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.