The new Tarleton Academy uniform is for all students from September 2012. It will be available to order online from http://www.swi.co.uk/ from the 1st August 2012.
In brief, from 1st September 2012 the uniform will consist of:
Click on the links below for copies of information sent out to parents:
Tarleton Academy Uniform Price List for Current Year 7, 8, 9 & 10 Students
Tarleton Academy Uniform Order Form for Current Year 7, 8, 9 & 10 Students
For futher details of the school uniform and the way in which it should be worn please read the following information.
TARLETON ACADEMY UNIFORM POLICY
This policy comes into effect on 1st September 2012.
Policy for School Uniform and Appearance
Our School Uniform is important to us. It is one way in which we identify ourselves as a school family and it promotes a strong, cohesive school identity which supports high standards and expectations in all areas of school life. It promotes harmony between different groups represented in the school, and it enhances security, assisting the school to identify individual students in order to maintain good order and spot intruders more easily.
Smartness and high standards of appearance are expected at all times.
At Tarleton Academy, we believe that a school uniform is important, because it:
• looks smart
• wears well
• contributes to a sense of belonging
• gives a common purpose
• fosters a feeling of pride
• reduces ‘fashion competition’ between students
• prepares students for the world of work.
All students should wear the uniform and we encourage them to maintain an acceptable standard of clean and tidy dress in school. The uniform has been chosen after extensive consultation. It reflects the needs of the cultural traditions represented at Tarleton Academy. It is readily available and inexpensive.
Our School Uniform
White shirt with top button fastened and shirt tails tucked into trousers/skirt
Outdoor wear should be a plain black or grey coat. Casual outer garments such as non-school jumpers, hoodies, cardigans, leather or denim jackets etc. are not acceptable. Dark coloured scarves and hats may be worn during cold weather but these should not be worn in the school buildings.
Plain, black, smart, sturdy shoes.
P.E. and Games Kit
Purple polo shirt with school logo
Black shorts with school logo
Long Purple socks with school name
Trainers; black soled not allowed
Shin pads if required
Black track suit bottoms with white piping
Black Waterproof jacket with school logo and name
Black waterproof bottoms with white piping
Goggles (only allowed after parental permission form received by school)
Black Micro Fleece with school logo
One piece swimming costume, towel and hat.
Black Multisport top with School logo
Swimming trunks or swimming shorts – no Bermuda shorts or PE shorts, towel and hat
Football / rugby boots – staff will notify when these are required
GCSE PE Additional requirement:
Black & white polo shirt with School and GCSE Logo
Black Hooded top with School name and GCSE Dance Logo
Further PE Information
It is also school policy that if the lesson is outdoors any non-participating students must have a complete change of clothing, for example, trainers, tracksuit bottoms, T-shirt and a sweatshirt. They must also accompany the lesson in order that they are supervised at all times. As the weather can be unpredictable, this ensures that your son/daughter still has a clean/dry uniform for school use.
Bags and belongings
• Every student should have a school bag for school equipment.
Fashion Items / Other
Earrings: no more than one piercing per ear, (ear lobes only) with one plain gold or silver stud, which should be removed for P.E. Any other piercings will be removed in school.
Jewellery: no jewellery except for earrings (as above) and a watch. If a student needs to wear a piece of jewellery for medical or religious reasons, it should be removed or covered up during physical activity or during practical learning.
Hair: hair should not obscure a student’s vision. Extreme hairstyles or colourings are not appropriate. If parents are unsure as to the suitability of a hairstyle, they should check with the pastoral team in school first. Hair accessories should be small, plain and black. No flowers or bows should be worn. Shaved patterns in hair or eyebrows will not be permitted.
Make-up: any make up worn in school should be discrete. No nail varnish should be worn.
Tattoos: no student should have any tattoo which is visible when wearing PE kit (including swimming kit).
Non-Compliance with the School Uniform Policy
As a school, we place high priority on preparedness for work. Whilst the uniform policy is agreed by the Governing Body, the day to day implementation of it is the responsibility of the Headteacher, supported by the school staff. The lists above are not exhaustive, and the final decision of suitability or not of the appearance of students lies with the Headteacher.
The Headteacher may discipline a student for breach of the Uniform and Appearance Policy.
All students, as part of the school‘s behaviour policy, are required to carry misdemeanour cards. For minor breaches of the uniform policy (for example, ties not done up correctly, shirts not tucked in) the student will be required to rectify the problem and will have their misdemeanour card signed by the member of staff who has spoken to them about the problem. Four signatures will result in a pastoral detention. If a student loses their card, in the first instance they will be issued with another card. If it is lost again they will receive a pastoral detention.
In the situation where a student is in school in incorrect uniform, this may result in internal exclusion in the Pastoral Development Centre. Parents will be contacted and informed that this course of action has been taken. If parents are able to rectify the situation, by, for example, bringing to school the appropriate school uniform, the student will then return to class. Students may be required, in the case of inappropriate uniform/footwear, to wear uniform/shoes provided by the school in order to allow them to carry on with normal lessons.
Exclusion may be considered where breaches of the Uniform and Appearance Policy are ‘persistent and defiant’.
The Governing Body will review this policy on an annual basis.
Adopted by the Governing Body
Date: March 2012