SCHOOL UNIFORM

Full school uniform is compulsory for all pupils.  Pupils not in full uniform are liable to be refused admission as failure to do so is seen as a blatant disregard of school rules.  In any emergency, parents may request permission in writing for pupils to wear other than full school uniform and the Headteacher is authorised to grant permission only for a very short period.

Girls

  • Grey skirt no more than 2 inches above the knee it must not be of a stretchy jersey/‘lycra’ type material. (Mid grey, charcoal or black tailored trousers may be worn)
  • White or blue long sleeve school blouse. Optional short sleeve white or blue school blouse for summer
  • School Tie * (to be worn at all times)
  • Grey V neck pullover or cardigan (optional)
  • Tights, (grey or black not patterned - plain) or socks.  Knee length socks are not permitted, ankle socks only (white, grey or black)
  • Black shoes only – no coloured laces, stripes, stitching etc – no trainers or training shoes
  • Black blazer with *badge – can be purchased separately at school.

Girls P.E. Kit

  • Plain Navy blue shorts, football type with Woodchurch motif (two pairs not cycle shorts)
  • Woodchurch High School polo shirt (Red).
  • Training shoes (non marking soles)
  • Tracksuit bottoms - navy or black – optional (allowed for outdoor lessons in cold weather during the winter term).
  • White sports socks
  • Navy hoodies are also available to buy for use in cold weather (highly recommended)

It is advisable for names to be printed on shirts (the suppliers will provide this service)

Boys

  • Mid grey, charcoal grey or black trousers, tailored rather than fitted.
  • White or blue long sleeve school shirt. 
  • Optional short sleeve white or blue school shirt for summer.
  • School Tie * (to be worn at all times)
  • Grey V neck pullover or cardigan (optional)
  • Socks: white, grey or black.
  • Black shoes only – no coloured laces, stripes, stitching etc – no trainers or training shoes
  • Black blazer with *badge – can be purchased separately at school.

Boys P.E. Kit

  • White P.E. shorts with Woodchurch motif (one pair), navy PE shorts with Woodchurch motif (one pair)
  • Woodchurch High School polo shirt (white)
  • Training shoes (non marking soles)
  • Woodchurch High School Rugby Shirt
  • White sports socks
  • Navy football socks with a white turn-over (pupils who represent the school football team will require white football socks)
  • Football boots (blades or moulded boots preferably for use on the 3G football pitch)
  • A towel
  • Gumshield (rugby)
  • Navy hoodies are also available to buy for use in cold weather (highly recommended)

It is advisable for names to be printed on shirts (the suppliers will provide this service)

Please note, If your child is injured they should bring an excused note to explain the extent of the injury. Pupils should still bring in their kit so they can take part if possible as a coach or official.

Ties and school badges can be purchased from school, collectively for under £5.00

School takes seriously its commitment to ensure that the school uniform can be purchased at an affordable cost. Recent Government figures highlight how the average cost of a school uniform is in the region of £300. If the uniform for Woodchurch High School is sourced almost exclusively from a major supermarket retailer, or indeed from a specialist uniform shop, the cost is under £100.

Guidance on School Uniform

The majority of our pupils wear their uniform correctly and look extremely smart and ready for learning and I would thank you for your support in this matter. 

Our general uniform requirements as follows:-

  • A school bag is required from September 2016.
  • All students are required to wear a blazer and tie at all times. Ties (and school badges for blazers) can be purchased from the school office.  Ties should be worn with a small knot and 10 stripes showing with the top button of the shirt fastened.
  • Footwear:  Shoes which are all black are allowed and parent/carers are asked to ensure that shoes do not have logos/ticks/writing etc on them in different colours.  Please refer to our website for further guidance.  If they do parents/carers will be asked to replace them with all black shoes.  All Boots (Uggs, Dr. Martins, Timberland etc) are not allowed to be worn in school (unless exceptions are made by the Headteacher during heavy snowfall). Training shoes are not permitted.
  • The school skirt is grey, it must not be of a stretchy jersey/‘lycra’ type material and should be worn ‘on the knee.’
  • If your daughter chooses to wear trousers they should be loose fitting with a straight leg and of appropriate material.
  • A grey v neck jumper or cardigan can be worn underneath but not instead of the blazer.  Black jumpers or cardigans are not allowed.
  • PE Kit – this should be as described in school prospectus – check with PE Department if any issues.
  • Woodchurch High school bag. Black bag in three styles with the school badge on it. Pupils are advised to have their name sewn on it which the shop can do at no extra charge.

Sanctions for not wearing correct uniform

Pupils who are not in full uniform will be seen by their Form Tutor or Pupil Progress Leader and asked to explain why he/she is not wearing full uniform.

A continued infringement will likely result in contact with parent/carer and the student being sent home to dress correctly.  If we are not able to contact you, your child will work in our Rehab Room until we do manage to make contact and discuss whether there is any difficulty in providing uniform.

If any parents/carers have any ‘outgrown’ Woodchurch High School uniform, in good condition, which can be recycled it will be gratefully received by school.

If a student persists in not wearing the school uniform and we have no information from you to suggest there is a difficulty in providing uniform or if there is a persistent refusal to comply we will treat this as a breach of the school’s discipline policy and your child will be excluded from school or placed in the Rehabilitation Unit.

May I also take this opportunity to remind you that body/facial piercings are not allowed in school.  This includes tongue piercing.  Pupils are allowed to wear one pair of earrings only (one in each ear) – small studs or small hoops.  Ear expanders, ‘plugs’ ‘tunnels’ and ‘tusks’ are strictly forbidden.  Also no bracelets or rings are allowed for health and safety reasons.

Hair colour should be natural, i.e. not bright pink, blue, purple etc and we do not allow patterns or lines to be cut into hair.  Mohican style hairstyles with hair shaved at sides but long on top are also not acceptable nor are any hair cuts at number 1 or below.  Any inappropriate hairstyles and colours will be expected to be resolved within an agreed time span and may result in your child working in our Rehabilitation Unit.  Pupils should look prepared for a day at school, ready to work.  Nail varnish is forbidden and if acrylic nails are worn they need to be of a ‘natural’ type.

Our school uniform requirements are typical of most secondary schools across the country and most items are available at various retail outlets thus giving you choice and different price ranges.

With this in mind I ask that home and school continue to give the same message to our young people by insisting that they wear this full uniform with a sense of pride.

We believe that smart students demonstrate a good work ethic that contributes to effective learning and self discipline and that this is an important aspect of our school ethos.

Thank you for your continuing support.

It is advisable for names to be printed on shirts (the suppliers will provide this service)

Ties can be purchased from school.

  • Uniform Suppliers: Wirral Uniform Shop, 2a Princes Pavement

Acceptable and Unacceptable Footwear

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School Bag

We are always looking for ways to make our uniform simpler and cheaper for parents to purchase. From September, pupils will be expected to purchase a Woodchurch School Bag. They are cheaper than bags parents may be under pressure to buy from sports' shops or other fashion shops.

There are three designs for pupils to choose from and they are available, as is all of our uniform, from Wirral Uniform Shop in Birkenhead Town Centre.

The bags all have our school logo on and pupils can have their names embroidered on them for free. This means that if a pupil mislays his or her bag, it is more easily identifiable. Each bag is £15, including logo and embroidery.

Should you require any more information, please contact Mr Smith