Uniform Policy

We expect all students to wear the correct school uniform in the correct way. Students who arrive at school not wearing the correct uniform may be sent home to change.

  • Black blazer, with the school badge (compulsory)
  • A full length school tie with school badge visible, colour appropriate to year group
  • A plain white cotton school shirt or blouse (without motifs) that must be tucked in at all times and with the top button fastened
  • Approved black school trousers or skirt, these should be obtained from our suppliers and should have the school logo on and in the correct place
  • Approved skirts must be pleated and be a minimum length of 20 inches
  • ‘V’ necked black jumper if desired (not to be worn as an alternative to the school blazer)
  • Plain black or white socks (no other colour or patterns are allowed) Plain black opaque tights must be worn with skirts.
  • Sensible black school shoes with black laces. Trainers or trainer style, canvas, high heeled shoes are not allowed.  Plain black boots or boots with a reflective stripe only are allowed
  • A plain warm showerproof outdoor coat (NO leather, denim jackets, sweat shirt ‘hoodies’ or cardigans to be used as top coats)

Non-school uniform days

Please could all students and parents be aware that on non-uniform days our expectations regarding personal appearance, make-up/jewellery are the same as any ‘normal’ day. We want students to enjoy these days, however our expectations for these days are:

No jewellery

No make up

No cropped tops

Correct PE kit to be worn

Students must adhere to these basic expectations for all non-uniform days, for these days to continue.

Physical Education kit and accessories

Boys

  • Black shorts
  • Black outdoor top with school logo
  • Black track suit bottoms with school logo (for Winter lessons)
  • Red polo top with school logo
  • Red socks
  • Football boots
  • Gym / training shoes (with non-marking sole)

Boys applies to Year 7 from September 2016, ALL from September 2017

  • Black shorts with school logo
  • Black performance training top with school logo
  • Black socks
  • Football boots
  • Gym / training shoes (with non-marking sole)
  • Black Base Layer (additional warmth in colder months)(optional)
  • Zipped Training top (optional)
  • Black Training Pants (optional)

Click on these links for images of the new kit: Full Kit, Performance Training Tops, Zipped Training Tops, Shorts, Pants / Leggings, Sports Socks

NB – Students should not combine/mix items of the old PE kit with items of the new PE kit.
e.g. The performance training top (New kit) with a PE skirt (Old kit)

Girls

  • Black outdoor top with school logo
  • Red polo top with school logo
  • Black track suit bottoms with school logo (for Winter lessons)
  • Red socks
  • Black shorts
  • Gym / training shoes (with non-marking sole)

Girls applies to Year 7 from September 2016, ALL from September 2017

  • Black shorts with school logo
  • Black performance training top with school logo
  • Black socks
  • Gym / training shoes (with non-marking sole)
  • Zipped training top (optional)
  • Black Base Layer (additional warmth in colder months)(optional)
  • Black Sports leggings (optional)

Click on these links for images of the new kit: Full Kit, Performance Training Tops, Zipped Training Tops, Shorts, Pants / Leggings, Sports Socks

NB – Students should not combine/mix items of the old PE kit with items of the new PE kit.
e.g. The performance training top (New kit) with a PE skirt (Old kit)


School Suppliers

Bang Bang, 95 Bradshawgate, Leigh. Tel:  01942 609447

Icon Embroidery, Unit 5, The Gables, Stour Road, Astley, M29 7PX. Tel: 01942 375253

Jay Max, 1 Gas Street, Leigh, WN7 4PD. Tel: 01942 682984

A & H Rosenfield, Leigh Market, Spinning Jenny Way, Leigh. Tel: 01942 269046

Wendy’s, 212 Elliott Street, Tyldesley. Tel: 01942 870060


General Points

  1. Brightly coloured T-shirts should not be worn underneath shirts.
  2. Cosmetics and coloured nail polish should not be worn to school.
  3. Extreme hairstyles in terms of colour and cut e.g. tramlines/patterns are not permitted. Braids must be the same colour as the hair and must be secured by bands of the same colour. Any hair bands or bobbles should be plain and of a sensible size.*
  4. Jewellery (including badges) other than a wrist watch is not permitted. Ears and other body parts should not be pierced if it means that sleeper/studs have to be worn during the school day.
  5. Mobile phones, iPods and MP3 players must not be seen or heard during school hours. If seen they will be confiscated until the end of the week. Students are permitted to use mobile phones at the end of the school day outside the school buildings.
  6. If students wear incorrect footwear without an appropriate medical reason they will be isolated at break and lunchtimes.
Students who arrive at school not wearing the correct school uniform may be sent home to change.

*Policy on Hairstyles

All students are expected to have a smart, businesslike appearance. Extreme hairstyles will not be permitted. Students with hairstyles/cuts which have any part that is shaved at less than a number ‘2’ will be dealt with by their Head of Year (HOY). With hair colouring and highlights, these need to be a natural colour that blends with the students’ normal hair colour.

The policy with dealing with any student who doesn’t conform to the expectations will be:

  • For ‘extreme’ hairstyles the student will be placed in Room 101 (extreme refers to those hairstyles that very clearly are not acceptable e.g. brightly coloured hair, totally shaved heads).
  • With hairstyles that do not conform to the above initially the HOY will speak to parents and agree a timescale to rectify the problem.
  • If the timescale is not adhered to the student will lose break and lunchtimes, and will spend this time at the HOY detention.
  • Any student who refuses to work with the HOY on this matter will be placed in Room 101.