Purchasing Uniform Items
The school’s supplier of uniform items is Anglia Sports and Schoolwear Ltd.
Items to be purchased from Anglia Sports and Schoolwear:
- Philip Morant School Blazer with Pocket Badge
- Philip Morant School Tie in House Colour
- Philip Morant School Skirt
- Philip Morant Short Sleeve PE Top
- Philip Morant Long Sleeve Reversible PE Top (required for rugby)
- Green PE Socks
- Black Tracksuit Bottoms (optional)
- Philip Morant Black PE Hoodie (optional)
- Plain Black Base Layer (optional)
- Green V-neck jumper (optional)
The following items can be purchased elsewhere but are also available from Anglia Sports and Schoolwear Ltd:
- Mid-grey school uniform style trousers
- Plain white school shirts with button-up collars to wear with tie
- Black PE Shorts
It is optional for girls to wear trousers.
Other items and equipment
- Black leather shoes, with laces or secure fastening with FLAT or VERY LOW heels (‘Converse’ or ‘Vans’ style shoes are not appropriate)
- Socks: Plain in white, grey or black ankle socks. Knee length (not over knee) socks should only be black without frills.
- Tights: black or natural
- Outdoor coats as necessary should be of a plain style.
- Sports trainers
- Football boots and shin pads
- School bag, pencil case, pens, pencils, eraser, ruler, protractor and compass
- Dictionaries: French/English-English/French and Spanish/English-English/Spaish (suggested Collins Gem Mini)
- Descant Recorder (available to purchase from the school £5.00)
The school believes very strongly in a policy of full school uniform for all students in Years 7 to 11 and in maintaining the very highest standards of dress and appearance appropriate to the workplace. School uniform helps to create a positive, corporate, community identity for the students of the school, fostering a sense of belonging and responsibility. Wearing the uniform correctly enables all students to present themselves as business-like, professional and ready to work as well as provides all students the opportunity to be appropriately and equitably dressed, in a style that is of reasonable cost and durability.
All students will be expected to wear full school uniform correctly from the beginning of term and at all times when involved in school business. Students are not permitted to adapt their uniform with the addition of non-uniform items or omission of regulation items during school time. Students will be advised regularly, and at least annually, of what items are and are not permitted. Parents and students are urged to note and follow the spirit as well as the letter of the school uniform regulations.The lists of regulations and regulation items will be reviewed regularly and updated as necessary. Parents will be informed of changes to the list and allowed appropriate time to accommodate changes to the regulations.
Parents are requested to provide written notification of any reason why a student is temporarily unable to comply with the uniform regulations. Students should present this written notification to their tutor who will, if appropriate, endorse the reason given and supply the student with a planner note to excuse the issue. This planner note should be presented to all other staff who may challenge the uniform issue.
If a parent has difficulty, financial or otherwise, in providing full or appropriate uniform for their child(ren), contact should be made with the school where appropriate support or alternatives can be arranged.
Students can expect the school to apply proportionate interventions/sanctions for the failure to rectify infringements of the uniform regulations.
Footwear should be chosen that is suitable for everyday wear in the workplace. Shoes should be plain black leather/leather-look and be securely fastened at all times. Students should choose an appropriate style that is either flat or with a very low heel. Trainers may be required for PE, but are not considered suitable attire for the rest of the school day. Canvas (or similar) shoes are not considered appropriate at any time. Leather ‘Converse’ or ‘Vans’ style shoes are not appropriate. In extreme winter conditions (e.g heavy snow/ice) the school will adopt an appropriately relaxed attitude towards alternative footwear appropriate to the conditions.
Extreme hair styles are not permitted. Excessive colour, shaved designs, excessively short hair and over-long hair extensions are considered to be extreme. Hair accessories should be appropriate for the professional workplace.
For health and safety reasons, long hair must be tied back in some curriculum areas.
Make-up & Nail Decoration
Make-up and nail varnish/decoration are strongly discouraged. Subtle, natural and minimal make-up and nail decoration will be tolerated. Where excessive quantities or extreme designs/colours are worn, students will be asked to remove their make up or nail varnish.
Jewellery & Piercings
Students are strongly advised to restrict the wearing of jewellery to a wristwatch, a single unobtrusive ring and a single pair of ear studs/small loops (one in each earlobe). Students may be asked to remove any additional items of jewellery, especially where these are seen to be excessive or obtrusive. Students are not permitted to wear facial piercings at school. Where students have chosen (with parental consent) to have their face pierced (nose, lip, eyebrow, upper ear) they must wear a clear retainer at school in place of the metal piercing. For health and safety reasons all items of jewellery, including watches, must be removed for PE and some other practical activities in other curriculum areas (eg. Technology workshops). The school cannot accept responsibility for the loss, theft or damage of items of jewellery.
Physical Education Kit
It is essential that students share the responsibility for the safety of all in PE. Wearing the correct kit is essential, in addition to wearing it well. Sports trainers should be worn for PE to ensure support and cushioning is provided when exercising. Trainers must be laced and tied securely. Studded boots and shin pads will also be required for some activities. Gum shields are recommended for rugby. Hair must be tied back and jewellery removed. Valuables will be collected and locked away at the beginning of each lesson. PE staff will only take responsibility for school permitted jewellery, purses and wallets.