UNIFORM AND APPEARANCE POLICY
First impressions matter and our school is judged on the appearance as well as the behaviour of our students. The uniform code promotes safety, decency and equality. It is important that we work together to maintain our standards and uniform is checked frequently to ensure it is worn correctly. The uniform is easy to purchase from the mail order catalogue provided. However, parents are free to purchase from the uniform shop, Identity Kits, in Wells.
To view or download/print the Uniform and Appearance Brochure please Click Here
For reasons of health and safety and to protect against loss of valuable property:
- No rings or jewellery should be worn except a watch.
- Students with pierced ears may wear one simple plain stud.
- No facial jewellery is accepted, including tongue studs.
- Inappropriate jewellery will be confiscated.
- Extremes of fashion in clothing, hairstyles, colours are not acceptable.
- Make-up must be discreet, including any nail varnish worn.
Where to buy the school uniform
Or you can visit Identity Kits in Wells
Opening hours Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm
23 Broad Street
The Uniform and Appearance Policy has the same status in law as our School Rules and Expectations.
DCSF guidance, which was clarified in January 2007, makes it clear that sending a child home to correct uniform is perfectly acceptable. This will be recorded as authorised absence. However if a child stays off for longer than needed to correct their uniform or appearance this will be recorded as unauthorised absence.
Uniform issues are dealt with as follows:
- Tutor / Teachers check uniform on a daily basis at start and end of each lesson.
- 1st offence – a day slip is issued and student reports to Tutor/ Learning Mentor the following morning to show that the issue has been put right.
- 2nd offence – Phone call home either to get parent/carer to bring in correct uniform or to send student home to change.
- Continual failure to wear appropriate uniform – will result in student being isolated in the Able Zone until the uniform issue is resolved.
A teacher, or adult working alongside the teacher, may confiscate mobile phones, IPODs and any item that is causing a distraction in a classroom or an item of clothing or jewellery that is not part of school uniform. This is within the law but items will be returned.
Confiscated items will be stored in School Office and can be collected by student at the end of the day if a first offence; or by parents for subsequent incidents.
All named uniform and kit is returned immediately it is handed into the office to the student concerned – (hence the importance of ensuring that all uniform is clearly named).
Lost Property is held by the school office for one full term. It is then displayed in the foyer for students and parents to view. Any unclaimed items are then donated to charity.