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SCHOOL UNIFORM CODE 2016 - 2017

We strive for the highest standards in all aspects of school life and believe that pupils should take pride in their appearance and their school.  High standards of appearance are an important part of each pupil’s sense of values and are a preparation for the world outside school.  Therefore, we have a clearly stated policy that all pupils are expected to wear full school uniform both whilst journeying to or from school and, of course, on site.  The highest standards are maintained from the moment pupils enter the School and parents are expected to support the policy with regard to uniform.

 

YEAR 7 2016 – 2017 

  • Plain white blouse or shirt (Stiff collar with top button suitable for a tie, worn tucked in. The undergarment colour or pattern should not be visible)
  • New school tie
  • Black blazer with embroidered new school logo
  • Black school trousers with embroidered school initials or tartan school skirt
  • Unpatterned white or black socks or natural or black tights
  • Formal plain black leather (or leather type) shoes with closed toe and heels no higher than 5cm.
  • Grey v neck jumper (optional)
  • Grey tank top (optional)

TRANSITION UNIFORM FOR YEAR 8, 9 and 10 2016 – 2017 

COMPULSORY ITEMS:

  • Plain white blouse or shirt (Stiff collar with top button suitable for a tie, worn tucked in. The undergarment colour or pattern should not be visible)
  • New school tie
  • Black blazer with embroidered new school logo or with iron on badge with the new logo
  • Unpatterned white or black socks or natural or black tights
  • Formal plain black leather (or leather type) shoes with closed toe and heels no higher than 5cm.
  • Grey v neck jumper (optional)
  • Grey tank top (optional)

TRANSITION ITEMS

  • Plain black skirt or trousers. Skirts should not be shorter than 10cm from the middle of the knee and no longer than mid-calf. Trousers and skirts should be formal in presentation and not casual style (eg figure-hugging)

These items should be replaced during this transition year ready for SEPT 2017:

  •          Black school trousers with embroidered school initials or tartan school skirt
             (For sizing issues or special requirements, please contact the School.)

TRANSITION UNIFORM FOR YEAR 11 2016 – 2017 

  • Year 11 polo shirt with school initials
  • Year 11 sweatshirt with school initials
  • Plain black skirt or trousers. Skirts should not be shorter than 10cm from the middle of the knee and no longer than mid-calf. Trousers and skirts should be formal in presentation and not casual style (eg figure-hugging)
  • Unpatterned white or black socks or natural or black tights
  • Formal plain black leather (or leather type) shoes with closed toe and heels no higher than 5cm.

    Pupils may wish to purchase:
  • Black school trousers with embroidered school initials or tartan school skirt

THE FOLLOWING ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE UNIFORM FOR ANY PUPIL 

  • Denim or jeans or leggings or figure-hugging styles
  • Boots
  • Canvas shoes or sports type shoes
  • Shoes with heels above 5cm or open toed or backless
  • Trainers - except for PE
  • Polo shirts
  • Clothing with motifs, lettering or pictures of any kind
  • Zipped/hooded sports tops, jogging tops, non-uniform sweatshirts or cardigans
  • Make-up (except for Year 10 and 11 pupils who may wear it discreetly)
  • Nail Varnish
  • Jewellery - if ears are pierced it is permitted to wear plain, small studs (no more than 3mm diameter)#
  • Wrist bands (except for House bands and for Year 10 and 11 pupils who may wear one charity band)
  • Exaggerated hair styles (may include shaved patterns, tramlines, close shaved, Mohican, etc); brightly coloured dyed hair; hair with coloured patterns; or brightly coloured highlights
  • Body piercing
  • Any facial piercing and/or facial piercing retainer#
  • Fashion belts, coloured belts other than black#

# These items may be confiscated. Collection should be by parents, from Visitor Reception, at least 48 hours after confiscation.

 All items of uniform must be clearly marked with the pupil’s name. 

Any pupil incorrectly dressed will not be allowed into lessons and may not be admitted to school.

PE/EXPRESSIVE ARTS UNIFORM 

  • Year 8 – 11 will continue to use PE kit which contains the old school logo
  • Year 7 will wear kit containing the new school logo
  • Polo shirt with school logo
  • Shorts with school logo
  • Navy football socks
  • Football boots
  • Trainers (not black soled)
  • Jogging bottoms with school logo (optional)
  • Training jacket with school logo (optional)
  • Zip neck training top with school logo (optional)
  • Mavery training top with school logo (optional
  • Base layer with school logo (optional)

School uniform can be purchased from our uniform supplier Blueprint. Orders and appointments to try on the uniform can be made by visiting www.stcatherinesuniform.co.uk, a £2.95 delivery fee will apply.  

Unit 7 North Crescent
Diplocks Way
Hailsham
BN27 3JF
Tel: 01323 440773

 

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