Pullover and Cardigan
Black pullover or cardigan embroidered with the school logo. All students are expected to possess one of these items.
In class, the school uniform should not be covered by any other item of clothing.
Students are not allowed to wear hoodies (with or without a zip) whilst in school. The only exception to this rule is the school PE hoodie during PE. We also insist that any jumpers worn in school are the approved school jumper/cardigan and not an alternative chosen by the student. Tracksuit tops may not be worn unless in PE. In the event of inclement weather students should wear a traditional coat if they wish to keep warm and dry.
If a student were to come to school in a hoodie, or an alternative to the school jumper/cardigan, we will ask them to remove the garment and it will be handed to reception for the student to collect at 3.30pm. Any continued infringements will result in an adult having to come in to school to collect the item.
We would appreciate home support on this matter. If you are unsure of the appropriateness of a coat for school, we would be happy to advise you. It may be worthwhile keeping your receipt just in case.
Trousers, Shirts, Blouses and Shoes
White shirt (boys) or white revere blouse (girls) embroidered with the school logo. All students must possess this item. Any t-shirt worn beneath a school shirt must be plain white.
No shirt or blouse other than one which is embroidered with the school logo.
Black sensible shoes, black canvas shoes or all black trainers.
The following are not allowed:
Trainers which are not completely black in colour
For students a specific style of plain black, straight, full length school trouser should be purchased from Inces, our uniform stockist:
All Year 7 to Year 11 students will be expected to wear
GIRLS TRUETEX GTB
GIRLS TRUETEX GTN
GIRLS TRUETEX JGTB
BOYS TRUETEX TFF
Similar trousers can be purchased elsewhere but if families decide to do so then please keep the receipt in case they aren’t suitable. We are always happy to advise if you are unsure.
A plain black knee-length skirt may be worn in Year 7 to Year 11, it must be a black stitch-down pleat pencil skirt with waistband by Beau Brummel. We will insist on a minimal length of 20” with the exception of the smaller sizes i.e. 22” & 24” waist where the length should be a minimum of 18”. This skirt is available from our uniform supplier.
Anglia Sports and Schoolwear Ltd (for PE kit - please see PE page) For uniform online Tel:01255 474550
Gordon Ince (for school classroom uniform) For uniform online, instore, click and collect 25 Ipswich St, Stowmarket Tel:01449 612664 www.inces.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
Jewellery, Hairstyles and Mobile Phones Guidance
Discreet jewellery is allowed, no more than a wristwatch, a ring, a bracelet, a chain/necklace and a pair of small earrings.
No other facial jewellery is allowed in school (e.g. nose, tongue, lip or eyebrow studs).
Any jewellery or nail polish must be removed for reasons of health and safety if requested by staff.
Hairstyles which are ‘extreme’ or attract undue attention are not allowed – e.g. shaven styles or dyed hair (unless natural colour and appearance). It is important to contact your Head of Year before having a hairstyle which may be considered inappropriate.
Hats, caps and other headgear should not be worn on the school site except out of doors as protection from the weather. Students may wear head coverings for religious reasons.
Mobile phones and all forms of music players (e.g. MP3’s, IPods) may be brought to school only with parental permission and in accordance with our clear set of rules. However, we recommend that these items are not brought into school. In brief this means that all such items must be kept switched off and out of sight during and in-between lessons. Headphones etc should be packed away, not worn around the neck. If any of these items are seen or used during or in-between lessons, they will be confiscated until 3.30pm and will require collection by a parent/carer if there is reoccurrence. They may only be used at break and lunchtimes.
A full copy of the rules are made available to students at the start of each year. A copy can also be found on the school website under Information/Polices/Behaviour for Learning Policy.
No liability will be accepted by the school for loss, theft or damage of these and any other valuable items, and students are expected to take care of their own belongings.
It is strongly recommended that students avoid bringing valuable items or large sums of money to school.