Uniform

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.

Uniform:

  • 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

Girls:

  • 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

Boys:

  • Conventional black tailored 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

Games / PE and Dance Kit:

The school’s official 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 Amin’s on Bank Street in Rawtenstall.

Click below to order PE Kit:

Alternatively, our compulsory PE kit may be purchased from any other store and comprises of:

  • White T-shirt
  • Navy blue shorts or tracksuit bottoms
  • White socks (indoors)
  • Navy blue socks (outdoors)
  • Trainers (football boots may be required for lessons on the school field)

Optional:

  • Navy Rainjacket
  • Navy Sweatshirt

Please note: we strongly advise the wearing of mouth guards (gum shields) and shin pads for Rugby and Hockey lessons, and shin pads for Football lessons.


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. Can 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).

 

Shoes

Any style of shoe not appearing in the following document would require contacting the school to discuss.  We have no affiliation with any particular shoe company.

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SIXTH FORM SMART OFFICE WEAR DRESS CODE

Rationale

The school believes that clear expectations and consistently high standards are essential to success. This particularly applies to our Sixth Form life, including attendance and punctuality; behaviour for learning; academic effort and dress code. It is important that students take pride in their appearance and are aware of the impression that appearance makes within the school and the wider community.

As a Sixth Form, one of our on-going aims is to prepare students for progression into their chosen career or profession. In order to support this aim and further strengthen the ethos of study in the Sixth Form, a smart office wear dress code is in place.

Any student who is wearing inappropriate dress; wearing inappropriate jewellery; or with an unsuitable hairstyle or hair colour may be removed from lessons and parent/carer contacted. A record will be made in a student’s file. If a student persistently ignores the dress code, the school will need to employ further sanctions.

The Headteacher will be the ultimate arbiter in all matters relating to uniform, dress and appearance. Parents/carers and students are advised to consult Mr R Clarke (Deputy Headteacher – Care, Guidance and Support) or Mr S. Heaton (Director of Sixth Form Studies) if they are considering uniform, dress or appearance changes that might conflict with the school policy.

Boys:

  • A smart shirt without slogans or pictures.
  • Smart trousers-no denim/jean-style trousers

The following items are optional:

  • Tie
  • Jumper
  • Jacket
  • Waistcoat

Girls:

  • Smart blouse/shirt/top without slogans or pictures-not low-cut or showing midriff
  • Smart knee-length skirt, dress or trousers-no denim/jean-style trousers or leggings
  • Boots may be worn but should be covered by trousers or partially covered by a skirt

The following items will not be permitted:

  • Polo shirts
  • Trainers
  • Biker boots/Doc Marten-style boots/Ugg-style boots
  • Hoodies
  • Caps/hats
  • Facial piercings

Hairstyles and colouring:

Students should be aware that we do not permit extremes of fashion in hairstyles or dress. Added hair colours must be subtle. Hair braiding is only acceptable without beads or accessories. Close shaved heads and patterns cut into hair are not acceptable. Students with long hair may be asked to tie it back.

Mobile phones and media players may only be used in the Sixth Form Centre but must be switched off during lessons.

Makeup and jewellery should be subtle.

Outdoor coats/scarves/gloves/hats/caps should be removed after arriving at the school and stored or carried whilst on site.