School Uniform Policy
At Reddish Vale High School it is our expectation that all pupils wear full school uniform.
We strongly believe that school uniform:
- Promotes a sense of pride in the school
- Creates a sense of community and belonging towards the school
- Is practical and smart
- Identifies the pupil with the school
- Is fair and consistent makes pupils feel equal to peers
- Pupils are to dress smartly at all times (e.g. shirts tucked in, ties worn properly)
- Shirts can be either long or short sleeved.
- No jeans/cargo style trousers/ leggings or tightly fitted trousers are permitted
- Plain black shoes only, no boots, trainers, canvas shoes or pump style trainers. Shoes should be of a sensible heel height
- Plain Black/Blue/White socks/tights should be worn.
- Hoodies are not permitted to be worn in school under any circumstances.
- Blazer with RVHS Logo
- White Shirt
- School tie
- Black full length trousers
- Skirts with RVHS logo to be no shorter than knee length
- Jumper with RVHS Logo
- Footwear must consist of plain black shoes. Canvas shoes, trainers, boots or shoes with logos are not permitted
The following styles are examples of shoes that are NOT permitted:
The following styles are examples of shoes that ARE permitted:
School Bag and Equipment
It is important that all pupils are equipped and ready to learn and that valuable lesson time is not wasted by handing out equipment. Every pupil must have the basic equipment which includes:
- School bag (see example styles below)
- Pencil case for their equipment
- A number of black and blue pens
- A number of pencils
- Reading book
- School planner
Girls PE Kit
- RVHS skort, leggings, shorts or tracksuit pants
- RVHS T-shirt
- RVHS jumper - optional (but if a jumper is worn it must be this one)
- No sports brand items of clothing should be worn
Boys PE Kit
- RVHS shorts or tracksuit pants
- RVHS t shirt
- RVHS Jumper - optional (but if a jumper is worn it must be this one)
- Navy football socks
Jewellery and Make Up
- Excessive make up and fake tan are not permitted
- Nail varnish, false or acrylic nails must not be worn
- Facial, nose or tongue studs and body piercings are not allowed;
clear plastic ones are also not permitted.
- For health and safety purpose rings, necklaces or bracelets are not permitted
We recognise that there will always be a variety of hairstyles worn by pupils. Whilst remaining tolerant of most styles, we will treat as a breach of discipline haircuts where patterns, stripes or letters have been cut into the pupil’s hair. Hair that is dyed in bright or unnatural colours is not allowed.
Non Compliance with the School Uniform Policy
Where a pupil is not adhering to school uniform policy, the school will be considerate and discreetly try to establish why. We are mindful that there may be a good reason why a pupil is not attending school in the correct uniform.
If there is a blatant disregard for the school uniform, following contact with parents/carers pupils will be sent home to change. Where contact cannot be made with home by Assistant Heads of Year a pupil may be kept in isolation. This will normally be with their form Tutor.
All staff are responsible for implementing this policy.
The school acts in line with the Equality Act 2010. We have a duty to be sensitive to the needs of different cultures, races and religions and must accommodate their needs.
The Role of Parents/Carers
We ask all parents and carers who send their children to our school to support the school uniform policy. We believe that they have a duty to send their children to school correctly dressed and ready for their daily schoolwork. It is their responsibility to ensure that their child has the correct uniform and that it is clean and in good repair.