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Uniform

Uniform at Cardinal Allen is compulsory and must be worn correctly by all pupils at all times. Every child admitted to the school has been given a place on the clear understanding that parents accept and comply with our policies. We believe that school uniform helps to forge a single identity for the school and our pupils. By insisting that all pupils dress in the same way we can ensure that bullying incidents relating to a person's ability to afford the latest fashions doesn't happen.

We are working very closely with our stockists to ensure that pupils wear authentic items of school clothing within the school guidelines.

Adjustments to uniform are made from time to time. We communicate these to parents well in advance. We are conscious of the financial pressures on families and our uniform requirements are intended to be sensitive to these. There are rare occasions, where for cultural or ethnic reasons, parents have requested that we soften our Uniform and Appearance Policy. Each case will be dealt with on its merits.

Year 7-10

Girls Boys
Black with school badge Blazer Black with school badge
School tie Tie School tie
White with shirt collar Shirt White with shirt collar
Black school sweater [October half-term to Easter] Sweater Black school sweater [October half-term to Easter]
Full length grey trousers incorporating the Cardinal Allen badge as supplied by the official school stockists. Trousers Black, formal type with normal leg width in suiting material, not in cotton, etc. Casual trousers are not acceptable.
Mid-grey, A-line style, with the Cardinal Allen badge on the hem of the left side of the skirt. The length of the skirt should respect normal standards of modesty bearing in mind the practical nature of work in a mixed high school. A skirt with the hem more than 5cm above the knee is unacceptable Skirt
White knee-length, or black tights of 30 or 60 denier. Socks Plain and dark coloured
A traditional shoe, in plain BLACK polished leather with black laces and dark thin soles. TRAINERS OR BOOTS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE. Parents are asked to ensure that only shoes that allow freedom, support and safety are worn for school. For this reason sling-backs or ballet style shoes are not acceptable and heels should be NO MORE THAN 2.5cm Shoes A traditional shoe, in plain BLACK polished leather with black laces and dark thin soles. TRAINERS OR BOOTS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE
A reasonable, plain style in a pupil's own single natural colour, not patterned, stepped, shaved, spiked or beaded. Hair which is too long, e.g. in the eyes, is not permitted. Please see facing page for specific details and sanctions regarding hair colour. Hair A reasonable, plain style in a pupil's own single natural colour, not patterned, stepped or shaved, and cut no shorter than a number 2. Hair which is too long - either in the eyes or over collar length, is not permitted. Hair must not be spiked up. Pupils must be clean shaven.
No jewellery may be worn except for a watch and one plain gold or silver stud in each ear lobe. Facial piercings are not allowed - pupils will not be allowed to mask such piercings with a plaster. Jewellery No jewellery may be worn except for a watch. Earrings are not allowed. Facial piercings are not allowed - pupils will not be allowed to mask such piercings with a plaster.
Make-up, fake tan, false nails and nail varnish are not allowed. Make-up Make-up, fake tan, false nails and nail varnish are not allowed.
School tracksuit top, red t-shirt with school emblem, black self-stripe football shorts, black (pleated) gym skirt (optional), black tracksuit bottoms (plain), white trainers, red football socks. Aerosols must not be brought into school. PE Kit New design red rugby shirt with black reversible, red t-shirt with school emblem, black shorts, red socks and suitable trainer shoes (NOT boot-style). Football boots and shinpads. Aerosols must not be brought into school.

Year 11

Girls Boys
Blazer Black with school badge
Tie Year 11 School tie
Charcoal grey striped blouse from school stockists Shirt White with shirt collar
Black, V-neck sweater (no badge) Sweater
Full length grey trousers incorporating the Cardinal Allen badge as supplied by the official school stockists. Trousers Black, formal type with normal leg width in suiting material, not in cotton, etc. Casual trousers are not acceptable.
Mid-grey, A-line style, with the Cardinal Allen badge on the hem of the left side of the skirt. The length of the skirt should respect normal standards of modesty bearing in mind the practical nature of work in a mixed high school A skirt with the hem more than 5cm above the knee is unacceptable Skirt
White knee-length, or black tights of 30 or 60 denier. Socks Plain and dark coloured
A traditional shoe, in plain BLACK polished leather with black laces and dark thin soles. TRAINERS OR BOOTS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE. Parents are asked to ensure that only shoes that allow freedom, support and safety are worn for school. For this reason sling-backs or ballet style shoes are not acceptable and heels should be NO MORE THAN 2.5cm Shoes A traditional shoe, in plain BLACK polished leather with black laces and dark thin soles. TRAINERS OR BOOTS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE
A reasonable, plain style in a pupil's own single natural colour, not patterned, stepped, shaved, spiked or beaded. Hair which is too long, e.g. in the eyes, is not permitted. Please see facing page for specific details and sanctions regarding hair colour. Hair A reasonable, plain style in a pupil's own single natural colour, not patterned, stepped or shaved, and cut no shorter than a number 2. Hair which is too long - either in the eyes or over collar length, is not permitted. Hair must not be spiked up. Pupils must be clean shaven.
No jewellery may be worn except for a watch and one plain gold or silver stud in each ear lobe. Facial piercings are not allowed - pupils will not be allowed to mask such piercings with a plaster. Jewellery No jewellery may be worn except for a watch. Earrings are not allowed. Facial piercings are not allowed - pupils will not be allowed to mask such piercings with a plaster.
Make-up, fake tan, false nails and nail varnish are not allowed. Make-up Make-up, fake tan, false nails and nail varnish are not allowed.
School tracksuit top, red t-shirt with school emblem, black self-stripe football shorts, black (pleated) gym skirt (optional), black tracksuit bottoms (plain), white trainers, red football socks. Aerosols must not be brought into school. PE Kit New design red rugby shirt with black reversible, red t-shirt with school emblem, black shorts, red socks and suitable trainer shoes (NOT boot-style). Football boots and shinpads. Aerosols must not be brought into school.

School Bag A suitable waterproof school bag to protect expensive books provided by the school. The bag should be of a sensible medium size and not an extremely large sports hold-all or fashionable handbag.
Outdoor Coat Plain in style. Denim, leather, tracksuit tops and suede coats are not allowed and fashion jackets are obviously not in keeping with school uniform. For wet weather, a reasonable length is wise.
Apron A bib-type apron for Technology, and to be worn clean for Food Technology
Cycling For safety we recommend the wearing of coloured or reflective bands and cycling helmet.
Personal cleanliness and tidines A high standard of cleanliness is expected. It is the responsibility of each pupil to ensure that his / her uniform and personal appearance is neat and tidy at all times.


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