27th November 2015
As the winter weather approaches, I would like to set out what the uniform standards are regarding outdoor clothing, so there is clarity on what the expectation is for all pupils.
Uniform regulations are found in your child’s planner on page 41, and you will find more information on the website in the ‘Parents’ section.
Dark plain coats or jackets only are acceptable. Please do not allow your child to wear brightly coloured or patterned coats to school.
Hoodies and sports jackets, (including anything with sports logos or numbers etc) are not allowed under any circumstances, and if they are brought to school, will be confiscated. Neither should pupils bring these items to wear outside the school gates to and from school. If confiscated, they will not be returned to pupils until the last day of term, unless parents or carers come to school on Fridays between 3.00pm and 4.00pm to collect the items.
Hats, gloves and scarves of pupils’ choice are permitted, but pupils must be mindful they must be stored in their bags during the school day. (Therefore thought may wish to be given to very large scarves, which will likely take up too much room in bags.)
Boots (shoes on the ankle or above), are not allowed. If weather becomes treacherous i.e. snow or ice underfoot, pupils should of course, wear suitable footwear walking to school, but they will need to change into their school shoes before entering the building.
We appreciate that extra clothing worn under shirts can keep pupils warm. However, such items like T-shirts or long- sleeved tops must not be visible, therefore attention should be paid to the neckline of the top. Neither must cardigans be worn under blazers. Such items will be confiscated and returned on the last day of term. School jumpers are available to order from the school website.
Hopefully this information clarifies the school’s expectations. By following these regulations, any difficult conversations regarding uniform should not be necessary.
I thank you for all your continued support. Pupils look very smart indeed and I am sure you must be very proud of your child wearing the Dean Trust Ardwick uniform. We are.
Ms S Finlay
Dean Trust Ardwick