First impressions do count and by continually reinforcing our high standards of uniform and appearance we aim to prepare our students for the world of work.
Ensuring students attend school dressed smartly in school uniform is the foundation for high standards in other aspects of school life, including a positive work ethic and conduct in and around school.
We thank parents in advance for actively supporting our school uniform expectations. The school will continually monitor the quality of students’ uniform and encourage students to develop a sense of pride in themselves.
As families, purchasing uniform and ensuring a child arrives to school dressed appropriately can be a stressful time. Our uniform guide is designed to help families with the process by outlining our expectations which, in turn, will help families understand what is expected of their child when the term begins in September.
Our intention is to ensure that students look and dress smart but not at the undue expense of families. We have ensured as a school that the cost of our new uniform is affordable yet of the highest quality. Likewise, be assured that there will be sufficient stock. However, this presumes that families purchase one blazer only per child (which is advisable). All non-official items can be purchased from clothing stores or supermarkets.
We hope the uniform guide provides both students and families with clarity around our expectations for September. In the new academic year, students will be challenged by staff where they fail to meet our expectations with regard to school uniform and sanctions will be applied and repeated or serious breaches could result in a student being removed from normal classes and break times until the issue is resolved.
Also, the school reserves the right to confiscate items that do not conform to the school’s expectations with regard to uniform. These items will be stored safely and returned to the individual at an appropriate time by a designated member of staff.
Guide to new uniform: September 2017
We have introduced a School Blazer. This will be a mandatory item of School Uniform, to be worn at all times unless permission has been given by a member of staff.[This item is only available from Cornwall Screenprint]
V Neck Cotton/Acrylic Jumper (Optional)
We have adopted a Navy V-Neck Jumper made of Cotton and Acrylic. This item will be optional and can be worn under the blazer but not instead of the blazer.[This item is only available from Cornwall Screenprint]
Our tie is remaining the same, in the four House colours. These are clip on ties and will need a formal white shirt/blouse that must have a top button that can be fastened.[This item is only available from Cornwall Screenprint]
This is a standard item of uniform, available from any clothing shop or supermarket (including Cornwall Screenprint). The Shirt/Blouse must have a top button that can be fastened.
Students must wear plain black tailored trousers made of standard material that sit at the waist and shoe line. These must be of a style that is complementary of a blazer. These style of trousers are available from any clothing shop or supermarket (including Cornwall Screenprint).
We WILL NOT accept any type of Jean, Leggings, tight/skinny trousers or tracksuit style trousers. We reserve the right to make a judgement.
Trousers must reach the shoe and show no sock.
School shoes should be plain and black and made from leather or leather material that is polishable. Again, it will be important that these are complementary of a blazer and formal trousers. These style of shoes are available from any clothing shop or supermarket (including Cornwall Screenprint).
We WILL NOT accept any type of Coloured laces, high heels, canvas, coloured trim, trainers with logos or boots. Please be sure they are suitable before purchasing and check with us first if you are unsure.
PE Kit: Multi Sports Shirt
Students must wear the new multi-sports shirt for all PE lessons and sports clubs.[This item is only available from Cornwall Screenprint]
The white PE shirt is no longer official uniform. You can source black shorts and socks from any provider, but these can also be purchased from Cornwall Screenprint.
- Come to school without your blazer
- Try to just wear your jumper in place of your blazer
- Hoodies or alternative sweatshirts are not permitted and will be confiscated if worn.
- Coloured or patterned undergarment
- Jeans or jean like trousers or leggings are not allowed.
- Trousers must not have coloured buttons or studs
- Coloured belts or belts with large buckles.
- Incorrect colour ties or ties not worn clipped to the top of the shirt.
- Coloured laces, high heels, canvas, coloured trim, trainers with logos and boots are all not allowed.
Advice to ensure students meet expectations
Coats and jackets
- We advise all pupils to have an appropriate outdoor coat to bring to school during cold and/or wet weather.
- A hoodie does not count as an outdoor coat.
- Coats should not be worn inside classrooms.
- If socks are visible e.g. with a skirt, or with trousers and dolly shoes, socks should be black.
- Multi coloured, stripped or socks with patterns on are not permitted
- Piercings - Pupils may wear ONE metal stud or sleeper in each ear.
- No form of other facial piercing (eye brows, noses, lips, tongues) are allowed.
- Visible facial piercings are strictly forbidden. Examples of such piercings include eyebrow, nose and lip piercings
- It is not acceptable for pupils to conceal piercings with plasters. The wearing of retainer in a piercing is also not acceptable.
- Necklaces, bracelets and rings are not permitted
- Flesh-holes – Ear-rings which stretch holes in the ear beyond the normal range of traditional earrings are not allowed.
Make up and nails
- We do not encourage pupils to wear make-up and nail varnish to school
- If make-up and nail varnish is worn, it must be subtle and discreet
- Contouring and Eye liner is not permissible
- Nail extensions are not allowed