School Uniform Regulations

Policy on School Uniform

 

 

At Foyle College we are proud of our uniform and appearance and believe that the way in which it is worn reflects on our school community.  This policy sets out the responsibilities of pupils, parents and staff as together we work to ensure that every member of the school community respects this aspect of our school ethos. 

 

 

The responsibility of pupils

 

It is the responsibility of our pupils to make themselves aware of the uniform regulations.  These are provided, before the start of the academic year to their parents.  Pupils should understand from these regulations:

 

·         the correct uniform to be worn.

·         the correct way in which the uniform should be worn.

 

Pupils should also be aware that failure to follow these regulations may lead to sanctions, which will be in line with the school’s disciplinary procedures.  The positions of School Prefect (Year 14) and Monitor (Year 10) are ones of responsibility and as a role model the way in which they wear their uniform must be exemplary; consequently, a student who fails to follow the regulations will not be considered these positions. 

 

 

The responsibility of parents

 

Parents/guardians should be familiar with the uniform regulations provided annually by the school and should ensure that their son/daughter have the correct items.  Parents are expected to support the school in its insistence that their son/daughter follows the regulations.  If disciplinary action proves necessary, parents will also be expected to show their support in the enforcement of sanctions that are in line with the school’s disciplinary procedures. 

 

 

The responsibility of staff

 

The Form Tutor will ensure that the pupils in their Form Class are reminded of the uniform regulations.  Depending on the Year Group, these should be read to the class during the Induction Day, or the first day of term.  Staff should familiarise themselves with the uniform regulations as issued annually to parents.  It is expected that all staff will help to ensure that the uniform regulations are followed.  Consequently the Form Tutor and the Classroom Teacher will both play a role in this.  Pupils who persistently fail to abide by uniform regulations will be subject to sanctions that are in line with the school’s disciplinary procedures. 

 

 

Uniform Regulations

 

All pupils must wear regulation uniform throughout the school day.  This means that correct school uniform must be worn in school, on the journey to and from school, when travelling to represent the school and at all school functions.  All uniform items should be clearly labelled with the owner’s name.

 

 

Girls’ Uniform

 

·         School blazer – Beau Brummel.

·         House tie (available in the school office).

·         Regulation knee-length navy-blue school skirt.

·         White blouse.  A regulation blue-checked open neck blouse can be worn from the beginning of May to the end of October and is optional.

·         Regulation mid-grey V-neck, long-sleeved pullover.

·         Grey knee-length socks or plain black or navy tights.

·         Plain black leather-look shoes which should eith erbe laced or slip on; Velcro fastenings are not permitted.

Ø  Heels must be no higher than 3cms and be of a block style.  High-heeled fashion shoes, kitten heels, pumps are not permitted.

Ø  Sport/trainer style footwear is not permitted; examples would include, but not exclusively brands such as Converse, Vans, Addidas, Nike, Lonsdale etc.

Ø  Shoes must not have coloured soles or stitching;

Ø  No boots are permitted;

Ø  Photographs have been placed in the parent section of the school website to show examples of acceptable and unacceptable  footwear;

Ø  Please remember that just because footwear is found in a retailer’s school section does not mean that they will meet the requirements of Foyle College

 

 

Boys’ Uniform

 

·         School blazer – Beau Brummel.

·         House tie (available in the school office).

·         Black trousers.  Fashion trousers should not be worn.  Belts (if worn) should be black with a small, plain buckle. 

·         White shirt.

·         Regulation mid-grey V-neck, long-sleeved pullover.

·         Plain black or dark grey ankle or knee socks – trainer socks are not permitted.

·         Plain black leather-look shoes which should either be laced or slip on; Velcro fastenings are not permitted

Ø  Sport/trainer style footwear is not permitted; examples would include, but not exclusively, brands such as Converse, Vans, Addidas, Nike, Lonsdale, Cantebury, Puma etc.;

Ø  Shoes must not have coloured soles or stitching;

Ø  No boots are permitted;

Ø  Photographs have been placed in the parent section of the school website to show examples of acceptable and unacceptable footwear;

Ø  Please remember that just because footwear is found in a retailer’s school section does not mean that it will meet the requirements of Foyle College

 

Outerwear for both boys and girls

 

·         A plain black or navy coat which should be worn over the blazer.  By plain, we mean one that does not have coloured panels, coloured stripes, badges for sports teams or overly large fashion logos.  If you are unsure about whether a coat is acceptable, please check with the Principal or one of the Vice Principals.  Pupils may also wear the waterproof smock tops that the sports’ teams wear to away matches, provided these are worn over the blazer.

