New Year New UniformDear Parents and Carers
I just wanted to reaffirm our expectations on College uniform as outlined below, on our website and in our student planners. I am aware that many fashion retail outlets badge their clothing as school uniform, and that this can be confusing, so I would like to thank all those parents who have worked with us to ensure that their children are in the correct attire.
On the whole I think that our students look very smart, but there are a number pupils who are starting to push the boundaries of our uniform policy with trousers that are too tight or skirts that are too short. We have taken a conscious decision not to change our uniform next year or to impose a uniform policy that demands parents buy expensive skirts and trousers but we do ask that where ever school uniform is purchased from it meets our expectations. I am aware that many parents will be purchasing new uniform during the break so wanted to remove any ambiguity that may be instigated by fashion conscious students. We haven’t changed our uniform policy but we do expect students to adhere to it and if they are not in the correct uniform they may be removed from their normal lessons so that their peers don’t think that deviations from our rules are acceptable.
We expect trousers to be of a formal cut, black and straight legged. Our policy does not list all of the trousers that are not acceptable but our expectation is that they would resemble a formal suit type trouser, not jeans, cords or stretchy tight trousers. These web links are for some trousers that are the type that we expect.