Over the past few months the governors and senior team have been reviewing our uniform policy which has now been in place for well over 20 years.
The school has always taken great pride in the uniform and that high standards of dress are considered important to the ethos of the school. This is something that should continue in the future, however, in recent years there is now a growing view that school uniforms should be more equal for both boys and girls and differentiating between them is not necessarily the right approach for the future. Many schools are reviewing their policies in the light of this and whilst we feel that the blazer is important, is it fair that we should have two colours? In addition, many parents have commented that the cost of burgundy tights is high as they can only be bought through the school or suppliers.
After much discussion within the school between governors, staff, ROSCA (Parents' Association) and student council, we have decided that a consultation to bring a single colour blazer should be shared with the school community. There are three uniforms, with students wearing either a burgundy or black blazer. You will notice that in order to make it match for both boys and girls there are some differences, most notably, that a burgundy skirt could be introduced in order that our colours differentiate us from other schools. This will also give the option of changing the tights to black which many parents have stated they would prefer. One of the burgundy options remains the same for the girls but it does mean a grey pair of trousers for the boys to match them accordingly.
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