PERSONAL PRESENTATION, UNIFORM & EQUIPMENT

 

In all cases, students not conforming to what the school considers to be acceptable within the context of our school policy on uniform and personal presentation will be isolated until the issue has been resolved

 

All students at The Westleigh School are expected to wear our approved school uniform, which is both smart and practical. We believe that this provides our students with a sense of identity and promotes a belonging within our school community.

 

At The Westleigh School, we believe that first impressions are important and for this reason, we expect our students to present themselves in a smart, business-like appearance at all times. By consistently wearing our school uniform to the highest standards, students are not only presenting a positive image of our school community, but also of themselves as individuals. 

 

In order to meet the required standard, students are expected to wear our school uniform correctly, e.g. shirt tucked in, top button fastened, school tie correctly worn and blazer sleeves rolled down.

 

Furthermore, in meeting the expected standard for Personal Presentation, students must conform to the following requirements:

 

  • Hairstyles which are considered extreme in any way are NOT acceptable e.g. shaved heads, patterned shaving, ‘mullet’ cuts, unnatural or two-tone colours
  • Hair extensions, tight plaits and beadings are NOT allowed
  • Haircuts shorter than a No 2 blade are NOT allowed
  • Excessive use of make-up is NOT acceptable – students wearing makeup which is plainly visible will be expected to remove it
  • Nail varnish and the wearing of false nails is NOT allowed
  • Piercings of any description are NOT allowed 
  • No jewellery is to be worn, other than a wristwatch (for Health and Safety reasons, this must be removed during PE lessons)

 

IN ALL CASES, STUDENTS NOT CONFORMING TO WHAT THE SCHOOL CONSIDERS TO BE ACCEPTABLE WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF OUR SCHOOL POLICY ON UNIFORM AND PERSONAL PRESENTATION WILL BE ISOLATED UNTIL THE ISSUE HAS BEEN RESOLVED

 

 

 

CONFISCATION

 

If any student is seen to be wearing more jewellery or personal items than is allowed in line with our policy on Personal Presentation, the member of staff concerned will confiscate the item in the first instance. The item will be put into an envelope, clearly labelled with the student’s name and it will be placed in the school safe in the Pupil Office.

 

Students will be allowed to collect the confiscated item at the end of the same school day from the Pupil Office. If any item is confiscated from the same student on more than one occasion in any half-term, Parents/Carers will be asked to collect the confiscated item from school.

 

 

Uniform & Equipment

 

 

All students are expected to wear our school uniform as required:

 

Boys’ Uniform

Girls’ Uniform

  • White shirt
  • Westleigh School tie (year colour stripe)
  • Black tailored trousers
  • Westleigh School blazer with badge
  • Westleigh School jumper (optional)
  • White or black socks
  • Sensible, plain black shoes
  • Plain black, dark grey or navy outdoor coat (optional)

 

  • White shirt
  • Westleigh School tie (year colour stripe)
  • Westleigh School skirt (knee length) or Westleigh School black tailored trousers
  • Westleigh School blazer with badge
  • Westleigh School jumper (optional)
  • Grey socks or plain grey/black tights
  • Sensible, plain black shoes
  • Plain black, dark grey or navy outdoor coat (optional)

 

Shirt

This MUST have a top button that is fastened at all times.

 

School Tie

 

Academic Year 2020/21 the colouring system is:-

      Year 7 = Blue                 Year 9   = Silver          Year 11 =  Green

      Year 8 = Purple              Year 10 = Maroon

 

Boy’s Trousers

This item MUST be a tailored style and must NOT be denim, ‘skinny’, ‘slim fit’ or tightly fitting.

Girls’ Skirt

This item is a bespoke, grey tartan/checked skirt, which is worn knee length.

This item MUST be purchased from our approved suppliers.

Girls’ Trousers

This item MUST be a tailored style and must NOT be denim, ‘skinny’, ‘slim fit’ or tightly fitting.

Jumper

This optional item is only available from our approved suppliers

 

Footwear

This MUST be a plain black shoe without logos – boots, sandals, pumps, training/sports shoes, sports brands or high heels will NOT be allowed. 

Any shoe above the ankle is classed as a boot.

Outdoor Coat

This optional item must NOT have any highly visible logos which are coloured (e.g. white, red, green, orange or yellow) – sweatshirts or hoodies are NOT allowed to be worn as an outdoor coat

Students must NOT wear any of the following items: hoodies, sweatshirts, baseball caps, boots or trainers

 

 

 

 

The attached set of presentation slides gives a further clarity of our uniform expectations.

 

 

 

 

All students at The Westleigh School are expected to have basic equipment with them

every day to ensure that they are ready for learning:-

 

Planner

This is issued to every student – students MUST have their plan for every lesson.

Equipment

All students MUST have following items on a daily basis:

  • School bag – large enough to carry books and equipment
  • Pencil case with pen, pencil, ruler, rubber and coloured pencils

Reading Book

Students MUST have an age appropriate reading book with them every day

 

 

 

 

PE KIT

 

All students are expected to have the required PE kit available from our approved suppliers:

 

 

  • Black and grey with maroon piping shorts or skort (for girls)
  • Black and grey with maroon piping and school badge polo shirt with 3 buttons OR fitted V-neck polo shirt
  • Black and grey with maroon piping ¼ zip sweater
  • Black and grey turnover top and maroon edging long socks
  • Footwear for indoor and outdoor use. 
    • Indoor - Trainers or Astro Turf trainers – Converse & Vans style pumps are NOT allowed
    • Outdoor - Astro Turf trainers or moulded stud football boots (we recommend Astro Turf Trainers because these can also be worn inside) 

 

Additional Compulsory item for girls’ dance

  • Dance leggings – black with grey detail

Optional

  • Skinny jogger – black and grey piping
  • Base layer top and trouser (skins) - black

 

Students MUST wear the correct PE kit for all lessons and students may shower after every lesson if they wish to do so.

 

Students are encouraged to bring their tracksuits for outdoor lessons.

 

In relation to Astro Turf Trainers, you may find the following websites below useful to help make your purchase:

 

If students are unable to participate as a performer they are expected to bring a note to their lesson and must still bring their PE kit so that they can participate within another role ie coach / umpire / official.

 

 

Parents and Carers are encouraged to ensure that all items of school uniform and equipment

are clearly labelled with the student’s name

 

 

Page updated: 03/09/2021