School Uniform

School Uniform and Appearance 

 

School uniform is compulsory for all pupils.  The uniform has been chosen so that most items can be bought from large stores and several shops in Dewsbury/Batley (eg. the plain black blazer).  The exceptions are the tie, blazer badge or the blazer with embroidered badge and the sweater. These can only be purchased through Rawcliffes or Natasha’s in Dewsbury, or Batley Uniform Centre. Additionally, some items of PE kit are only available from school.  Parents are asked to make a note in the Planner if an item of uniform cannot be worn for some reason.  Pupils who opt for extremes of fashion or repeatedly abuse uniform rules may be excluded from class.   

Boys’ Uniform (Years 7 to 11)

Blazer:                 Plain black with school badge

Trousers:             Plain black.

Shirt:                    Plain white.

Tie:                      School tie.

Sweater:              The wearing of a sweater is            optional but if worn, it must be          plain grey (V-necked) with                     embroidered badge.

Socks:                  Plain black or grey.Shoes:                  Plain black – must be suitable         for school wear.  Trainers are             not allowed.

PE Uniform:        Outdoor:  Outdoor top with school badge (available only from school).  Black shorts, red football socks, soccer / rugby boots.                             Indoor:  Indoor top with school badge (available only from school).  Black shorts, white socks, white pumps / training shoes. 

 

Girls’ Uniform (Years 7 to 11)

Blazer:                 Plain black with school badge

Skirt / Trousers:   Plain black

Shirt:                    Plain whiteTie:                      School tie.  

Sweater:              The wearing of a sweater is optional but if worn, it must be plain grey (V-necked) with embroidered badge.Socks:                  White or black.

Tights:                 Black (thick).

Shoes:                  Plain black – flat, suitable for school wear.  Trainers are not allowed.

PE Uniform:        Outdoor:  Outdoor top with school badge (available only from school).  Black shorts / games skirt, red football socks, soccer / rugby / hockey boots.                            Indoor:  Indoor top with school badge (available only from school).  Black shorts, white socks, white pumps / training shoes. 

 

General Appearance

·         Denim jackets, hooded tops, hats, caps, sweatshirts and sports shirts (polo shirts) are strictly forbidden.

·         Hair styles change regularly. Extreme hairstyles (as judged by the headteacher) are unacceptable.  Tram lines, inappropriate shaving, Mohican cuts, excessive colouring and highlighting are all examples of what will be deemed inappropriate hairstyles.

·         Girls may wear one pair of ear-studs in the lower lobe of the ears.  Boys are not permitted to wear jewellery apart from as below.

·         A small crucifix, religious medal or similar worn under clothing around the neck and watch are the only permitted forms of jewellery.

·         Excessive make-up is not permitted eg. Lip stick, eye mascara/shadow etc. 

 

Equipment Pupils’ equipment should include the following items:

·         pencils;

·         coloured pencils;

·         30cm ruler;

·         compasses;

·         protractor;

·         pencil sharpener;

·         pencil eraser (rubber);

·         pencil case;

·         scientific calculator (can be purchased from the Maths Department);

·         dictionary;

·         French dictionary (pocket);

·         Craft Design and Technology (CDT) apron. 

 

Please Note: 

1.       If equipment becomes worn out or is lost, it should be replaced. 

2.       Parents should note that pupils who forget or who do not have the proper equipment often get off to a poor start in their lessons, as they try to ‘borrow’ pens, pencils, etc.