Year 12 - Change to Timetable/ Uniform Guidelines
10 Jun 2016
I hope your child’s examinations have gone well. It is now time to turn our attention to the start of the A level course. I am writing to inform you that, when Year 12 return on 13 June, we will be adjusting the order of morning registration and periods 1 and 2. The order of the morning will now be:
8.45am - 9.05am Morning Registration
9.05am - 10.05am Period 1
10.05am - 11.05am Period 2
Punctuality is extremely important when arriving for lessons and for registration. Key messages for the day are relayed during registration and we expect all students to be in their tutor rooms by 8.45am.
The overwhelming majority of students arrive on time, but a few do not. If your son or daughter is late for registration without a legitimate reason, you will be contacted.
On 13 June, all students should go to their form room at 8.45am, after which there will be a Sixth Form meeting. Houses ABCE will meet in the Lecture Theatre and Houses FGHL will go to the Sixth Form Centre, swapping over at 9.35am. Lessons will commence at 10.05am - Period 2.
I would also like to draw your attention to our dress code. Although this has not changed since the beginning of the autumn term, a few students appear to have been flouting this. Please ensure that student attire meets the requirements outlined below. This will be checked by form tutors and teaching staff. Students will be given a short period of time to sort out any uniform issues before reporting back to their form tutor.
Footwear: Black footwear only - plimsolls, trainers and canvas shoes are not acceptable, or ‘fashion footwear’ such as military boots, Doc Martens. All footwear should be suitable for an office environment.
Trousers: should be plain black – this does not include black denim or denim effect fabric. Trousers should be plain cut, of a traditional style, with no studs or buttons. Skinny jeans, jean style chinos, black jeans, leggings or jeggings are not permitted. They should be full length and a suitable material for school. Jean style trousers are not allowed no matter what material they are made from.
Traditional trousers, as most of you will already be aware, are readily available at large retailers including Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons and Marks & Spencers.
Skirts: Plain black, sensible length. Dresses may be worn but should be plain burgundy or grey only and of a sensible length.
Tops: Polo shirts with school crest may be worn with plain grey/burgundy jumper, sweatshirt or cardigan. Plain polo neck or crew neck plain grey/burgundy sweaters may be worn. Burgundy or plain grey blouses may be worn. No black tops. No thin-strapped/vest style tops. No ‘hoodies’.
Form tutors, house managers and the Sixth Form team will be working together to enforce uniform compliance. I would like to thank parents in advance for their cooperation on this issue and look forward to seeing all of our students looking smart and continuing to be a credit to the school.
Director of Post-16 Studies