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School Uniform

Items listed as ‘Holy Family School’ are branded items displaying the school logo.

Holy Family School Blazer: For allstudents; this may be removed in lessons at the teacher’s discretion.

This will be optional for Year 11.

Holy Family School V‐neck Jumper: Year 11 will be permitted to wear a black V‐neck school jumper during their final academic year. Otherstudents wearing a jumper will wear only be permitted to wear a plain, grey V‐neck school jumper with a plain red stripe around the v neck.

Plain, White Shirt: To be tucked in at all times and should not be too tight. 

Holy Family Tie: Done up to the collar with the tip reaching the waist band. Shirt top button must be fastened.

Coats: These may be worn to school on top of the school blazer but are NOT to be worn inside the school building. Denim jackets, tracksuit tops, hoodies, sweatshirts and other non‐uniform items should not be worn. 

Plain, Black School Trousers: The following trousers are NOT permitted:   fashion trousers, jeans, cropped or tapered, any trousers tight around the legs, lycra, or lycra‐style stretchy material, trousers with external zips or leggings style. All trousers must have sufficient fabric to hang away from the leg.

Plain, black school trousers should be worn with black socks/tights so as to fully cover the ankle.

Holy Family School Knee Length Skirt: No other skirts are permitted and the Holy Family School Skirt must not be more than 4 cm above the knee.

Plain Black Tights or Socks: Socks must adequately cover the ankles. Both tights and socks must be plain with no pattern. Plain Black School Shoes: Formal leather or faux leather style with black sole and without logos or markings. The following footwear is NOT permitted: boots, trainer style shoes, pumps, backless slip‐ on shoes or shoes with additional jewellery. If your child requires specific footwear for a medical condition, please contact the relevant Year Leader to discuss arrangements.

Accessories: No accessories are permitted in school apart from a plain black belt with a small, plain buckle. Hats and caps, large or fashion belts are not allowed. Light Make Up: Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 and 11) are permitted the discreet use of light foundation, but NO lipstick, eye shadow, eye liner, false eye lashes, fake tan and false, coloured or long nails. 

Jewellery: One pair of small round gold or silver studs in ear lobes only.                            

Piercings (facial & body), rings, bands, necklaces and bracelets are NOT permitted. This also applies on entering and leaving the premises and any worn will be confiscated until a parent or guardian can

collect them. Pupils are allowed a wrist watch; however, the use of smart watches for communication is not allowed. Parents/carers need to carefully consider the “healing period” after piercings in order to meet these requirements in school.

Moderate Hairstyles: Hairstyles shorter than grade 2 or with large variations in length, lines, patterns, contrasting colouring or colours considered to be unnatural are NOT permitted. Students who arrive with non‐regulation hairstyles will spend their break and lunchtimes in isolation and will not be allowed to participate in official school photographs.

Pupils wearing incorrect uniform will be offered the chance to change into school‐owned uniform.

Refusal to comply will lead to isolation and a parent/carer bringing in the correct items or taking pupils to have false nails/piercings removed. Students refusing to comply will be treated as defiant and dealt with in line with the school’s Behaviour Policy. 

Uniform Policy