Uniform and Standards
The wearing of the school uniform is compulsory at Passmores and strictly enforced. School uniform promotes a positive attitude and sense of belonging to the school and a suitable image in the eyes of the wider community.
The uniform consists of:
- Navy Blazer with a school badge.
- Plain dark grey trousers/skirt (of respectable length - see separate PowerPoint below for exemplification). School skirts must be grey, pleated and meet the knee (tube skirts, straight skirts or stretchy fabric skirts are NOT allowed).
- Plain white shirt/blouse with a collar and sleeves.
- Plain dark grey, black or navy socks or tights.
- Flat black leather shoes (with black laces) are to be of a sensible style (not a trainer style), for school use - no trainers or boots are permitted. Please note that some websites state that some styles which are similar to trainers are sold as 'school suitable' which does not follow our policy of smart shoes, if you are unsure, please contact your Head of House who will be more than happy to check for you.
- School tie.
- Outdoor coats should be plain navy or black, sensible and suitable for school (no ‘hoodies’, leather, denim or ‘combat’ coats are allowed).
- The school badge and tie - can be purchased directly from the school.
It is preferable that no jewellery is worn for safety and security reasons. However, a watch, one ring and a sleeper/stud if the ear is pierced would be the maximum allowed. No facial piercing is allowed at Passmores.
Students are required to wear their lanyard and personal access card at all times around their necks unless specifically told to remove them by a member of staff.
PE uniform consists of:
- White polo shirt with logo and blue trim
- Plain royal blue games shorts (short, not to the knee length)
- Training shoes (with non-marking soles)
- White PE socks
- Royal blue football socks
- Royal blue rugby shirt
- Plain navy tracksuit bottoms (optional)
Suppliers: Create Identitee
CREATE INDENTITEE LIMITED
Greenway Business Centre,
TEL: 01279 456016
FAX: 01279 456017
Hair must be of a natural colour. Any form of tramline, shaved parting or design and dip-dying are not allowed. Grade 2 is the shortest length of hair allowed.
PLEASE NOTE: Students will not allowed in circulation with incorrect hair or uniform.
Clothing in the Technology and Expressive Arts faculties.
Students will be provided with aprons where this necessary for both Technology and Art.
Students are not allowed to wear trainers in the Resistant Materials and Electronics classrooms. If students are wearing trainers on any occasion when they are timetabled to have Resistant Materials or Electronics they will not be allowed to take part in the lesson.
A guide to help show what makes for acceptable and not acceptable uniform is attached below.
If you have any questions about uniform at any time please direct them, in the first instance, to your child's tutor.
In addition to the local supplier Create Identitee, appropriate skirts can also be purchased online from http://www.uniform-direct.com/acatalog/School_Skirts.html
In addition to those items banned in every school, we should alert you to the fact that a) we do not permit students to bring products with nuts involved in their manufacture at all, and, b) we do not permit aerosol sprays into the school building. These are rules upheld for the health and safety of particular staff and students and are non-negotiable.
Relationships and Behaviour
We pride ourselves on our high standards of discipline and mutual respect that have been the bedrock on which we have built our academy's successes to date. At the heart of everything we do is a commitment to cooperative principles and inclusive practice.
Our school has a Relationship Charter rather than a Behaviour Policy, which has been created by the students, parents/carers and staff, as well as canvassing the views of the local community. The charter is reviewed regularly.
Our charter seeks to affirm rather than condemn, to reward as well as challenge. It applies equally to all members of our school community and enshrines the behaviours we expect adults to model, as well as students.
The charter enshrines the behaviours expected of students on their way to or from school and when in uniform as well. Students and adults associated with the school have a duty to protect its good name in the community and digital world, and to act in accordance with the principles set out in the charter.
Should a student transgress the charter they may find themselves open to one or more sanctions, depending on the severity or nature of the offense and circumstances. These sanctions may be drawn (not exclusively) from this list:
- student spoken to;
- participation in a restorative justice experience;
- removal of part of break or lunchtime;
- afterschool detention;
- placed in a cool down room;
- edzone (an offset school day housed away from peers);
- internal exclusion in the TATE Centre at Potter Street;
- permanent exclusion from school.
Our school strongly feels that permanent exclusion is a drastic and unwanted penalty for behaviour and it will only be considered in cases where there is a compelling reason to use it and where all other alternatives have been exhausted.
While in the school we similarly expect visitors to uphold our standards of behaviour and treat others with respect.