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School Uniform Policy

REVIEW DATE:  Summer 2022

Introduction

It is our school policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school, or when participating in a school-organised event outside normal school hours. We provide a complete list of the items needed for school uniform in our Parent Handbook.

Aims and objectives 

Our policy on school uniform is based on the notion that school uniform:

  • promotes a sense of pride in the school;
  • engenders a sense of community and belonging towards the school;
  • is practical and smart;
  • identifies the children with the school;
  • prevents children from coming to school in clothes that could be distracting or inappropriate in class;
  • makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance;
  • is regarded as suitable wear for school and good value for money by most parents;
  • is designed with health and safety in mind
Primary School: Nursery – Year 6
Boys
  • Black/Grey long formal trousers to be worn (the wearing of denim and skinny black trousers or jogging pants is not permitted). **see PE exception.
  • Black/Grey school shorts may be worn in summer if preferred.
  • White school shirt or white polo shirt (collar outside the sweatshirt). Blue shirts permitted in summer.
  • Navy Trinity sweatshirt: from Supplier – see below
  • Shoes: Sturdy black leather type (not black canvas or suede shoes.) Trainers and boots are not permitted*. Shoes other than black are not permitted. *Low heeled black ankle boots are permitted during the winter/inclement weather.
Girls
  • Black/Grey school skirt or long formal trousers may be worn if preferred (the wearing of denim and skinny black trousers or jogging pants is not permitted). **see PE exception.
  • White school shirt or white polo shirt (collar outside the sweatshirt). Blue shirts permitted in summer.
  • Navy Trinity sweatshirt: from Supplier – see below
  • Girls may wear blue and white checked school dresses in the Summer Term.
  • Shoes:
  • Sturdy black leather type (not black canvas or suede shoes.) Trainers and boots are not permitted*. Shoes other than black are not permitted. *Low heeled black ankle boots are permitted during the winter/inclement weather.
Secondary School Year 7-Year 11
Boys
  • Black/Grey long formal trousers to be (N.B. The wearing of denim and skinny black trousers or jogging pants is not permitted). **see PE exception.
  • Shirt: white school shirt, (button to the top for tie, shirt tucked in at all times)
  • Blazer: Trinity logo, black (Supplier only)
  • Jumper: Trinity logo, black (Supplier only)
  • Tie: School tie (Supplier only)
  • Shoes: Sturdy black leather type (not black canvas or suede shoes.) Trainers and boots are not permitted*. Shoes other than black are not permitted. *Low heeled black ankle boots are permitted during the winter/inclement weather.
Girls
  • Skirt: black school skirt, no more than 2” above the knee, or alternatively, trousers: long black formal school trousers.

(N.B. The wearing of denim and skinny black trousers or jogging pants is not permitted.)

  • Shirt: white school blouse, (button to the top for tie, shirt tucked in at all times).
  • Blazer: Trinity logo, black (Supplier only)
  • Jumper: Trinity logo, black (Supplier only)
  • Tie: School tie (Supplier only)
  • Shoes: Sturdy black leather type (not black canvas or suede shoes.) Trainers and boots are not permitted*. Shoes other than black are not permitted. *Low heeled black ankle boots are permitted during the winter/inclement weather.

*except where there is a medical or other valid reason given via a note from Parent/s.

P.E Dress Code – Primary and Secondary Pupils

  • Predominantly black or navy tracksuit bottoms
    (Black sports shorts may be worn in the summer term if preferred. However, jogging bottoms/tracksuits should be worn in school from arrival, prior to the PE lesson.)
  • No leggings or cycling shorts are permitted.
  • White polo shirt or t-shirt
  • Navy Trinity Sweatshirt (from Supplier – see below)
  • Plain Black Trainers

Summer Dress Code

The school jumper is optional for Secondary pupils from the beginning of Term 3. Pupils can choose if they want to wear their school jumper or not. All other items of clothing however, must be worn.  A blue shirt and school shorts are optional for all children during summer term.

Our supplier is:

JFC Sports, Unit 8A, Redfern Street Industrial Estate, Off Meadow Street, Hyde, SK15 1RD.  0161 367 7700.

Those items not listed as ‘Supplier only’ can be purchased from any clothes retailer, as long as the School Dress Code is followed.

Other relevant points: 

  • Coats: Must be brought at all times as the weather can change fast.  No hoodies or other garments should be worn under blazers.
  • Earrings: One pair of small studs are permitted (gold or silver only)
  • Facial and body piercings are strictly not permitted
  • Long hair:  long hair is defined as being past shoulder length.  Long hair can be a Health & Safety issue, especially in some lessons including Science, Food & Nutrition, PE and other sporting activities.  Long hair can also increase the transmission of head lice amongst children.  As such, long hair should be fully tied back and off the face, neck and shoulders.  This rule applies to all pupils in Primary and Secondary school.  We understand that some children with recognised sensory issues might experience discomfort when tying back hair.  As such, allowances can be made for these children but this must first be actioned in conjunction/consultation with the school SENDCO and recorded on a SIP.
  • Hair styles: the colouring and dying of hair is not permitted (unless this is a natural hair colour).  Long hair should be tied back and off the face.
  • Jewellery: no jewellery other than a wrist watch is permitted (medical bracelets are permitted)
  • Make-Up: In recognition of their maturity we allow our students in Y10 & Y11 to wear light make-up, of a natural effect. We reserve the right to ask a student to remove their make-up should this natural effect not be in place.
  • We do not permit anyone to wear fake tan, lipstick, false nails, false eyelashes, nail varnish or filled in eyebrows.

Arriving at and leaving school 

Pupils must be in uniform (correctly worn) when entering and leaving the school site. Pupils may not change into other clothes before leaving school, unless a written request has been received from their parent/carer, explaining exceptional circumstances, e.g. dance exam, drama performance, sporting fixture.

In cases of any uniform issues on the day, we ask that Parents provide a dated note with the reasons, and present this to the Office so they can inform the Tutor.

As a school community, we want to work together on the issue of uniform and to encourage all pupils to respect the School’s policy. On the rare occasions when a pupil refuses to comply, then the following sanctions will be used:

Sanctions

On the first occasion that a pupil is found to be breaking the School Dress Code a verbal warning from the Form or Class Teacher will be administered, and a written slip will be sent home to parents to inform them that their child was inappropriately dressed.  Parents will be asked to acknowledge the letter by returning a written slip to school.

A record of this will be kept on file

On the second occasion that a pupil is found to be breaking the School Dress Code the pupil will be put in detention. A letter will be sent to parents informing them of the infraction of the School Dress Code.

A record of this will be kept on file

On the third occasion that a pupil is found to be breaking the School Dress Code in any half term, parents will be required to attend a meeting with the Headteacher.

A record of this will be kept on file, and any further breaches of the uniform policy will result in an immediate detention with the possibility of further disciplinary action.

The role of governors

Governors ensure that the School Uniform Policy helps children to dress sensibly, in clothing that is hardwearing, safe and practical and meets all regulations concerning equal opportunities. The Governing Body supports the Headteacher in implementing the School Uniform Policy.