School uniform develops a feeling of self-esteem among students and does much to eliminate feelings of inequality as well as projecting a positive image for the school. This school has a uniform policy and we ask for the co-operation of parents in ensuring that uniform is worn at all times. If for any reason, this is not possible, please leave a note in your child’s Link Book. Items marked * bear the school logo; these, as well as sports mouth-guards and school ties can be ordered directly from the school office. Other items can be obtained from a number of local stockists.
Formal grey or black skirt, trousers, or shorts (no denim, corduroy or leggings), white shirt with school tie, a navy school sweatshirt* (no hoodies). White or grey socks, black, navy, grey or skin coloured tights and plain (low heeled) black leather/leather look shoes (trainers/canvas are not acceptable). Students must wear black shoes on their way between home and school.
PE & GAMES
Indoor: navy blue round-necked t-shirt*, plain navy blue shorts, leggings, tracksuit bottoms(blue/black) or skorts, white socks, trainers.
Outdoor: navy blue with gold St Osmund’s rugby shirt*, navy knee-length games socks, studded boots. For contact activities the wearing of studded boots, sports mouth-guard and shin guards are strongly recommended but not enforced
In cold weather a PE Department hooded sweatshirt* or dark coloured(blue/black) track suit may be worn. We encourage pupils to layer up with their St Osmunds rugby shirt on top. Long hair tied up and removal of all wristbands, watches and earrings (jewellery in general)
PLEASE MARK EACH ITEM CLEARLY WITH THE PUPIL’S NAME
OTHER ITEMS: Please provide your child with a suitable pen (not a ball point). A ‘Berol’ Handwriting Pen is acceptable. Your child will also need a pencil, a 30cm ruler, a calculator (Key Stage 3) if possible and a medium-sized school bag. A separate bag for PE and Games kit is a good idea, but should not be too large that it will not fit in school lockers.
JEWELLERY: Pupils with pierced ears should wear one pair of plain studs rather than sleepers. (These MUST be removed for safety during PE and Games sessions.) NO OTHER body or facial piercing is permitted. Bracelets and necklaces are not permitted. The types of activity in which pupils may be involved as part of PE and Games sessions, make the wearing of jewellery inappropriate. (Governing Bodies of Sport state all jewellery should be removed during physical activity.)
Make-up (including nail varnish) is NOT to be worn in school.
Extreme hairstyles and un-natural hair colours are not permitted.
MOBILE PHONES / ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Should a pupil bring their phone/device to school it should be placed in their school locker for the duration of the day. The school does not accept any responsibility for loss or breakage of the phone/device. The school also reserves the right to retain devices should there be any inappropriate usage during the school day.
If you are in any doubt about uniform and equipment please check with the school.