Personal Appearance


Make up or nail varnish are not allowed and extreme hairstyles are not in keeping with our good standard of appearance. Judging whether a haircut is acceptable or not is a subjective and difficult task. However, we are firm in our opinion that haircuts should not be extreme. By this we mean that ‘fashionable’ haircuts such as ‘steps’, shaving the sides or all of the head, or other variations of these styles are unacceptable in this school. As a general rule nothing below a ‘No. 3’ is acceptable for boys who prefer this type of short style. When hair is short to a No. 3 the cut should be faded into the hairstyle. Undercuts are not allowed.

Personal Appearance

In addition to this, no extreme colours or ‘dip dying’ of hair are permitted – except traditional highlights. We expect all pupils to have neat and tidy hair styles and ensure that long hair 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.

Jewellery is not allowed. Pupils may wear a watch at their own risk.

Mobile phones, ipods, ipads or tablets are not allowed to be used within the school building and pupils are strongly advised that they should not bring these items to school. They do so at their own risk.

Should an item of jewellery or a mobile device be confi scated it will be held in the school safe.

Parents or carers must collect any confi scated items on Fridays between 3.00 and 5.00 pm, otherwise pupils may collect the items themselves at the end of each school half term.

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

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 high standards.

Equipment

All pupils MUST have a bag in which they can carry their belongings without damage. They must also have a BLACK pen, pencil, rubber, ruler and range of coloured pencils.

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.

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).