The school wants all pupils to appear smart and tidy. One of our tasks is to prepare young people for adult life and the world of work. We want all our pupils to take a pride in their appearance. Our uniform rules must be seen in the context of a school wanting to do the best for its pupils.
Please see our Appearance and Uniform Policy for additional information.
Hair – must be of one natural colour. Pupils must not have hair cut in an unacceptable extreme of fashion. Hair must be no shorter than a no 3 cut. The Headteacher will ultimately make a judgement on what constitutes an ‘extreme’ hairstyle.
Jewellery – girls with pierced ears may wear one pair of plain gold or silver studs in their ear lobes. Double earrings are not permitted. Earrings must be removed for PE. Boys are not permitted to wear earrings. No other jewellery is allowed. Make-up and nail varnish are not allowed.
Bags – should be strong enough to protect books and big enough to hold an A4 file. Handbags are not allowed.
Graffiti – bags, pencil cases, exercise books etc., must have no graffiti on them.
School uniform is compulsory for all pupils at All Hallows. It is our experience that the tone of the school depends to a large extent upon school uniform. Pupils who resort to extremes of fashion or who repeatedly abuse the rules concerning school uniform will be sent home.
PLEASE NOTE: THE SKIRT CAN ONLY BE BOUGHT FROM THE FOLLOWING SUPPLIERS. SKIRTS BOUGHT FROM ANY OTHER SUPPLIER ARE NOT PART OF OUR SCHOOL UNIFORM AND WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN SCHOOL.
The suppliers to All Hallows are;
- A & D Just, Pope Lane, Penwortham
- Delta Woolshop, 348 Chapel Lane, New Longton
- Delta Woolshop, 49 Stanifield Lane, Farington
- Delta Woolshop, 5 Hope Terrace, Lostock Hall
- Monkhouses, 13 Miller Arcade, Preston
PE kit should have a nametape in every item of clothing. All PE footwear should be marked inside.
Non-Uniform Day Protocol
The charge for non-uniform days will be £1.50 payable in advance to the form tutor (£2 including make up). All the money raised from non-uniform days in Lent will go to CAFOD, as part of our Lenten fund-raising initiative.
The school has a non-uniform day every year and we have established certain ‘rules’ surrounding it. These were agreed with the school council and the school council, after evaluating the success of non-uniform day, asked for it to become an annual event.
This day gives us an opportunity to relax the uniform rules, but it is a normal school day in every other way. Those key ‘rules’ are as follows:
- This is a working day like any other and pupils must bring all necessary books and equipment to school.
- If pupils do not wish to wear non-uniform clothing, then they should report to school in full uniform, which some pupils might prefer.
- Clothing worn must be appropriate to our Catholic school. We do not anticipate problems in this area, but everyone must be willing to take responsibility for their appearance. On school trips in the past, like Castlerigg for example, we have had no problems and pupils have always dressed appropriately. We do NOT want pupils dressing as if for a night club or party – you are coming to school to work. For example, although small amounts of make-up (the donation is then £2) and jewellery are acceptable, dyed hair and bare midriffs are unacceptable. Football shirts are not appropriate. Any hats or hoods should be removed in lessons as a matter of courtesy.
- Although the school uniform rules are relaxed for the day, all other school rules apply as normal.
We want all non-uniform days to be successful – it is something the pupil council has been requesting for quite some time. If anyone spoils it by dressing inappropriately, they are referred to a senior member of staff who will make a decision about whether or not to send them home. We do NOT want this to happen.