Uniform

Suppliers

School Togs | www.schooltogs.com

252 High Street, Cheltenham, GL50 3HF
Tel: 01242 523632

Supplier’s statement regarding COVID-19

“Over the last two months we have worked tirelessly to overhaul our operational procedures to enable our teams to return to work safely. We know this Back to School will be very challenging and we are focused on delivering parent and student safety while ensuring we service everyone.

We have made our stores Covid-19 Secure and plan to reopen the Cheltenham store on Monday, 22nd June using a new personalised booking system for new starters which will go live on our website from Friday, 5th June.”

Information for Parents (Schooltogs)

Universal Uniform | www.theschoolwearcompany.co.uk

Unit V1, Kingsville Road, Kingsditch Trade Park, Cheltenham, GL51 9LX
Tel: 01242 285999

Supplier’s statement regarding COVID-19

“We are delighted to be able to tell you that after a period of lock down, our online shop is now open and orders are being processed once again. We have been using the period of closure to plan ahead for the back-to-school season so that we can make what will be a very different experience for everyone, as hassle free as possible.

It is our priority this year to ensure that we adhere to government guidelines, keeping both staff and customers safe during the back to school shopping season, whilst still providing the outstanding service that we pride ourselves on. We are confident that our systems are well placed to deal with the shift to predominantly online sales. We will continue to the review the situation and will reopen the shop, if and when government guidelines allow, on an appointment only basis.

There is a possibility that the pandemic will have negatively impacted the supply chain in our industry so we would strongly advise that parents shop early this year to avoid delays in acquiring their uniform nearer to September.”

Back to School Leaflet (Universal Uniform)

Information for Parents (Universal Uniform)

Rationale

At Bournside we expect the highest standards from our students, starting with their personal presentation. Our uniform gives our school its identity and we expect our students to wear it with pride at all times. To maintain these standards, this guide outlines our expectations to ensure that our students feel part of our community, are ready to learn, and make the best impression to everyone they meet.

Years 7-11

Compulsory uniform

Please mark every item of clothing with the owner’s name

Bournside blazer with school badge

Bournside navy pleated skirt or full-length/tailored trousers with Bournside badge

White regular or fitted shirt which must button at the neck – short sleeves shirts are permitted but capped sleeves are prohibited (see Appendix 1)

Black/navy/dark socks or black/natural-coloured plain tights – white sports socks are only permitted for PE

Plain black or dark brown shoes with a low heel – platforms, boots, trainers, and ballet pumps without a hard-based sole are prohibited

Respective Bournside House tie:

  • Attenborough House – Green
  • Frank House – Purple
  • Hawking House – Blue
  • Owens House – Red
  • Parks House – Orange
  • Rowling House – Yellow

Year 7 students will receive their first school tie during their induction.

Optional uniform

Plain navy v neck pullover (logos not permitted).

Jewellery

Any jewellery must be discreet and suitable for the school environment and must not compromise the health and safety of the school community
All jewellery must be removable
Stud earrings are allowed – no more than two piercings in each ear
Facial piercings including tongue piercings are prohibited
Visible piercings must be done with ample healing time so they can be removed during the school day.

Hairstyles

Hairstyles must be neat and tidy
The use of hair dye to achieve unnatural colours or combinations is not permitted
Any hair accessories should be discreet and removable
Hair should not be excessively short (minimum grade 1) or cut with lines or patterns
Long hair must be tied back for PE, Technology, and Science lessons
After holidays, students should return to school with acceptable hairstyles.

Make up

Any make up must be discreet
Acrylic nails/extensions and false eye lashes/extensions are prohibited
Students with such additions will be sanctioned in line with our Behaviour Policy.

Outdoor garments

All outdoor layers including overcoats, hoodies, fleeces, hats, scarves, and gloves must be removed on entry to the school building and must not be worn during lessons
Prohibited items will be confiscated for collection at the end of the school day if worn during lessons.

Physical Education

Compulsory items

Bournside navy polo shirt with Bournside badge (girls)
Bournside white polo shirt with Bournside badge and Bournside rugby top (boys)
Navy shorts or skorts
Bournside navy sports socks (outdoor)
Suitable white sports socks (indoor)
Trainers (any colour) with non-marking soles
Rugby/football boots (boys) – studs must conform to Rugby Football Union safety standards
Shin pads
Gum shield.

Optional items

Astro-boots for use on astro-turf
Navy/black tracksuit bottoms
Bournside full zip sports jacket with Bournside badge
Bournside navy sports leggings
Base layer (black, white, or navy)
White cricket trousers – necessary if in the school cricket team
White cricket jumper – necessary if in the school cricket team.

Additional information

In cases where medical reasons require a modification to the uniform and equipment expectations, notice on letterheaded paper from a medical professional must be addressed to the student’s Head of House detailing the reason, and specifically stating the amendment required and the duration.

To maintain our high standards of uniform, a consistency check will take place in each tutor room every morning between 8.40-8.50am. Where uniform and equipment fail to adhere to these guidelines, a sanction will be issued in line with our Behaviour Policy until the matter is resolved. Prohibited items of clothing will be confiscated and where possible an alternative will be provided for that school day from our pastoral support team. Refusal to remove prohibited items will result in a referral to our Reintegration Centre.

These expectations should be read in conjunction with the School Behaviour Policy 2020-21. Please see Appendix 1 to further support you when purchasing school uniform and equipment. With respect to make up, jewellery, and hair styles Bournside reserves the right to decide what is discreet and appropriate for the school environment.

If your personal circumstances or finances mean that you are unable to purchase the full school uniform and equipment, please email admin@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk and we will endeavour to help in any way that we can.

Sixth Form

Smart business wear

As role models for students in the main school, we expect our Sixth Form students to be dressed smartly at all times, taking pride in their appearance and their school.

Sixth Form House tie – given to students during their induction
Full-length/tailored dark-coloured trousers – leggings are not permitted
Tailored dark-coloured knee length skirt – lycra skirts are not permitted
Black/natural-coloured plain tights
A light-coloured short or long-sleeved shirt with a fastening top button and collar suitable for a tie – pinstripes and check patterns are permitted
Tailored jacket or blazer – waistcoats are permitted
Plain v neck jumper or cardigan – sweatshirts, hoodies, and round neck jumpers are not permitted
Black or brown shoes, or low-heeled boots – trainers and trainer-style shoes are not permitted
An outdoor coat is not to be worn in place of a jumper, cardigan, or tailored jacket
All outdoor layers including overcoats, hats, and scarves must be removed on entry to the school building and must not be worn during lessons or in the school corridors.

Jewellery, make up, and hairstyles

Any jewellery must be discreet and suitable for the school environment

Any make up must be discreet
Hairstyles must be neat and tidy
The use of hair dye to achieve unnatural colours or combinations is not permitted
Any hair accessories should be discreet
Hair should not be excessively short or cut with lines or patterns.

Students not complying with this dress code may be sent home to change. Bournside reserves the right to determine what is suitable for the school environment.