School Uniform

Uniform Policy for Year 7 from September 2016

A high standard of personal appearance is expected of all members of the Blatch community. Our guiding principles for the uniform are: value for money, durability and comfort.

Tutors will check that the correct Uniform is being worn. If there are temporary problems concerning the wearing of the correct school uniform, a note of explanation to the Tutor is required from a parent/carer.

Buying School Uniform online

School Uniform can be purchased online from the Khalsa Schoolwear website.

We have a stock of ties that can be purchased in school from the finance office.

Uniform Guidelines

The school uniform is gender neutral and where a choice of items is applicable these are available to all students. Primarily this may affect skirts, trousers, and shorts. The uniform is the same for all year groups and consists of a school jumper, shirt, tie, and a choice of skirt, trousers or (in the summer term only) shorts.

Item Guidance
Shoes Shoes should be plain black (with no visible logos) and able to raise a shine. Shoes with a high heel are not acceptable and all boots, including ankle boots are not permitted. Canvas shoes or trainers are not permitted either.
Socks Plain black or grey socks are to be worn.
White or coloured socks are not acceptable.
Tights Plain black, grey or flesh-coloured tights are to be worn.
Other coloured or patterned tights are not acceptable.
Skirts Grey skirt, purchasable from Khalsa Schoolwear.
Skirts must be worn at full length and should rest on or below the knee.
No other styles or makes of skirt except the school skirt are acceptable.
Trousers Plain grey formal trousers purchasable from Khalsa Schoolwear.
No other styles or makes of trouser except the school trousers are acceptable.
Shorts Plain grey formal shorts purchasable from Khalsa Schoolwear are permitted in the Summer term only.
No other styles or makes of shorts except the school shorts are acceptable.
Shirt and tie Formal white shirt with a collar.
BMS school tie – maroon / silver striped.
Jumper Grey V-neck jumper with maroon stripe and BMS logo purchasable from Khalsa Schoolwear.
Headscarves Where headscarves are worn as a religious observance, they must be plain black, grey or maroon.
Patterned headscarves are not acceptable.

Additional Uniform Guidance applicable from September 2016

Item Guidance
Jewellery A watch may be worn and one small stud per ear is permitted.
Piercings No facial piercings or tongue piercings to be worn in school.
Make-up Students may wear light or minimum make-up. False eyelashes and excessive make-up is not acceptable.
Hair Hair colour should appear natural. Extreme styles of hair are unacceptable. Please contact the Year office prior to any changes if you are unsure.
Outdoor clothing We strongly recommend that all students have an outdoor coat which needs to be removed when indoors. Hoodies, including those with zips, are not acceptable and should not be worn to school in place of an outdoor coat.
School bag Every student requires an appropriate size backpack or school bag. This needs to be big enough to hold A4 folders or books.
Hats Hats are not permitted in school, unless worn for medical reasons.

If these guidelines present difficulties for religious beliefs, we will be pleased to discuss them.

Each student is expected to have this basic equipment with them:

  • Pen and a spare pen.
  • Pencil and spare / sharpener.
  • Ruler.
  • Rubber.
  • Colouring pencils.
  • Calculator.
  • A pair of compasses.
  • Books or folders needed for the day.

The following items should not be seen in school:

  • Mobile phones must not be seen or heard during the school day except for year 11 who may use their phones at lunchtime or breaktime as a privilege.
  • Students may be allowed to use mobile phones for educational purposes in lessons at the discretion of and with the permission of the teacher.
  • No electronic devices to be used or brought onto the school site.
  • No skateboards or scooters to be brought into school.
  • Any of the above items worn or used incorrectly will be confiscated immediately.

 

Uniform Policy for other Year Groups from September 2016

Students may wish to follow the Year 7 Uniform Policy above if they choose.

Buying School Uniform online

School Uniform can be purchased online from the Khalsa Schoolwear website.

Uniform Guidelines

Item Guidance
Shoes Plain black footwear.
Footwear with obvious logos, brand names or markings in a second colour will not be permitted.
Boots, including ankle boots are not acceptable.
Socks Plain black socks are to be worn.
White or coloured socks are not acceptable.
Tights Plain black or flesh-coloured tights are to be worn.
No coloured or patterned tights are acceptable.
Skirts Black skirt with the BMS logo only. Skirts must be worn at full length.
No other styles or makes of skirt are acceptable.
Trousers
 
Plain black formal trousers that are loose fitting.
Jeans, denim trousers or combat-style trousers are not acceptable.
Any trousers with rivets/studs are not acceptable.
Tight fitting trousers, leggings or jeggings are not acceptable.
Shirt and tie
(Years 7 - 8 only)
Formal white shirt with a collar.
BMS school tie.
Polo shirts are not permitted in Year 7 and 8.
Polo shirt
(Years 9 - 11 only)
White Polo Shirt with BMS logo.
No other style or make of Polo Shirt is acceptable.
Jumper
(Years 7 - 8 only)
Maroon V-neck jumper with BMS logo.
Jumper
(Years 9 - 11 only)
Round-necked sweatshirt with BMS logo.
Headscarves Where headscarves are worn as a religious observance, they must be plain black or maroon.
Patterned headscarves are not acceptable.

Additional Uniform Guidance applicable from September 2014

Item Guidance
Jewellery One watch, one ring per hand, one necklace, one small stud/sleeper per ear. For health and safety reasons, hoops should not be large enough to get a finger through.
Bangles and bracelets are not acceptable.
Students will be given permission to wear charity wristbands to mark key weeks and events.
Piercings No facial piercings or tongue piercings should be visible.
Students will be asked to remove all visible facial or tongue piercings.
Make-up Students may wear light make-up.
False eyelashes and excessive make-up is not acceptable.
Hair No extreme hairstyles are permitted e.g. tramlines or patterns.
No unnatural colours or two-tone hair colouring is acceptable.
Hoodies Hoodies, including those with zips, are not acceptable.
Hoodies should not be worn in place of an outdoor coat.
Outdoor clothing No outdoor coats, hats, gloves or neck scarves are to be worn in classrooms, assembly areas or other work spaces.

Each student is expected to have this basic equipment with them

  • Pen and a spare pen
  • Pencil and spare / sharpener
  • Ruler
  • Rubber
  • Colouring pencils
  • Calculator
  • A pair of compasses
  • Homework diary
  • Appropriate sized school bag, big enough to carry books and folders
  • Books or folders needed for the day
  • Memory stick and headphones.

The following items should not be seen in school

  • Mobile phones must not be visible or audible during the school day, other than in permitted areas at break and lunchtime.
  • No MP3 players or other electronic devices to be used on the school site
  • No skateboards or scooters to be brought into school
  • Any of the above items worn or used incorrectly will be confiscated immediately

Pictorial guide to the School Uniform Regulations

This downloadable pdf (link embedded) gives a pictorial guide to the uniform regulations:

Last updated by G.Mitchell Sept 2016