Dress Code

 

Our school has a dress code and we do expect pupils to comply with this code and come to school wearing the items outlined below.

 

The purpose of having a school dress code is:

  • To build a sense of identity and be part of a community.
  • To enable some flexibility and individual choice.
  • To avoid unhelpful peer pressure.
  • To maintain affordability.

It’s also really important that clothing reflects the way we learn in our school and should be practical, hard-wearing and appropriate for the school environment.   For example, trousers need not be ‘formal’; jeans are perfectly acceptable as trousers. All pupils should take ownership and responsibility for ensuring they follow the dress code and wear appropriate clothing.

All pupils must wear the following items, which can be purchased from the high street or an online shop of your choice:

Parents of pupils in Phase 1 (Reception – Year 2) can choose whether their child wears either plain red or plain black shorts, trousers or skirts to school; it’s also acceptable for girls to wear either a checked gingham red & white school Summer dress or a black school pinafore dress.

A PLAIN red, black or white t-shirt, long sleeved top (these are widely available); They may also choose to wear a PLAIN red or black jumper or cardigan.

Pupils in Phase 2, 3 and 4 (Year 3 – Year 11)  must wear either plain black trousers, shorts or skirts (although as stated above, these need not be ‘formal’ or traditional school trousers).

A PLAIN red, black or white t-shirt or long sleeved top (these are widely available); They may also choose to wear a PLAIN red or black jumper or cardigan.

If parents prefer they  can also get the school logo branded onto any uniform item at Fitness for Sport. Although this is not compulsory.   

Footwear

All pupils will be expected to wear appropriate shoes that allow them to move safely around the school.  These shoes must be predominantly black or red in colour.

Physical Education (PE)

For Phase 1 (Reception, Year 1 & 2)

There is no PE kit for the Pupils in Phase 1, we would like them to spend as much of their allocated PE time being active rather than spending a large amount of this time getting ready, changing into PE kits. So please ensure that your child is wearing clothing that they can run around in when they come to school.

Changes to PE Kit: Phase 2 (Years 3 – 6)
Phase Two students have been required to have PE kit from the beginning of the current school year (September 2017).  The PE kit has changed recently; the reason we have changed it is to ensure that Phase Two children have a sense of identity within our school community, and for reasons of hygiene.   We do want to make sure that students can express their individuality, and this has been acknowledged within the choice of PE kit available to students.
The PE kit has been designed by Phase 3 & 4 students and has included feedback received by the PE department.  Students requested a range of different options, so they can then choose which type of clothing they feel comfortable in.  As such, the only compulsory item is the logo top; children and parents the bottom half of their kit from the options detailed below.
Year 3 & 4 have PE on a Tuesday, Year 5 & 6 on a Thursday.  Children will be having PE at other times throughout the week, but this will not require PE kit due to the shorter length of time involved.  We expect Phase 2 children (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6) to have the following:
  • Boys & Girls  – Top Half (Compulsory item):
  • Black & red logo PSCA polo t-shirt
  • Boys & Girls – Bottom half (please choose one of the options:
  • Black shorts (these are widely available or you may wish to purchase PSCA logo shorts) or Black tracksuit bottoms (these are widely available or  you may wish to purchase PSCA logo tracksuit bottoms)
  • Black skort (these are widely available or you may wish to purchase PSCA logo tracksuit bottoms)
  • Black leggings (these are widely available or you may wish to purchase PSCA logo leggings)
Appropriate shoes (trainers, plimsoles) must be worn during PE lessons. This is for safety reasons.   We recognise that this change in PE kit may have financial implications for parents/guardians, and we do not expect these items to be purchased immediately.  However, we do expect children to have PE kit by January 2018.  If you are experiencing any difficulties in purchasing PE kit please, in the first instance, contact your child’s Basecamp Teacher or Russ Martin (Head of Physical Education) on rmartin@schoolofcreativearts.co.uk or leave a message with the front desk team.

For Phase 3&4, (Year 7-11)

Boys & Girls  – Top Half (Compulsory item)

  • Black & red logo PSCA polo t-shirt

Boys & Girls – Bottom half (please choose one of the options)

  • Black shorts (these are widely available or you may wish to purchase PSCA logo shorts)
  • or
  • Black tracksuit bottoms (these are widely available or  you may wish to purchase PSCA logo tracksuit bottoms)
  • Black skort (these are widely available or you may wish to purchase PSCA logo tracksuit bottoms)
  • Black leggings (these are widely available or you may wish to purchase PSCA logo leggings)
  • Appropriate shoes (trainers, plimsoles) must be worn during PE lessons. This is for safety reasons.

Phase 3&4 students will be offsite for their PE lessons and in the winter months coats / jackets (any colour, as long as it’s warm!) are allowed to be worn when travelling to / from other sites. We also have PSCA logo jumpers that can be purchased.

 

Make up, Jewellery and Head wear

In our school we recognise the importance of individual identity. However, we expect jewellery and any hats or other head wear to be worn and/or make-up to be used responsibly, taking into account the impact on others, the impact on learning and issues around safety. Pupils will be supported to make responsible choices for themselves wherever possible, although in all cases the school maintains the right to make a final decision and take action as deemed appropriate.

Ordering

We use two suppliers where you can purchase all aspects of the school dress code. Footprint uniforms will embroider the logo and Fitness for Sport will print the logo on the items of the school dress code.
Footprint Uniforms, have offices and a manufacturing workshop at :
154 Austin Crescent
Crownhill
Plymouth, PL6 5QS
01752 791889
Fitness for Sport has a shop at:
142 Cornwall Street
Plymouth, PL1 1NJ
01752 229726

Click here  to place an order with Footprint.

Click here to place an order with Fitness for Sport.

If you would prefer to complete an order form by hand rather than online we have paper copies available in the school foyer.

Please send to the correct supplier when you have completed this form.

To receive your orders you have the following options:

  • Collect direct from the Supplier.
  • Order online or over the phone and request that the uniform is posted to your home address. There will be delivery charges.
  • Order online or over the phone and request that the uniform is delivered to the school for you to collect from our school foyer. There will be no added delivery charges for this option.