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Uniform

SCHOOL UNIFORM 

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 College and parents are expected to support the policy with regard to uniform.

  • 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)
  • St Catherine’s College tie with House colour
  • Black blazer with embroidered new college logo
  • Black college trousers with embroidered college initials or tartan college 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)

THE FOLLOWING ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE UNIFORM FOR ANY PUPIL

  • Denim or jeans or leggings or figure-hugging styles
  • Any non-St Catherine’s College branded trousers
  • Boots
  • Canvas shoes or sports-type shoes, eg. Vans
  • 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, other than St Catherine’s College
  • 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
  • Exaggerated hair styles (including 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
  • Alterations that change the style of St Catherine’s College uniform

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 the College.

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

PE/EXPRESSIVE ARTS UNIFORM

Years 10 to 11 may continue to use PE kit which displays the old school logo

Years 7 to 9 will wear kit displaying the new college logo

  • Polo shirt with college logo
  • Shorts with college logo
  • Navy football socks or white sport socks
  • Football boots
  • Trainers (not black-soled)
  • Jogging bottoms with college logo (optional)
  • Training jacket with college logo (optional)
  • Zip neck training top with college logo (optional)
  • Base layer with college logo (optional)
  • Plain black leggings (girls optional)

COLLEGE EQUIPMENT

Pupils are expected to bring certain equipment to college every day.  This should include:

  • Pupil Diary
  • Pens, pencils, rubber, pencil sharpener
  • Dry wipe white board pen
  • Ruler
  • Colouring pencils
  • Scientific Calculator - available from the Mathematics Department for £6.50
  • English Dictionary
  • Mandarin/French/Spanish Dictionary, depending on language studied
  • Cycle helmet for bicycle users

School uniform can be purchased from our uniform supplier KB Schoolwear. Orders and appointments to try on the uniform can be made by visiting http://www.kbschoolwear.co.uk/ 

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

 

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