Uniform and Equipment

Purchase of Uniform

School uniform is available to purchase directly from school.

We will be holding pop up shops at Nottingham Free School, where customers can try, buy and take away garments.

The dates and times are:

Monday 23 July 2018 - 4pm - 6.30pm
Thursday 30 August 2018 - 10am - 2pm
Friday 31 August 2018 - 10am - 2pm

The school uniform and dress code

Boys

  • School Blazer - School regulation grey blazer, with official school badge (compulsory)
  • School Tie
  • Trousers – plain black
  • Shirt – formal white, long or short sleeves with stiff collar
  • Jumper – School regulation grey V-neck (non-compulsory)
  • Socks – plain black
  • Shoes – plain black lace-up or slip-on shoes in a formal style. Please note that boots, fabric/pump style shoes or trainers are not permitted
  • Coat – (non-compulsory) – plain dark raincoat, duffel or anorak. A discreet logo is permissible. Coats are generally not to be worn in or around school during the working day. Denim, leather jackets and hoodies are not permitted. These items will be confiscated and placed in the school safe until parents are able to collect them.
  • Hat – Summer hat: Students may wear suitable hats for protection from the sun in the summer months to and from school and when outside of the building during break times. These may be agreed with the student’s Head of Year. Winter hat: plain winter hat. Baseball caps are not permitted in any circumstances, including journeys to and from school.

Girls

  • School Blazer - School regulation grey blazer, with official school badge (compulsory)
  • School Tie
  • Skirt or Trousers –black knee length skirt (no lycra material) or black trousers (no jeans or skinny fit trousers are permitted)
  • Shirt – formal white, long or short sleeves with stiff collar
  • Jumper – School regulation grey V-neck (non-compulsory)
  • Socks/tights – plain black ankle socks or tights
  • Shoes – plain black lace-up or slip-on formal shoes with low heels (no more than 2 inches in height). Please note that boots, trainers, fabric/pump style or sling back shoes are not permitted
  • Coat – (non-compulsory) – plain dark fabric raincoat, duffel or anorak. A discreet logo is permissible. Coats are generally not to be worn in or around school during the working day. Denim, leather jackets and hoodies are not permitted. These items will be confiscated and placed in the school safe until parents are able to collect them.
  • Hat – Summer hat: Students may wear suitable hats for protection from the sun in the summer months to and from school and when outside of the building during break times. These may be agreed with the student’s Head of Year. Winter hat: plain winter hat. Baseball caps are not permitted in any circumstances, including journeys to and from school.
  • Headscarf (for religious reasons) – plain black or light grey head scarf

Summer Uniform

At times of extreme heat students will be informed by the Head of School when ties and blazers may be taken off in school. However, it is expected they will be worn on journeys to and from school and on school trips.

Mobile Phones

Any use of a mobile phone – whether it is for calls, messaging, photographs, video films or games – is strictly prohibited during the school day. Any abuse of the above rules will result in the phone’s immediate confiscation. Students who object to this will incur sanctions for uncooperative behaviour. School does not accept any responsibility for loss or damage to these items, should this rule be broken and these items be brought in to school. Sanctions If a mobile phone is used, in school, during either lesson times or recreation, it will be confiscated, and a parent/carer required to collect the item from the school office.

Jewellery

Students may wear a watch (no apple devices) and a plain pair of gold/silver (no jewels) stud earrings but no other jewellery is permitted due to health and safety issues and liability in case of loss. Therefore, if students wish to have any part of their body pierced they must arrange this at the beginning of the Summer holidays so that the wound has sufficient time to heal. Plasters may not be worn to cover body jewellery. If students disregard this they will be isolated from other students until they comply with the regulation.

Hairstyles and Attire

Baseball caps are not permitted in any circumstances.

Hairstyles and hair colour should not be extreme. Parents should consult, in advance, with the Head of Year if they are unsure as to the suitability of a change of style. The school shall be the arbiter of the term ‘extreme’.

As part of this we do not allow students to have their hair or sections of their hair to be dyed with a non-natural hair colour.

Make-up

For Health & Safety reasons make-up and nail polish are not permitted. In exceptional circumstances light foundation will be permitted to disguise skin complaints.

PE Kit

Girls

  • School polo shirt
  • School microfleece
  • School shorts
  • Training Trousers: Plain black/navy - the wearing of training trousers will depend on the activity and the weather conditions and will be at the teachers' discretion.
  • Socks: Blue football socks (outside lessons)/white ankle socks (inside lessons) depending on activity
  • Appropriate outdoor trainers with ankle support/football boots (not plimsolls or high top trainers) with non marking soles
  • Other: Navy or Black ‘skin tops, woolley hats and gloves (where this is appropriate for the activity) can be worn in colder weather, shin pads, mouth guard (optional but recommended)

Boys

  • School polo shirt
  • School reversible long sleeve sports top
  • School shorts
  • Training Trousers: Plain black/navy - the wearing of training trousers will depend on the activity and the weather conditions and will be at the teachers' discretion.
  • Socks: Blue football socks (outside lessons)/white ankle socks (inside lessons) depending on activity
  • Appropriate outdoor trainers with ankle support/football boots (not plimsolls or high top trainers) with non marking soles
  • Other: Navy or Black ‘skin tops, woolley hats and gloves (where this is appropriate for the activity) can be worn in colder weather, shin pads, mouth guard (optional but recommended)

Equipment

​Students are expected to have the following items everyday:

  • a pencil case containing: two pens (blue or black ink), two pencils, pencil sharpener, rubber and a ruler
  • a scientific calculator
  • their fully charged iPad
  • their student planner which should be signed at home on a weekly basis
  • a reading book for our daily DEAR (drop everything and read) session

At various times they may also need a protractor and a pair of compasses.

May 2018

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