School Uniform

The wearing of the school’s uniform is expected of students in Years 7-11 (inclusive). If there is any reason why a student cannot wear the correct school uniform then the student should bring a letter from home explaining why and for how long the situation is expected to last. Otherwise students must expect an internal sanction for breach of uniform. A slip will be issued by the relevant Year Achievement Coordinator to any student who is not in full uniform for an “acceptable” reason. The slip can then be shown to any member of staff who questions the deficiency.

Uniform Regulations

Boys and Girls:

  • Blazer: Plain black with school badge
  • Sweater: (optional) Plain black with a v-neck; knitted not T-shirt material a sleeveless one is recommended.
  • Shoes: Plain black; sensibly styled in the interests of safety and health. Boots, training shoes and plimsolls must not be worn. Open heeled or open-toed sandals are not allowed. Heels should be no higher than 4cm.
  • Outdoor coat: (optional) An anorak or duffel coat is recommended, as it can be wornover the blazer; black and navy are recommended colours; denim, leather jackets ‘hoodies’, fleeces, or leisure tops must not be worn.
  • Scarf: (optional) Plain colour; black, navy or red is recommended

Boys only

  • Shirt: Plain white with collar – to be tucked in at all times. Tennis or polo shirts are not acceptable.
  • Trousers: Plain black or charcoal grey; of orthodox cut; denim, canvas trousers or jeans must not be worn.
  • Tie: School tie knotted closely to the shirt collar, covering the top button. The logo on the tie should be showing.

Girls only

  • Blouse: Plain white with revere collar, ¾ or full length sleeves.
  • Kilt (optional) Dress Mackenzie tartan
  • Trousers (optional) Standard black with crocus logo available from Gray Palmers.
  • Socks & tights: Plain black, white or beige; socks should be below the knee.
  • Periods of warm weather – summer term
  • At an appropriate time (usually second half of summer term) a decision will be made allowing students to discard blazers. However, if the blazer is discarded, no sweaters will be worn either.

Second Hand Uniform

  • The school has a supply of second hand uniform which is available to borrow or to buy.
  • Please contact your child’s Year Achievement Coordinator or Student Support Officer for further information.

Make up and nail varnish

  • If worn make up should be discrete.
  • Nail varnish and nail extensions should not be worn.
  • Students wearing nail varnish or excessive make up will be asked to remove it.

Jewellery

Students are only allowed a watch and small earrings (one in each ear) either studearrings or small hoops – a useful measure for hoops is that they should not be able to slide onto the little finger. Facial and body piercings are not allowed, this includes tongue piercings. Any other jewellery will be confiscated, put in a sealed envelope with the student’s name, form and the date on the outside, and taken to the Main Office for safekeeping. Students may regain their jewellery after two weeks from the Main Office on receipt of a letter from home requesting it.

Personal Property

All personal property should be clearly marked. Students should not bring valuable items into school.

Mobile phones, ipods or similar

These should not be brought into school; if they are seen or heard on school premises they will be confiscated. They will be taken by staff to the main office for safekeeping.

If it is the first confiscation for that academic year the item can be collected at the end of the day.

If it is not the first confiscation for that academic year the item will be kept in school and will be returned at the end of the following day upon production of a letter from parents requesting return of the item.

Confiscated items

Other items (e.g. jewellery or clothing which is not part of school uniform) may be confiscated and held in the relevant Year Office/by the member of staff concerned.

These will be returned at a point decided by the member of staff concerned in consultation with the relevant YAC/SSO. If it is a first confiscation this may be up to two weeks from the confiscation. If it is not the first confiscation the item may be kept for longer (e.g. to be returned at the end of half-term/term)

Hairstyle

Students may not dye their hair an UNNATURAL hair colour, and highlights/streaks are not allowed. Extreme hairstyles are not permitted. It is important that long hair is well managed. No students may have their hair cut shorter than a barbers’ number 2.

Students breaking the hairstyle regulations can expect to be placed in Isolation.