School Uniform

All students should take a pride in their appearance.  The School has adopted a uniform as an outward demonstration of the high standards of both appearance and behaviour that are associated with members of the School community.

Our uniform will help support your son/daughter in maintaining the right approach to School, and in feeling part of, and identifying with, the School and the values we promote.  We are grateful for the continuing support provided by our parents in maintaining the high standards of uniform and appearance for which the School is known.

The Governing Body of the School expects all students to wear the correct uniform at all times and comply with reasonable standards of general appearance.  Extreme styles of fashion in any clothing item or in hairstyle or colour are not viewed as acceptable.  The Headteacher has delegated responsibility to decide what is or is not acceptable.

The School’s uniform requirements and guidelines are as follows:

  • all items worn including footwear must be plain and of School type;  badges should not be worn in School except those related to School responsibilities.
  • outerwear may be in any dark colour of reasonable style.   Leather or denim jackets are not allowed.
  • footwear must be of normal school type and not soft soled, training/gym shoes should only be worn for Physical Education.
  • jewellery must not be worn to School including body piercing and ear studs, although a watch is acceptable.
  • all items of clothing and equipment should be clearly marked with the student’s name.
  • nail varnish and false nails are not permitted.

Girls

  • Navy blazer (badge and tie available from School)
  • Navy skirt, stitched down pleated skirt knee length or
  • Black trousers (two styles only:  Trutex – Flat front or Honeybees Style GT 11)
  • Plain white shirt
  • School tie
  • Plain navy cardigan or plain navy v-necked pullover (optional wear with blazer)
  • White or navy sock
  • Black/navy tights may be worn
  • Black leather finish shoes with sensible heels of school type, not soft soled

Physical Education

KS3

  • Navy blue games skirt with cycling shorts/navy briefs OR Navy blue shorts (no stripes or writing apart from PE logo)
  • Green or green/navy rugby shirt for outdoor lessons
  • Green polo shirt for indoor lessons
  • Plain navy knee length football socks
  • Optional sweatshirt/jogging pants (plain navy or with PE logo if bought from the uniform shops)
  • Sports trainers NOT pumps of fashion footwear
  • Hair tie

KS4

  • Option to change to a white polo shirt for indoor lessons

Boys

  • Navy blazer (badge and tie available from School)
  • Black trousers (not corduroy or denim/denim type material)
  • Plain white shirt
  • Plain navy v-necked pullover (optional wear with blazer)
  • School tie
  • Black leather finish shoes, not soft soled
  • White or dark socks

Physical Education

KS3

  • Navy blue shorts (no stripes or writing apart from PE logo)
  • Green or green/navy rugby shirt for outdoor lessons
  • Green polo shirt or green/navy vest for indoor lessons
  • Plain navy knee length football socks
  • Optional sweatshirt/jogging pants (plain navy or with PE logo if bought from the uniform shops)
  • Sports trainers NOT pumps or fashion footwear
  • Football boots and shin pads

KS4

Option to change to a white polo shirt for indoor lessons

Boys and Girls

For Technology

a white apron

a large strong bib type apron with front pocket – (suggested colours – white/grey/blue)

Uniform Stockists

PTs (Pretty Things) – Bury Market Hall (Boys /Girls)

Monkhouse Intersport – 116 The Rock, Bury

Equipment

Each student should have a bag or rucksack in which to carry books and personal belongings.   Students should take special care of text books and exercise books.  Any damage to, or loss of books should be reported to the subject teacher as soon as possible, and may involve replacement at the student’s expense.  We ask parents to support and help their son/daughter by providing “basic equipment” e.g. pen, pencil, ruler, rubber, coloured pencils and apron.  For Mathematics all students will need a calculator:  Mathematics staff will recommend an appropriate model.

Securityof Possessions

The School cannot guarantee the safety of personal property.  Occasionally students lose or mislay their belongings.  All clothes and personal property should be marked with the student’s name.

To ensure their safety, students’ bags may be locked in classrooms during the lunch period, and not left unattended in other areas.  Expensive clothes or shoes and valuable items of any kind should not be brought to School; these include mobile phones, jewellery, radios, electronic games, cameras and iPod’s.  Money carried should be in the smallest amounts possible and should not be left in bags or cloakrooms.   The School is not financially liable for any item of property that may go missing.   For a relatively small amount of money, up to £1,000 of insurance cover for clothes and other possessions outside the home, may be added to the standard house contents insurance policy.