Uniform

Uniform

One area that we particularly pride ourselves on is our uniform.  We at Aldridge School believe that our compulsory, correctly worn uniform promotes a professional and positive approach to study, leads to positive behaviour, reduces distractions and helps build a community spirit and pride in our school.  We also believe that through the upholding of this policy all students are seen as equal.

Aldridge School – current uniform requirements.

Years 7-9 Boys/Girls compulsory uniform: 

  • Blazer – Navy blue blazer with school badge on breast pocket.
  • Trousers/Skirt – Black ‘suit’ style material (not “stretchy”) – no ‘skinny’ type trousers, no trousers that are tight around the ankle, no jeans or jean type material. No zipped or patch pockets. Skirts to be knee length.
  • Shirt/Blouse – Saxe blue only (tucked into trousers/skirt).
  • Tie – House tie.
  • Pullover – Blue plain ‘V’ necked long sleeved pullover (with school badge) no cardigans. The wearing of a pullover is optional.
  • Socks – Black.
  • Tights – Plain black/tan/natural.
  • Shoes – sensible black leather shoes – no motif, (e.g. Nike, Adidas, Puma etc.) no trainers, no canvas shoes, no Converse shoes, no Vans shoes, no coloured laces. Shoes must be able to be polished.

Years 10 -11 Boys/Girls compulsory uniform:

  • Trousers/Skirt – Black ‘suit’ style material (not “stretchy”) – no jeans or jean type material, no ‘skinny’ type trousers, no trousers that are tight around the ankle, no jeans or jean type material. No zipped or patch pockets. Skirts to be knee length.
  • Shirt/Blouse – Saxe blue only (tucked into trousers/skirt).
  • Tie – House tie.
  • Pullover (compulsory) – Black plain ‘V’ necked long sleeved pullover (with school badge)– no cardigans.
  • Socks – Black.
  • Tights – Plain black/tan/natural
  • Shoes – sensible black leather shoes – no motif, (e.g. Nike, Adidas, Puma etc.) no trainers, no canvas shoes, no Converse shoes, no Vans shoes. Shoes must be able to be polished.

ALL YEARS: 

  • Our uniform is compulsory.
  • Our uniform has to be worn correctly at all times – this includes on the journey to and from school.
  • Students may only wear weatherproof outdoor coats in addition to their school uniform. These must not be worn in place of a blazer or jumper. Hoodies, sweatshirts, denim jackets, leather jackets and gillets are not allowed.
  • There is to be NO make-up worn in the lower school and only a subtle amount from Year 10.
  • There is to be NO jewellery worn, no piercings – except for one pair of stud earrings and a watch.
  • Only those hairstyles suitable for school are allowed – NO unnatural colours, NO tramlines or patterns in hair, NO hair fashion accessories including headscarves.
  • Headscarves may be worn for religious reasons, but must be plain black, navy blue or white. No patterns or embellishment.
  • Plain means; NO patterns, NO motifs, NO fashion pockets.
  • NO baseball caps.

PE Kit Expectations: 

Boys’ Kit:

Scarlet rugby shirt (reversible).

Royal/navy polo shirt (embroidered with the school badge)

Royal/navy shorts (embroidered with the school badge).

Navy blue socks for games/white sports socks for summer.

Football boots.

Shin pads.

Trainers with non-marking soles.

Plain black swimming trunks/shorts.

Swimming cap.

 

Optional:

Navy joggers with white stripe embroidered with the school badge.

¼ zip navy fleece or ¼ zip mid layer fleece both embroidered with the school badge.

A gum shield is strongly recommended for rugby. 

Girls’ Kit: 

Royal/navy polo shirt (embroidered with the school badge).

Royal/navy shorts (embroidered with the school badge).

Navy blue socks for games/white socks for summer.

Football boots.

Shin pads.

Trainers with non-marking soles.

Black one-piece swimsuit.

Swimming cap.

 

Optional:

Navy joggers with white stripe embroidered with the school badge.

¼ zip navy fleece or ¼ zip mid layer fleece both embroidered with the school badge.

 

Sundry Items

A towel for swimming/showering.

For health and safety reasons, religious headscarves must be replaced for every PE lesson with a sporting hijab.  All jewellery must be removed.

Responsibilities:

This policy sets out the responsibilities of students, parents/carers and staff, as together we work to ensure that every member of the school community respects this vital aspect of our school ethos.

Students:

It is the responsibility of all students to make themselves aware of the uniform regulations.  Current uniform regulations can be found on the school website and in planners.

Students must ensure that they are wearing the correct uniform and that the uniform is being worn in the correct way at all times, including on the journey to and from school.

Students should also be aware that failure to follow these regulations may lead to the imposition of sanctions.

All students signed a Home-School Agreement upon their entry to the school agreeing to abide by our uniform regulations.

Parents/Carers:

Parents/carers should be familiar with the uniform regulations of the school and should facilitate their child/children in obtaining the correct items.  Current uniform regulations can be found on the school website and in student planners.

Parents/carers are expected to support the school in its insistence that their son/daughter follows the regulations and ensure that their child/children wear the correct uniform and that the uniform is being worn in the correct way at all times, including on the journey to and from school.  If disciplinary action proves necessary, then parents/carers unequivocal support is expected. 

Staff:

It is the responsibility of all those who work at Aldridge School to make themselves aware of the uniform regulations.  Current uniform regulations can be found on the school website and in staff planners.

It is expected that all those who work at the school will ensure that students are wearing the correct uniform and that the uniform is being worn in the correct way at all times.

All those who work at Aldridge School should challenge any and all failures to adhere to the school’s uniform regulations.

Remember – to ignore is to condone.

REWARDS:

Those pupils who conform to uniform regulations and wear their uniform in the correct way should be praised whenever possible.

Learn2Earn credits can be awarded to those students who reflect the high uniform standards expected of students.

If a student does attend school in the incorrect uniform, parents/carers should complete a uniform excuse card (found in student planners).  The uniform excuse card will give the student 24 hours to correct any issues.

If a student does attend school in the incorrect uniform, then the school may choose to provide alternative items of uniform that may be worn temporarily (subject to availability).

If financial hardship is the reason why a student is not appropriately dressed the school will endeavour to see if they are in a position to assist and the parents/carers should contact the appropriate House Office in the strictest confidence.

If you are in any doubt about the suitability of any item of uniform, please contact the appropriate House Office who will be able to give advice prior to purchase.  If you wish, please take a photo of the prospective uniform items to be purchased and e-mail them to the appropriate House Office for clarification.

This is not an exhaustive policy and decisions on some issues will be made when they arise.

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