School Uniform Aim
We have a school uniform which we expect children in all years to wear every day. Parents have a vital role to play in ensuring correct uniform is worn, including hairstyles, jewellery and make-up. We ask for your support in these matters, to ensure smooth starts to each school day.
Please note that we prefer children to wear black school shoes but if trainers are worn they must be completely black and very plain. Shoes must be suitable for indoor and outdoor use and heels should be low.
Students should bring a suitable coat or outdoor jacket to school in the event of cold or adverse weather. Hoodies worn over school uniform will not be accepted.
Students should wear school uniform for school trips, unless otherwise advised in letters from staff.
On Wednesdays, our Year 11 students are welcome to attend college dressed in their own clothes, but choice of clothes must be modest, practical and appropriate for an adult learning environment.
Example of new Southall School uniform from September 2019
Southall School Uniform
White Polo Shirt with a collar
White buttoned Shirt with a collar
Black or Grey Trousers/Skirt/Shorts/Cullottes, Black Shoes
Navy Blue Cardigan or Navy Blue V-Neck Jumper
Southall School Navy/Royal Blue stripe Velcro Tie. Please note hoodies are not permitted.
Black Blazer (Optional, some pupils have expressed an interest in wearing a school blazer and we are happy for this to become part of the school uniform. These are available from most well-known supermarkets.)
Please be aware that it is against school policy for students to have razored lines or patterns in their hair. Shaved heads (unless in the event of case of headlice) and overly colourful dyes are also not acceptable.
Students may wear a maximum of one small, plain stud in each ear. A single, flat ring can be worn. No facial or body piercings are allowed in school. If you choose to let your child have this done, it must be removed while in school. Bracelets should not be worn unless there are religious or medical reasons. Necklaces should be concealed.
All jewellery must be removed for PE lessons for safety reasons and therefore it is advised that new piercings are carried out at the beginning of the summer holiday so that holes are sufficiently healed to allow for removal of the studs. Staff will not be responsible for any jewellery brought or worn into school.
Subtle makeup, including clear nail varnish, may be worn in Year 11 only. Younger students will be asked to remove makeup or nail varnish; unless they have attended hair and beauty club. Products in glass containers are not allowed in school for Health and Safety reasons.
Students should not bring valuable items into school. However, if students bring a mobile phone or music player for use on the transport, they should sign it in with the tutor team each day. The school cannot be responsible for the loss of valuables unless they are signed over in this way. We ask that phones are handed in to tutor team staff where they will be put in a lockable cupboard, as a precaution against cyberbullying and theft. Where students persistently challenge this rule, we may ask parents to keep their child’s mobile phone at home, during the day. Students are able to access phones in the event of an emergency.
Requirements for P.E.
We have introduced a new and exciting P.E. Sports kit for students. This will ensure students look and feel professional when in lessons and representing Southall School at sporting events. Although the P.E. kit is not compulsory for year 11 students, we do recommend that they, too, wear the kit.
Please see the new sportwear below:
Deodorants or perfumes should be non-aerosol types as aerosol use increases the risk of asthma for some of our students.
To simplify the process of purchasing new P.E. kit and school ties, we are using one stockist, and these will be available to purchase from Monday 22nd July; details below:
Baker and Son School Wear
29 New Street
Telford TF1 1LU
Tel: 01952 641897
Requirements for swimming
If your child’s year group accesses swimming classes, your child will require a swimming costume or swimming trunks and a towel. Swimming aids will be provided by school. You will be given advance notice of any scheduled swimming lessons, all of which are conducted and supervised by qualified staff.
M&S Kids Easy Dressing
We’ve created a special range of clothes adapted for children who need extra help – whether they have feeding tubes or simply need clothes that are easy to put on and super-gentle on sensitive skin – to help make dressing easier, quicker, more comfortable – and more fun!