Uniform and Equipment form part of our Behaviour Policy
It is an expectation that all students must be in full school uniform, enabling them to be prepared for learning every day. Our belief is that the school uniform enables all students to enter lessons in a focused and organised way. By ensuring these rules are followed, school is putting all students in the right frame of mind for learning.
Uniform is available to order from Pinders Schoolwear either via their website www.pindersschoolwear.co.uk or via phone 0114 2513275.
Main changes to uniform policy 2019/20
We advise that although there are no fundamental changes to the uniform policy, we recommend you read the guidance below before making any new purchases. We would like to particularly draw your attention to the following:
- Students should wear formal black shoes.
- No nose or other facial piercings are permissible.
- No fake nails of any length are acceptable.
- Trainer style shoes are not permissible.
Full school uniform is classed as the following:
- Plain black, full-length polyester/cotton trousers. The trouser leg should be a straight tailored fit. Trousers must not have patch pockets or display any jean features such as rivet detail or jean stiches. Stretch material trousers are not acceptable.
- Other styles of trouser are not permissible. These include:
- Students may wish to wear a black knee length polyester or cotton skirt. Stretch material skirts are not acceptable. Tights should be tan coloured or black.
- Plain white shirt, buttoned fully to the neck. Long sleeved shirts must have sleeves rolled down and shirts must be tucked in at all times
- Relevant school house colour tie.
- Grey school jumper or cardigan with sleeves rolled down. This must be worn at all times on corridors, at break/lunch and during assembly. During lessons they may be removed and placed on at the end of the lesson). During warmer weather school will communicate to parents when students can stop wearing jumpers/cardigans. No personal jumpers are permitted.
- Belts must be plain black with a discreet buckle. No patterns on the belt or branded buckles are permissible.
- Students should wear formal black shoes or boots. No patterns, logos or decorative features are permissible. No trainers or pumps are permitted. Boots should be no more than ankle length and be covered by school trousers.
- Trainers worn for medical reasons should be plain black with no logos makes or patterns visible. Wearing trainers for medical reasons will only be authorised by the pastoral team and must be accompanied by medical evidence.
PE Kit – Students are expected to wear the following items of PE kit (All students must bring full kit even if they are unable to take part in a lesson):
- PE t-shirt – Black/Maroon (Initials added on the chest for £1 is optional)
- PE Hoody* – Maroon/Black (Initials added on the chest for £1 is optional)
*Hoody not compulsory for each lesson – but will be the only outdoor wear accepted in PE lessons
- Black shorts/tracksuit bottoms to be worn (no leggings)
Jewellery must be discreet and pupils will be asked to remove it for PE and aspects of Design and Technology for safety reasons. The following items are considered appropriate jewellery to be worn for school:
- One stud earing in each earlobe.
- Single neck chain (not worn outside of the shirt).
- One, small, plain ring.
- A watch
Students are not permitted the following items of jewellery:
- Any Facial piercings including; eyebrow, lip, nose, tongue etc.
- Industrial ear-piercing (bar crossing two parts of the ear)
- Any hooped earing
- No body piercings
Students will be expected to remove such piercings during the school day. If students have piercings done during the academic year which do not comply, they will still be expected to remove these even if this means a risk of the piercing ‘healing up’.
Hair – Haircuts must be in a natural colour and an appropriate style for school—no unnatural colours or shaved lines or patterns in hair.
Make-up – Make-up must be natural, and discreet. The following make up would be considered appropriate for school:
- Light Foundation
- Lightly applied mascara
- Lip balm
Students are not permitted to wear the following make-up:
- Eye shadow
- Heavy blusher
- Fake eyelashes
- Fake nails
Please contact us if you would like any advice on uniform or have questions regarding our uniform.
It is expected that students have the following equipment with them:
- Pencil case including the following:
- Pens (variety of colours)
- Reading book
- Maths equipment including:
- Scientific calculator