Uniform

Uniform Policy

All students are expected to wear College uniform. Suitable clothing is available from many local shops and stores but certain items are available from our College suppliers only:

'Karlsports'

'Karlsports' order forms are always available in the Pastoral Centre or can be downloaded here:

Karlsports' Uniform Order Form

Please return the order form to the Pastoral Centre with the correct money or cheque made payable to ‘Karlsports’ in a named sealed envelope clearly stating UNIFORM ORDER.

Uniform can also be ordered directly from 'Karlsports’ online:

Click here to visit 'Karlsports' website

Uniform ordered from ‘Karlsports’ will be delivered directly to the College every other week and students will be notified to collect it between 8.30am and 9.10am outside the Pastoral Centre.

'Karlsports' uniform delivery dates 2015-16

Changeover to the new College uniform

The uniform change is being staged to help families to budget for the changes:

  • For students who joined Year 7 in September 2015 the new uniform is compulsory
  • For all Year 10 students (September 2015) the new uniform is compulsory
  • For Year 8, Year 9 and Year 11 students the uniform change is currently optional, but all students will be expected to be wearing the new uniform by September 2016

 

What do students need for College?

Equipment

All students are expected to provide the following essential equipment:

  • A suitable bag (large enough to carry books and P.E. kit)
  • Pen, pencil, ruler, rubber, coloured crayons, compasses, a pocket calculator and a small dictionary.
  • A plain coat. Leather and denim coats are not acceptable. A navy blue fleece with the College logo is optional for all students. Hooded sweatshirts and sweatshirts with sport logos on them are not acceptable wear for College.

The new uniform consists of:

  • Black trousers (tailored) or black skirt (knee length and not fitted)
  • White Shirt
  • House Tie (clip-on)
  • Navy blue V-necked sweater with College logo
  • Black shoes.

The College tie and navy blue sweater will be available through the College Uniform supplier, Karlsports. All other clothing items can be purchased at any other retailer. Please ensure that you order a tie in the correct 'house' colour. Thank you.

Girls’ Sportswear:

  • Navy PE shorts embroidered with the College name
  • Navy polo shirt embroidered with the College PE logo
  • Trainers with white sports socks
  • Football boots with navy socks
  • Navy sweatshirt with the College PE logo and navy jogging bottoms with the College PE logo.

Boys’ Sportswear:

  • Navy PE shorts embroidered with the College name
  • Navy polo shirt embroidered with the College PE logo
  • Trainers with white sports socks
  • Football boots with navy socks
  • Navy rugby shirt with the College PE logo and navy jogging bottoms with the College PE logo.

Jewellery

Mainly for reasons of safety, jewellery is not considered suitable for College, with the exception of a single pair of ‘sleeper’ or ‘stud’ earrings (one in each ear) and one plain signet ring. Body and facial piercing is not acceptable.

Exceptions for cultural or religious reasons should be discussed with the Assistant Headteacher before being worn to College.

Hair

Extreme hairstyles are not acceptable. Hair may only be dyed to a naturally occurring hair colour. The College reserves the right to judge what is, in its opinion, extreme.

Make-up

  • Years 7, 8 and 9 – Make-up is not acceptable to be worn at College
  • Years 10 and 11 – A reasonable amount of lightly applied make-up is permitted. The College will reserve the right to judge what a reasonable amount is.

Additional items

It is advisable for all students to have a large old shirt for Art lessons as this provides useful protection for College uniform.

Pupils’ Personal Property

Parents are strongly advised not to send children to College with any large sums of money or valuable items such as watches or jewellery. Whilst teachers may take charge of such items during P.E. lessons or at a pupil’s request, it must be emphasised that neither teachers, the College nor the Local Authority can take responsibility should any valuables be lost, damaged or stolen. If parents wish to let their children bring such valuable items to College they are advised to make their own arrangements to insure against the risks involved. All items of clothing should be clearly marked with the owner’s name.

Uniform Review

As you may be aware, at the request of the students, during the Summer term 2015 we conducted a review of the school uniform. We engaged the whole school community in an audit of the uniform, followed by proposals for a new uniform – students, parents, staff and prospective parents all participated and we would like to thank you all for your involvement. The change has been carefully considered, taking account of the comments of the many participants of the review.