Update on Uniform Policy

Update on Uniform Policy

At Charlton, we continue to support students to aspire towards the highest standards possible. This approach can relate to their progress, behaviour, attendance, punctuality and uniform.
 
The vast majority of our students maintain a pleasing standard of uniform and I have attached a helpful visual guide to support you as a parent when you go to purchase uniform in preparation for the next academic year.
However, changes of fashion can prove quite challenging as some trainer type footwear continues to be advertised in certain shops as being suitable for school wear. The attached poster which also appears on the webpage shows that we expect traditional style school shoes. 
 
School blazers are now compulsory for all students and this has led to an increase in girls choosing to wear skirts in combination. Can I draw your attention to the expectations we have regarding the wearing of skirts?   They should be of a navy, straight style with a back vent and rest no higher than two inches above the knee.
 
Our expectation is that your child returns to school on 5th September 2017, wearing the correct uniform. If your child has a medical issue that necessitates them wearing different footwear, please can you arrange to send a doctor’s note which can then be recorded on your child’s file?  Similarly, if there are any other issues that we need to be aware of relating to your child wearing non-regulation uniform, please contact School before the end of term.
 
From the first day of term, if your child’s uniform does not meet the criteria outlined in this letter and attached poster, you will receive either a standard uniform letter, or a phone call from your child’s Pastoral Manager informing you of this situation. We would then look to work together to rectify the situation as soon as possible. If the issue persists then the student is likely to find themselves working in our behaviour recovery room until a resolution is found.
 
We look forward to a smart, focused and successful school year.
 
Yours faithfully
Mr A McNaughton                         Mr W Denfhy
Principal                                        Deputy Headteacher