Uniform / Kit
School Uniform and Equipment Information
All students are expected always to maintain a high standard of personal appearance.
The following is school dress:
- a v-neck, navy blue, knitted jumper with the embroidered school badge
- a school tie (These can be bought from the school reception during the school holidays)
- a plain white school shirt - shirts should be tucked in and the top button fastened (no tailored shirts, no pattern, no girls blouses)
- black trousers - appropriate formal school trousers (no jeans, no tracksuit bottoms, no skin tight trousers or leggings, no combat trousers)
- sensible black shoes (entirely black, no boots, no stiletto heels, no shoes without backs, no trainers & no sandals)
Plain white shirts, plain black school trousers and black shoes can be purchased from any high street shops.
- plain black head scarf, to be worn on the head for religious purpose only
Outer coats, hats and other unnecessary items e.g. large belts, flowers in the hair are not allowed to be worn in school and should be kept in the student’s locker.
Other points about school dress:
Students should avoid extremes of personal appearance.
Our rules on jewellery are that only the following items may be worn:
- a watch
- small stud earrings in any ear piercing.
No other facial piercing (as a school we advise against body piercing).
Hair & Make-up:
- extreme hair styles such as hair dyed an unnatural colour, or hair with patterned lines, symbols or letters will not be permitted
- make-up may be worn in moderation and at the school’s discretion, although as a school we would prefer students not to wear make-up.
Every pupil must have the basic items of equipment as follows:
- two pens, pencil, calculator, ruler and rubber for every lesson
- a bag big enough to carry their planner, books, games kit, etc
- ‘boot bags’ and/or ‘handbags’ are not suitable as school bags.
Mobile phones and MP3 players are to be switched off and not seen in class (or the item will be confiscated for at least 24 hours) and will only be returned after contact with a parent/carer.
Pupils bring these items at their own risk and the school cannot be held responsible for any loss, theft or damage to this equipment.
Below is a compulsory list of what each pupil should have as their P.E. kit as of September 2011
- light blue T-shirt (with new school logo);
- black shorts (with new school logo);
- black football socks;
- black and blue reversible long sleeve all weather shirt (new fabric).
The reasons for the all weather shirt are as follows:
- it will keep the pupils warmer in colder weather;
- it can act as a second piece of clothing over their T-Shirt in the winter months;
- they are very strong which will prevent clothing from being torn in contact sports;
- the reversible nature of it makes it easier to distinguish between teams in lessons;
- they prevent bibs from being ripped in contact sports;
- they can be worn as a team top when playing against other schools.
Basic P.E. Kit Requirement 2011
- Your child has one double P.E. lesson per week but they may also take part in extra-curricular activities. Therefore, a second set of kit may be needed if the first one is in the wash or dirty.
- For P.E. lessons pupils must have a pair of suitable trainers. School shoes and pumps are an unacceptable in P.E.
- It is also strongly recommended that the pupils have a pair of football boots and shin pads when they have football and a pair of football boots and gum shield when they have rugby. The boots are to give them the extra grip required for turning quickly and for speed in both these sports.
- Sometimes items of clothing get misplaced or lost. This can be prevented by placing name tags or by writing pupils names in clothing.
- Kit can be purchased from the main school office.
P.E. Department Policy regarding P.E. kit and Excuse Notes
Whilst at Cockburn we are aware that on occasions your child may be unable to take part in full practical activities, it is vital however that we adhere to the following policy:
- any pupil wishing to be excused from practical activities must bring a note signed by their parent/carer;
- they must bring their full P.E. kit appropriate to the activity. In most circumstances they will be able to adopt one of the following roles: Official, Coach, Leader, Observer, or even join a different activity group.
It must be made clear that your child will not be asked to complete tasks that could aggravate conditions or injuries, but at the same time your child can still, by bringing kit, be part of the group and undertake meaningful P.E. tasks. In addition it may be wholly appropriate for your child to wear kit, even when observing, if the fields are muddy or wet, or if they are assisting with equipment.