Uniform

As part of this drive for excellence we have been reviewing the school’s uniform in consultation with students, parents, staff and governors. We are now in a position where we can introduce what we believe is an exciting change to the school uniform that will be introduced from September 2020. The new uniform is smart, modern and stylish which is tailored more appropriately for the children.

The change is being introduced to improve the current standard of uniform being worn by students in the school, and to ensure that we have a cost effective, smart uniform that is a representation of the high standards we uphold. We have also listened carefully to our parents and staff that have highlighted concerns over skirt lengths and inappropriate trousers. We have seen an increase in leggings being worn and jean style trousers in boys. It is a duty of the school to ensure our students are dressed appropriately and with dignity at all times. It is, therefore, one of our aims to eliminate this ambiguity, and we believe that parents will appreciate clarity over what constitutes correct uniform. The changes we are introducing will ensure that our students look smarter, and will ensure that valuable staff time is not spent dealing with uniform related issues.

We expect a high standard of personal appearance of all students. Through our uniform and appearance policy we aim to:

  • instil pride in the school 
  • support positive behaviour and discipline 
  • support teaching and learning 
  • encourage identity with, and support for, school ethos 
  • ensure students of all races and backgrounds feel welcome 
  • protect children from social pressures to dress in a particular way 
  • nurture cohesion and promote good relations between different groups of students

Cost of Uniform

We want to ensure that the cost of the uniform does not deter any family from applying to the school. The uniform suppliers, costs and quality have been reviewed to ensure best value. We have two uniform suppliers who we feel offer value for money and high quality items. Parents who are unable to provide their son or daughter with the required items of school uniform should approach the Headteacher with a request for financial assistance, as the school may allocate Student Premium money to ensure correct uniform is worn. Such approaches will be handled with discretion and sensitivity.

Enforcement of Uniform

Parents have a responsibility to ensure that their child comes to school in the correct uniform. Form tutors are responsible for monitoring uniform. All staff have a responsibility for ensuring that students are correctly dressed in class and elsewhere in school. If a student arrives into school wearing incorrect/lack of uniform an item will be supplied to the student short term (1 day), i.e. tie, shoes or blazer. If they refuse to wear the item given this will result in isolation.

In the event of repeated uniform infringements parents will be contacted. After contacting parents, the Headteacher may ask a student to go home to remedy a breach of the school’s rules on appearance or uniform. If the student then repeatedly infringes the school's rules on uniform or appearance, this may constitute a disciplinary offence and may be grounds for exclusion.

Variations of the Policy

The school will carefully consider any request that is made to vary the policy to meet the needs of an individual student, in order to accommodate any religious beliefs, temporary or permanent medical conditions. However, in considering such requests, the school will have to balance the rights of individual students against the best interests of the school community as a whole.

School will be the final arbiter on what is deemed correct or incorrect uniform and appearance.

Policy Review

The uniform and appearance policy will be reviewed termly and will include consideration of consistency, adherence, uniform items, supply, cost and value for money.

Please see the Uniform & Appearance Policy for full guidelines

Uniform and Appearance Code

The Up Holland High School uniform is considered to be smart business wear that will enable your child to feel an equal member of our school community and enable him/her to be recognised by everyone as an ambassador of the school. We expect all students to take pride in their appearance and to uphold our high uniform standards.

School uniform can be purchased from AC Sports (Pemberton) or Slaters (Wigan). No other supplier will offer uniform approved by the school.

The changes to the uniform will be as follows.

Girls Uniform

  • Fitted navy blazer with embroidered new logo
  • Blue shirt 
  • Clip on tie with embroidered logo
  • Grey/Blue check skirt embroidered logo – knee length
  • Navy trousers with embroidered logo
  • Grey knee high sock/Grey thick tights (no ribbons/patterns/lace)
  • Plain black shoe
  • Year 11 – navy embroidered sweater
  • Hair bands/scrunchies/bobbles plain navy in colour

Girls’ PE uniform

  • Black Up Holland badged polo shirt
  • Black Up Holland badged hoodie
  • Black Shorts • Black football socks with blue stripe
  • Trainers (Not Converse/VANS or Pumps)
  • Shin pads • Plastic bag for muddy kit
  • Hair bobble
  • Optional: Black Up Holland badged rain jacket
  • Optional: Plain black tracksuit bottoms

Boys Uniform

  • Navy blazer with embroidered new logo
  • Blue shirt
  • Clip on tie with embroidered logo
  • Navy trousers with embroidered logo
  • Plain navy sock
  • Plain black shoe
  • Year 11 – navy embroidered sweater

Boys’ PE uniform

  • Black Up Holland badged polo shirt
  • Black Up Holland badged rugby shirt
  • Black shorts
  • Black football socks with blue stripe
  • Trainers (Not Converse/VANS or Pumps)
  • Shin pads 
  • Plastic bag for muddy kit
  • Football boots
  • Optional: Black Up Holland badged rain jacket
  • Optional: Plain black tracksuit bottoms
  • Optional: Black Up Holland badged hoodie

All the uniform will still be available to buy from our stockists AC Sports & Slaters, Wigan.

We are keen to minimise expense for our students who only have a limited amount of time left at the school, therefore we are not expecting our Year 11 students in September 2020, to change to the new full uniform, but they may if they so wish. Old uniform will cease to be available in the shop from Easter 2020.

There is a summary below of the changes we are implementing:

  • New Year 7 students will move fully into the new uniform in September 2020.
  • Y8, Y9 and Y10 students will transition into the new full uniform when replacing the old one. We would however expect all students to be in the new uniform by September 2021. 
  • Y11 – to remain in existing uniform with new navy jumper (no blazer), unless they wish to change to full new uniform for the last year detailed as above, but with navy jumper not the new blazer.
  • We will introduce standardised school trousers and skirt, embossed with the school logo, which will be available only through the uniform stockists.

Outdoor coats

Preferably black in colour. Denim, leather and studded jackets are not acceptable.

Jewellery

Please remember that for general reasons of safety and security no jewellery of any kind (e.g. rings, necklaces, ear-rings, ear-studs, etc.) may be worn by either boys or girls, nor should items of jewellery be brought to school. Only a watch is permissible. Refusal to remove will result in isolation.

Hair styles

Hair must be tidy and of a reasonable length. Excessively tinted or dyed hair is not allowed, nor hair with patterned lines cut into it. Please see policy for full details.

Nail varnish

This is not allowed, alongside false nails. Please see policy for full details.

Covid Update:

SLATERS

On-line purchases are available:
https://www.slaters-schoolwear.co.uk/shop/

Appointments are being taken go into store and purchase uniform. Tel: 01942 244426

Store is now open with social distancing rules in place:
9am - 6pm Monday to Thursday
9am - 5pm Friday & Saturday
10am - 4pm Sunday

In July, opening hours will be extended to 7pm Monday to Thursday and in August to 7.45 pm Monday to Thursday.

AC SPORTS

On-line purchases are available https://acsports.co.uk/product-category/school-uniforms/

Appointments are available from 5.00pm onward to go into store to purchase uniform. Tel: 01942 216537

Store is now open with 2 families allowed in at any one time 9.30am - 5.00pm Monday - Saturday
Opening hours will be extended as necessary.

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Uniform and Appearance Policy