UNIFORM, HAIRSTYLE & JEWELLERY
A high standard of personal appearance is expected from the pupils at all times and the dress code is part of the image of the school. Staff are very proud of the children and pleased with the support shown by parents and we know that people speak highly of the school.
When parents are offered a place at Westward the children, both parents and the school sign a Home School Agreement on a termly basis. One of the rights of parents is that their child is part of a school with high standards of dress and behaviour. The Headteacher and staff insist that this is followed by every pupil.
All uniform and property must be named. Children are discouraged from bringing personal valuables to school. Westward does not accept any responsibility for loss or damage to personal property of pupils.
Long hair to be tied back at all times.
Pupils should not wear extreme hair fashions, which are designed to attract attention, including dyed or streaked hair, and styles such as shaved, spikes, mohicans and images of lines cut into the hair.
The use of hair gels, waxes, oils, mousses and any other styling products is not allowed. This also helps with health and safety in P.E. as some of the styling products could come off onto the P.E. mats, causing them to have a slippery surface which is obviously dangerous for any child.
Jewellery is not allowed at any time (with the exception of one pair of small earring studs) for health and safety reasons. To be removed or covered during sport for safety.
A named watch may be worn (Year 1 upwards).
(Watches with the ability to connect to the internet are not permitted in school).
Any variation because of religious/cultural reasons to be addressed to the Headteacher who will advise.
Tattoos and body piercing are not allowed.
Make up and coloured nail varnish are not allowed.
This policy cannot deal with every possible new fashion and variation of dress and hairstyle. The Headteacher reserves the right to take exception to hair styles and dress which deliberately breach the general school dress code.
This obviously is a policy for school. Out of school how your child dresses is your decision. Thank you to all parents who ensure their child complies with the policy. The staff want a good learning environment for all of our children so that they may take full advantage of the opportunity to progress at school without being distracted and I am sure that all parents want this for their children too.
UNIFORM & FOOTWEARSecond-hand Uniform
The WHSA has a stock of second hand uniform which is sold to raise funds for the school.
How to Donate: Donations of clean, outgrown uniform items are appreciated. All items must be on the most up to date uniform list and in a condition fit for resale. Donations should be handed in at the school office marked for the attention of WHSA 2nd hand uniform donations. Please ensure they are laundered and try to remove name labels prior to donating.
How to Buy:
You can buy at any time throughout the year by contacting Melissa Zuanella (email: Melissa.email@example.com). She will be able to advise on what is available and arrange access to the uniform. Should stock reach excessive levels then occasional sales will be held on an ad-hoc basis. Communication will be sent out to parents as and when these occur.
The school does not have the space to keep lost property for long periods of time so towards the end of each term, any unnamed, uncollected lost property will be removed, washed, ironed and added to the 2nd hand uniform stock. Please ensure your child’s garments are clearly named, otherwise once lost it is difficult to reunite items with their owners.
Prices below are a guideline only and depend on condition:
Blazers £35-40 Storm Jackets £15-20 Jumpers £5-10 Tank tops £5-10 Gilets £7-10 Pinafores £10-15 Summer dress £10-15 Sweatshirts (LS) £10-12 Hoodies £10-15 Tracksuit bottoms (US) £5-7 Tracksuit bottoms (LS) £5-7 PE Shirts £8-10 PE Skorts £5-7 PE Shorts £2-4 Gloves/hats/scarf/ties £1 Caps £2 Under armour £3 Judo suits £10