KELMSCOTT SCHOOL UNIFORM

 

All students must wear school uniform. We believe this to be very important for a number of reasons, notably, as it gives a sense of belonging which can help in many aspects of school life. No item of school uniform should follow the changes of popular fashion; such styles are usually unsuitable and occasionally unsafe for the busy life of a

co-educational school.

To this end we ask that parents/carers give us full support in ensuring their children wear the correct uniform at all times. Full details of the correct uniform requirements are found within the journal.

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Valuables and Jewellery

Students are permitted to wear one pair of small silver or gold studs (one in each ear) no diamond/gemstones should be worn in school. Students may also wear one small plain discrete ring and watch. One nose stud, which is a small plain silver gold stud is allowed, otherwise there must be no facial jewellery, no piercings or tattoos. This is the only jewellery permitted. The school is entitled to confiscate any unsuitable jewellery.

The school accepts no responsibility for banned items brought into school or items confiscated for inappropriate use.

 

The Headteacher’s decision on the appropriateness of uniform, hairstyle and jewellery for school is final.

 

We thank families in advance for their in ensuring our uniform and valuables rules are maintained. If you are unsure about anything on these pages, please ask your child’s Head of Year before purchasing.

Mobile Phones

Mobile phones are not to be seen or heard on the school site at any time.

 

Earphones and speakers are not allowed to be used on school site either and they too mustn't be seen. Parents may be required to collect confiscated items.

Caps, hats and hoods are not part of the uniform and must be removed when inside the school building. 

Outside jackets are only to be worn in winter – jackets must have a full length opening at the front.

 

Ties and badges can also be purchased from the school:

  • Tie - £3.95

  • Badge - £2.95

Equipment

It is important that students have the correct equipment/stationary to enable them to complete tasks to the best of their ability at school and home. Not having the correct equipment in class can be very disruptive and a distraction from teaching.

Students need to bring to school every day in their pencil cases:

2x black pens

1x red pen

Highlighter

Pencil

Sharpener and rubber

Ruler

Calculator

Reading Book

We would also suggest students have access at home to:

Colouring pencils

Dictionary

PE Kit

Red polo shirt with school logo

Red sweatshirt with school logo

Black tracksuit bottoms or plain black shorts with school logo on

White soled or non marking sports trainers (to prevent marking Sports or Gym floors)

Gloves and hats (not baseball caps or peaked caps  of any kind) allowed outside in cold conditions.

PE Lessons and Valuables

During PE lessons pupils  must remove all items of jewellery . It is the responsibility of pupils to hand in  all valuables to PE staff at the beginning of the lesson. The PE staff cannot be responsible for any valuables left in the changing rooms.

If stud earrings are new and cannot be removed, pupils must ensure they have plasters with them to stick over them to prevent injury. Please note that all religious jewellery must be removed during lessons for health and safety of the pupils.