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. 2 cut. The Headteacher will ultimately make a judgement on what constitutes an ‘extreme’ hairstyle.
Jewellery – pupils 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. 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 subject to escalating sanctions.
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
- Following the ceasing of the Delta woolshops to stock school uniform, Trutex Online will now start stocking the All Hallows uniform. The stock will be the same as that still being sold in Justs. Please visit click here to access All Hallows uniform pages. You can also download the Trutex Brochure.
PE kit should have a nametape in every item of clothing. All PE footwear should be marked inside.
We are mindful as a school of the cost of uniform and will offer assistance to families who need it. We have a good stock of spare and nearly new uniform in school. If you need any assistance with the purchase of uniform, please contact your child’s Learning Manager.
We have a small stock of spare uniform and shoes. If your child comes to school without an item of uniform or with non-compliant uniform, we will endeavor to find an appropriate replacement in order to avoid an escalation of sanctions.
During periods of hot weather pupils may ask for permission to remove their blazers once they have arrived at a lesson. Blazers are optional from September until October half term and after the Easter break.
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.