In order to support effective learning and to represent the school positively it is important for students to be correctly dressed and well equipped. We appreciate how smart so many of our students are and have regular uniform spot checks to praise students as well as monitoring that the correct uniform is being worn. Some items of dress need to be left at home so that they do not interfere with students learning or risk being lost. Students are advised to name all their belongings.
In order to identify our students and due to the fact the school is in loco parentis on the students’ journey to school, school uniform is to be worn at all times on site and on the journey to and from school.
Current School Uniform
- Full details of the uniform are given below and parents/carers are advised to read this to ensure that they are buying items which are correct school uniform.
- The student planner has full details of the school uniform for reference.
Purchasing new uniform
- Some items of school uniform need to be purchased from our uniform supplier. These items are the school jumper or cardigan and the school PE kit.
- Other items including the trousers, skirt and blouse can be purchased at any high street retailer.
Uniform from the Uniform Supplier
Items from the uniform supplier need to be obtained on line.
- The website is www.pbparentsonline.co.uk/ellenwilkinson.
- An online account will need to be set up and then the goods which are ordered will be posted out to the home address or delivered to school.
School Uniform for students starting at Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls in year 7 in September 2018
- It is an expectation that all students are in school will be in full school uniform on the first day of the academic year in September. If this is not possible for any reason, then the student will need to see the Head of Year on the first day.
Items of school uniform posted to school from the Uniform Supplier
Parents/carers will need to collect items ordered for delivery to the school prior to school starting in September. They will need to bring proof of purchase to receive the goods.
- School reception will be open to collect ordered goods during term time and most of the school holidays 10am – 3pm although parents/carers are advised to phone the school first to check.
- Parents/carers need to ensure that they order uniform in good time and by the 16th August at the latest to ensure it arrives in school well before term starts for students in September.
School uniform and dress
Compulsory items of uniform
Physical education Kit expectations all years
PE kit will be expected to be worn at all times for all PE lessons. Even if students are injured or unwell, they are still expected to wear PE kit as they will still be participating in the lesson, but in a different role, such as coach or umpire.
Participation in PE is a National Curriculum requirement. All students are expected to take part in the full programme of activities and to wear the appropriate PE kit, in order to ensure that health and safety regulations are observed. We have consulted with leaders of different faiths and are satisfied that our PE kit respects religious dress codes and is generally acceptable. For health and safety reasons, all jewellery must be removed, including stud earrings and hair must always be securely tied up. Medication needed, such as asthma pumps, should be brought by the students to each lesson.
Dress on School Visits On most school visits full school uniform will be worn. This is due to safe-guarding considerations and also because they will be representing the school. Students may not be able to go on school events or trips if they are not wearing full school uniform. At sports events the school PE kit must be worn. On certain trips such as field work or trips abroad school uniform may not be worn. In these instances appropriate clothes and shoes for the relief, terrain and weather must be worn and students may be asked to wear a school lanyard at all times to be identified as one of the school party. Parents/carers will be notified if this is the case and the appropriateness of the dress is at the discretion of the member of staff in charge of the trip.
If a student has a specific problem with uniform, they must bring a letter from their parent/carer given directly to the Head of Year. The problem will be considered, but not automatically accepted.
Consequences of not being in uniform
-Students will be asked to get into uniform and resolve the situation straight away
-If applicable parents/carers may be asked to bring in the correct uniform
-School may endeavour to provide the correct uniform if appropriate
-Students will spend their break and/or lunch with the Head of Year
-Persistent/significant failure to follow the uniform code will lead to time being spent in the Guidance and Support area