We have one uniform for all years at all our settings.
Black school trousers. A black school skirt of knee-length can be worn in place of trousers.
Sensible, non canvas, black shoes or trainers (without logos)
Sweatshirt - Available to purchase from Woodlands School (branded) or High Street stores such as Supermarkets (non-branded)
Polo Shirt - Available to purchase from Woodlands School (branded) or High Street stores such as Supermarkets (non-branded)
The first set of uniform (sweatshirt and polo shirt) is free to all pupils on admission.
Items from Woodlands School cost £11.00 per item (Fleece is £20) and are available to purchase from the school office. Usually, uniform from the school is purchased on the pre-admission visit or pupils bring in the money to buy the items on their first morning at school. There is no expectation that uniform is bought from school. Pupils may wear non-branded uniform as long as they are the correct colours.
There is no school PE kit, but pupils are expected to bring in items suitable for whatever activity has been planned for them, including trainers and appropriate sports-wear.
In all circumstances, unless the school has informed home otherwise, pupils would be expected to come into school in their full uniform with their appropriate PE kit in a bag to change into.
Jewellery and Watches:
We have clear rules about jewellery in order to keep our pupils safe, particularly in practical lessons. Pupils are permitted to wear:
- simple stud earrings
- a single necklace kept underneath their polo shirt.
- a watch (not a smart watch)
Pupils are not permitted to wear excessive jewellery eg rings / bracelets / facial or other body piercings.
- Pupils’ not complying risk not being able to access school.
- We will not temporarily allow jewellery to be in place immediately following facial or body piercing. We therefore ask that you consider the timing of any piercing you consent to carefully so that they become established without the need to wear jewellery in school. Some parents ensure piercings happen at the beginning of the summer holiday for example.
We do allow a certain amount of make up as long as make up does not become an issue that interferes with learning in any way. Make up should be left at home, and will be held by staff until the end of the day if it comes into school. We like to give pupils the opportunity to demonstrate some personality, and will tolerate different hairstyles and even hair dying as long as it doesn’t impact upon any learning in school.