Our school uniform is an important expression of our pride in ourselves as a school and we expect all students to be in the correct uniform. Teacher time spent challenging uniform distracts from our principal purpose of teaching and learning. The details for the school uniform for September are set out below and can also be found on the school website. The school has used the DfE non‐statutory guidance on school uniform and agrees with guidance given in the DfE booklet which states; ‘The school uniform plays a valuable role in contributing to the ethos of a school and setting an appropriate tone. The Department strongly encourages schools to have a uniform as it can instil pride; support positive behaviour and discipline; encourage identity with, and support for, school ethos; ensure pupils of all races and backgrounds feel welcome; protect children from social pressures to dress in a particular way”
With this in mind, we are making specific changes to improve the current standard of uniform being worn by students in the school to ensure that we have a cost-effective, smart uniform that is followed consistently by all of our student body.
We will insist that all students wear formal plain black shoes. We will provide all parents with a catalogue which shows the type of shoe which will be acceptable but in broad principle, it would be the type of shoe one would wear to an interview, or other formal occasions rather than those designed to look like trainers.
Log onto www.trutexdirect.com and register using our schools’ LEA code: LEA01006SC. This will take you to the English Martyrs school uniform page, where you can see all items of our school uniform. The site is secure and orders can be placed quickly and safely, direct with Trutex. Alternatively, you can order from Trutex Direct by phone, call 01200 421206.
Trutex will also be holding five pop up shops in school which you are welcome to pop into to try on, buy or order items.