·         The Regulation school scarf (UniCol brand) is optional.  A plain black or navy scarf is also acceptable. 

·         Pupils may not wear hoodies (which includes ‘zipped-up’ hoodies). 

·         Pupils can purchase a school regulation ‘beanie’ from the P.E. department, although this needs to be removed when inside the school buildings.  No other headwear is acceptable. 

 

 

Suppliers of School Uniform

 

·         Ferguson Fashions, William Street.

·         Kular Fashions, 21 Ferryquay Street.

·         Select Kidz, 37 Glendermott Road.

 

 

 

Additional Notes

 

·         Shirts/blouses (including the summer blouse) must be tucked in with top buttons fastened at all times. Ties should be worn with a neat knot and reach the waistband of the pupil’s trousers/skirt. 

·         Hair may not be dyed unnatural colours and should not be excessively highlighted or streaked.  Hair should be kept neat and tidy without being excessively short.  A plain headband/bobble should be used when long hair is tied back.  Fringes should not cover the eyes and pupils may be asked to tie their hair back.  The regulations regarding hair apply to ALL pupils. 

·         Jewellery must be confined to a watch, a signet ring and a pair of small, plain sleeper or stud earrings worn in the lobe.  Additional piercing is not acceptable and pupils will be asked to remove studs, bars or rings.   

·         Under-garments worn below the shirt/blouse must be plain white.

·         Make-up is not permitted in the Junior School and must be unobtrusive if worn at all by other pupils. 

·         Only clear nail varnish is permitted.

·         Blazers should be worn, not carried, but may be removed in class.

·         Boys must be clean-shaven

·         Hooded tops that are part of the girls’ sportswear should only be worn in P.E. and Games. 

·         Pupils are permitted to wear the full school tracksuit to and from Saturday fixtures.  Alternatively, full school uniform should be worn.  

·         After Games, pupils must change back into their full school uniform.  However pupils are allowed to go home in their full school tracksuit at 5pm if they have remained for after school sporting activities. 

·         Pupils who persistently wear clothing that is contrary to the uniform regulations are liable to have such items confiscated.  In such instances, the item will be left in the main office to be collected by a parent.  The teacher (Heads of Year and Senior Staff) who has confiscated the item needs to ensure that it is clearly named (with a piece of paper and a safety pin). 

 

The School will have the ultimate decision regarding what is acceptable in appearance. 

 

 

 

 

 

P.E. Kit

Girls’ P.E. Kit

·         Foyle College white PE t-shirt* or Plain white t-shirt.

·         Foyle College navy PE shorts* or Plain navy shorts or Foyle College Leggings* (No other leggings other than the school official leggings will be accepted).

·         Foyle College maroon hockey socks*.

·         Short white socks.

* Items are available to purchase on the school website.

Girls also require a hockey stick, shin pads, gum shield and suitable outdoor footwear.  These items can all be purchased from local sports retailers.

Boys’ P.E. Kit

·         Foyle College white PE t-shirt* or Plain white t-shirt.

·         Plain white socks.

·         Foyle College rugby Jersey*

·         Foyle College navy rugby shorts*.

* Items are available to purchase on the school website.

Boys also require a rugby/football boots, suitable trainers, and a gum shield. These items can all be purchased from local sports retailers.

Optional items;

In addition, for boys and girls, there is a P.E. Tracksuit (Foyle College 1/4  zip top & Foyle College Stadium Pants) which is available.  This is an optional garment, however it is recommended as it can be worn in P.E. lessons, and to and from fixtures on a Saturday.  Other option garments to buy are as follows;

·         Foyle College Navy Hoodie

·         Foyle College Training Top

·         Foyle College Team t-shirt

·         Foyle College Thermal Base Layer

Team wear

If a student regularly represents a school team/activity they will be required to have the following items to wear to and from fixtures/events

·         Foyle College School Tracksuit (Foyle College 1/4  zip top & Foyle College Stadium Pants)

·         Foyle College Team t-shirt

PE items can be bought through Shop tab on the homepage of the school website www.foylenet.org.uk

 

Footwear