The wearing of an agreed uniform is an acknowledged and accepted part of life at English Martyrs and it is expected when applying for admission to the school that the parents endorse our uniform policy The school is proud of its reputation and by wearing appropriate school uniform it reinforces good levels of behaviour, high standards, which has an impact on overall learning.
It is our policy that all children should wear clothing that is in keeping with a purposeful learning ethos. We also believe it is important that certain activities are facilitated by specialised and appropriate clothing when attending school. We provide a complete list of the items needed for children’s school uniform in this policy and in our school prospectus. All items are clearly labelled. Parents can purchase the school uniform from the stockists listed below.
Our policy for children’s school uniform is based on the belief that a school uniform:
PE is part of the national curriculum and is compulsory in schools. For health and safety reasons children must change to do PE. Any child who is unable to take part in a PE lesson must have a letter from the parents informing the school of the reason.
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Jewellery: Earrings are permissible as long as they are small studs which the child is able to remove for PE. Studs which are permanently screwed into place are extremely dangerous and should not be worn in school. Watches are allowed to assist with telling the time. The school accepts no responsibility for items of jewellery brought into school which are lost.
Make up and Cosmetics: Make up and cosmetics are not considered appropriate or consistent with our school uniform. The school does not permit such products to be worn by any children unless there is a specific event for which the Head has given prior permission.
Nail Varnish: Nail varnish is not to be worn in the school. All nail varnish must be removed when children return to school.
Hair: We ask parents to encourage their child to have a hairstyle appropriate to the age and activity of the child and in keeping with school values. Children are not allowed to come to school with their heads shaved or hair dyed. Haircuts which involve tram lines or pictures/symbols in the hair are not permissible. Children should not be wearing elaborate headbands, scarves or hair decorations, embellishments (beads).
All clothing and footwear should be clearly labelled with your child’s name.