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 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)