Personal Appearance


We believe that we must continue to present a good image both inside and outside the school and prepare your child for the world of further education and work by instilling good routines and standards. Each day staff will check that pupils are dressed and presented in an appropriate manner for school.

Personal Appearance

Personal Appearance – presenting a good image both inside and outside the school

 

Personal Appearance

Sanctions will be applied for failure to meet school standard. Each day staff will

check that pupils are dressed and presented in an appropriate manner for school

ItemSchool standardNot allowed
Hairstylesno.3 cut as a minimum and faded into hair style natural in colour neat and tidy. Longer than shoulder length hair must be tied back with plain black hair adornmentundercuts or shaving at no. 2 or below are not permitted. Extreme styles such as: 'steps', shaving side or all of head, patterns, lines, 'tip dying', loose long hair, extreme colours, shaved eyebrows
Makeupcompletely free of makeupany type of makeup
fake tan
***false eyelashes
***make-up bag/items
Nailsplain, acceptable length, naturalnail varnish
***false nails
Jewellerywristwatch only
(at own risk)
***earrings, studs, facial or tongue piercings, piercing retainers, rings, bracelets, necklaces. Plasters cannot be worn to cover jewellery/piercings
Mobile phones*, ipods, ipads, tablets, iwatches, headphones**will be confiscated if seen or heard, including headphones

Please note: The Headteacher reserves the right to decide what is and what is not acceptable.

Pupils wearing a noticeable amount of makeup will be sent to their Head of Year or the Student Services Office immediately to remove the makeup and have their name logged. Pupils constantly wearing a noticeable amount of makeup will be placed in INTEX.

Pupils wearing nail varnish or false nails will be sent to their Head of Year or the Student Services Office immediately to remove the nail varnish or false nails  and have their name logged. Pupils consistently wearing nail varnish or false nails will be placed into INTEX.

Any pupils wearing jewellery such as earrings, nose rings, rings, bracelets etc will have their jewellery confiscated by a member of staff. Confiscated jewellery will be sent to the Student Services office in an envelope (with the pupils name on it) by the end of the day. Pupils failing to follow this standard will be sent to their Head of Year or the Student Services Office and may be isolated with their Form Tutor, Head of Year, the Assistant Headteacher or placed in INTEX.

Extreme hairstyles are not in keeping with our excellent standards of appearance. Judging whether a haircut is acceptable is a subjective and difficult task. However, we are firm in our opinion that haircuts should not be extreme. As a result pupils must not have haircuts with lines or shapes shaved into their hair or have their hair shaved at a number 2 or lower.

In addition, NO extreme hair colours or ‘dip dying’ or hair are permitted other than traditional highlights. We expect all pupils to have neat and tidy hair styles and ensure that hair that is longer than the shoulder is tied back. We also request that hair adornments are kept to a simple hair slide or hair band in school colours.

Shaving of part or all of the eyebrow is not acceptable.

Pupils not following these standards will be isolated with their Form Tutor, Head of Year or with the Assistant Headteacher or placed in INTEX until their hair either grows back or is dyed back to a natural colour.

Any pupils not wearing the correct tie (all should be clip on), skirt pleated knee length only (no pencil or tight lycra styles), trousers (No linen pants or leggings) or footwear* (no trainers or canvas pumps) will be given the option to borrow the correct item of uniform from Student Services or they will be placed in INTEX.

*Shoes can be borrowed from the Student Services office in cases of emergency (subject to availability).

Pupils consistently wearing the wrong uniform for more than a couple of days will be placed in INTEX.

***These items including all mobile devices will be confiscated and held in the school safe.

**All mobile devices will be confiscated if seen or heard anywhere on the school site (includes the use of head/earphones) and held in the school safe.

Parents/carers may collect any confiscated items or students may collect their items on a Friday only between 3.30pm and 4.00pm.

Please note that we do not accept written or telephone requests from parents/carers regarding collection of confiscated items.

*Mobile phones: In an emergency parents/carers can contact the Student Services Office. If a pupil needs to contact home they may go to Student Services who will facilitate this. During the school day pupils may hand phones in for safekeeping in the school safe.

 

Equipment for School

ALL PUPILS MUST BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS TO SCHOOL SANCTIONS WILL BE APPLIED FOR FAILING TO MEET EQUIPMENT STANDARDS

ItemSchool standardNot allowed
BagSturdy and large enough to carry all belongingsPlastic bags.
Carrying belongings in blazer pockets
Pencil caseBasics:
two BLACK ink pens
one GREEN ink pen
two pencils
eraser
rigid ruler
blue pen for written work
correction fluid
felt tip pens
Optional other equipmentcoloured pencils
scientific calculator
dictionary

 

Personal Property

Parents are strongly advised to ensure that personal property, including all items of uniform, is clearly marked with the child’s name. Whilst every effort will be made to safeguard property the school cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage.

In general, items of value, monetary or sentimental, should not be brought into school. We do not take responsibility for loss of personal belongings. The school will not make any refunds for loss of personal belongings. Claims should be made on own insurance policies. Cycles may be brought into school and stored in the designated cycle racks. We encourage pupils to wear a safety helmet whilst cycling to and from school. Parents should ensure that cycles carry adequate insurance cover in the event of loss, as the school cannot be held responsible. Cycles are brought into school and stored in the designated areas at owner’s risk. They must be locked within this area. All bikes must have fully operational brakes (Note: A fixed wheel is not an acceptable braking system).

BANNED ITEMS

Under no circumstances must the following be brought into school:

Weapons

Alcohol

drugs and ‘legal highs’

Stolen items

Tobacco, cigarette papers, e-cigarettes, fire lighting equipment

Fireworks or explosives of any kind

OTHER BANNED ITEMS

Chewing gum

Laser pens or LED torches

Cans, fizzy drinks, energy drinks, sports drinks

Aerosols of any kind (other than essential medication)

Fidgit spinners

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