Pentrehafod School uniform is available to buy online or in-store at our prefered supplier Bergoni.co.uk.
Our uniform policy will be amended in line with the changes effective from September 2018.
School Uniform Policy
- It is our school policy that all students wear our school uniform when attending school, or when participating in a school-organised event outside normal school hours. We provide a complete list of the items needed for school uniform in our school prospectus and our website and students have their own list in their planner.
2 Uniform at Pentrehafod School
- Plain black tailored straight leg trousers or a black skirt of suitable length, our preferred supplier is Bergoni tel: 01792 796880 bergoni.co.uk. After the May Half-term, when weather may be warm, students may choose to wear black, knee-length tailored shorts.
- Plain white shirt with school tie or school polo shirt with school badge
- Black v neck jumper, cardigan or black crew neck sweatshirt with school badge
- School tie
- Sensible black low heeled shoes
- If a student chooses to wear a hijab for religious reasons it is to be black or dark blue
- Dark coloured outer coat
- Facial/ body piercing is not allowed
- Wearing hooded tops or sports jacket as school coats are not allowed
- Jewellery should be kept to a minimum; a wrist watch and small earrings
- Students can wear articles of faith but must comply with health and safety guidelines
3 Aims and objectives
3.1 Our policy on school uniform is based on the notion that school uniform:
- Promotes a sense of pride in the school;
- engenders a sense of community and belonging towards the school;
- is practical and smart;
- identifies the students with the school;
- prevents students from coming to school in clothes that could be distracting in class;
- makes students feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance;
- is regarded as suitable wear for school and good value for money by most parents/carers;
- Is designed with health and safety in mind.
4 Extreme haircuts and colours
- 4.1 The school does not permit students to have ‘extreme’ haircuts and unnatural hair colours. We aim to prepare students for the world of work and encourage them to understand that many work places have policies on this. Please do not let students shave their head, or shave in ‘tramlines@’
5.1 The school wants all students to grow into healthy adults. It is dangerous for students to wear shoes that have platform soles or high heels, so we do not allow students to wear such shoes in our school. We expect students to wear black suitable footwear in keeping with the smart appearance of a school uniform.
6 Physical Education Kit
- New school PE kit – Compulsory for Year 7
- Gym shoes and Trainers
- Plain one piece swimsuit and towel
- A swimming cap is essential for students with long hair
- A black tracksuit is optional for outdoor use only or for religious reasons
- Girls may wear ¾ or full length black sports leggings. These should be logoed with Pentrehafod School
- A note must be provided in an envelope if a pupil needs to be excused from a PE lesson.
- A swimming costume and towel will be needed for all pool activities.
- * All jewellery MUST be removed for PE. This supports health and safety
7 Mobile/MP3 Players
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7.1 We do not allow mobile phones at all during the school day.
8 The role of parents/carers
8.1 We ask all parents/carers who send their students to our school to support the school uniform policy. We believe that parents/carers have a duty to send their students to school correctly dressed and ready for their daily schoolwork. One of the responsibilities of parents/carers is to ensure that their child has the correct uniform, and that it is clean and in good repair.
8.2 If any parent would like the school to modify the uniform policy, they should make representation, in the first instance, to the Headteacher. The school welcomes young people from all backgrounds and faith communities. If there are serious reasons, for example on religious grounds, why parents/carers want their child to wear clothes that differ from the school uniform, the school will look sympathetically at such requests.
9 The role of Governors
9.1 The Governing Body supports the Headteacher in implementing the school uniform policy. It considers all representations from parents/carers regarding the uniform policy and liaises with the Head teacher to ensure that the policy is implemented fairly and with sensitivity.
9.2 It is the Governors’ responsibility to ensure that the school uniform meets all regulations concerning equal opportunities.
9.3 Governors ensure that the school uniform policy helps students to dress sensibly, in clothing that is hardwearing, safe and practical.
10 Monitoring and review
10.1 The Governing Body monitors and reviews the school uniform policy through its committee work by:
- seeking the views of parents/carers, to ensure that they agree with and support the policy;
- considering, with the Headteacher, any requests from parents/carers for individual students to have special dispensation with regard to school uniform;
- requiring the Headteacher to report to the Governors on the way the school uniform policy is implemented.