The uniform/appearance policy strengthens ethos and promotes a strong sense of identity across the school community by setting out clear standards of acceptable dress. It is expected that all pupils will come to school every day in clean and correct uniform, giving a message that they take pride in themselves and in belonging to the school. The school tie and badge can be obtained from the school office and all the remaining items of the uniform are readily available at our local ‘JFK’, Washerwall Lane, Werrington.
The support of parents in ensuring a high standard of uniform is essential and so we would encourage all parents to read the following information about our uniform:
Other Uniform Rules
- Hairstyles must be plain and practical for school. No extremes of fashion including steps, lines, shaved styles, elaborate braiding, non-natural hair colouring or streaking. The Governors expect the Headteacher to be the arbiter of what constitutes an extreme of fashion
- No jewellery except a single stud in each ear, or a wristwatch should be worn to school. The school takes no responsibility for any jewellery items brought in by pupils
- Outdoor clothing must not be worn inside the school
- Football scarves or other fashion items denoting membership of gangs or groups must not be worn.
- Uniform should be worn correctly (i.e., clip on ties and shirts tucked in).
- No nail varnish, false nails, eyelashes, or make-up should be worn
The School Day
Regular attendance at school is the legal responsibility of the parents.
- School opens to students:
8.30am (no supervision of pupils before this time)
- Morning registration:
8.45 – 8.55am
- Period 1:
8.55 – 9.55am
- Period 2:
9.55 – 10.55am
10.55 – 11.10am
- Period 3:
11.10am – 12.10pm
12.10 – 1.00pm
- Afternoon registration:
1.00 – 1.25pm
- Period 4:
1.25 – 2.25pm
- Period 5:
2.25 – 3.25pm
- School ends:
The Target is 96% and above
96 - 99%
91 - 95%
Serious Concern / Persistently Absent
90% or less
First Day of Absence
If your child is too ill to attend school then the school must be alerted on the first day that they are absent, no later than 9am. It is vital that this contact is made as soon as possible, so that we can fully adhere to our safeguarding procedures. This is done daily regardless, to ensure the situation has not changed and if a poorly child is now in school.
You can contact the school on 01782 552 100 first thing in the morning. If this does not happen, we will be contacting you via a system called SchoolComms to inquire why your child is absent from school. This will be by text, voicemail or a message left on your telephone.
If we do not hear from you, this will be recorded as an unauthorised absence and our safeguarding procedures will be actioned.
Unauthorised absence can put your child at risks that are beyond the control of the school or you as parents. We work closely with the EWW and local police, who regularly visit the school to build up relationships with pupils, offering support wherever possible.
Achieve Excellent Attendance
- Telephone school on the first day of your child’s absence and subsequently each day they are absent.
- Ensure that contact numbers are up to date.
- Encourage your child to aim for 100% attendance each term.
- If problems persist, then do not hesitate to contact the school to discuss them.