Design & Stitch Schoolwear, Tarran Way South, Moreton. CH46 4TP
Tel: 0151 665 0088
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.
As of January 2019, we do not permit pupils to have Canada Goose, Monclair or Pyrenex coats in school. Coats with real fur are not permitted either.
Ties and school badges can be purchased from school: ties £3.00 and badges £2.00
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 £150.
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:
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 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. ‘Dip-dye’ hair is not permitted. 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. Coloured nail varnish is not permitted, nor are coloured extensions, such as shellac nails.
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.
As you are aware, we are introducing a school coat in September 2019. This is part of our Poverty Proofing agenda.
Following our banning certain brands and types of expensive coat in January 2019, only the Woodchurch School coat will be permitted from September 2019.
We have consulted with the pupils are have settled on two designs. As requested by the pupils, both are black and have zips and pockets where they requested. One style of a "puffa style jacket" and one it a "Dover Regatta" style with a fleece layer inside.
Neither coat has the Woodchurch logo on, the only identifying feature is a small "W" on the zip. This means that pupils can wear the coat outside school.
Coats can be purchased from "Design & Stitch Schoolwear, Tarran Way South, Moreton.
Following our working closely with this company, they now stock our entire uniform.
The cost of the coats is as follows:
Please note the that store are offering a discount of 10% on orders over £100.
Samples of the two types of coats are available in school should pupils wish to look at them and there is also a section on the school website.
Please note, that only these coats will be acceptable from September 2019 and no other coats will be permitted in school.
We try to make our uniform as simple and affordable as possible and trust that the decisions we make are for the members of all our community as well as their parents and carers.
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 Design & Stitch Schoolwear, Tarran Way South, Moreton.
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. A plain bag alone is £15, with school badge £17, with badge and initials £18.50 and with badge and full name £19.
Should you require any more information, please contact Mr Smith