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We believe that our students’ appearance is very important and we expect them to dress smartly at all times.

We are currently in the process of changing the uniform and from September 2021 our Year 7 students will be expected to wear our new uniform. Current students will need to replace their uniforms by September 2022 but are welcome to purchase the new uniform now if they wish.

The PE kit will not be changing at this time.

Full details of what school uniform is required and the school’s uniform policy are detailed below.

Year 7 Uniform Requirements

Our school uniform suppliers are Price & Buckland and uniforms can be ordered online. The link to the website to place an order for your child is here

You can find a guide to measuring your child and ordering online here

• Grey jacket – choice of a unisex jacket or a more fitted jacket
• Black tailored trousers (not stretch fashion trousers, leggings or jeans)
• Blue tartan kilt – students have the option to wear a skirt but it must be this one
• White shirt with collar – either long or short-sleeved
• Sapphire blue tie
• Black tights or socks
• Plain black polishable footwear

Years 8 - 11 Current Uniform Requirements (until September 2022)

If you are not purchasing the new uniform until next year, please do make sure that their current uniform reflects our expectations and is correct.

• Black tailored trousers (not stretch fashion trousers, leggings or jeans)
• Black school skirt (not stretch or tube skirts)
• White shirt with collar
• Blue school tie
• Black V neck jumper with the school logo on
• Black blazer with the school logo on – optional
• Black tights or socks
• Black school shoes (no trainers)

All Year Groups - PE Kit

There are no changes to our current PE kit and this can be ordered from Brigade. Use the following link to order online here.

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Compulsory Items – boys and girls

• Black PE polo shirt with the school logo on
• Black PE shorts with the school logo on
• PE trainers
• Football boots
• Black football socks
• Shin pads – it is advisable for your child to have a pair of shin pads for football sessions during PE.

Optional Items

• Plain black leggings or tracksuit bottoms (no branding or logos)
• Plain black sweatshirt or quarter zip training top (no hoodies)

Clothing and Uniform

• All items of clothing and equipment must be clearly labelled with the student's name in order to facilitate an easy return of items to students. Any lost property will be kept in the main school office and we ask that students collect their belongings in a timely manner.
• Students should not wear items of non-uniform to school.
• Students may have the use of a locker to store their possessions – lockers can be rented from Independent Locker Solutions by clicking on the following link - https://www.ilsschools.co.uk/ The school cannot be held responsible for students possessions if they are left unattended and they should never leave valuables or money in their bag or coat.
• Coloured T-shirts may not be worn underneath school shirts and white T-shirts or vests must not be visible.

Personal Grooming

• Make-up (if worn) must be discreet. Nail varnish should only be clear or pale pink and no false nails.
• Wristwatches and a plain pair of studs or sleeper earrings, one in each ear may be worn and a single necklace on a thin chain if worn for religious reasons.
• No body studs, nose studs, tongue studs, bars or ‘stretchers’ should be worn, except a single stud in each ear. Through the admission process, parents/carers make a commitment on behalf of their son/daughter to comply with the jewellery and uniform policy for the entire time that they are at the school. If students are intending to have a piercing over the summer holiday period, it should be carried out with sufficient time for the wound to stabilise so that plasters or additional studs do not need to be worn on the return to school. Such piercings should not be visible when the school uniform is conventionally worn.
• All jewellery must be removed for every PE lesson.
• Short haircuts must not be closer than a number 2 razor cut and no designs should be cut into the hair. No unnatural hair colouring, rainbow colours or dip-dyes. Long hair should be tied back for PE and for some other lessons such as science experiments or food.

Mobile Phones

Pewsey Vale School accepts that parents/carers may wish for their children to carry mobile telephones on the journey to and from school in the interests of safety. The school has the following policy on mobile phones:

  • Students bring mobile phones to school entirely at their own risk. The school take no responsibility for those who are lost, stolen or damaged. The school is only liable for the loss/theft of a mobile telephone when a member of staff has taken, expressed responsibility for its safekeeping, for example when locked in a changing room.
  • On entering the school site, phones should be switched off completely (not left on silent mode)
  • Mobile phones should be stowed out of sight for the duration of the day
  • Mobile phones should not be accessed or used to make or receive calls or for any other purpose at break time or lunchtime, unless authorised by a member of staff for learning purposes.
  • Staff are requested to follow these guidelines with their own personal mobile phone use. Students with mobile phones not observing these guidelines will have their phone confiscated, and returned to them or their parent/carer at the convenience of the school.
  • Parents/Carers wishing to make emergency contact with their son/daughter should contact the main school switchboard.

Lesson Equipment

Every student is expected to provide the following basic items of equipment for every lesson:

Blue/Black ballpoint pen (and a spare!), pencil, pencil eraser, pencil sharpener, coloured pencils/fine fibre tips; pair of compasses, 12”/30cm ruler, calculator, protractor, set square and rough notebook/jotter.
Tippex/Liquid Paper is not allowed in school and must not be used in any school work. Textbooks and specialised equipment will be issued on loan and students will be required to pay for any loss or damage.

Confiscated Items

Items of clothing, jewellery and other possessions which are considered to be inappropriate for school, such as mobile phones, personal music systems etc will be confiscated by staff and stored in a secure place. Depending on their nature, these items will be returned at the end of the day or made available for collection by parents/carers who will be advised accordingly. After a reasonable period of time, it may be necessary to dispose of unclaimed articles. The school accepts no responsibility for the loss or theft of such items.

Help and Support

We have a selection of uniform samples in school for students to try on and gauge the correct sizes before ordering. For parents who have not got internet access, we will offer the opportunity to come and use our computers. If there are any families who feel that they will struggle financially with this, please contact the school and we will see if we can help.

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