Uniform Expectations 2020
Dear Parents and carers,
I am writing to clarify our expectations for uniform standards for the forthcoming academic year.
At Aldersley High School we demonstrate our pride in belonging to our community. A visible indication of this is in the high standard of our students’ uniform. We appreciate that purchasing school uniform is not the only significant cost families will face throughout the summer holidays and new academic year; in order to help parents budget the cost, our main supplier Trutex offers parents a saving scheme whereby they can visit the store and make payments towards the cost of the school uniform ready for the next school year. The store can be found at 14a Cleveland Street, Wolverhampton WV1 3HT or alternatively orders can be placed online for home delivery through the Trutex website.
The Trutex shop will also be open for Aldersley parents on Sunday 9th August from 10am until 3pm.
We previously communicated that our Year 7, 8 and 9 children have a slight change to the uniform for September as we have introduced a new skirt. We have changed it due to the variability in material and length of the current black skirt. Our new Year 7 students will purchase their own skirt and co-ordinating tie however, from September 2020 Year 8 and 9 will be issued with a voucher for the full cost of the skirt and tie. Girls in Years 7, 8, 9 may still wear black trousers. Years 10 and 11 may continue to wear the black skirt or trousers ensuring that they meet the expectations.
Please use the following information to assist when purchasing new uniform. In order to prevent unnecessary conversations with students, we would very much appreciate your support in ensuring that your child is sent to school correctly dressed and equipped. Time spent challenging uniform distracts from our principal purpose of teaching and learning.
We would like to point out that trainer style shoes, soft and suede topped shoes, VANS, canvas pumps and boots are not allowed. These are not appropriate for school; all students must be in appropriate footwear as detailed below. Please ensure that these standards are adhered to.
We will continue to hold a store of spare items in school to enable students and families who are having difficulties in order to maintain high standards whilst they rectify the situation. Heads of Year greet students each morning and will contact home should concerns arise.
Please adhere to the following guidance when preparing for September:
- All students must wear the purple school blazer with Aldersley High School badge.
- All students must wear a white shirt with collar and sleeves in a plain style and buttoned to the collar.
- A school tie as well as their school ID badge and lanyard must be worn by all students.
- Plain black trousers for boys. Skinny or jean type trousers are NOT acceptable.
- Black trousers or a tartan knee length skirt for girls. Skinny trousers, jeans and leggings or lycra material are NOT permitted. Girls in year 10 and year 11 are permitted to wear a plain black knee length skirt (not tight fitting or lyrca).
- Black leather school shoes (as previously described) – plain with low heel only. Where these are not available students may be required to wear shoes provided by the school.
- Hoodies, sweatshirts and coats, caps, hats, scarves or gloves are not to be worn inside the school building.
- Jewellery is not part of the school uniform. A 5mm earing is acceptable in each ear. Facial piercings are not permitted and nose studs are discouraged. If parents/carers wish for their child to have a nose piercing, then it must be plain silver or gold and smaller than 5mm in diameter.
- Hair must be of a natural colour and should not feature tramlines, patterns or large hair adornments. Hairbands and head scarfs should be black or purple.
- Nails should be less than 5mm in length from the tip of the finger
- Make up should be kept to a minimum and students should not wear false eyelashes or eyelash extensions.
- No patterns or lines should be visible in eyebrows. If these are seen students or parents must fill them in with an appropriate eyebrow pencil.
I would also like to remind all parents and carers of our Sixth Form students of the high standards and expectations and that our dress code is business wear.
Please note that the school reserves the right to remove students from classes and may add further consequences if they refuse to comply as set out in our Positive Discipline Policy.
I would finally like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new Assistant Headteacher, leading on Conduct and Pastoral Support from September. As a current staff member within the Amethyst trust I recognise the importance of providing a learning environment in which all students feel safe, valued and known. I very much look forward to supporting you and your children on their school journey and will do everything I can to ensure that all students, have the opportunity to grow both academically and personally to become confident, well rounded and responsible young people.
Myself and the Heads of Year can be contacted on the following email addresses:
Year 7 (current Year 6 transition) – Mrs Loades Vincent: email@example.com
Year 8 (current Year 7) – Mr Pugh: firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 9 (current Year 8) – Mr Rose: email@example.com
Year 10 (current Year 9) – Mrs Hardware: firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 11 (current Year 10) – Mrs Thomson: email@example.com
Sixth Form – Mrs Williams: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Headteacher – Mr Pass: email@example.com
Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to meeting you all soon.
Mrs. N Davis Mr G Pass
Headteacher Assistant Headteacher for Conduct and Pastoral Support