Uniform Policy

Harton Academy Uniform

From September 2018, Harton Academy will have a new school uniform, details of which can be found here.

All main school students are expected to wear school uniform.
We ask students to attend school looking smart and business like. We feel that this will help prepare them for life after school, whether that be work or further education. We feel that our uniform requirements are based on sound common sense ideas and we ask for the full support of parents in ensuring that they are met.
The standard items of the Harton uniform, for boys and girls, are;

  • Polo shirt with school logo.

The polo shirt for Years 7, 8, 9 is sky blue. The polo shirt for Years 10 and 11 is navy blue.

  • Navy blue sweatshirt/top with school logo

Outdoor coats

The student outdoor coat should be a plain, dark coat that opens down the front, so that the uniform can be seen. The school colours regarding outdoor coats are black/dark blue. In the interests of promoting a smart and business like appearance, we ask parents to ensure that brightly coloured coats, hoodies and tracksuits are not worn to school. If a child does arrive at school wearing an inappropriate coat/top they will be asked to remove it as they enter the building.

Footwear

School footwear for both boys and girls should be plain, flat, black leather shoes/ankle shoes with minimal decoration. Training shoes should not be worn to school.

Trousers

School trousers for both boys and girls should be traditional formal black dress trousers. Denim, leggings or skin tight trousers that resemble jeans should not be worn to school. School is aware that some shops are now advertising and selling ‘school uniform’ trousers that do not match our definition of formal dress trousers. We ask that parents check this carefully before purchase.

Skirts

Skirts should be traditional black pleated school skirts and not be made of Lycra or of a body hugging style. Leggings should not be worn. Girls’ tights should be plain black. We depend upon the discretion of parents in ensuring that girls do not attend school wearing skirts of an inappropriate length or style.

Accessories

Jewellery

We operate a ‘no jewellery policy’ at Harton. For obvious reasons of safety and risk of personal loss, jewellery (other than a watch) should not be worn in school. Parents should note that students wearing jewellery may have it confiscated. Confiscated jewellery will only be returned at a time agreed by the member of staff or the student’s Head of Year. The school cannot accept responsibility for items of jewellery which are lost or damaged.

NB – Any kind of body piercing including nose, tongue and eye-brow studs is not appropriate for school. Any child wearing such apparel to school will not be allowed to circulate around the school. Parents will be contacted.

Valuables

For obvious reasons, items of high monetary or sentimental value should not be brought to school.  Students do so at their own risk. The school cannot be responsible for loss or damage.

Make up

Excessive make-up should not be worn. Senior female staff will determine ‘excessive’. Any make up worn should be subtle and of natural colours.

Hair

Extravagant hair styles designed to make fashion statements are not allowed in school, – i.e. Mohican style, V cuts, shaved head, extremely long hair extension, very bright or unnatural colours, etc. Any student attending school with such a hair style will not be allowed to circulate around the school. Parents will be contacted.

Personal property

In a school the size of Harton, dealing with lost property can be a major issue. We ask parents to ensure that all personal property is marked with the name of the student. We do not operate a ‘lost property room’. In the event of student personal property being found in classrooms, the property will be left in the classroom for a reasonable time so that the student can trace it. After that, we will try to re-locate the property but it will eventually be passed to a local charity. Student property found in the PE area will be kept by the PE staff for a reasonable time and then passed to charity. For obvious reasons, items of high monetary or sentimental value should not be brought to school. Students do so at their own risk. The school cannot be responsible for loss or damage.

School Bags

All students should have a bag for carrying homework, books, equipment and PE kit. The bag should be clearly marked with the owner’s name.

Mobile phones

The staff at Harton adopt a sensible approach to mobile phones. We realise that virtually all children will carry a mobile and that parents wish that to be so. From the point of safety and the ability to contact a child, the mobile can be invaluable.

However – we also ask that at school and in the home, children are educated about using such devices in the correct manner. Some teachers now allow use of mobiles during lessons. Many children now take a photograph of their timetable. However – beyond such legitimate use, in school the mobile phone should be switched off and kept out of sight during lesson time and in the corridors. It is a gross infringement of privacy to take photographs or video of staff or other children without permission. In the course of their duties, teaching staff reserve the right to confiscate any device that has been, or may have been, used in an inappropriate manner.

Earphones/Headphones

Earphones/Headphones to listen to music should not be used anywhere on the school premises.

Harton Academy Uniform Physical Education

Boys

Essential items Optional items
School rugby reversible top * Base layer top
Plain blue shorts * Plain black or navy tracksuit bottoms
School blue/yellow hooped socks * Swimming goggles
Football boots Rugby mouth guard (strongly advised)
Shin pads Bathing hat
Training shoes (not plimsolls or Converse type)
Swimming trunks (not shorts)

 

Girls

Essential items Optional items
Navy school hooded sweatshirt * Swimming goggles
White polo shirt with school name * Plain blue shorts *
Plain black or navy tracksuit bottoms
Training shoes (not plimsolls or Converse type)
Swimming costume and bathing hat

Items can be purchased from local suppliers including Kays, Impack, Initial Images and Simply Workwear. The items in the lists above marked with an asterisk (*) should be purchased from these named local suppliers only, other items can be purchased from any suitable retailer.

Information about PE

  • All personal items should be clearly marked with the owner’s name.
  • If a child misses PE over a 2 week period then a medical note is required.
  • If excused from taking part in PE, students must still bring their kit and get changed. They will be asked to attend the lesson with the member of staff, even if that is outside. A note explaining why non participation is requested will be expected by the PE teacher.
  • If a student forgets the PE kit then they will be expected to wear the kit supplied by the school.
  • Hair bobbles are essential for long hair.
  • All boys must shower after every PE lesson.
  • Non-participants must bring their PE kits as well as a note.

Uniform Order Form

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