice of smart, plain, skirt, dress or trousers made of a woven material which should match the jacket. The skirt should be of a suitable length, neither too short, nor longer than mid-calf length. Skirts and trousers must not be made from a lycra -based fabric and must not be tight fitting;
- Trousers must be smart. They should not be made from denim, corduroy or canvas and must not be low slung or tight fitting;
- A smart blouse, or top, which is not revealing;
- Smart, plain, shoes in navy, grey, or black;
- Smart boots may be worn with skirts or under trousers;
- Plain tights in black, grey, natural or navy.
- A black, grey, or navy, v- necked, jumper or cardigan may be worn for warmth in addition to a jacket;
- Modest, unobtrusive jewellery appropriate for a working environment;
- Discreet make-up and nail varnish;
- Dress, not woollen, scarves may be worn inside.
At the suggestion of students, we have added details of the following items which are not allowed:
- Vest tops;
- Hooded sweat shirts;
- No leggings or jeggings;
- No logos or messages on clothes;
- No shorts;
- Skirts or tops made in a lacy fabric;
- Fur lined casual boots, trainers and open toed sandals, mules or flip flops;
- Ugg boots or similar items;
- Clothing made of denim or leather, canvas or corduroy;
- Obvious piercings other than in the ears.
Please note that beading, unnatural* hair colouring and extreme hairstyles are not permitted.
* a colour that is not found within the natural hair colour spectrum, i.e. a bright, extreme or vivid colour and contrasts.