Uniform Expectations 2020
Dear Parents and carers,
I am writing to clarify our expectations for uniform standards for the forthcoming academic year.
At Moreton School we demonstrate our pride in belonging to our community. A visible indication of this is in the high standard of our students’ uniform. We appreciate that purchasing school uniform is not the only significant cost families will face throughout the summer holidays and new academic year. In order to help parents budget for
the cost, our main supplier Trutex offers parents a saving scheme whereby they can visit the store and make payments towards the cost of the school uniform ready for the next school year. The store can be found at 14a Cleveland Street, Wolverhampton WV1 3HT or alternatively orders can be placed online for home delivery through the Trutex website.
The Trutex shop will also be open for Moreton parents on Sunday 16th August from 10am until 3pm.
We previously communicated that there would be a slight change to the uniform for September as we have introduced a new skirt. We have changed it due to the variability in material and length of the current black skirt. Our new Year 7 students will purchase their own skirt and co-ordinating tie however, from September 2020 Year 8, 9, 10 and 11 will be issued with a voucher for the full cost of the skirt. Girls may still wear black trousers ensuring that they meet the expectations that are set out in our uniform policy.
Please use the following information to assist when purchasing new uniform. In order to prevent unnecessary conversations with students, we would very much appreciate your support in ensuring that your child is sent to school correctly dressed and equipped. Time spent challenging uniform distracts from our principal purpose of teaching and learning.
We would like to point out that trainer style shoes, soft and suede topped shoes, VANS, canvas pumps and boots are not allowed. These are not appropriate for school and all students must be in appropriate footwear as detailed below. Please ensure that these standards are adhered to.
We will continue to hold a store of spare items in school to enable students and families who are having difficulties in order to maintain high standards whilst they rectify the situation. Heads of Year greet students each morning and will contact home should concerns arise.
Please adhere to the following guidance when preparing for September:
- All students must wear the grey school blazer with the Moreton School badge.
- All students must wear a white shirt with collar and sleeves in a plain style and buttoned to the collar.
- A school tie as well as their school ID badge and lanyard must be worn by all students.
- Plain black trousers for boys. Skinny or jean type trousers are NOT permitted.
- Black trousers or a tartan knee length skirt for girls. Skinny trousers, jeans and leggings or lycra material are NOT permitted.
- Black leather school shoes (as previously described) – plain with low heel only. Where these are not available students may be required to wear shoes provided by the school.
- Hoodies, sweatshirts and coats, caps, hats, scarves or gloves are not to be worn inside the school building.
- Jewellery is not part of the school uniform. A 5mm earing is acceptable in each ear. Facial piercings are not permitted and nose studs are discouraged. If parents/carers wish for their child to have a nose piercing, then it must be plain silver or gold and smaller than 5mm in diameter.
- Hair must be of a natural colour and should not feature tramlines, patterns or large hair adornments. Hairbands and head scarfs should be black.
- Makeup should be kept to a minimum, and any false eyelashes or false nails worn should look natural.
- No patterns or lines should be visible in eyebrows. If these are seen students or parents must fill them in with an appropriate eyebrow pencil.
Please note that the school reserves the right to remove students from classes and may add further consequences if they refuse to comply as set out in our Positive Discipline Policy. It is at the Headteacher’s discretion to deem whether make up, hair colour/style and false eyelashes are appropriate.
I would also like to take this opportunity to inform you of a new appointment to our Senior Leadership team. From September, Mr James Hearn will be joining the Amethyst Trust as Assistant Headteacher at Moreton School with responsibility for Conduct and Pastoral support. Mr. Hearn is a fantastic addition to our team and is very much looking forward to working with you and supporting your children on their journey through school.
If you have any questions regarding any of the information in this letter, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your continued support.