Uniform

Building strong relationships with parents and carers – based on mutual respect and trust – is at the centre of our school’s ethos. We want our parents and carers to feel valued and to be fully involved in their children’s learning and development. We will continue to consult with parents on any uniform matters going forward.

Our clearly defined policy can be found below and some guidance pictures are attached to further ensure that parents and carers are clear about our expectations.

Being fair and consistent is our key aim; if we are consistent in our expectations and responses, we can hold students accountable. Therefore we will have, within school, a bank of standard school skirts and trousers that will be stored in our pastoral department. Any student who arrives at school with incorrect uniform will be given a Marches school skirt or trousers to wear for that day. Families who are following the uniform policy correctly will not be inconvenienced. Parents and carers will be expected to amend the incorrect uniform with immediate effect because the school has been very clear about uniform standards.

All students should be in the correct uniform for school. Our uniform rules, which will also appear in the September planner, are:

Trousers must be smart school style only. Trousers must not be skin tight below the knee, hipster style or legging style. Material must not be cord, denim, stretch legging style or canvas or jean style cotton and should not contain cargo pockets, jeans style rivets or logo labels (e.g. a red label on the back).
A suitable style is available from RAM Leisure on our kit list in a range of sizes.

Skirts must be tailored in style and pleated, no shorter than 2cm above the knee with no fashion detailing such as pockets, patches or zips, they should not cling to the body or ride up whilst walking. Skater style skirts and stretch legging style/materials are not appropriate.
A suitable style is available from RAM Leisure on our kit list in a range of sizes.

The school has been clear about the style for trousers and skirts and strongly recommends that parents/carers purchase from RAM Leisure but will accept skirts and trousers. which conform to the same standard, from other outlets.

PURCHASING UNIFORM AND P.E. KIT ITEMS

In order to ensure that purchasing the new items is as simple and straightforward as possible, we have developed a new purchasing system in partnership with the uniform supplier RAM Leisure. Items can be delivered to a specified address or sent to school for collection from Pupil Services. We fully appreciate that the online system will not be suitable for all parents and we therefore hold a small amount of stock in school within Pupil Services. Jumpers and ties can be purchased directly from here and orders can be placed for P.E. kit items.

To order items of the new uniform and P.E. kit please contact RAM Leisure, Wrexham direct on 01978 360360 or visit their website http://www.ourschoolwear.co.uk to place an online order.

Code of Dress

How students dress for school is an important part of how they behave and helps to set the right expectations and standards as a community. Any student failing or refusing to follow these guidelines will be sent home or isolated until they are able to do so.

With all aspects of uniform we do our upmost to provide images of acceptable and unacceptable uniform to allow correct choices to be made. If in doubt, please refer to the information below (Code of Dress) and ask for advice before making purchases. It is at the discretion of the school to make decisions regarding uniform that does not conform to the requirements set out in this guide. Please remember that choosing Sir John Talbot’s School implies a willingness to conform to our school uniform guidelines at all times. This policy is also fully endorsed by the school’s board of governors. We realise that some students can be very persuasive over choices of coats, shoes and skirts and hope that this guidance, which is also being talked through with students, will help you in explaining school policy to your child and avoiding any problems in the Autumn Term. There are some small changes; for example, ‘acceptable coats’ has altered so please do take the time to go through the information carefully. Please find the guidance, with images to support, below.

The Code of Dress Sept 2017

If you have any questions or wish to discuss any element of the policy before you buy items, please do get in touch.

Uniform