Please click here for our School Uniform Policy, which was amended in July 2020.
The Governors have set a Uniform Policy which is both practical and smart. High standards of appearance, and the consistent application of the policy, are an important part of engendering high expectations in all aspects of school life. I am confident that I can count upon your support to ensure that all students abide by all aspects of this revised policy.
I would like to take this opportunity to remind parents that in line with our Charging and Remissions Policy, financial support is available with uniform costs for eligible parents. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
If you have queries please do not hesitate to contact me at the School.
All students are expected to wear full School uniform. We wish all our students to take pride in their appearance thereby promoting the good name of the School in the local community and further afield. High standards of appearance are an important part of each student’s sense of values and preparation for the world outside. The Governors have set a School uniform that is both practical and smart.
With the exception of ties, all items of School uniform, including PE kit, are supplied by W D Coe Ltd, Norwich Road, Ipswich, and can be purchased online at Coes School Wear (Coe’s also attend our new intake parents’ evening) Ties can be purchased from the School Gateway and will be distributed via form tutors.
A black School jumper with School logo. A plain white shirt with straight bottom.School tie.Black skirt, which must be of the approved style offered by Coe’s. Black trousers, which must be of the approved style offered by Coe’s. Trousers should not be in the style of jeans with studded pockets or tapered.Neutral or black tights / black socks. Low heeled black leather/leather style shoes.
A black School jumper with School logo. A plain white shirt with straight bottom.Black trousers, which must be of the approved style offered by Coe’s. Trousers should not be in the style of jeans with studded pockets or tapered. School tie. Black or white socks. Low heeled black leather/leather style shoes. All students are expected to wear their jumpers and ties throughout the School day unless authorised by staff to remove them. Jumpers should not be worn tucked into trousers or skirts or casually over the shoulder.
Training shoes, boots, canvas shoes, corduroy trousers, denims or similar casual clothes should not be worn for school. Trouser belts should be black or brown, and should not have an excessively large buckle. Specific information on school shoes can be found here.
Students are permitted to wear coats between lessons, however these should be removed in lessons. Hooded, jersey style jackets and jumpers other than school jumpers are not allowed.
Jewellery should not be worn because it can present health and safety risks
especially in practical lessons. Students are permitted to wear one small stud in each
ear. “Stretcher” ear piercings are not allowed. Piercings connected by a bar are not
allowed. No other body piercing is allowed in School. Hairstyles should reflect the
uniform values of the School.
If hair is dyed, it should be natural in colour. Multi-coloured hairstyles, beaded hair,
shaved heads with ‘cut-in’ designs, including lines, ‘wrapped’ hair and completely
shaved heads are not acceptable for School. The minimum for fully shaved hair
should be a number 2. Make up should be discreet and not excessive. Any
decoration to nails is not allowed. This includes fake and acrylic nails and any nail
varnish including gels. Tattoos, including temporary henna tattoos, are not allowed.
On matters of School Uniform, the Headteacher’s decision is final.
Sports Clothing for Physical Education lessons for boys and girls:
Navy blue & white rugby shirt (available from Coes)
Navy blue and white polo shirt (available from Coes)
Navy blue & white shorts (available from Coes)
Navy blue & white “skort” (available from Coes)
Navy blue football socks
White trainer socks (for Summer term)
Non-marking trainers are required for indoor use
Football boots are needed for outdoor use; playing fields and the 3G football
A dark coloured tracksuit may be worn for activities in the winter (not compulsory)
(available from Coes)
A towel is necessary for showers.
Students should not be using their school shoes for PE. Fashion sports shoes are
not appropriate for PE either.
Large sums of money and valuable items should not be brought to School. Students are responsible for looking after their own belongings. The School does not insure personal property.
The School Association runs a second hand uniform shop, they can be contacted on email@example.com in relation to any queries for either donations or purchases.