Apart from watches, jewellery (including studs, rings, earrings or any other body/ facial piercings) is not to be worn. This is because of the potential risk of accidental damage from the wearing of such items and they will be confiscated. Charity bands (except for the chosen College charity) or charity lapel badges are not allowed. We will do our best to assist your child in safeguarding their property. However, the College does not accept any responsibility for the loss of or damage to personal possessions brought on site.
We advise that pupils do not bring mobile phones into the College. However, we do recognise that some parents may wish their child to have a mobile phone with them as they travel to and from the College. Any mobile phones brought in should be switched off as they enter the school premises (staff teaching period 1 will give a final reminder to switch them off) and put away until they have left the premises. We do not take any responsibility for loss of or damage to mobile phones. Inappropriate use of phones in school will result in confiscation without notice.
During cold or inclement weather pupils are advised to wear a suitable coat. Tracksuit tops or hooded sweatshirt tops are not allowed to be worn whilst pupils travel to or from the College over, or under their blazer.
Pupils are strongly advised to purchase and wear a gum shield when participating in activities such as hockey and rugby. When a PE kit is brought into school, it must be carried in a school bag. All pupils are provided with a locker where any non-college clothing should be stored.
Large amounts of money or items of value (including personal audio equipment such as MP3 players, iPads or other tablet devices, electronic games etc) should not be brought into the College. Such items will be confiscated by staff and may subsequently be collected by parents/carers from reception.
Hair and Cosmetics
Pupils are expected to wear hair in a neat and acceptable style. Hair must be of one colour and natural in appearance. Hair styles (including shaved heads) judged to be extreme by the Principal are not permitted. Make-up, including coloured nail varnish, lip gloss and fake tan, is not to be worn. False nails, false eyelashes or other such beauty accessories are not acceptable. Hair bands are permissible but should also be black in colour. ‘Holiday braids’ are not permissible. Pupils who do not conform to the College’s Uniform and Appearance Policy will be sanctioned in line with the Behaviour and Safety Policy.
We recommend that parents/carers make their own arrangements for insurance of bags, watches, mobile phones, bicycles etc.- usually by an extension of their home insurance.
In the interest of health and safety, pupils will not be permitted to wear pump style footwear. Pumps, canvas style shoes, Converse, Vans and High Tops are not acceptable and must not be worn.
We encourage children to lead healthy lifestyles. We strongly recommend that pupils drink water throughout the day. Fizzy drinks and energy drinks such as Lucozade, Powerade etc are not allowed High-caffeine drinks including Red Bull, Monster etc are also not allowed. These drinks will be confiscated.