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All that happens in Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School occurs within the context of the school’s Mission Statement (in accordance with the Trust Deed for the maintenance and advancement of the Catholic religion).

Updated: March2017
Adopted: March 2017
Persons Responsible: The Governing Body 
Review Date: Spring Term 2020 or earlier if appropriate

Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School is "Committed to Gospel Values". The Gospel of Jesus Christ invites all who follow its teaching to the fullness of life. Discipleship in the Gospel is a life-long journey of faith coming to complete fulfilment only in the presence of God in heaven. The entire life of a disciple is marked by learning and growth. We believe that Jesus is present in the day to day life of our school, that each member of our community has a divine origin and an eternal destiny. We believe that through his Incarnation, Jesus affirmed us as whole people and redeemed us through his resurrection. We believe therefore that the intrinsic dignity of each member of our school community is to be honoured in spirit, in word, in deed and in law.  These beliefs underpin our approach and thereby commit us to encouraging all members of our community, staff and pupils alike, to grow towards human wholeness.

All items of uniform should be clearly labelled.

Boys

  • Trousers: Plain Grey school trousers (no jeans, chinos or other fashion trousers) - not black
  • Shirt: Plain White school shirt
  • Tie: School Tie
  • Shoes: Plain Black (no boots, trainers, canvas shoes, suede style, pumps or fashion shoes e.g. Vans etc)
  • Jumper: V-Necked Maroon with School Badge
  • Socks: Black or Grey
  • School Blazer with school logo: Maroon (compulsory for all years 7-11 inclusive)

Girls

  • Skirt: Plain Grey skirt (must be no more than 2 inches above or below the knee, no splits unless box/kick pleat centre back only)
  • Trousers: Plain grey tailored flannel. School wear not fashion trousers e.g. skinny trousers - not black
  • Shirt: Plain White school shirt
  • Tie: School tie
  • Socks/Tights: Plain White, Grey or Black with no decoration, Patterned tights are not allowed. No sports socks or inner shoe sockettes.
  • No tights and visible socks together. Socks worn under tights must be the same colour as the tights and not visible.
  • Jumper: V-Necked Maroon with School Badge
  • Shoes: Plain Black, flat (no trainers, boots, suede style, canvas or fashion shoes e.g. Vans etc.). Heels should be no higher than 2 inches
  • School Blazer with school logo: Maroon (compulsory for all years 7-11 inclusive)

Trousers: these should be school wear trousers and not fashion trousers. They should not be in Lycra material. They should be grey in colour, not black.

Top Coats should be plain and dark in colour. No Leather/PVC/Denim Top Coats or hooded sweatshirts are permitted. A dark coloured bag large enough to carry an A4 folder, without a garish or offensive logo.

PE Kit:

COMPULSORY

  • Black/White Rugby Shirt
  • Black/White Polo Shirt
  • Black Shorts
  • Black full length socks         
  • Football boots
  • Trainers
  • White socks for indoor PE

OPTIONAL

  • School crested black tracksuit jumper              
  • School crested black tracksuit pants
  • White thermal skin
  • Kit bag

Please note that Training Shoes for indoor use in the Sports Hall should have clear, Non-Coloured soles and can be purchased through sports shops or other stores.

Notes of Guidance for Parents - if you are in doubt, please contact the school.

  1. Hair must be kept clean, tidy and of reasonable length. Students should have their natural hair colour whilst in school, unusual, exaggerated and coloured hairstyles are NOT permitted; this includes hairstyles which are deemed by the Head teacher to be excessively long or short, patterned corn rows and other patterned haircuts are not permitted. If this rule is not adhered to, the student will be placed temporarily in the focus room, pending an exclusion.
  2. Make-up, nail varnish and conspicuous hairdressings are NOT permitted because they are not suitable for school and can pose hazards in some of the specialised activities that take place within the school. Students are allowed to wear one ring and one pair of small stud earrings in the lower ear lobe only. Make-up is not permitted for years 7-11. No other piercings, including nose studs, eyebrow and tongue piercings are permitted. If this rule is not adhered to, the piercing will have to be removed or the student will remain in the focus room.

Sixth Form Dress Code

At Blessed Hugh Faringdon Sixth Form we believe that all the students should take pride in their appearance: smart attire conveys positive feelings in terms of commitment and attitude to work. It also enables students to show that they fully embrace our school ethos. 
Sixth Form students are role models for younger students and should show pride in being so.  We are counting on Sixth Form students to encourage a positive attitude among younger members of the school.

Boys Girls
  • Smart and Business like
  • Tailored trousers, chinos or black jeans
  • Tie
  • Suit Jacket
  • Collared Shirt
  • Formal footwear, leather shoes
  • Smart and business like
  • Smart dress/appropriate skirt
  • Suit jacket
  • Smart top or blouse
  • Formal footwear leather shoes

 

What not to wear!

  • No denim style clothing (any color) - Denim jacket, jeans, coats, shirts, trousers
  • No hoodies
  • No T-shirts
  • Large inappropriate logos
  • Leggings unless underneath a dress
  • Sportswear or hats
  • Shorts / Playsuits
  • Low cut tops or tops displaying midriff
  • No clothing with slogans, messages or motifs
  • Trainers, converse, Dr Martins style boots, flip flops
  • Open-toe shoes

Students who dress inappropriately will be asked to dress appropriately and parents will be contacted. Parents will be required to attend a meeting if this continues.
This dress code is for guidance. Suitability of clothing will be at the discretion of the Head Teacher, Deputy Head and the Head of 6th Form