Uniform & Equipment
Crested School Wear
5/6 St. Marys Mews
Telephone 01785 748481
P.E Top Update (June 2020)
We are introducing a new PE top for the new academic year. This new top is made of a better quality sports material that also provides an improved fit compared to the previous top. Although the new top is slightly more expensive than the previous version, it is widely used in other schools, and due to the quality of the material will last longer. In comparison to the previous tops, it is also far less likely to fade. The student council were involved in the decision to introduce a new PE top prior to the school closures. It is not essential to have a new PE top for September as the existing PE tops will continue to be acceptable uniform should they continue to fit your child. A new PE hoodie with the school logo will also be available but this will not be a compulsory item of uniform. There are no changes to any other aspects of the school uniform and we do not specify where you should purchase the general items of uniform (e.g. white shirt and black trousers).
We do appreciate that the current circumstances may provide an added challenge in purchasing school uniform for the coming year. To try and help with this, I am pleased to inform you that we have decided to supply a uniform voucher to all Pupil Premium children (those who claim free school meals, or who have done so in the last 6 years) who are currently in Year 7 to 10. This will support approximately half the students in school, and will provide a contribution to the purchase of new uniform from Crested Schoolwear. More information will be shared before the end of term with the parents of eligible students on how the voucher can be used. If you have any questions or concerns around any aspect of school uniform for September, then please do contact the school.
School Uniform Policy
We want our students to dress smartly and be a good advertisement for the school and themselves and we value the co-operation we get from parents/carers in ensuring this. We believe a school uniform plays an important part in supporting positive behaviour and discipline, developing the ethos of the school and supporting teaching and learning.
We have ensured that the school uniform is affordable, provides the best value and is sustainably sourced.
Implementation of the Policy
The Governing Body has delegated responsibility for implementing and maintaining this policy, to the Headteacher.
All staff will report students who do not comply with this policy.
Sanctions will be imposed upon students for non-compliance with school uniform.
Parents will be contacted in instances of students abusing this policy.
Complaints will be dealt with in accordance with the schools complaints procedure.
Reports detailing all instances of non-compliance will be submitted to the Governing Body.
No hair styles considered unsuitable by the Headteacher may be worn at school.
Fashion haircuts such as steps, lines and shaved styles are not allowed.
Under no circumstances must a student dye, colour, streak or highlight their hair with an unnatural colour.
Discreet/natural make up may be worn.
No jewellery should be worn except for a wrist watch and one set of small stud earrings, no other visible piercings are allowed.
Parents/carers are responsible for ensuring that all items of jewellery are removed for PE/games lessons and for any loss or personal injury which may result through accident.
Nail jewellery, nail art and false nails are not acceptable, only discreet coloured nail varnish may be worn.
Parents/carers are asked to ensure that appropriate warm/waterproof clothing is made available to wear over the school uniform in inclement weather.
All outerwear should be removed once students enter the school building.
Baseball caps are not allowed in school.
we recommend that all personal belongings and items of clothing are clearly marked with the student’s name.
we may recommend suitable protective clothing be worn in practical departments.
we recognises the obligation, under the Human Rights Act 1998, to protect the rights of individuals to display their religion or beliefs.
Compulsory items for PE:
Polo Top – black with red sports top with SMHS logo
Indoor Shorts – plain black
Outdoor tracksuit bottoms or sports leggings – plain black
Suitable sports trainers - with a non-marking sole
Further optional items for PE include:
PE Hoodie - these are available through Crested Scoolwear and particularly useful through winter.
Football boots and socks - not essential, but these may be useful for football and rugby.
Gum Shield - not essential, but available for £1 from the PE office if children enjoy rugby.
Please note that students must bring PE kit to every PE lesson, even if they are not participating through illness or injury.
Students who cannot take part in practical activities are expected to be in kit and help with umpiring, refereeing or recording.
Students who forget their kit will be given a clean washed kit to wear.
Parents/carers will be contacted if a student regularly arrives without kit.
Equipment: 'Super 7'
It is expected that students attend school "ready to learn". This means being equipped with the 'Super 7' every day.
1. Pen (blue or black)
6. Homework books
7. Reading book