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Orchard Park High School

Uniform Requirements

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SCHOOL UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS – YEARS 7 TO 11

MANDATORY SCHOOL UNIFORM

ITEM

BOYS

GIRLS

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

School Blazer

Y

Y

 

Jumper with Crest

Y

Y

 

Skirt with Crest

 

Y

 

Trousers with Crest

Y

Y

 

Tie

Y

   

School Bag

Y

Y

Choice of portfolio or backpack style

Shirt - white

Y

   

Blouse – white with revere collar

 

Y

 

Tights or Socks - grey

 

Y

     

Socks – grey or black

Y

 

 

Apron – navy or white

Y

Y

 

Shoes - black

Y

Y

Boys – no boots, ‘Kicker boots’ or trainers
Girls –flat shoes No boots, ‘Kickers boots’ or trainers
(Laced shoes must have black laces)

MANDATORY PE KIT

ITEM

BOYS

GIRLS

 

Sports T-shirt

Y

Y

 

Sports zip training top

Y

Y

 

Sports shorts - navy

Y

Y

 

Sports socks - navy

Y

Y

 

Trainers – white and non marking sole

Y

Y

 

Navy drawstring bag

Y

Y

 

Mouth guard

Y

Y

For Years 7-9 only

Shin pads

Y

Y

For Years 7-9 only

Black football boots

Y

Y

For Years 7-9 only

OPTIONAL ITEMS

ITEM

Mandatory requirements if worn

Hat, Gloves & Scarf*

Plain navy or grey

Coat*

Navy or black without logos or patterns, not leather or denim

Head garments worn for religious purposes*

Plain dark grey with no patterns, embellishments, tassels etc.

Ankle length leggings (for religious reasons)*

Plain navy – only to be worn under regulation sports shorts for PE lessons

EXISTING ADDITIONAL UNIFORM GUIDANCE AND INFORMATION PE KIT

Year 10 and 11 students will be informed of any other PE kit required for their option choices.

All students are expected to bring full and correct kit to all PE lessons. Students will be expected to get changed even when excused from the lesson as they will be given officiating or coaching roles within the lesson. The school gym/sports bag must be used for bringing kit to and from school. Students must bring roll on deodorants only; aerosols are not permitted in school. For reasons of health and safety, all long hair must be tied back and all jewellery and watches must be removed for PE lessons.

Uniform and Appearance

Our uniform supplier supplies: skirts, trousers, jumpers, blazers and ties as well as the sports kit. These items can only be bought from our supplier. We insist that trousers are bought from our supplier as otherwise a wide variety of styles creep in. Often these are not appropriate for school.

Students are to take pride in their appearance, shirts must be tucked in, and skirts should be the specified school length (3 inches below the knee). Boys should be clean shaven and their hair should be no shorter than a number 2 including back and sides.

Outerwear 

During cold weather, suitable outdoor clothing must be worn by all students during their journey to and from school. Fashion, denim or leather coats body warmers and/or coats decorated with patterns or writing is not permitted. Outdoor clothing must not be worn in the school building.

  1. All items of clothing (including bags) must be clearly marked with the student’s full name. Labels are available at a variety of shops for this purpose. Sew-on labels are preferable to iron-on labels.
  2. All items not marked with an asterisk in the uniform and in PE kit lists must be completely plain. No logos, patterns or embellishments of any kind are allowed. Training shoes for PE are the only exception and can be of any colour or style, as long as they are suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
  3. Should there be any questions as to what is acceptable school uniform please contact the school to clarify matters before purchase.
  4. Students who come to school in clothing that the school considers to be unacceptable will automatically be sent home or placed into isolation.

Hair 

Hair Accessories

  1. Hair bands, bows, ribbons, clips etc.… should be completely plain in navy blue or grey.
  2. Headscarves worn for religious reasons should be completely plain in grey with no patterns, embellishments, tassels etc.. These should be fully tucked into the student’s school blouse so that the complete collar is visible.

Hair Cuts

Hair will be in a conventional style. Examples of unacceptable styles for both boys and girls include: patterns shaved into a student’s hair or eyebrows, Mohicans and hair dyed unnatural colours. Boys’ hair must be no shorter than a number two and no longer than collar length. Boys must also be clean shaven. Hair styles that grow out instead of down, and therefore do not touch the collar, must look professional. This is left to the discretion of the school. The following are not permitted:

Extreme hairstyles.

Sculptured, patterned lines, symbols, letters shaven into hair styles. Dyed or highlighted hair/braids.

