Pakefield High School

School uniform - September 2021

Our school uniform is an important feature in our schools ethos and our commitment in fostering a strong sense of equality and belonging to our community.

As a school we want to ensure we have the highest standards of uniform at Pakefield and our students wear their uniform with pride. We believe that our formal dress code creates a professional and purposeful working environment. We ask all of our parents and carers to ensure that their child’s uniform is complaint and attends school in the correct uniform daily.

Our approved supplier is Screens which is located on Rant Score, Lowestoft. Both compulsory and optional items of uniform must be purchased from Screens, with the exception of trousers, shirts and school shoes.  You can find their website here.

General Guidelines

  • The school expects shirts to be tucked in, blazer sleeves rolled down and ties to be in line with the student’s belly button. Skirts should be worn at an appropriate knee-length.
  • Whilst in school coats are to be removed. No hoodies are allowed on the school site.
  • If in our judgement, an item of uniform is damaged, unsuitable or inappropriate a new one must be purchased immediately - this includes a student’s skirt and footwear.
  • The school will communicate uniform discrepancies directly to parents and inform them of the expected actions. This isn’t a negation.
  • The school will ask a student to go home briefly to remedy a breach of the School’s expectations of uniform and may issue a sanction if the uniform isn’t correct.
  • Students may be removed from learning with their peers if their uniform isn’t compliant.

Be aware just because different retailers identify their product they are trying to sell as school uniform does not mean it will be accepted by the school.

Students who come in wearing the incorrect uniform may be sent home to change or removed from learning with their peers for the day.

Boys’ Uniform

School Blazer with school logo and sleeves rolled down

White shirt, long or short sleeved appropriate, no front pocket, must be tucked into the waistband of the trousers

Tie in your house colour

Slim, straight or tailored trousers in dark grey or black must be full length and no jeans or skinny fit style trousers

Dark coloured socks

Acceptable and approved uniform:

Polishable or patent formal black shoes, no trainers or canvas shoes accepted. Here are examples of the correct and incorrect shoes

Acceptable school shoes:

Unacceptable shoes:

Shoes made by sportswear brands are not acceptable.

School jumper optional (no other jumper to be worn under the Blazer)

An outer coat may be worn to and from school but not worn inside the school.

Girls’ Uniform

School Blazer with school logo and sleeves rolled down

White blouse, must be tucked into the waistband of the skirt/trousers

Tie in your house colour

Pleated pakefield grey school skirt only this must be knee length or longer, not jersey or lycra material

Tailored grey or black trousers full length, no jeans, skinny leg or tight fitting trousers, leggings, cords or flares

Dark coloured socks/tights

Acceptable and approved uniform:

Polishable or patent formal black shoes, no trainers or canvas shoes accepted.

Here are examples of the correct and incorrect shoes

Acceptable school shoes:

Unacceptable school shoes:

Shoes made by sportswear brands are not acceptable.

School jumper optional (no other jumper to be worn under the Blazer)

An outer coat may be worn to and from school but not worn inside the school.

 

Physical Education Kit

Pakefield PE polo shirt or t-shirt

Pakefield PE training top or/and raincoat

Pakefield Navy tracksuit bottoms or sport leggings

Navy shorts/skirt

Navy PE school socks

Appropriate sports footwear i.e trainers, football boots

All Pakefield PE kit is available to purchase from our supplier Screens

 

Jewellery

Jewellery should be discreet and appropriate for school; one set of plain studs or small sleepers in pierced ears are allowed (this relates to boys and girls), one necklace, bracelet or ring can also be worn.

The school cannot be responsible for any injury caused by wearing unsuitable jewellery or for jewellery going missing. We reserve the right to confiscate unsuitable jewellery.

  • Jewellery, which the students are asked to remove, will be held in safe keeping and collected at the end of the school day
  • Students who refuse to remove additional/unsuitable jewellery will be sanctioned and may be taught apart from their peers or sent home.
  • Tongue piercings and facial piercings are not allowed. Refusal to remove will mean students are taught separately from their peers. Clear retainers are permitted.

Cosmetics, Make Up and Hair Styles

  • Students are expected to keep within the appearance standards that we expect at Pakefield. Hair should be neat, tidy and not exaggerated. Extremes of hairstyles including cut and colour are not permitted in Pakefield High School. Long hair must be tied back for practical lessons such as Technology, PE or Science.
  • Make-up should be discreet and in keeping with a student’s appearance. Extremes or excessive make-up is not permitted, and any student deemed to be wearing too much makeup will be asked to remove it.
  • Coloured nail varnish or artificial gel, acrylic or false nails are not permitted.

 

Pakefield High School reserves the right to make the final decision on matters regarding uniform, jewellery and make up suitability for school.

In any matter of dispute, the decision of the Year Leads or the Senior Leadership Team will be final.

All items of clothing and personal property should be clearly marked with the owner’s name.

Students who come in wearing the incorrect uniform may be sent home to change or removed from learning with their peers for the day.