School uniform is worn by all students in Years 7 to 11. For full details please read the 2021/22 uniform guidelines.
PE kit: It is essential that students are correctly dressed in school PE kit for both lessons and clubs
Jewellery: In the interests of safety and security, students may only wear ONE plain stud in each ear. In accordance with Bucks County policy and for reasons of safety, NO JEWELLERY of any description may be worn for PE lessons. If students wish (and parents agree) to have body parts pierced, they should do so at the start of the summer holidays so that they are in a position to remove items of jewellery prior to lessons in September. It is not acceptable to request permission to miss lessons because of piercings that have not healed. If this is the case, students will be expected to remove items in accordance with our policy
Ties and House colours: We place a high value on 'belonging' to a House and this plays a key role in school competitions and fundraising activities in school. Each House is represented by a colour and each student wears a school tie with their House colour running as a stripe through it. The school will allocate your child a House and notify you of this in advance of joining - please purchase the corresponding tie.
Hairstyles: Hair dyes must be in natural colours. Extreme haircuts, severely shaved hair, patterns or designs shaved into the hair are not acceptable.
Make-up: Make-up is not allowed in Key Stage 3. Subtle make-up and nail varnish are allowed to be worn by Key Stage 4 and 5 students only. If make-up is obvious then students will be asked to remove it before they can attend lessons.
Students deemed to be inappropriately dressed may be asked to go home to change.
Some parents have asked for clarification about which shoes are appropriate for school. The image below provides exemplars of shoes which are/are not appropriate. Shoes should be black, flat, and shoes rather than boots. They should not be trainers of any colour.
If you child has a medical condition requiring the wearing of specific shoes, please provide a doctor’s note to the child’s Head of Year for consideration.
Our uniform supplier is Bucks Schoolwear Plus. Visit their website or contact them on 01296 422120.
Key Stage 5 students are part of the larger school community and, as such, they are expected to set an example to younger students. Students should dress smartly at all times in line with the uniform policy of the school. Casual wear, sportswear, jeans and trainers are not permitted apart from Football Scholarship students who should wear the designated clothing. Please see the Sixth Form section for more information.
If your child is absent from school for any reason, please report the absence on ClassCharts at the start of every day of absence until your child returns.If there is an issue with the ClassCharts app, please report any absences via reception and leave a message.
01296 745400(direct line)
Holidays are not permitted during term time and, if taken, will be recorded as an unauthorised absence. An unauthorised absence during term time may lead to the issuing of a fixed penalty notice.
Any request for student leave of absence in term time should be made in writing to Hannah Lloyd, Assistant Headteacher – Hannah.firstname.lastname@example.org. In making this decision, the school will consider the circumstances of each application individually, including any previous pattern of leave in term time and the attendance record to date.