Uniform Policy

Parents, teacher and students work together to ensure that the highest possible standards are maintained in all areas of school life at St Chad’s. A student’s willingness to wear the correct uniform accompanies an attitude to school, which usually maximises success in learning and personal development. It also indicates a family’s commitment to the values and ethos of the school, which is crucial to the growth and development of our young people. There are a number of good reasons for having a school uniform:

  1. It is a sign of commitment, pride and a badge of belonging to our school
  2. It is a way of avoiding an expensive ‘fashion contest’ in school
  3. It keeps young people focused on their studies
  4. It stops differences emerging between ‘those who have and those who have not’

The uniform, which is clearly described in the policy, is compulsory for all students. The Headteacher and all staff reserve the right to determine acceptable standards of dress and appearance with reference to this uniform policy. The aim is to help students learn that dress codes are a fact of life, and that ‘dressing for success’ is a good preparation for adult and working life.

St Chad’s uniform policy is strictly enforced with sanctions for those who refuse to conform. In rare cases where students arrive in school incorrectly dressed, parents will be contacted with a request to bring the correct items to school or there will be an expectation that loan items will be worn if available. Parents should provide their child with a written note if there is a good reason why (s)he is temporarily not wearing the full school uniform. In cases of hardship, parents or carers should contact their child’s Pupil Progress Coordinator for confidential advice.

All items are compulsory. It is expected that full school uniform is worn correctly during the school day and on journeys to and from school. We are confident that our parents will always understand the need to support the school to make sure that our high standards of uniform are maintained. Please do not allow your child to persuade you to buy non-uniform items, as this will cause unnecessary expense. It is vital that we as adults (school and parent working in partnership) help our children to grow and mature by setting clear boundaries of behaviour.

Girls Uniform

  • Blazer – Maroon with same colour lining with pre-embroidered school badge.
  • Shirt – Plain white, with collar and top button.
  • Tie – Clip-on maroon red with double-white stripe.
  • Pinafore – Grey with boxed pleat. Must touch the knee.
  • Shoes – Black, polishable, low heeled. Please note that fabric shoes, trainers, pumps or boots are not acceptable.
  • Socks/Tights – Plain grey, knee-length socks or plain grey opaque tights. No other colours, no patterned tights.
  • School Bag – Two-strap, rucksack style bag.
  • Grey cardigan - Optional

Boys Uniform

  • Blazer – Maroon with same colour lining with pre-embroidered school badge.
  • Shirt – Plain White, with collar and top button. Must have a collar and top button suitable for wearing a tie. (Long or
    short sleeved shirt may be worn).
  • Tie – Clip-on maroon red with double-white stripe.
  • Trousers – black.
  • Shoes – Black, polishable. Please note that fabric shoes, trainers, pumps or boots are not acceptable.
  • Socks – Plain Grey/Black. No other colours, not patterned.
  • School Bag – Two-strap, rucksack style bag.
  • Grey V-neck jumper - Optional

Girls PE Kit

  • PE Shorts - Plain black (Plain black jogging pants/sports leggings optional in winter months)
  • Round Neck T-Shirt - Black with embroidered school badge
  • Socks - Black knee length
  • Trainers - Plain black, not pumps

Boys PE Kit

  • PE Shorts - Plain black (Plain black jogging pants optional in winter months)
  • Polo Shirt - Black with embroidered school badge
  • Socks - Black knee length
  • Trainers - Plain black, not pumps

Additional Notes

  • Hairstyles - Extremes of hairstyle and hair colouring are not acceptable. Haircuts below a number 2 and hair fashion accessories are not allowed. Hair bands/bobbles can be worn but must be black. Long hair must be tied back in practical subjects.
  • Jewellery - Wristwatches are permissible and stud earrings only - but not in PE. No other jewellery is allowed. Nose studs and other forms of body piercing are not acceptable. The school reserves the right to request removal and to confiscate if necessary. No responsibility is accepted for the loss of any confiscated items.
  • Make-up – Make-up, fake tans, false nails, and nail varnish must not be worn. The school reserves the right to request removal.

Uniform can be purchased from:

Laser Schoolwear
29 Church Street,
Runcorn,
WA7 1LX
Tel: 01928 890244


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