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Uniform

All students attending The Boswells School are required to conform fully with our uniform and dress code.

We are sure that you will be aware of the importance of this and we expect parents to support us by making sure that students are smartly dressed.  The wearing of the full school uniform is one of the keys to our maintenance of high disciplinary standards which leads to the high reputation of the school and is a core reason for our considerable popularity with parents.

Please also remember that children do take a pride in being smart and of good appearance and that school uniform is not expensive when viewed over a school career.  The choice of uniform has deliberately been made to be inexpensive and when provided through Schoolwear Plus the cost is reduced even further.  It can also be purchased elsewhere if parents wish, but should conform in colour and style to that supplied by the school.  School uniform is now cheaper than many fashion and leisure clothes and with only one uniform to buy, parents have reduced pressure from their youngsters to wear different fashionable garments to school each day.

No item of school uniform for boys or girls should follow the changes of popular fashion.  Such styles are usually totally unsuitable and maybe unsafe for the busy life of a large co-educational school.  The items supplied through Schoolwear Plus use the definitive styles and types. Occasionally students may have reasonable excuses for minor deviations from the school uniform.  This must always be accompanied by a letter of explanation from the parents.

Outer coats should be hard-wearing and worn over the top of the blazer. Denim is strictly prohibited, as are hooded tops, tracksuit tops (other than those issued by the school) and baseball caps. No hats of any description are to be worn inside.

If parents/carers are in doubt about the suitability of any items of uniform they intend to purchase, they should contact the school. This will enable us to work together to maintain high standards of dress. Please mark all uniform and PE Kit carefully with student's name.

Hair

Extreme hairstyles or colour are not acceptable. If colour is being used on hair it must be a natural colour. (Colours such as blue, red, purple etc are not acceptable). Students should not have their hair shaved below a number two and there should also be no patterns in hair. Students may be sent home until the hairstyle is acceptable. Hair bands should be discreet and black or red in colour.

Jewellery

The wearing of jewellery is limited. Those with pierced ears are allowed to wear one small stud earring in each earlobe. Only plain gold or plain silver studs are allowed. These must be removed for PE. NO other body piercings e.g. nose stud, tongue stud are allowed. A wrist watch is acceptable but again must be removed for PE. Rings, necklaces and bracelets are not allowed.

Make-up

Nail varnish and false nails or eyelashes are not to be worn by any student. Discreet make-up is a privilege for girls in Years 9 to 11.

Hijabs

If Hijabs are to be worn, they should be plain white or black in colour.

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