Uniform

Uniform promotes a sense of identity, avoids divisiveness and helps to create and foster in every pupil a sense of personal pride and pride in the school. Uniform provides practical clothing for the many different tasks to be done during a busy day. It also prepares pupils for the realty of work, where a uniform of one sort or another is often expected. The uniform at Our Lady & St Bede is outstanding, we would like this excellent standard to continue and appreciate your support in ensuring that this is the case. The uniform is the strongest visual representation we have of all our standards.

 

It is important that we as staff are aware of the precise requirements of our uniform as outlined below.

 

Girls’ uniform – Option 1
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· A knee length navy and green tartan skirt.
· Navy trousers. Skinny and / or fashion trousers are not permitted.
· Revere blouse, long or short sleeve.
· A navy fitted girls’ blazer with the school badge.
· There is an optional choice of wearing a cardigan or jumper with the school badge.
· Plain black tights. Knee high socks are not permitted.
· Plain black shoes – no boots, shoe-style boots, trainers or Velcro fastening shoes.

 

Girls’ uniform – Option 2
· A knee length navy and green tartan dress.
· Revere blouse, long or short sleeve.
· A navy fitted girls’ blazer with the school badge.
· There is an option to wear a navy cardigan with the school badge with this dress.
· Plain black tights. Knee high socks are not permitted.
· Plain black shoes – no boots, shoe style boots, trainers or Velcro fastening shoes.

 

Pupils can wear either option 1 or option 2, or alternate between these options.

 

Boys’ uniform
· Navy contemporary boys’ school blazer with the school badge.
· Navy trousers. Skinny and / or fashion trousers are not permitted.
· Plain navy v-neck jumper with the school badge.
· Plain white shirt with collar.
· Plain dark socks – black/dark blue/grey.
· School tie.
· Plain black lace up or slip on shoes – no boots, shoe-style boots, trainers or velcro fastening shoes.

 

PE Uniform
The PE uniform is outlined below. This is compulsory uniform for all pupils.

 

Girls’ PE kit
• Navy and green polo top with the school badge
• Navy shorts or skorts
• Navy socks
• ¾ zip fleece (optional)
• Appropriate footwear

 

Boys’ PE kit
• Navy and green reversible games shirt with the school badge
• Navy shorts
• Navy socks
• Navy and green polo top (optional)
• Appropriate footwear

 

Make-up / Jewellery
Make up must be kept to a minimum and therefore worn discreetly. Nail varnish and acrylic nail extensions are not permitted. Jewellery of any kind is also not to be worn.

 

Hairstyles
Hair must be no shorter than a number 2 blade and there should be no patterns, lines or symbols shaved into the hair. No non-natural hair colours are allowed for any pupil.

 

Pupil uniform during hot weather
We adopt a common sense approach of maintaining our standard by adapting to the weather conditions. Pupils can first remove jumpers and cardigans. In class, at break and lunch blazers can be removed. If it gets very hot we can look at doing other things such as removing ties and undoing top buttons. Pupils are expected to wear their blazer to and from lessons. As ever there may be exceptional pastoral cases which we will let staff know about in advance with regards to individual pupils. As form and class teachers it is important that in these circumstances we keep a tight handle on the remaining uniform and the standard in which it is worn. Staff are asked to take a few moments at the end of each lesson to ensure our high expectations are maintained in this area, ensuring shirts are tucked in and ties are on at these times of the year.

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