SCHOOL UNIFORM AND APPEARANCE
Our school uniform is important to us. It is one way in which we identify ourselves as a school family and it promotes a strong, cohesive school identity which supports high standards and expectations in all areas of school life. It promotes harmony between different groups represented in the school, and it enhances security, assisting the school to identify individual pupils in order to maintain good order, and to more easily spot those who shouldn't be on the school site.
Smartness and high standards of appearance are expected at all times.
The school believes that a school uniform is important because it:
- looks smart
- wears well
- is cost effective
- contributes to a sense of belonging
- gives a common purpose
- fosters a feeling of pride
- reduces ‘fashion competition’ between children
- prepares students well for similar demands in the workplace in future years
All children should wear the uniform and we encourage them to maintain an acceptable standard of clean and tidy dress in school. The uniform has been chosen after extensive consultation. It reflects the needs of the cultural traditions represented at Richmond School. It is readily available and inexpensive.
The uniform list sets out the details of what the uniform is. In all cases, it is for the school to decide what is and is not acceptable school wear.
ALL THE UNIFORM DETAILED BELOW IS COMPULSORY
|Clip-on Tie||Official school tie - attaches to the top button of shirt. Available to buy from school.|
|Jumper||Official school jumper, black with school logo.|
Official school trousers - available from School Shop. Black, tailored, formal and full length with logo.
No jeans, canvas, combat or 'skinny' style trousers of any kind. Official trousers only.
Official school skirt - available from School Shop. Black, tailored, formal approximately knee length with logo.
No lycra, jersey, 'stretch material' skirts of any kind. Official skirt only.
|Shirt||White shirts - must fasten to the neck|
|Socks||Grey / Black.|
Natural / plain black
Leggings are not to be worn.
Black leather-type shoes (low heels allowed for girls).
No coloured laces or logos. Boots, trainers and canvas shoes of ny kind are not permitted.
- Jewellery is not allowed, except one pair of studs for pierced ears. No other piercings are permitted. The wearing of retainers is not permitted.
- Hair should be of a single, natural tone. Two-tone hairstyles are not acceptable. Extreme hairstyles are not permitted.
- Personal music devices and mobile phones have to be switched off and out of sight during lessons and inside the school building at all times. Students may listen to personal music devices and use mobile phones outside or in the restaurant during breaks and lunchtime.
- Light make-up is acceptable. Acrylic nails are not permitted.
- Full uniform should be worn on the way to school and on the way home from school.
- In all cases, the school reserves the right to determine what is and what is not acceptable in terms of uniform.
|Black school polo top||Black school polo shirt|
|Reversible red/black rugby shirt||n/a|
|Black shorts||Choice of black shorts, black tracksuit bottoms or black leggings (of suitable thickness)|
|Black school football/rugby socks||Black school football/rugby socks|
|Trainers (with a good sole for grip and cushioning)||Trainers (with a good sole for grip and cushioning)|
|Football or rugby boots (with British Kite Mark studs)||n/a|
|Shin pads||Shin pads|
|Gum shield (highly recommended)||Gum shield (highly recommended)|
|Towel for shower||Towel for shower|
Students are expected to participate in PE lessons on a regular basis with the appropriate kit.
If a student is ill or injured and unable to take part in the practice lesson, they are expected to bring a note to excuse them, along with trainers/boots and appropriate clothing to keep them warm and dry.
Students are expected to use hair bobbles/bands to fasten back hair for safety reasons. Gum shields are issued to all year 7 students and new starters. Replacement gum shields are available at reception.
All jewellery should be removed when participating in PE lessons or extra-curricular activities, including earrings and watches.
Every student is expected to provide the following basic items of equipment for every lesson
- The appropriate exercise book and text books for lessons each day.
- blue or black pen (and a spare)
- pencil eraser
- scientific calculator
- rough notebook
- coloured pencils
- pencil (and a spare)
- pencil sharpener
- student planner
- green pen
Specialised equipment may be required in certain lessons and they should be brought when necessary. Text books and specialised equipment will be issued on loan and students will be required to pay for any loss or damage to school property.