Brighton Hill Community School

Summer Uniform Policy

Information & Policies

Published on - 27-03-2018

Effective 8th May 2018

Expectations

All students are expected to wear the correct school uniform at all times, and to conduct themselves appropriately when representing the school. This also applies when students are off site and in the school community.

Parents should contact their child’s Tutor/ Head of Year, if there are any personal circumstances affecting their child wearing the correct uniform, in order that provisions for a swift resolution may be made.

Application of the uniform policy

It is the responsibility of parents to ensure that their child comes to school in the correct uniform. Form tutors are responsible for monitoring uniform daily and in the case of any concerns regarding the standard of dress and therefore the application of the uniform policy the tutor will send their tutee to the uniform ‘HUB’, which is a centralised monitoring system, for further monitoring. Where appropriate, a uniform permit may be issued or the student lent the appropriate item of uniform for the remainder of the day, e.g. a school tie. In the case of a severe infringement of the uniform policy (e.g. wrong style of trouser / skirt too short) students may be sanctioned; for example a detention may be set. All staff take a shared responsibility for implementing and, if necessary, enforcing the uniform policy. 

A student not wearing correct uniform or whose appearance is otherwise causing concern (e.g. makeup /excessive jewellery) will in the first instance be referred by his/her tutor and where appropriate their Head of Year. In the event of repeated uniform infringements parents will be contacted and the student may be sent home in order to sort out the uniform problem before returning promptly to school.

In the case of excessive jewellery and other unacceptable accessories, the student will be asked to remove the item, which in some cases may result in these items being confiscated. Please note that confiscated items will only be returned to parents from the school office.

Where necessary, the Headteacher will make the final decision in all matters of uniform and dress.

Summer Uniform effective from 8th May 2018 - July 2018

Please note – the summer polo shirts will not be allowed to be worn after this summer (May - July 2018)

* Optional item of uniform

 


Item of uniform

Available to be purchased from Skoolkit

Guidance / description

Items / uniform variations not permitted

BHCS Summer polo shirt

Yes

Yellow polo shirt with Blue tramlines around the collar with BHCS logo on the chest

Students may wear the optional school jumper over the top of their summer polo shirt.

 

 

Please note – these BHCS summer polo shirts will not be allowed to be worn after July 2018

No other colour or style of polo shirt is permitted to be worn during the summer term.
No other T shirt is permitted to be worn underneath the summer polo shirt.

Students may not wear the blazer or any other cardigan or jumper (which is not the BHCS jumper) over the top of their summer polo shirt.

Please note – these BHCS summer polo shirts will not be allowed to be worn after July 2018

Applicable if choosing to wear the Autumn / Winter uniform

Shirt

Yes

Yellow BHCS school shirts

 

No other colour shirt / blouse is permitted to be worn.

 

Girls in year 11 are permitted to wear a blouse, but may wear a shirt and tie if they choose to do so.

Tie  when worn with a shirt

Yes

Standard BHCS tie, worn with 6 visible stripes

Girls in year 11 are not expected to wear a tie as they are permitted to wear a blouse, although may do so (with a shirt not a blouse) if they wish.

Blazer

Yes

Brighton Hill blazers can be worn if chosen, with the Autumn / Winter uniform only (shirt and tie) in the summer term.

Blazers are not permitted to be worn when choosing to wear the summer polo shirt

Trousers Boys

Yes

Plain black
BHCS recommends Skoolkit as the supplier of this item

No other colour is permitted
Not flecked or patterned
No Chino / jean style trouser is permitted

Trousers
Girls

Yes

 

 

 



Not available

GPR style trouser from Skoolkit is the preferred style of trouser for girls.
Plain black (polyester /wool mix).
BHCS recommends Skoolkit as the main supplier of this item.

The ‘BHS’ retailer style trouser (code: 8910810137) can also be worn.  If your child chooses this style of trouser and opts to wear a belt this must be plain black, small and plain in style with no other variations.

No other colour is permitted
Not tight fitting – No flares, no hipsters, no leggings, no belts, no zips or decorative buttons on the front panel of trouser.

