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Uniform & Equipment

Dress Code for Year 7 Pupils 2021

Longcroft School Blazer: Black with the Longcroft School badge and green piping on the pockets.​

V-neck School Jumper: Grey with single bottle-green stripe on collar.​

School Tie: Lower School with thin coloured stripes representing the appropriate School House. The school tie must be worn at all times. 

Grey Skirt: Mid-grey, knee-length with box pleats.​

Grey Trousers: Mid grey trousers should be formal, classic, smart trousers. They should be loose fitting (not skin tight) and plain (without brass zips, logos or studs on the pockets for instance). They should be waist height, so not to expose underwear. (Not leggings/treggings/jeans/cargo/chino in style).​

​They can be worn with a thin back belt if necessary (no fashion belts/large buckles).

Shirt: Standard white, loose fitting shirt with stiff pointed collar (not open necked) to take tie; shirt must be long enough to be tucked in and wide enough at the neck to fasten the top button. Fashion shirts or blouses that include embroidery, logos, or slim collars that are not designed for a tie should not be worn.​

Shoes: Plain (no decoration), professional, black, low-heeled, sensible, full leather shoes with a plain black sole are appropriate for school. Trainers (including black trainers) and plimsolls are not acceptable — as they are fashion items and do not protect the feet in Science or Design Technology lessons. Plain black, low heeled boots can be worn under trousers only. UGG-style boots are also a fashion item and should not be worn.​

Socks: Plain white or black only. Socks must not be worn over tights and must cover ankles.​

Tights: Plain (not patterned) and black in colour. Leggings are not permitted.

Dress Code for Years 8 – 11 Pupils 2021             

V-neck School Jumper — Black with Longcroft School badge

School Tie — Longcroft School tie must be worn at all times and be correctly tied.

Black Skirt — All skirts must have the Longcroft Green Triangle embroidered onto them and be purchased from official suppliers.

Black Trousers — All trousers must have the Longcroft Green Triangle embroidered onto them and be purchased from official suppliers. Trousers should be full length and cover the tops of shoes. They can be worn with a thin back belt if necessary (no fashion belts/large buckles).

Shirt — Standard white, loose fitting shirt with stiff pointed collar (not open necked) to take a tie; shirt must be long enough to be tucked in and wide enough at the neck to fasten the top button. Fashion shirts or blouses that include embroidery, logos, or slim collars that are not designed for a tie should not be worn.

Shoes: Plain (no decoration), professional, black, low-heeled, sensible, full leather shoes with a plain black sole are appropriate for school. Trainers (including black trainers) and plimsolls are not acceptable — as they are fashion items and do not protect the feet in Science or Design Technology lessons. Plain black, low heeled boots can be worn under trousers only. UGG-style boots are also a fashion item and should not be worn.​

Socks — Plain white or black only. Socks must not be worn over tights and must cover ankles.

Tights — Plain (not patterned) and black in colour. Leggings are not permitted.

Uniform Dress Rules (Years 7 to 11) 

Make-Up/Jewellery: Discreet make-up is permitted. Excessive make-up will not be tolerated. No jewellery should be worn. If ears have been pierced, plain studs (3mm diameter — only one per ear in each earlobe only) may be worn and removed for PE (only one pair of studs may be worn at any time).  No other body piercing is allowed. False nails and/or painted nails must not be worn.​

Hair: Pupils’ hairstyles must be reasonable — we do not allow more extreme hairstyles e.g. bright/multi-colours or Mohican cuts.  Headscarves are not to be worn, except for religious reasons, and hairbands can only be worn if thin and black.  Pupils considering a radical change of hairstyle should check with their Care & Achievement Coordinator in advance to ensure that it is within School guidelines.​

Outer Clothing: We recommend a simple and inexpensive waterproof coat that completely covers the school blazer. Although hats and scarves are not part of the school uniform, they may be worn in very cold weather, but they must be removed inside school buildings. Denim jackets, hoodies and branded jackets and coats must not be worn.​

Footwear: Pupils must wear black school shoes at all times during the school day, except for when they are having PE lessons or taking part in extra-curricular sports activities. Shoes must be waterproof and should be polished regularly. During very cold or wet weather, pupils may wear waterproof boots to school, but these must be changed for school shoes as soon as they arrive in school.

Equipment

All pupils need to bring the following equipment with them to school every day:

Basic Equipment: It is very important that the following items are brought for every day:

  • Writing pens: black or blue, red and purple, and spares. 
  • Pencil, and spares. 
  • Ruler
  • Rubber
  • Scientific Calculator
  • Protractor
  • Pair of compasses
  • Set Square
  • Highlighter Pens
  • Glue stick
  • Felt tips/coloured pencils
  • Exercise books for that day’s lessons
  • Text books for that day’s lessons
  • Pupil Planner
  • Dictionaries — both English and Foreign Language
  • Hair bobble (to tie back long hair for practical lessons e.g.: Science/Technology/PE)

The Library Stationery Shop

Pupils can buy items from the Library Stationery Shopwhich is open from 7.45am to 4.15pm. The shop stocks revision guides, calculators, art sketch books and all stationery items needed by pupils throughout the school day.

Mobile Phones

We would strongly advise pupils not to bring mobile phones to school. Mobile phones are expensive and if a phone is damaged or goes missing, it is parents’ and pupils’ responsibility to pay for a replacement. During the school day, we encourage our pupils to converse and play with each other at break and lunchtimes.  The Care and Achievement Coordinators or School Reception are the main point of contact for parents and carers should they need to get a message to pupils.  We would, therefore, ask that mobile phones are not brought onto school premises. If however pupils choose to bring mobile phones to school, they must remain out of sight and on silent while on school premises — this includes before school, at break time and lunchtime. Mobile phones should not be used to take photos or videos or upload them to social media (Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram etc) whilst on the school site.