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

Pupils are not to wear make-up.

Pupils wearing a noticeable amount of make-up will be sent to their Head of Key Stage or the Student Services office immediately to remove the make-up and have their name logged. Pupils consistently wearing a noticeable amount of make-up will be placed into INTEX.

Pupils are not to wear nail varnish or false nails.

Pupils wearing nail varnish or false nails will be sent to their Head of Key Stage 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.

Pupils are not to wear any jewellery other than a watch.

Any pupils wearing jewellery such as ear rings, nose rings, rings, bracelets chains etc. will have their jewellery confiscated by the teacher. Confiscated jewellery will be sent to the Student Services offi ce in an envelope (with the pupil’s name on it) by the end of the school day. Pupils failing to follow this standard will be sent to their Head of Key Stage or the Student Services office and may be isolated with their Form Tutor, Head of Key Stage, the Assistant Principal or placed into INTEX.

Pupils are to have acceptable, presentable hair appropriate for school.

Extreme hairstyles are not in keeping with our excellent standard 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 colours or ‘dip dying’ of 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 Key Stage or with the Assistant Principal until their hair either grows back or is dyed back to a natural colour.

Mobile phones, MP3 players and headphones are not to be used on the school site.

Pupils found using them will have the item confiscated. Confiscated items can be collected by parents or carers at the end of each school day, otherwise pupils may collect the items themselves on a Friday after school.

Phones, MP3 players or headphones confi scated on Friday will be returned to pupils at 4.00pm. Pupils are strongly advised that they should not bring these items to school, they do so at their own risk.

Pupils must wear correct and full school uniform.

Any pupils not wearing the correct tie (all should be clip on), skirt pleated knee length only (no pencil or tight lycra syles), trousers (no linen pants or leggings) or footwear* (no trainers or canvas pumps) will be isolated with Form Tutors in the first instance. Pupils not wearing the correct or full uniform will be sent to their Head of Key Stage or the Student Services office immediately. Pupils consistently wearing the wrong uniform for more than a couple of days will be placed in full isolation with their Head of Year or with the Assistant Principal.

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

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT ACCEPT WRITTEN OR TELEPHONE REQUESTS FROM PARENTS/ CARERS. CONFISCATED ITEMS MUST BE COLLECTED PERSONALLY.

Equipment

All pupils MUST have a bag in which they can carry their belongings without damage.

Pupils should have the following basic equipment for every lesson which MUST be in a PENCIL CASE

  1. AT LEAST 2 BLACK WRITING PENS
  2. PENCIL
  3. RULER
  4. RUBBER
  5. SHARPENER

Some subjects will require specialist equipment that pupils are expected to have, for example, a calculator in Maths, kit for PE. In other subjects, pupils will be loaned equipment that must be used respectfully and returned at the end of each lesson.

FELT TIP PENS ARE BANNED FROM SCHOOL, AS IS ‘TIPPEX’ OR ANY SIMILAR CORRECTION FLUID.

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).