Letter from Mr McGeehin – School Uniform Expectations – 22nd June 2020

Dear Parent/Carer

Families join St Benedict’s because of its excellent standards; it provides the best care and education.  Our students are extremely smart and we place the highest regard on their personal presentation and therefore the way they wear their uniform.  We value the full support that parents/carers give in ensuring that their child meets the uniform expectations and ultimately succeeds at school and we expect our students to be in full uniform each day.

At this time of year, we recognise you will be preparing for a new academic year, we would therefore like to draw your attention to key parts of our uniform expectations to ensure you get it right.  For full details of the school uniform, and expectations of how it is worn, please visit the Uniform policy on the school website.

In particular, we would like to draw your attention to the requirements around skirts and trousers.  We have made some changes to the requirements to ensure clarity. Skirts should be no higher than 5cm above the knee and trousers should not be skin-tight.

(http://www.st-benedicts.cumbria.sch.uk/home/parent-carer/school-uniform/)

  • School tie – traditional or clip-on
  • Navy school trousers (no leggings, jeggings, jeans, track suit bottoms, joggers – not tight material)
  • Navy school skirt: A-line (no more than 5cm above the knee and not rolled).  Belts on skirts are not allowed
  • Footwear should be flat and entirely black in appearance, Dr Martens with yellow stitching are allowed (no boots/sandals)
  • Dark blue/black belt (optional item).  If students choose to wear a belt with trousers, the belt should be a thin / narrow belt, no wider than 4cms, be plain in appearance with an unadorned buckle.

I would take this opportunity to remind you that students are to leave headphones at home and that no facial piercings are allowed in school. Students are allowed to wear one stud per ear and a watch. No other jewellery is permitted.  In addition, nail varnish can be clear only. Acrylic/Gel/nails are not permitted.

We will shortly be sending details of our uniform selling day.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mr David McGeehin

Assistant Head teacher for behaviour and standards

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