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The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

School Uniform Changes

Please read more for details of very important changes to the school uniform and the Code of Conduct that parents need to be aware of before the beginning of the new school year in September 

Dear Parent/Carer                                                                                        24th June 2013

Re: Changes to the 2013/14 School Uniform                                  

Following the consultation with parents/carers in 2012, we are writing to remind you that we are changing the school uniform, from September 2013. The following changes have been made to ensure that there is greater consistency amongst all our students with regards to how they wear their uniform. This should allow staff to focus more of their attention on teaching and learning, and waste less time addressing uniform issues such as short skirt lengths and inappropriate tie lengths, to name a few. Students, who do not follow the schools Code of Conduct with respect to uniform, will be removed from lessons in September until the matter is addressed.
  • New grey kilt style skirtmust fall below knee length. Compulsory for all female students wishing to wear a skirt. Girls’ trousers are still permitted
  • New Grey jumper with blue V-neck trim (compulsory for all Year 7-10 students)
  • Clip on ties (compulsory for all students)
  • Black tights only – tan/natural tights are not permitted (all female students). The only alternative to black tights are traditional white ankle socks
  • Black belts must be worn with boy’s trousers (where directed). This is in response to a current fashion amongst a minority of our male students who choose to wear their trousers below the waist, in turn exposing their underwear.
All compulsory items of uniform must be purchased through our designated suppliers: Class designs (Hanwell - 0208 567 1155) or Jackies Uniforms (Kenton - 0208 909 1105)

Changes to the Code of Conduct

I would also like to take this opportunity to draw your attention to some changes to the school’s Code of Conduct which will also come into effect from September 2013.
  • False nails & eyelashes (as well as tans that will be categorised as make-up) will not be permitted. False nails have been a particular problem this year, with teachers from Design Technology, Science and Physical Education expressing health and safety concerns relating to these cosmetic items
  • The school will not authorise any holidays taken in term time and maybe forced to seek legal advice where this occurs. Leave of Absence can only be authorised in exceptional circumstances. This step has been taken to reflect the recent law change made by the coalition government.
Yours faithfully
Mr P Walton
Assistant Headteacher in charge of Pupil Care