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Uniform (Secondary)

Our aim is to ensure that our Uniform Policy provides a reasonable and sustainable approach to uniforms, as well as providing a shared identity and a common sense of purpose. Our Governing Body has considered these factors when developing and reviewing our Uniform Policy:

  • Assessed the overall cost implications
  • Assessed the impact variations our uniform can have
  • Avoiding frequent changes
  • Taken action to minimise any financial impact of any change on parents (such as allowing pupils to continue to wear the old uniform for a reasonable period)
  • Considered how costs affect different groups of pupils
  • Considered how the cost of their uniform might affect each group represented at the school, especially children who belong to groups with a particular protected characteristic
  • Engaged with parents and pupils
  • Avoid the need for additional uniforms for extracurricular activities
  • Engaged with uniform suppliers

Uniforms must be worn in, to and from school as well as at official functions organised by the school (e.g. when helping at Open Mornings or attending presentation evenings).

Our school uniform is the same throughout the year and consists of:

School blazer†
- The blazer should be worn at all times, unless a member of staff gives permission for a pupil to remove it. This includes wearing a blazer outside the school building on the school site.
- Sleeves should not be rolled up
Required
Branded item
School tie
- Ties should be clipped on over the top button of the school shirt.
Required
Branded item
School jumper
- Optional - but if worn, only a school branded jumper is permitted.
Optional
Branded item
White school shirt
- Shirts should be tucked in with the top button fastened.
Required
Generic
Black tailored school trousers† or a black tailored skirt†
- Trousers should not be leggings, black jeans or tight fitting.
- Skirts must be an appropriate length for a formal school setting, which is below the mid-thigh. Tube skirts are not acceptable for school.
Required
Generic
Black school shoes or (ankle length) boots - these should be plain and flat†
- Must be worn at all times.
- No plimsoll/canvas style shoes or trainers.
Required
Generic
Uniform (Secondary)
School blazer†
- The blazer should be worn at all times, unless a member of staff gives permission for a pupil to remove it. This includes wearing a blazer outside the school building on the school site.
- Sleeves should not be rolled up
Required
Branded item
School tie
- Ties should be clipped on over the top button of the school shirt.
Required
Branded item
School jumper
- Optional - but if worn, only a school branded jumper is permitted.
Optional
Branded item
White school shirt
- Shirts should be tucked in with the top button fastened.
Required
Generic
Black tailored school trousers† or a black tailored skirt†
- Trousers should not be leggings, black jeans or tight fitting.
- Skirts must be an appropriate length for a formal school setting, which is below the mid-thigh. Tube skirts are not acceptable for school.
Required
Generic
Black school shoes or (ankle length) boots - these should be plain and flat†
- Must be worn at all times.
- No plimsoll/canvas style shoes or trainers.
Required
Generic

†If a pupil comes to shcool without a blazer, correct shoes, school skirt or trousers, as described above, they will receive a U code and be offered the item to borrow for the day. If a pupil is not willing to borrow the item and home are not able to bring the correct item into school for them, then the pupil will be placed in our Internal Exclusion Learning Zone for the day.

We are aware that there is always a range of opinions when it comes to uniforms within the school, and with such a large school community, it is not always possible that everyone will agree. However, we are proud that our school has such incredibly high expectations, which has translated into phenomenal exam results and a friendly and purposeful atmosphere. Our high standards also awarded us external recognition such as ‘World Class School’ status.

We appreciate your support in ensuring that your child comes to school looking smart and wearing the uniform correctly.

We also appreciate that children grow quickly, and that for some families, the cost of uniforms can be a challenge.

We provide a uniform exchange and have spare uniforms in school if you should need them.

You can contact wearelistening@roundhayschool.com and type the word UNIFORM along with the name(s) of your child/children. We will arrange a suitable time for you to come to school.

Appearance

– No hair colour judged by the school to be extreme. A single stud in each ear is allowed, but loop or drop earrings are not allowed.

– No nose rings, but one stud is permitted. No necklaces should be visible outside the white school shirt/tie.

– All jewellery must be removed for PE lessons.

– No other clothing items should be visible in the school building (including coats).

The above is not an exhaustive list of uniform requirements, and may also be open to change in light of evolving fashions and pupil choices. These expectations will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and communicated with pupils/families if and when required.

School uniform decisions (including hair, makeup, jewellery, clothing and footwear) are primarily made on the basis of what is considered ‘appropriate for a formal school setting’. The definition of this is entirely at the discretion of the Headteacher: opinions regarding school uniform are often polarised and, as such, there is no requirement to secure consensus or agreement. Therefore, decisions will not be open to negotiation or debate. All decisions sit within the overarching principles set by the Governing Body and the statutory and legal position set by the Department for Education.

PE lessons

For PE lessons pupils will need the following:

Green and black short sleeved PE shirt
Outdoor and indoor
Required
Branded item
Green and black long-sleeved outdoor PE top
Outdoor
Required
Branded item
Black shorts
Outdoor and indoor
Black tracksuit bottoms may be worn for religious reasons with permission
Required
Generic
Black knee length football socks
Outdoor and indoor
Required
Generic
Sports trainers
Outdoor and indoor
Required
Generic
Football boots
Outdoor
Optional unless indicated
Generic
Shin pads
Outdoor
Optional unless indicated
Generic
PE kit (Secondary)
Green and black short sleeved PE shirt
Outdoor and indoor
Required
Branded item
Green and black long-sleeved outdoor PE top
Outdoor
Required
Branded item
Black shorts
Outdoor and indoor
Black tracksuit bottoms may be worn for religious reasons with permission
Required
Generic
Black knee length football socks
Outdoor and indoor
Required
Generic
Sports trainers
Outdoor and indoor
Required
Generic
Football boots
Outdoor
Optional unless indicated
Generic
Shin pads
Outdoor
Optional unless indicated
Generic

Equipment

The following equipment is essential:

A school bag (large enough to carry an A4 folder)

Pupil planner (we will provide this)

A pencil case

Black and/or blue pen

Purple pen (we will provide the first one in September)

Pencil

Ruler

Glue stick (we will provide the first one in September)

A scientific calculator (preferably Casio FX83 or FX85, which can be bought from the Maths department)

Core Learning Plan folder (we will provide this)

A reading book

An apron (for days when you have Cooking)

Headphones (for days when you have Music)

Other useful equipment (optional):

Highlighters

Protractor

Eraser

Coloured pencils

Dictionary

Sharpener

Other

– Chewing gum is not allowed on the school site.

– Pupils must not eat or drink in the corridors.

– Water is the only drink allowed in lessons.

– No energy drinks are allowed on the school site.

– No technology (e.g. mobile phones, headphones) should be visible or heard at any time.

Pupils who defy the uniform and appearance rules will be subject to the sanctions described in the Positive Behaviour policy.

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