Uniform is a key part of the ethos of the school and there is clear evidence that schools with high expectations of students with regard to uniform produce better examination results. Therefore, we expect all students to follow the uniform regulations which are detailed below. The Head’s decision on uniform matters is final.
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Extreme hairstyles, cut and colour are not allowed on any occasion. Examples of these include close shaved or braided hair, colouring and highlights. Hair ribbons, bands and slides should be unobtrusive and dark in colour, if worn.
In years 7-9 no make-up or nail varnish is allowed. In Years 10-11 discreet make-up is allowed but lipstick, coloured lipsalve and nail varnish are not.
Pupils may wear one pair of small, plain gold or silver stud or sleeper earrings, one in each ear lobe. One ring only is allowed and should be small and plain in style. Nose studs are not to be worn in school. We do not allow any other form of body piercing in school. No other jewellery, except for a watch, should be worn.
We ask pupils to wear plain, dark-coloured, sensible coats, appropriate for school. (ex service garments in camouflage colours or of obvious military origin, leather jackets, imitation leather jackets, denim jackets, badges or motifs are not allowed). If it is necessary to wear a scarf it should be appropriate for school.
All clothing should be fully marked with the student's initials and full surname. We do not accept responsibility for student's clothing or equipment unless specifically asked to lock away valuable items.
For protection of clothing, students should provide themselves with aprons to be worn in art, food technology and other technology lessons. Students without suitable protective clothing will not be allowed to do practical work. The apron for food technology is available to purchase from school.
Students are not normally allowed mobile phones in school. If students need to bring in a mobile phone to contact home after an extra-curricular activity, they must be handed into the school office before morning registration. There is a pay phone in the school reception area for the use of pupils. If phones are not handed in they will be confiscated and parents/carers may be asked to collect them from the school office.
Most items of school uniform may be purchased from any department store or The School Shop, Prospect Hill, Kidderminster, DY10 1PA, Tel: 01562 823763.
The school also holds a stock of the school ties and badges and these can be purchased from us throughout the year.