School Uniform - Footwear requirements from September 2017

From Tuesday 5th September 2017 all students Year 7 -11 are required to attend school in black shoes. Black shoes are part of the school uniform.

If your son/daughter fails to wear appropriate black shoes, you will be asked to collect them from school and they will not be permitted to return to school until they wear appropriate black shoes.

Rationale for black shoes

• Shoes are smart

• Preparing young people for the world of work

• Raising standards of the school uniform

• Consistent approach across the school

 

Who will be affected most by this change?

· Mainly boys

· Majority of girls already wear appropriate black shoes

 

Logistics

· Students will need to bring trainers for PE.

· Students will need to bring trainers with them if they want to play football on the Astroturf at lunchtime.

· Students will need to bring a bag to school with them.

Sportswear brand such as Nike, Adidas, Puma, Converse do not manufacture black shoes they manufacture black trainers. No footwear by sportswear brands will be allowed.

Black shoes manufactured by the ‘Kicker’ brand are allowed, with the exception of Kicker Tovni, which are not permitted. 

Some parents/carers may disagree with the enforcement of the school uniform policy that will be effective from September, but we do hope you appreciate the rationale behind these changes and we ask that you are fully supportive of it. As a school, the last thing we want to do on the first day of a new academic year is to send students home from school.

All students were informed of the reinforcement of the school’s uniform policy during assemblies on Wednesday 28th June and it will be revisited each week until the end of term. We will continue to send you information to reinforce our message on shoes in the coming weeks and throughout the summer holidays.

The information leaflet below will give you further examples of what we class as an ‘appropriate black shoe’. If you have any questions/queries regarding black shoes, please contact the school office/Year Student Managers and they will address these. The last thing the school want is for parents/carers spending money during the summer holidays on footwear that will not be permitted.