School Uniform Expectations
During the week commencing Monday 22 June 2015, all students in school have had an assembly led by the Key Stage Leaders, reminding them of our school uniform expectations. This presentation has been placed on the school website and can be accessed via the uniform page or by Click Here.
Throughout this academic year we have placed emphasis on key aspects of our school uniform and the expectation that all students follow the uniform code for Helsby High School. We are very pleased that the vast majority of our students take pride in their appearance and follow the uniform code, but a small minority of students make the decision not to follow the uniform code set out by our school.
As we come to the end of the current academic year, we wish to clarify the expectations on shoes, skirts and jewellery.
Shoes should be black or brown for girls and black for boys. Trainers, pumps and canvas plimsolls are not acceptable and we have asked that from September 2015, all students are wearing shoes that comply with the guidance we sent out in September 2014 – Guidance for parents on school shoes.
Skirts should be of an appropriate length, no more than 10cm above the knee cap and should allow for ease of movement (more guidance on skirts is on the uniform presentation). All female students have had an assembly from senior members of staff on what constitutes acceptable skirt length and should be clear on the reasons for this.
Jewellery is limited to a watch for boys and girls. Girls may also wear a stud earring in each lower ear lobe – no other piercings are allowed. Nose studs are not acceptable and should be removed before school, if your child has one.
Throughout the academic year 2015/6 we will be completing a further review of our school uniform at Helsby High School and we will be actively seeking student voice and parental feedback.
May we take this opportunity to thank the vast majority of parents for supporting our school in its aim for students to have a pride in their appearance and follow the uniform code. If you have any questions with regard to the Helsby High School uniform please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Year Leader.
Girls – Years 7-11
|Skirt||Bottle green plain skirt – straight or pleated. The skirt must be no more that 10 cm above or below the central part of the knee cap. The style should allow for easy movement. The style must be appropriate for the range of school activities i.e. not excessively tight or fitted. Skirts that are denim, cord, canvas or have more than 2% lycra or elastine content are not acceptable. Mini skirts or skirts with a high slit are not allowed. ‘A Line’ stretch tube style skirts are not allowed. The skirt must not be rolled up over the waistband.|
|Trousers||Black with school crest on waistband. This item is only available from the School Uniform Shop. No other trousers are permitted.|
|School Blouse||A white, long-sleeved school blouse worn with school tie. The blouse should be “uniform” style with plain white buttons. A short sleeved blouse can be worn in the summer term.|
|Blazer||Bottle green with school badge: this is a compulsory part of the uniform for girls joining the school and is obtainable only from the School Uniform Shop.|
|Pullover||Bottle green V-necked pullover embroidered with school badge – obtainable only from the School Uniform Shop. This is optional for girls joining the school, to be worn with the blazer. Bottle green cardigans may be worn by girls in Y10 and Y11.|
|School Tie||Obtainable only from the School Uniform Shop.|
|Coat||Plain coloured coat for outside wear only. It should be plain and free from decoration. Denim, leather jackets/coats, sports tops or hooded tops are not allowed and should not be worn to school. If scarves are worn they must be in the school colours.|
|Shoes||Shoes must be flat heeled and black or dark brown. Trainers, boots, sandals or fashion shoes are not acceptable.|
|Socks and Tights||Plain bottle green or white knee/ankle length socks or black tights (winter weight). Patterned tights are not acceptable.|
|P.E. Skirt||Bottle green pleated P.E. skirt.|
|P.E. Socks||Gold colour.|
|P.E. Shirt||Gold polo shirt – available from School Uniform Shop. P.E. garments must be embroidered in chain stitch with the girl’s initial in a colour contrasting with that of the shirt, i.e. green on gold.|
|P.E. Sweatshirt||Bottle green, embroidered with school name – available only from the School Uniform Shop.|
|Gym shoes or training shoes and hockey boots and shin pads.|
|Hair ribbons (if worn) should be plain bottle green, black or white.|
|Overall or old shirt for Art.|
Girls may wear one stud in each lower earlobe, if they have pierced ears, no other piercings are permitted. No nose, tongue studs or other facial piercings to be worn. No other jewellery should be worn apart from a watch. For health and safety reasons long hair must be tied back neatly. Simple hair bands in black, white or bottle green may be worn. Extreme hairstyles, colour, hair extensions and elaborate hair decorations are not acceptable. No make-up, nail varnish or false nails to be worn. iPods/MP3 players etc are not allowed in school.
Pupils should use a sensible school bag in which to carry text books and equipment. Small ‘fashion’ bags are not acceptable.
Boys – Years 7-11
|Blazer||Black with school badge this is a compulsory part of the uniform and is available only from the School Uniform Shop.|
|Shirt||White long sleeved “uniform” style with plain white buttons. A short sleeved uniform shirt may be worn in the summer term.|
|Pullover||Grey V-necked, to be worn with the blazer. Y10 and Y11 boys are allowed a black v-necked pullover.|
|School Tie||Obtainable only from the School Uniform Shop.|
|Socks||Grey or Black|
|Shoes||Black or dark brown. Trainers, fashion shoes or boots are not acceptable.|
|Coat||Dark coloured coat for outside wear only. It should be plain and free from decoration. Denim, leather jackets/coats, sports tops or hooded tops are not allowed and should not be worn to school. If scarves are worn they must be in the school colours.|
|Overall or old shirt for Art|
|White T shirt|
|Towel for showers|
|Gym shoes or training shoes and football boots and shin pads.|
A strong green reversible rugby shirt, athletics vest and green socks can be purchased through the School Uniform Shop. For internal cricket matches grey trousers suffice, but ‘whites’ will be needed for matches against other schools.
Boys should note that extremely short haircuts, partially or totally shaved heads or extremes in fashion styles are not acceptable. A ‘number 3′ haircut is the minimum permitted by boys. For health and safety reasons long hair must be tied back neatly. No jewellery should be worn other than a watch.
iPods/MP3 players, etc are not allowed in school.
Uniform Order Forms
The order forms for both Boys and Girls are available to download in PDF format by clicking the links below:
There is no uniform in the Sixth Form but students are asked to come to school in neat, tidy and appropriate dress. Totally shaved heads or other extremes of fashion are best avoided.