UNIFORM EXPECTATIONS - from 4th September 2018
Specific Maidenhill Uniform can be purchased at: Bateman’s, 2 Kendrick Street, Stroud, GL5 1AB (01453 764320)
Blazer with Learning Community embroidered badge All students are required to wear the Maidenhill School blazer which is available from Batemans, Stroud. From 4th September, any new blazers bought will need to have the colour of the student's learning community on their lapel. The uniform shop will do this as part of the price of the blazer. Students are NOT expected to buy new ones, but when a new blazer is purchased, it should conform to this new design. The uniform shop is happy to embroider the learning community badge onto the lapel of any current blazer.
Tie: All students are required to wear a Maidenhill clip-on tie
Shirts or blouses: Should be plain, white, without logos and with sleeves and a conventional collar. Polo shirts are not permitted. Vests / t-shirts under shirts should be plain white and not visible.
Maidenhill pullovers: Though not compulsory, are badged and available from Batemans, Stroud. As an alternative to the branded pullover, a smart, plain black v-neck pullover can be worn. Other jumpers, sweatshirts, hoodies or zipped tops are not permitted.
Maidenhill cardigan: Though not compulsory, are badged and available from Batemans, Stroud.
Skirts: The only skirts that may be worn are 2 styles available from Batemans, Stroud. These are plain black and are embroidered with the school logo. They should be no more than 5 cm above the knee.
Trousers: Plain black, smart, tailored with a plain black, simple belt, if needed. School provides examples of acceptable styles (see download below).
Please note that the following are NOT school uniform: patterned trousers, jeans, chinos, corduroys, leggings, jeggings, treggings, cropped, stretchy, tight-fitting, skinny leg or other fashion trousers.
Shoes: Should be black, plain, smart with no logos and appropriate for all weather. Shoes should have a heel of sensible size to prevent accidents, particularly on staircases and in DT/science classrooms. Neither trainers nor boots are permitted.
Socks: Should be plain white or plain black.
Tights: Plain, black or natural colour. Socks should not be worn with tights.
Jewellery: Is not permitted, except a single stud or sleeper in each earlobe. Facial piercings are not acceptable.
Make-up: Must be discreet. Requests to ‘tone down’ should be responded to immediately. Only clear nail varnish is permitted.
Hair: No extreme styles. Only natural colours. Long hair will need to be tied back for health and safety reasons in certain subjects. Hair bands and ties should be discreet.
Outdoor garments e.g.hats, coats, scarves, gloves: Must be removed in the school buildings.
Summer Weather: The school blazer is a compulsory part of the school uniform throughout the year and must be worn to school every day. However, when the weather becomes very hot, permission may be given to allow students to carry the blazer. It should never be put in a bag.
Shorts (optional) Tailored black, embroidered shorts are available from Batemans, Stroud. These may only be worn in Term 6.
Please note: The Head Teacher's ruling on matters regarding uniform is final.
As in the workplace, wearing the Maidenhill uniform shows a visible commitment to the organisation, its values and its ethos.
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