Haslingden High School insists on high standards of uniform. It is important that students take pride in their appearance and are aware of the impression their appearance makes within the community. Haslingden High School seeks to promote a sense of belonging and shared identity through the implementation of its uniform policy.
The Headteacher will be the arbiter in all matters relating to uniform, dress and appearance. Parents/carers and students are advised to consult the Deputy Headteacher (Care, Guidance and Support), or a member of the School Leadership Team, if they are considering uniform, dress or appearance changes that might conflict with the school policy.
Any student who arrives out of uniform; in unsuitable uniform; wearing inappropriate jewellery; or with an unsuitable hairstyle or hair colour may be removed from lessons and their parent/carer contacted. A record will be made in a student’s file. If a student persistently ignores the uniform code, the school will need to employ further sanctions.
- Navy blue blazer
- School tie – only clip-on ties must be worn
- White blouse or shirt – must be tucked into skirt or trousers, top buttons fastened
- official black school skirt (worn with the hem of the skirt nearer the knee than not) or conventional black tailored trousers (not skinny fit, denim, canvas, stretch or leggings/jeggings)
- grey, black or white socks, or plain black tights – not patterned
- Conventional black trousers (not skinny fit, denim, canvas or stretch)
- Navy blue V-neck pullover – optional
- Shoes: low heeled, completely plain black leather or leather look with no coloured logos. Please note that pumps, trainers, canvas and sports branded footwear are NOT acceptable
- grey, black or white socks
Muslim girls may wear with their blazer:
Navy blue trousers and top (Shalwar and Kameez)
Navy blue scarf – Dupatta
Uniform Price List
Unisex Jumpers £13.50
Sizes: 28″, 30″, 32″, 34″, 36″, 40″, 42″, 44″
Chest sizes: 26″, 28″, 30″, 32″, 34″, 36″, 38″
Chest sizes: 26″, 28″, 30″, 32″, 34″, 36″, 38″
Games / PE and Dance Kit:
The school’s official PE Kit supplier is Surridge Sports www.surridgesports.co.uk.
Orders may be placed online with Surridge Sports or by collecting an order form from the PE Office at school. Alternatively, it may be purchased from Amins on Bank Street in Rawtenstall or Abbey Street Shopping Centre, Accrington. Both these options are useful as students can try on the kit.
We have our own Webshop with Surridge. You can click on the link below to access the HHS PE Webshop:
The compulsory item needed from Surridge is a Navy Blue Surridge T-shirt with School PE Badge.
All other compulsory items of PE kit can be purchased from Surridge or other local stores.
All Students will need:
Bottoms – whichever you feel most comfortable in.
Navy blue Shorts or
Navy blue Skort or
Navy blue tracksuit bottoms or
Black Sports Leggings or
Black Track pants
Navy blue football socks (for football with shin pads)
Trainers or Astro Trainers
(Football boots may be required for lessons on the school field)
Optional Outdoor Kit:
We must go outside during winter months, and it is a good idea to have some warm outer layers. These are all available from Surridge.
Navy Rain Jacket
Navy Tracksuit Top
Shin pads in PE
Students must have shin pads for all football lessons during both curriculum time PE and for all extracurricular football sessions. We have been advised by the local authority that it is a parental responsibility to provide shin pads where schools have requested this. A letter was sent during March 2022 to all parents regarding the use of shin pads in school. Please click here for the link to the letter for future reference.
We have looked locally on behalf of parents and Sports Direct have shin pads available for £3.99, and are available both in-store and online.
Should you have any questions regarding PE Kit please contact the Head of PE and Sport, Mr Haworth
Parents should note that blazers, skirts and ties are only available from School. Other items of School Uniform may be purchased from any other retailer. We recommend your local superstore for inexpensive and hardwearing items of School Uniform.
Outdoor coats are not to be worn inside the school. Parents are asked to buy only blue or black outdoor coats. Trainers are only acceptable for PE. Caps, hoodies and denim jackets are not allowed on school premises.
Hairstyles and colouring:
Parents should be aware that we do not permit extremes of fashion in students’ hairstyles or dress. Added hair colours must be natural and subtle (bright colours including shades of red, and dip dying, are not permitted). Hair braiding is only acceptable without beads or accessories. Close shaved heads and patterns cut into hair or eyebrows are not acceptable. Very short hairstyles or extreme hairstyles (eg where some hair is very short and the rest isn’t) are not acceptable. As a guide for parents, no part of the hair should be shorter than a number 2. Students who have shoulder-length hair, or longer, may be required to tie it back for health and safety reasons and/or if it obscures the face.
Jewellery, Make-up and Valuables:
Make-up is not acceptable.
Nail extensions (either acrylic/gel or temporary stick on) are not permitted.
Jewellery must be limited to a watch and one pair of sleepers or studs, one worn in each ear. Health and Safety and security considerations mean that other items of jewellery are not permissible.
Watches and studs/sleepers should be removed for practical lessons when necessary or any lesson where they may pose a danger.
Individual subject teachers will make the decision.
The school cannot accept any responsibility for the loss of valuables.
No facial or body piercing is permitted for Health and Safety reasons.
The school will temporarily confiscate inappropriate items of jewellery and valuables.
If a student persistently ignores these rules the school will employ further sanctions (please also see Exclusion Policy).
Any style of shoe not appearing in the acceptable footwear guidance would require contacting the school to discuss. We have no affiliation with any particular shoe company.
Sixth form dress code