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:
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.
Uniform can be purchased from:
29 Church Street,
Tel: 01928 890244