  1. Hair should not cover the face or restrict the eyes. Large hair ornaments, including combs, beads or brightly coloured hair accessories are not permitted.
  2. The school will insist that hair is restyled if it fails to meet school standards. In such a case the student in question will be placed in isolation until the issue is rectified to the school’s satisfaction.
  3. If a student attends school with a pattern shaved into their eyebrows, they will be banned from attending school and the school will insist that the entire eyebrow is shaved off or patterns are cut/shaved off.
  4. Long hair must be tied back for all practical lessons for health and safety reasons.
  5. If in any doubt, families should contact the school BEFORE going to the trouble and expense of giving their child a new, potentially unacceptable, hair style. The school’s decision is final.

Make-up 

  1. Students in Year 7 to 11 must not wear ANY make-up whatsoever. If found to be wearing make-up of any description pupils will be asked to remove it immediately. Failure to do so will result in immediate isolation. Make up brought into school will be confiscated and returned at the end of the term.
  2. Make-up, false nails/lashes, nail extensions or painted nails. Nail varnish of any description, as well as nail extensions, are similarly forbidden.

Jewellery​​​​​​​ 

  1. The school operates a strict NO JEWELLERY policy for both boys and girls. To clarify: no earrings or ear studs of any sort, no piercings of any sort anywhere, no bracelets, no rings, no necklaces or chains.
  2. A wrist watch is allowed.
  3. Should a student have any piercings during term time the school will NOT allow any form of stud to be worn in school during the school day. There will be NO exceptions to this rule.
  4. If a student contravenes the NO jewellery policy they will be obliged to remove it immediately. The item(s) will be held in the school safe and will be returned at the end of the term.
  5. If any item is confiscated within the last two weeks of a half term it will not be returned until the end of the following half term. This applies in all three school terms and means confiscated items are held over school holiday periods.

Shoes​​​​​​​ 

School shoes should be black, flat and logo-free. Trainers, boots, including ankle boots, suede and logos are not allowed at school. Kicker shoes are permitted but not Kicker boots.

Shoes that are considered to be trainer-like in appearance are not allowed. As a general rule more than one Velcro fastener or the toe of the shoe styled in sections, as is very common with trainers, is unlikely to be acceptable. To avoid all confusion families should stick as closely as possible to the shoe styles shown below.

The school has the final decision on what constitutes “trainer-like” shoes.

Families must buy the appropriate uniform and shoes. It is no defence on a family’s part if they claim that the child has worn the incorrect uniform for a period of time before the offending item was spotted by school staff. It is the family’s responsibility to stick to the uniform policy.

Clarks branded shoes are acceptable. The branding must, nevertheless, remain subtle. If in doubt, please contact the school.

If the school finds a shoe inappropriate for school the school’s decision is final. It is not a defence on the family’s part to cite that the shoes are Clarks branded. Being Clarks branded does not necessarily mean that the shoes are appropriate for school.

Families should always stick as closely as possible to the shoe designs shown on our website. Shoes should always be in leather or leather look materials and they should be polished at least once per week. Cloth shoes are not acceptable.

Banned Clothing​​​​​​​ 

Hoodies, baseball caps, bandanas, tracksuit material tops and pouches are banned at all times. These are not allowed on the school premises and if seen will be confiscated and kept in school for collection by parents/carers only.

Mobile Phones and Headphones​​​​​​​ 

Mobile phones and headphones etc. must not be used, seen or heard when students are on the school site, which is deemed the front gate on Orchard Way. Mobile phones and headphones will be confiscated if they are used or seen in any part of the school site. They will be confiscated in the first instance until a parent can collect them from school and/or in a second instance, retained until the end of the term.

Non-compliance with school uniform

If a student breaks any of the conditions set out in the school uniform and appearance policy they will be sent home or placed in isolation immediately.

Non-compliance with regard to uniform is a breach of school rules. There are a range of consequences which can be issued, as appropriate:

  1. Confiscations of inappropriate items(s)
  2. Having to go home to get changed or clothes to be brought in by parent/carer
  3. Having to wash off make-up
  4. Having to remove nail varnish
  5. Not being allowed to take part in an extra-curricular activity or event
  6. Isolation
  7. Detention

We understand that for some families finances are tight. We believe that by doing all we can to eradicate fashion items at the school, we are assisting all families in keeping costs down. Nevertheless if you do have a particular problem, or you are unsure about an item of clothing, please do not hesitate to contact the school, who will deal with your enquiry in the strictest confidence. We will contact home whenever there is a problem with uniform.