At King Charles I School we are proud of our standards of school uniform that are the result of a high degree of co-operation between parents/carers, students and the school.
We are firm believers in a school uniform that is properly and consistently worn. We believe that this helps young people to develop a real pride in themselves and their school and to look smart helps them to think smart too. Uniform helps students to feel part of our community, and makes the point that there is no discrimination. It sets a standard which supports our expectations of work and behaviour. We find it helps maintain the right environment for learning.
All students wear their uniform both in school and when representing the school at events or on visits. When the students are travelling to and from school in the community we expect that the same high uniform expectations are met with the students wearing the uniform with pride and role modelling our beliefs. Outdoor coats may be worn over, but not instead of, blazers which are compulsory in Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. In this respect we expect no less from our students than an employer would expect of their employees.
We recommend that name tapes should be put into all garments.
The school keeps a stock of uniform and shoes. If students attend school dressed inappropriately, they will be expected to borrow items and change. If this is not possible we reserve the right to place students in isolation until the issue has been rectified and our expectations have been met.
The clip-on tie will reflect the College your son/daughter is in by a band of colour across the tie. Students in Blounts will need to purchase a tie with a yellow stripe, students in Chads a blue stripe and students in Queens a green stripe. The tie should be attached correctly at all times.
Make-up (including nail varnish and false nails) should not be worn at all by students.
Jewellery should not be worn at all by students. Boys and Girls with pierced ears may wear small plain gold or silver stud earrings, which must not be ‘jewel style’ earrings. There should only be one earring in each lobe. No other piercing is allowed.
As a health and safety measure, long hair should be tied back from the face whenever students are required to do so. This applies to both boys and girls. Hair bobbles used to tie the hair back should be brown or black-other colours are not acceptable. Hair bands must be brown, navy or black. Hairstyles should be in keeping with a formal place of work. Therefore, no extreme hair styles or colours are permissible-eg dip dyeing, extreme bleaching, patterns shaved into the hairstyle or eyebrows are not permitted.
Students in Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 should have a suitable bag that is appropriate for day-to-day use. All students have the use of a school locker where they should leave their bag at the beginning of the day. They should ensure that they take all appropriate equipment from their lockers to lessons. Lockers can be accessed before and after school and at break/lunch times. They should not be accessed between period 1 and 2/4 and 5 or during lessons.