school-uniform

Where you can purchase your uniform:

Skirts – https://www.pbuniform-online.co.uk/sirthomasboteler

PE kit – www.surridgesport.com/sir-thomas-boteler-school

Tie – £5.40 from the School Office/Main Reception

Other items of uniform including blazers with crest can be purchased from Warrington Schoolwear, located in Warrington town centre. You can visit them and order online here: http://alphaschoolwear.com

Dress code and uniform

Buying a school uniform is a major expense and for this reason the uniform has been carefully chosen so that, whilst it is distinctive from those of neighbouring schools, it is also easily obtainable.

Our uniform creates our school identity and establishes a sense of pride amongst the students. It is expected that all students will come to school every day in full, neat, clean uniform, giving the message that our students take pride in belonging to our school. This will continue to be the case until the student leaves the school and will also apply to the public examination period for all students. Year 11 students will attend all examinations and revision sessions in full uniform until their last examination. Staff will ensure that these high standards are maintained at all times.

Uniform sends a strong message about standards and self-worth. Admission to our school implies acceptance of the uniform code and students who are not correctly dressed will be asked to wear uniform/shoes we have in stock and face a consequence. The Head of Year will also be in contact if we are unable to resolve the issue. Repeated disregard for school rules could result in a the student being isolated or in extreme cases a fixed-term exclusion. Our uniform does not discriminate and ensures all learners have equal opportunities and shared expectations, regardless of background.

COMPULSORY UNIFORM

  • Oakleigh tartan kilt style skirt (length below the knee) or black, formal style trousers, (no skinny styles, jean-type material, leggings, lycra or similar).
  • Blue school shirt with collar and top button (no logos and no open neck blouses).
  • Clip-on school eco-tie in navy blue with school crest – available from the Main Office priced £5.40.
  • Navy blue blazer with school crest (school crests can be purchased from the Main Office priced £2.50).
  • Plain black knee socks or plain black 60 denier (plus) tights are to be worn with skirts. Ankle socks with skirts are not Over the knee socks are not permitted. Plain black ankle socks only to be worn with trousers. We will issue spare skirts/tights should a young person fail to comply with the standards. If a skirt is too short, then the person wearing it will be given tights until a new skirt can be purchased.

 

Optional Uniform

Navy blue V-neck school jumper.

If a student forgets his/her blazer, we have a stock from which they can select a blazer to wear for the day.

Our skirts are unique and they are to be purchased as below:

Supplier:      Price & Buckland Limited

Address:      Benneworth Close, Hucknall, Nottingham, NG15

Telephone:   0115 964 0827

Website:      price-buckland.co.uk

Skirts are ordered via the link on our website.  Please click on the school information box and then the uniform box to find this link.  If you experience difficulties the link is:- www.pbparentsonline.co.uk/sirthomasboteler

As a parent/carer you need to register with Price & Buckland before you can make a purchase.

Sizing

Waist sizes are 20, 22″, 24”, 26”, 28”, 30”, 32”, 34”, 36”, 38” & 40”; the waist is adjustable. There are 2 skirt lengths.  All waist sizes are available in a long length (21″). The length chosen must meet school criteria ie the length must be below the knee.

If a student is tall and the length of the skirt does not meet school criteria, a special order can be made for an extra-long length skirt.

Delivery

Skirts can be ordered online and shipped to a home/work address for a small additional fee. You can also choose to order online and ship to school; this service is provided free of charge; it can take up to 2 weeks for your order to arrive at school. All delivery information is available on the Price & Buckland website; just click on the delivery tab.

If you would like to try a size before you buy online, then please contact the Main Office to arrange a convenient time for you to come in to school.

Shoes

Black, flat, polished shoes with no other colours or marking must be worn at all times. Shoes with a sports logo are not permitted. No trainers, boots, canvas pumps, heels or shoes that are unable to be polished are permitted. Do not assume stores that label their stock “School Shoes” will be an appropriate purchase. Please use the photographs as a guide; if in doubt contact Mr Leonard, Assistant Headteacher: jleonard@boteler.org.uk 

If a student is not wearing the correct shoes, we have suitable footwear that will be made available for them to wear for the day. This is not negotiable.

COMPULSORY PE KIT

Students must wear at least one of the following:

Bottoms:

Shorts or skort or leggings

Classic sock (only required to be worn with the shorts and skort)

In the colder months students can also wear tracksuit bottoms (Tek pants). These are also useful as a warm up layer for students who represent the school teams.

