Rationale for having a uniform code.
By choosing to send your child to Perton Middle School, there is an implicit agreement that the school’s policies and standards will be adhered to and, more importantly, supported. The emphasis on uniform reflects our drive to be the best we can be in all aspects of school life. It is significantly more than just a set of clothes; it reflects the commitment of the wearer to their learning and to their learning community. We hope you will find the website guidance helpful and offer our thanks in advance for your continued support.
Why do we have a school uniform?
1. Promotes School Spirit and a sense of pride We want everyone to feel that they belong to our school community and part of the way we do this is through uniform. We’re Proud to be Perton and we wear our uniform with pride which means that shirts and blouses are always tucked in and we always look smart in our school colours.
2. Helps To Prevent Bullying A school uniform means that no one has to worry about ‘having the latest’ of any item and allows equality for all. It prevents the occurrence of a child being ridiculed for what they wear.
3. Simplifies Morning Routines Knowing exactly what to wear for the day ahead reduces the amount of preparation time that is required for getting ready for school in a morning. This helps with punctuality and avoids unnecessary stress meaning children have the opportunity for the best start to their school day.
4. Value for Money Having a designated set of clothes avoids pressure to buy expensive fashion items. The majority of our uniform can be purchased from any department store or supermarket. If you feel that you require assistance in purchasing uniform, please contact Mrs Shelley.
Consequences of not following the uniform code
We issue this guidance in advance of the new academic year to enable students and parents to make certain that the correct uniform is worn from day one. If any pupil arrives at school without the correct uniform, they may borrow the correct item from school. If any pupil arrives at school in appropriate uniform, we will lend them the correct item of clothing until the issue is rectified. We expect parents and pupils to follow our uniform policy to allow equality for all and will support families where necessary to allow this to happen. We may make exceptions for pupils who have particular medical circumstances which have been substantiated by a note from the GP.
Make up and Hair Style
High fashion/cult hairstyles are not permitted. Shaved heads (shorter than a grade 1) and shaved eyebrows are also not permitted.
Any cult and other extreme of fashion, hairstyle or body marking/piercing is banned. False nails and nail polish are not permitted in school.
Parents will be required to collect any confiscated items. If they are not collected within four weeks they will be disposed of.
Fancy hairbands, bobbles or other hair paraphernalia are not permitted – plain, functional items only.
We do not allow false nails in school.
Hair should be within the natural range of colours.
One plain gold or silver stud earring in each ear lobe is permissible and a watch may be worn – no other Jewellery is permitted. We do not allow smart watches.
Navy long socks
Optional Extra – navy tracksuit bottoms, navy fleece, navy base layers
Shorts or Skorts
Navy long socks
Optional extra – navy leggings (to be warn under their shorts/skort), navy fleece and navy base layers
All Jewellery (newly pierced ears need to be covered with tape) is to be removed and hair tied back.