Uniform

We expect a high standard of personal appearance of all pupils. 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 pupils 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 pupils

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. Many of the items can be bought on the high street. 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 Pupil 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 pupil arrives into school wearing incorrect/lack of uniform an item will be supplied to the pupil 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 pupil to go home to remedy a breach of the school’s rules on appearance or uniform. If the pupil 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 pupil, 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 pupils 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.

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 pupils 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.

Girls’ Uniform

  • Black single-breasted blazer with school badge.
  • Black/pale blue striped school tie.
  • Plain black skirt/pinafore (without split and knee length) or plain black tailored trousers (not denim, canvas or corduroy, ‘flares’ or jeans).
  • Plain white school shirt (not loose fitting, soft collared, button-down or T-shirt).
  • Black plain V-neck pullover with embroidered school badge (a pullover is not compulsory).
  • Plain white or black socks or thick black tights (70 Denier).
  • Sensible, plain black shoes (not trainers, boots, high sided shoes, stilettos, platforms, wedges, slingbacks or suede).

Girls Year 11

  • Black pullover with single blue stripe on V with school badge.

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

  • Black single-breasted blazer with school badge.
  • Black/pale blue striped school tie.
  • Plain black tailored trousers, as sold by our official school uniform suppliers (not denim, canvas or corduroy).
  • Plain white school shirt (not loose fitting, soft collared, button-down or T-shirt).
  • Black plain V-neck pullover with embroidered school badge (a pullover is not compulsory).
  • Plain white or black socks.
  • Sensible plain black shoes (not trainers, high sided shoes, or boots).

Boys Year 11

  • Black pullover with single blue stripe on V with school badge.

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

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. Year 11 girls only may wear make-up that is discreet. Please see policy for full details.