It is our school policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school, or when participating in a school organised event outside normal school hours.
We also provide a complete list of the items needed for school uniform in our school website.
Aims and Objectives
Our policy on school uniform is based on the notion that school uniform:
Oue School Uniform
Royal blue sweatshirt or cardigan (with or without the school logo)
Red polo shirt
Black or grey skirt, pinafore or trousers
(grey or black shorts or a red/blue gingham dress may be worn in the summer months)
Black shoes with laces, a strap or Velcro.
If girls choose to wear a headscarf they should be plain in colour and close fitting.
White T shirt
Black shorts, trousers or leggings
Children may bring trainers for outdoor PE lessons
Sweatshirts and cardigans with our school logo can be purchased from: Monkhouses Schoolwear
86 The Rock
0161 764 4320
All items are readily available from other shops and supermarkets without the school logo on them.
On health and safety grounds, we do not allow children to wear jewellery in our school. The exceptions to this rule are:
Please note that school will not be responsible for the safekeeping or loss of such items.
Medical Identification/Medical bracelets may be worn by children who have significant medical problems eg. Diabetes or epilepsy.
Hair and Extreme Haircuts
The school does not permit children to have ‘extreme’ haircuts that could serve as a distraction to other children. Hairstyles and haircuts which are deemed too extreme such as tramlines, stars, shaved heads (No shorter than a number 2), extreme patterns ‘V’ styles, Mohican cuts, or dyed, tipped or dipped hair are also forbidden.
Pupils with long hair should also tie it back for safety reasons. We expect children with hair that is shoulder length and longer to have hair tied back. Only small plain bobbles are allowed. Large fashion hair accessories and large bows are not permitted.
The school wants all children to grow into healthy adults. We believe that it is dangerous for children to wear shoes that have platform soles or high heels, so we do not allow children to wear such shoes in our school. Neither do we allow children to wear trainers to school; this is because we think that this footwear is appropriate for sport or for leisurewear, but is not in keeping with the smart appearance of a school uniform. We require all children to wear black shoes as stated in the uniform list.
In winter time, winter black shoes or boots may be worn. Fashionable boots like Ugg boots are not allowed to be worn in school.
The Role Of Parents
We ask all parents who send their children to our school to support the school uniform policy. We believe that parents have a duty to send their children to school correctly dressed and ready for their daily schoolwork. One of the responsibilities of parents is to ensure that their child has the correct uniform, and that it is clean and in good repair.
If any parent would like the school to modify the uniform policy for medical/religious reasons, they should make representation, in the first instance, to the headteacher. The school welcomes children from all backgrounds and faith communities. If there are serious reasons, for example on religious grounds, why parents want their child to wear clothes that differ from the school uniform, the school will look sympathetically at such requests.
The Role Of Governors
The governing body supports the Head Teacher in implementing the school uniform policy. It considers all representations from parents regarding the uniform policy and liaises with the Head Teacher to ensure that the policy is implemented fairly and with sensitivity.
It is the governors’ responsibility to ensure that the school uniform meets all regulations concerning equal opportunities.
Governors ensure that the school uniform policy helps children to dress sensibly, in clothing that is hardwearing, safe and practical.
Monitoring and Review
The governing body monitors and reviews the school uniform policy by: