A uniform policy can:

  • instil pride amongst students and the wider community;
  • support positive behaviour;
  • encourage identity with, and support for, the School’s ethos;
  • ensure students of all ethnicities, religions and backgrounds feel welcome;
  • protect students from social pressures to dress in a particular way;
  • nurture cohesion;
  • promote good relations between different groups of students;
  • simplify and reduce the teachers’ task in assessing and correcting what is

Our current school uniform was established after consultation with governors and students; the latest consultation being December 2017. Our students are our ambassadors in the community and they should look, and behave, appropriately. We actively welcome the support of parents in helping students to look presentable. All main school students (Years 7 to Year 11) are expected to wear Sheringham High School uniform as detailed below.

It is important for students and the School that the way in which they present themselves is appropriate and acceptable in order to create the impression of a cohesive and well-ordered establishment. School uniform is a 'conduct' and 'standards' expectation'. It is expected that all students will come to School every day in neat, clean uniform, giving a message that they take pride in belonging to the School. It is vital that parents support the policy fully as outlined in the Home-School Agreement. Parents should be aware that it is the policy of the school that all staff will challenge uniform issues. It is an expectation that all parents sign up to the Home – School Agreement..


The following items of uniform can be purchased from Stevensons, based at 67 Ber Street Norwich NRI 3AD; telephone 01603 622355. However, parents can purchase uniform on line. Further information can be obtained from their website; https://stevensons.co.uk/

Our current school uniform is as follows;

  • Burgundy Sheringham High School polo shirt with logo.
  • Burgundy Sheringham High School fleece with logo and/or Burgundy Sheringham High School sweatshirt with logo.
  • Black skirt or trousers.
  • Skirts should be plain black and of knee length; they should not be shorter. Very tight skirts made of lycra are not allowed.
  • Trousers, should be plain black school trousers and should not have any adornments (e.g. studs, fancy stitching or belts). Trousers should not be made from any sort of lycra, corduroy or denim. Jeans, jeggings, chinos or very tight fitting trousers are not allowed. Trousers must cover students’ ankles and their socks.
  • Black leather or polishable leather style shoes. Trainers are not allowed. Shoes must be totally black with no coloured stripes or markings. Shoes should not be open-toed or have heels higher than 5cm. Black, plain ankle boots are acceptable but should not have fur around them or any other adornments.
  • Plain coat. Denim jackets/coats/blousons are not permitted.

From September 2018 students will have the option of wearing a burgundy school hoody. The hoody will be available from Stevensons and will have the School logo on the front and “Sheringham High School” across the back.



  • Jewellery should be limited to a watch and a pair of stud earrings. Dangly earrings and facial piercings are not allowed, neither are bracelets, bangles or other kinds of jewellery. Students will be expected to remove piercings. The excuse that they may heal up will not be accepted. Parents and students should consider this if they decide to get noses, tongues or chins pierced towards the end of a holiday or during term-time.
  • Hairstyles should be sensible and not extreme. Hair should not stand out from the norm or attract undue interest.
  • School staff may well insist that students tie back very long hair when carrying out practical tasks.
  • Hair needs to be one natural colour. Two-tone hair is unacceptable as are extreme colours. Once again, parents and students should be aware that colouring hair at the end of a holiday cannot be used as an excuse on a student’s return to school and the student faces the prospect of isolation.
  • Hair bands, ribbons should be discreet and not extreme.
  • Tram lines or other shaved shapes in the hair or eyebrows are not permitted
  • School staff will decide what is discreet when considering hair and jewellery.
  • Make up should be minimal and students may well be asked to remove excessive make – up or lipstick.
  • Students should not wear nail varnish and acrylic / false nails are not allowed. Students are asked to ensure their nails are not excessively long.

Games and Physical Education

Parents should consult Stevensons’ website for detailed information about PE kit. This can only be purchased from Stevensons. Compulsory kit is as follows.

