Uniform

The wearing of the correct school uniform is compulsory for all students; it is practical and smart and enhances the school’s reputation in the local community as well as helping a positive attitude to work and behaviour. Parents are encouraged to ensure their children are in the correct uniform to create the right impression and enhance a sense of belonging to the school.  The school tie identifies which House a pupil is a member of.

Every pupil should wear the full school uniform when going to and from school, during lunchtime, on school excursions and when travelling as a member of a school team or organisation.

If for any reason a pupil has to come to school without full school uniform, a note must be brought from the parents.  In most cases the students will be supplied with the missing item of uniform for that particular day.  The school reserves the right to decide what is reasonable/unreasonable attire and students may be sent home if their appearance or their uniform is unsuitable for school.

Uniform must look smart at all times – shirts must be tucked in, blazers worn and top shirt or blouse button done up.  Ties should reach to the waist.  Students should not wear outdoor clothing in school or take coats to classrooms or wear hats or caps in school.  Lockers are available for students to store their belongings.

Boys' Uniform

  • Black blazer with School badge.
  • Harrow Grey flat front or classic pleated trousers. No other trousers are permitted.
  • Plain white shirt with collar.
  • House tie. (Brandon – blue stripe; Conrad – green stripe; Gordon – red stripe; Wallace – gold stripe)
  • Black leather shoes not suede, suitable for school wear.  No other colours. No boots.
  • Dark socks should be worn.
  • Ties and School badges must be obtained from the school.
  • Black v-neck jumper/ sleeveless jumper or v-neck cardigan with black buttons.
  • The jumper/ cardigan, if worn, should always be buttoned up and should not be longer than the blazer.

Girls' Uniform

  • Black blazer with School badge.
  • Plain white blouse with collar.
  • House tie. (Brandon – blue stripe; Conrad – green stripe; Gordon – red stripe; Wallace – gold stripe)
  • Harrow grey, knee length straight box pleated or ‘A’ line skirt, with or without back vents.
  • Harrow Grey flat front or classic pleated trousers. No other trousers are permitted.
  • Plain black leather shoes. Heels no bigger than 6 cm at the highest point. (No platform soles, sling-backs, boots, clogs, etc.)
  • With a skirt, long white knee length socks or plain thick black opaque tights.
  • With trousers, dark socks should be worn.
  • Black v- neck jumper/sleeveless jumper or v-neck cardigan with black buttons.
  • The jumper/ cardigan, if worn, should always be buttoned up and  should not be longer than the blazer.

PE Kit

Following consultation with the School Council, all students now use the new, simplified unisex PE kit.

Compulsory items:

  • A white t-shirt with school badge
  • Plain black shorts
  • Plain black football socks
  • Rugby shirt with school badge in House colour
  • Trainers, these should be predominately white with a non-marking sole. (Canvas, plimsolls, trainers with black soles will not be allowed)
  • Football boots for boys (optional for girls)

Optional Items:

  • Plain black tracksuit bottoms
  • Gum guards (strongly advisable and available to purchase from the PE Department)
  • Shin pads

Naming and labelling of all kit and uniform is strongly advised. Items of clothing can be mislaid during the changing period.

It is expected that all students wear the correct St. Clere’s School PE kit and to bring to their kit to every PE lesson. Students will receive a consequence if they forget any part of their kit in the form of a kit mark. If they receive two kit marks in a half term they will automatically receive a one-hour detention after school on a Monday.

A pupil who forgets their kit will be offered spare kit; if they refuse to borrow kit and participate in a lesson, they will automatically receive a one-hour detention after school on Monday.

Jewellery, Hair and Make-up

Parents are advised that, on the grounds of health, safety and security, pupils are not allowed to wear jewellery at school, except:

•  a watch
•  one plain small gold or silver, round stud with no design or decoration worn at the bottom of each ear lobe.

Tattoos and other piercings are not allowed.

Hairstyles should be neat and tidy without extremes of style or design. Hair colours should be natural. Hair shorter than a number (grade)2, shaved or partly shaved heads and hair braided with beads or decorations is not allowed.

Hair restraints may be worn in black or white or in a colour of the House of the pupil.

  • Plain coat.
  • No hoodies, denim jackets or tracksuit tops.
  • No basketball caps (unless school issue).

Hairstyles & Make-up

Hairstyles for all pupils are expected to be neat and tidy, suitable for school and without extremes of style, colour or length.  Hair restraints should be plain white or black material or in the appropriate House colour – for safety reasons, metal or plastic slides, clips, beads or bands are not allowed.  Obvious hair dyes, a large amount of plaits or very short haircuts are not suitable for school.

If parents are unsure about a planned hairstyle for their child, they should consult with the school via the Head of Year or Senior Staff before making a decision.  Any issues regarding religious or cultural reasons for a mode of dress or hairstyle should be raised with the school.

Makeup is not allowed, neither is nail varnish.  Pupils will be told to remove makeup and nail varnish if worn to school.