Top

Blade T-Shirt and/or Rugby shirt

Students can also purchase the ‘Performance Top’ which acts as an additional useful layer for representing the school or in the winter months.

 

If female students wish to be part of a school team a skort must be purchased.

Leggings can also be purchased as an optional item if preferred.

 

Optional Products

BTEC / GCSE PE Polo Shirt (Year 10 and 11 students only)

Warm-up Performance Top

Blade Short

Tracksuit Bottoms (Tek Pants)

Waterproof Jacket

 

Our PE kit supplier is Surridge Sports and can be purchased online by clicking on the link below: https://www.surridgesport.com/sir-thomas-boteler-school

Orders purchased can be posted to school free of charge and will be given to students upon delivery or items can be posted to a home address for a small additional extra charge.

Students must not wear hoodies or additional branded clothing other than the school PE kit as prescribed below.

Personal Appearance

Shirt and trouser styles

Shirts must have a collar (casual shirts and open neck shirts are not permitted) and be worn appropriately, i.e. shirts must be tucked in, collars buttoned at the top. Trousers should be tailored. Trousers should be worn with a plain black belt where necessary and should not hang below the waist. Very skinny trousers, jeans or leggings are not permitted. Our skirts are specially designed for the school and are to be worn on or below the knee. Alterations to the length of a skirt are not permitted.

Outdoor coats

Outdoor coats must be removed on entering the building and should be worn on the journey to and from school. Hoodies, cardigans and non-uniform jumpers are not permitted. These items will be confiscated. Outdoor coats should be of a dark colour.

 

Hair

Hair must be worn in an appropriate conventional style. Hair styles must be such that they can easily be kept neat and do not prevent students from participating effectively and safely in all school activities. Students are not allowed a grade 0 anywhere on their head. If it is an appropriate blended style it can only blend into a grade 1. If they chose to have a short style all over, then shaved heads or a grade 1 or 2 are not acceptable.  There should not be any style which the school believes would undermine the ethos or discipline of the school. To be clear this means markings cut into the hair or eyebrows, Mohicans and other extreme styles. The dying, high or low lighting of hair in natural colours is acceptable – other colours are not permitted. Students will be required to re-dye their hair in the event of failing to adhere to this rule. Hair accessories must be minimal and appropriate for the learning environment.

 

Makeup and nail varnish

Years 7, 8 and 9 are not permitted to wear make-up. Make-up should be minimal and discreet for Year 10 and 11 students. Excessive makeup must not be worn. Lipstick and coloured lip balm is not permitted in any yea. False eyelashes, extreme drawn on eyebrows, nail extensions, gel/acrylic nails and nail varnish are not permitted. Students will be asked to remove makeup if a member of staff deems it necessary.

 

Jewellery

No jewellery of any kind is to be worn, except for a watch. Watches must be removed before PE lessons. Students who persist in wearing jewellery, other than a watch, will have these items confiscated. A letter will be sent to parents/carers asking them to collect it. Parents/carers will be asked to sign a receipt on collection. Staff confiscating jewellery will place it in an envelope; the envelope will be taken to the Main Office to be locked away.

The school takes no responsibility for jewellery which should not have been brought into school, and is subsequently lost or stolen. However, once confiscated, the school and its staff are responsible for ensuring its security.

Please note – students should not get their ears or any parts of their face newly pierced any time other than during the 6-week summer holidays, due to the length of the healing process. Covering piercings with plasters is not acceptable and students will be required to remove all piercings in line with school policy.

We do not consider make-up, jewellery and non-standard items such as trainers or shirts and sweatshirts with motifs to be acceptable as school uniform. Parental/carer support is crucial in maintaining the high standard of uniform and appearance at our school. Parents/carer are asked to note that we do not accept responsibility for loss of, or damage to, personal property on, or left on, the premises.

The school retains the right to act as the final authority in the interpretation of the dress code. If unsure, parents and students are advised to contact the Pastoral Leaders for clarification before purchasing an item.

As parents / carer, when you chose to send your child to Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School, you signed a home school agreement. This essentially means you support our code of conduct and our expectations and standards. Should your child fail to comply with the standards / rules expected, they will be sanctioned accordingly by the Pastoral and/or Senior Team.

 

 

 

Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School by STB