  • Black and white polo shirt
  • Plain black shorts
  • White or black knee length or ankle socks

Other items such as track tops and pants may also be purchased but these are optional.

Tesco’s stock embroidered polo shirts and sweatshirts. Parents/Carers need to go to tesco.com.ues, select the school, pick items and place the order.


Students are expected to wear smart, sensible and appropriate clothing and shoes in accordance with the uniform policy.

Parents should be aware that school staff will challenge incorrect uniform and ask for their support to rectify uniform transgressions. We have tried to ensure that our uniform policy excludes the need for parents to be pressured by their children to conform to the latest fashion trends. Therefore, individual fashion statements will not be allowed. Please see our website for further information as to what is acceptable and unacceptable. Parents should also note that some department stores sell uniform ranges that do not conform to Sheringham High School guidelines and will not be accepted as correct uniform.

If students choose not to comply with the above expectations (unless there are exceptional circumstances) they will not be able to attend lessons. They will work in a designated area until the correct uniform is brought to them or they will be sent home to change.


Any parent who has difficulty in meeting the cost of uniform should contact the Deputy Headteacher (Student Support & Guidance) in confidence.


It is the Headteacher's responsibility to ensure that the Governors' policy is implemented and maintained.

The Headteacher will also determine any questions of compliance with the code and impose relevant sanctions for non-compliance with the policy in accordance with the School’s Behaviour, Discipline and Inclusion Policy.

Uniform Policy Sheingham High School 2018



A massive thank you to all our parents and carers for your feedback on how remote learning is going!

As we all learn more about how we can work together while apart, we will continue to refine what we do and get better at it. We will continue to contact you about how your child is doing and keep you informed of how best they can be helped. Stay safe.

There’s nothing ‘remote’ about learning at SHS!

Everything about the Covid crisis has been about distance. We must be physically apart, we might find ourselves emotionally apart and we have been compelled to be educationally apart.

Recent press headlines and discussions have focused on the difficulties of engaging students without in-person contact. Some press reports have used ‘statistics’ gathered in dubious ways to talk about the percentages of students who are actually working remotely. Indeed, a recent study by UCL has suggested that 20% of students have done ‘little or no school work’ since lockdown.

Whatever the alleged ‘national picture’ of student engagement in distanced learning, the crucial question that has emerged is: how do we engage learners when we are not together physically? It’s a complicated question and, as with most issues, there isn’t one solution, one style, or one computer program for increasing learner engagement and motivation. But the answer, as with many things educational, seems to be what many of us call ‘common sense’!

Research seems to say that ‘online’ teachers need to combine multiple strategies to reach learners and, unsurprisingly, they must be behavioural, cognitive and emotional. In short, teachers must set a variety of work. They must reply and feedback early and often; building relationships. There must be regular, simple parental feedback so that the carer knows what work is actually being submitted. There must be a caring ear and a personal call for students and parents.

Here, at Sheringham High and Sixth, we set work which can be done independently and in REAL households with all their individual restrictions such as connectivity issues and multiple use computers. We mark and feed back quickly. We track students fortnightly. Student managers and tutors ring home personally!

So, let me share our actual statistics since the closure on March 23rd at Sheringham High given that 20% of students nationally seem not to have been engaged by their staff. On average, each of our students has completed 73% of the work set on time. Only 0.4% of students has completed no work since lockdown. Over one third of all our Year 7,8,9 and 10 students has submitted over 90% of their work on time. A quarter has done ALL work set! Since March 23rd, our students have watched 7033 podcasts on our GCSE Pod portal; usage doubling since last year. Between March and June, 3079 individual pieces of work have been set by our staff for Years 7-10 and 435 for Year 12. Over half of our sixth form students has completed 100% of the work set.

If we believe what we are told about national statistics and the etymology of the word ‘remote’(to ‘push away’) what we have at Sheringham High and Sixth is an engaged, embraced learning community which is working well and bucking the national trend! Well done to students, parents, carers and staff!

Stay safe!
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