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Standards and Expectations


  • Black blazer with badge on breast pocket and red braid on each pocket.
  • Black conventional school trousers (not excessively flared or too narrow). Black jeans are not acceptable.
  • White shirt (long or short sleeved); shirt to be worn tucked in and with top button fastened.
  • School tie to be worn at the appropriate length (approx. the length of a 30cm ruler).
  • Optional black V-neck school jumper (no logos, sweaters, hoodies, or round neck jumpers).
  • Black formal school shoes (not suede). Black trainers are not acceptable.
  • Plain dark grey or black socks.
  • Belts, if worn, should be plain black with a small buckle (no logos).
  • Outdoor coats must not be worn in classrooms.
  • Hoodies and zoodies are not permitted in place of a coat on site.
  • Hair should be of natural colour and not of an extreme style.
  • Jewellery: students may wear a watch and/or one pair of studded earrings if they wish.
  • Nail varnish is not permitted.


Every day all students must have, as a basic minimum, a pen, a pencil, and their planner (the 3 Ps).

The expectation is however that all students should have:

  • A blue and a black pen
  • A pencil
  • A rubber
  • A ruler
  • A pencil sharpener
  • A scientific calculator
  • A basic maths set
  • A whiteboard pen

In addition to the above, students must ensure that they have any other kit and/or equipment as required by specific subject areas.


  • Students should be courteous and polite to one another; they should show respect to staff and students alike.
  • Movement around school should be done in an orderly manner (students should not push and shove each other).
  • Students should not be in any areas of the school building without express permission from a member of staff.
  • Students must be punctual to form period and to all lessons. Failure to do so will result in appropriate sanctions.
  • Students should take care of their environment, no littering, no chewing gum.
  • The school site, buildings and equipment should be treated with respect and not deliberately damaged.
  • Mobile phones are not permitted to be on from the beginning of form period to the end of period 5 without express permission from a member of staff.