Uniform

All of our students, without exception, are expected to wear the correct uniform and take pride in their presentation.

 

In line with parents’ and students’ opinion, we have reviewed the cost and image of our school uniform and we would ask that parents/carers support us by ensuring their child attends school each day in the correct attire and with the necessary equipment to learn.

 

From September 2019 – Year 7 only (optional for Y8, 9, 10 and 11)

 

  • Black blazer with school’s logo on breast pocket
  • Optional – Unisex black, school v-neck jumper with teal trim
  • White, un-logoed and plain collared shirt or blouse with either long or short sleeves
  • Any t-shirt worn beneath a school shirt must be plain white
  • Clip on school tie
  • Black sensible shoes, black canvas shoes or black trainers
  • Black trousers, straight legged, full length and NOT made of denim, canvas, skinny cut or have zips or studs
  • Black belt (plain)
  • Black or white socks (plain) 
  • 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 student services for the student to collect at 3.10pm. Any continued infringements will result in an adult having to come in to school to collect the item from reception. 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.

 

  • The following are not allowed:

 

Footwear which is not completely black in colour
Boots
Skirts (with modesty in mind, our new build will have glass sided stairwells with open-plan floors and levels.  Therefore, skirts are not considered to be appropriate)
Hoodies (except for PE lessons)

 

Coming soon – Black shorts - supplier and style to be confirmed.

 

 

From September 2019 – Year 8, 9, 10 ,11 only

 

  • Black pullover or cardigan embroidered with the school logo or crest. 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.
  • We also insist that any jumpers worn in school are the approved school jumper/cardigan and not an alternative chosen by the student. 
  • 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 student services for the student to collect at 3.10pm. Any continued infringements will result in an adult having to come in to school to collect the item from reception. 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.
  • White shirt (boys) or white revere blouse (girls) embroidered with the school crest. 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.  Bras should be discreet, preferably white or skin coloured and must not be visible through the shirt.
  • Black sensible shoes, black canvas shoes or all black trainers.
  • Trousers and Skirts - For students a specific style of plain black school trouser should be purchased from Inces, our uniform stockist. All Y8-11 students will be expected to wear;

 

GIRLS TRUETEX GTB    GIRLS TRUETEX GTN     GIRLS TRUETEX JGTB    

BOYS TRUETEX TFF

 

A plain black knee-length skirt may be worn in Y8 to Y11, 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. With modesty in mind, our new build will have glass sided stairwells with open-plan floors and levels.  Therefore, skirts are not considered to be appropriate when we move into the new school. 

 

  • The following are not allowed:

 

Footwear which is not completely black in colour
Boots
Skirts
Hoodies (except for PE lessons)

 

Coming soon – Black shorts - supplier and style to be confirmed.

 

From September 2020 – Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 only 

 

  • Black blazer with school’s logo on breast pocket
  • Optional – Unisex black, school v-neck jumper with teal trim
  • White, un-logoed and plain collared shirt or blouse with either long or short sleeves
  • Any t-shirt worn beneath a school shirt must be plain white
  • Clip on school tie
  • Black sensible shoes, black canvas shoes or black trainers
  • Black trousers, straight legged, full length and NOT made of denim, canvas, skinny cut or have zips or studs
  • Black belt (plain)
  • Black or white socks (plain) 
  • 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/ blazer, we will ask them to remove the garment and it will be handed to student services for the student to collect at 3.10pm. Any continued infringements will result in an adult having to come in to school to collect the item from reception. 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.

 

  • The following are not allowed:

 

Footwear which is not completely black in colour
Boots
Skirts
Hoodies (except for PE lessons)

 

Hot Weather Rules (Will come into force when in the new build)

Students will be advised in school when hot weather rules apply. They are as follows: 

  • Blazers and ties must be worn when moving around the school buildings and between lessons. Jackets may be removed when in lessons.
  • Blazers, jumpers and ties may be removed when students are outside at break times and lunch times.

 

 PE Kit – Boys

  • Sports trainers (not ‘fashion’ trainers/pumps).
    Football boots (trainers are unsuitable for rugby/football/hockey)
    Black football socks
    Black football shorts
    Black polo shirt with yellow panelling with school logo
    Shin pads (legal requirement for hockey/football)

 

  • Optional:

Black hoody with school logo
Black sports top for inclement weather (must be plain or have very small logo)
Plain black tracksuit bottoms
Reversible black Rugby shirt with yellow panelling

 

PE Kit – Girls

  • Sports trainers (not ‘fashion’ trainers/pumps).
    Football boots (trainers are unsuitable for rugby/football/hockey)
    Black football socks
    Black sports shorts –no cycling shorts
    Black polo shirt with yellow panelling with school logo
    Shin pads (legal requirement for hockey/football)

 

  • Optional:

Black skorts with yellow panelling with school logo
Black sports hoody it school logo
Black sports top for inclement weather (must be plain or have very small logo)
Plain black tracksuit bottoms – no leggings

  

 Our Suppliers 

 

Anglia Sports and Schoolwear Ltd 

For uniform online Tel:01255 474550

http://www.yourschoolwear.co.uk/stowmarket-high-school-96-c.asp @angliasportsandschoolwear.co.uk 

 

 

Jewellery, Hairstyles and Mobile Phones Guidance

Discreet jewellery is allowed, no more than a wristwatch, a ring, a bracelet, a chain/necklace (worn under shirt or blouse) and a pair of small earrings. 

Choker style necklaces are not acceptable and no other facial jewellery is allowed in school (e.g. nose, tongue, lip or eyebrow studs, including clear studs).

Any jewellery or nail polish must be removed for reasons of health and safety if requested by staff. False/gel nails should be removed if a student is doing PE, Design or preparing/cooking food.

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

Mobile phones must be switched off and kept out of sight during lessons and in between lessons, with the exception of morning break time and lunch-time.

Any infringement of this rule will result in the mobile phone being confiscated until the end of the school day and will require collection by a parent or carer for any reoccurrence.

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.

Where the school’s expectations are not met

Any infringement of uniform expectations will see the school work with the student by offering a short term alternative, asking home to bring in the correct uniform, sending a child home to get changed and return to school (where appropriate), or students will be asked to work in isolation or to remove the offending item, where possible.