A uniform policy can:
Our current school uniform was established after consultation with governors and students; the latest consultation being March / April 2014. 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. 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. It is an expectation that all parents sign up to the Home – School Agreement.
The following items of uniform can be purchased from the school-wear supplier Stevenson’s based in Norwich. However parents can purchase uniform on line. Further information can be obtained from their website; www.stevensons.co.uk
Parents should consult Stevenson’s website for detailed information about PE kit. This can only be purchased from this supplier. Compulsory kit is as follows.
Other items such as track tops and trackpants may also be purchased but these are optional.
Any parent who has difficulty in meeting the cost of uniform should contact the Deputy Headteacher(Student Support & Guidance) as financial assistance may be available.
Students are expected to wear smart, sensible and appropriate clothing and shoes in accordance with the uniform policy. Individual fashion statements such as extreme hair styles or colours are not permitted. Hair should be a single natural colour which does not stand out from the norm or create any undue interest. Similarly, make-up should be kept to the minimum and students may well be asked to remove excessive eye make-up or lipstick. Nail Varnish or false nails are not permitted.
Hair bands and ‘scrunchies’ are acceptable but no other decorative attachments should be worn in the hair. Tram lines or other shaved shapes in the hair or eyebrows are not permitted.
No jewellery is to be worn, except for stud earringsi – a maximum of two pairs of studs - and a watch. No facial or other forms of body piercing are allowed. Jewellery must be removed before doing P.E lessons.
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. 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.
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.
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.
The Headteacher may delegate particular responsibilities concerning school uniform to relevant members of staff.
It is the duty of all staff to uphold the uniform policy.
i Please note that any piercing should be undertaken at the beginning of summer holiday in order to ensure that any studs can be removed safely at the start of school year in September.