 

No other colour is permitted. Not tight fitting – No flares, no hipsters, no leggings, no zips on the front panel of trouser. The belt with this style of trouser only, must be plain black and discrete.

Skirt

Yes

Pleated Charleston style skirt, Plain black.
BHCS recommends Skoolkit as the supplier of this item

However, the Charleston style skirt can also be found in M&S
(code: T760171)

No other colour is permitted.
No longer than mid-calf or shorter than knee length for all styles of skirt detailed.

Shoes

Not available

Plain black traditional style shoes suitable for school use.
Maximum heel height 2”/5cm

No boots or Ugg style boots, no trainers, no stiletto shoes, no platform soles, no backless shoes, no plimsoles, no dolly shoes. No shoes that have any other colours, branding or marking.

Socks (boys)

Not available

Plain Black

No other colours are permitted.

Socks (girls)

Not available

Plain black ankle socks with skirts and trousers

No other colours are permitted. Knee length socks are not permitted

  Tights

Not available

Plain black or Flesh / neutral coloured

No other colours are permitted.  No patterns

*Jumpers Yes

Brighton Hill embroidered  
V neck, navy - (Unisex)
This item is optional and can be worn with the BHCS summer polo shirt and the shirt and tie.

No other jumper other than the BHCS jumper is permitted to be worn. No sweatshirts or cardigans are permitted. No hoodies are permitted

*T-Shirts / Undershirts

Not available

A plain white vest or T-shirt may be worn under the school shirt only for warmth. Not visible.

No other colour is permitted
No visible T-shirts.  No patterned or logos on T-shirts are permitted

*Coat

Not available

Plain black or navy only.

No other colour, marking or branding is permitted. No Hoodies are permitted.  No denim or leather jackets are permitted

*Hats

Not available

Plain black or navy only.

No other colour is permitted
No caps or ski hats

*Scarf Not Available

Plain black scarf.

No other colour is permitted to be worn in school.  No logos or designs permitted

Summary; during the summer months (i.e. from Tuesday 8th May 2018 until the end of term) the following options apply;

 

General requirements for all students throughout the school. 



Appearance

Guidance / description

Variations not permitted

Earrings

One conventional, gold coloured stud no bigger than 4mm can be worn in each ear lobe only.  
Students may only have their ears pierced ONCE in each ear lobe.
It is strongly advised that students wishing to have their ears pierced should do so at the beginning of the summer holiday, so as to avoid the need for spacers and / or additional piercings to close up.

No other style of earring is permitted.
No other body jewellery is permitted.
No spacers, belly button piercings, nose studs, tongue piercings or any other facial piercings are allowed to be worn.
Failure to adhere to this policy will result in the student having to remove the piercing, being isolated or sent home.

Hair

Students are permitted to colour their hair, however this must be of a natural colour (i.e. blonde, black, brown) and should be uniform in nature.

No other colour other than that stated can be applied.
Students are not permitted to have any markings or tramlines shaved into their hair cut.
No extreme haircuts permitted, e.g. Mohicans.
If in doubt please consult the school before committing to a specific hair cut style.
Failure to adhere to this policy will result in the student either being isolated or sent home.

Nails

Nail varnish or acrylic nails are not permitted to be worn.

Failure to adhere to this policy will result in the student being asked to remove the nail varnish / nails and sanctioned.

Jewellery

Watches are allowed and encouraged in school.  Medical bracelets are permitted to be worn.  Necklaces, bracelets chains and rings are not permitted.

No other jewellery is permitted to be worn, even if for sentimental reasons.
Failure to adhere to this policy will result in the items being confiscated.

Headphones

Headphones / earphones are not permitted to be visible or worn in school.

Failure to adhere to this policy will result in the items being confiscated.

Tattoos

It is a criminal offence to tattoo anyone under 18 unless a qualified medical practitioner does it for medical reasons.
Any incidences of tattoos will be investigated by the school as an issue of child protection.

 

Make-up

Discrete levels of natural coloured foundation are allowed for students in Yr10-11.  No other form of make-up is permitted.

Make-up is not permitted to be worn by any students in Yr7-9.

Failure to adhere to this policy will result in the student having to remove all traces of make-up. Persistent wearing of make-up will result in a higher sanction.