PERSONAL PRESENTATION, UNIFORM & EQUIPMENT
IN ALL CASES, STUDENTS NOT CONFORMING TO THE STANDARDS CONSIDERED TO BE ACCEPTABLE, WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF OUR SCHOOL POLICY ON UNIFORM AND PERSONAL PRESENTATION, WILL BE ISOLATED UNTIL THE ISSUE HAS BEEN RESOLVED.
In order to meet the required standard, students are expected to wear our school uniform correctly, e.g. shirt tucked in, top button fastened, school tie correctly worn (7 stripes below the knot) and blazer sleeves rolled down.
Furthermore, in meeting the expected standard for Personal Presentation, students must conform to the following requirements:
- Hairstyles which are considered extreme in any way are NOT acceptable e.g. shaved heads, patterned shaving, ‘mullet’ cuts, unnatural or two-tone colours
- Haircuts shorter than a No 2 blade are NOT allowed
We acknowledge that Afro-textured hair is an important part of our Black staff and students’ racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious identities, and requires specific styling for hair health and maintenance. We therefore, welcome Afro-textured hair worn in the following styles afros, locs, twists and braids.
- Excessive use of make-up is NOT acceptable – students wearing makeup which is plainly visible, will be expected to remove it
- Nail varnish and the wearing of false nails is NOT allowed
- Piercings of any description are NOT allowed.
With regards to jewellery and personal items, students are only allowed to wear a watch - other jewellery, piercings or personal items are NOT permitted.
For Health & Safety reasons, the wearing of jewellery or personal items is NOT allowed during PE lessons.
If any student is seen to be wearing jewellery or personal items, that are not in line with our uniform policy, the member of staff concerned will confiscate the item in the first instance. The item will be put into an envelope, clearly labelled with the student’s name and it will be placed in a lockable cupboard in Student Reception.
Students will be allowed to collect the confiscated item at the end of the same school day from Student Reception. If any item is confiscated from the same student on more than one occasion in any half-term, Parents/Carers may be asked to collect the confiscated item from school.
UNIFORM AND EQUIPMENT
All students at The Westleigh School are expected to have basic equipment with them every day to ensure that they are ready for learning:
|All students MUST have following items on a daily basis:
|Students MUST have an age appropriate reading book with them every day
|Students must bring their full PE kit on each day when PE is timetabled.
Full PE kit must be brought, even on days when a student is unable to take part due to injury, for example, as they will still be expected to be part of the learning that takes place that lesson.
|Uniform Option 1
|Uniform Option 2
This MUST have a top button that is fastened at all times.
Academic Year 2023/24 the colouring system is:-
This item MUST be a tailored style and must NOT be denim, ‘skinny’, ‘slim fit’ or tightly fitting.
This item is a bespoke, grey tartan/checked skirt, which is worn knee length.
This item MUST be purchased from our approved suppliers.
This optional item is only available from our approved suppliers
|This MUST be a plain black shoe without logos – boots, sandals, pumps, training/sports shoes, sliders, flipflops, sports brands or high heels will NOT be allowed.
Any shoe above the ankle is classed as a boot.
This optional item must NOT have any highly visible logos which are coloured (e.g. white, red, green, orange or yellow) – sweatshirts or hoodies are NOT allowed to be worn as an outdoor coat
Students must NOT wear any of the following items: hoodies, sweatshirts, baseball caps, boots or trainers
PE KIT : 2023/2024
If students are unable to physically participate they MUST bring a note to their lesson with their PE kit so that they can participate in the role of a coach / umpire or official.
Please be aware that studded boots are essential for students wishing to participate in competitive rugby games because trainers / astro boots or moulded boots DO NOT provide a sure enough footing on wet grass. Moulded boots / Astroturf trainers are ideal for all other outdoor lessons.
Students MUST wear the correct PE kit for all lessons. The students are encouraged to check the weather forecast and plan accordingly.
All students are expected to have the required PE kit available from our approved suppliers:
Outdoor PE Kit
Additional Compulsory items
Indoor PE Kit
Additional Compulsory items
Please be aware that studded boots are essential for boys’ outdoor lessons as training shoes DO NOT provide a sure enough footing on wet grass.
Students MUST wear the correct PE kit for all lessons and students may shower after every lesson if they wish to do so.
Students are encouraged to bring their tracksuits for outdoor lessons.
If students are unable to participate as a performer they are expected to bring a note to their lesson and must still bring their PE kit so that they can participate within another role ie coach / umpire / official.
Parents and Carers are encouraged to ensure that all items of school uniform and equipment are clearly labelled with the student’s name.