All students are expected to wear full school uniform on every school day. The public impression of St. Hild's is formed by seeing pupils on their way to and from school every day, so it is just as important to have everything right at those times as when pupils are actually in school.
School uniform consists of:
Black blazer with school and house badge.
White shirt with a formal collar, suitable for wearing with a tie. Shirt should be tucked into trousers/skirt. Top buttons should be fastened.
School tie - This item will be provided by the school. It should be worn correctly at all times, tied in a neat, appropriate knot covering the top shirt button. The tie length must allow the school badge to be seen.
GIRLS - Black skirt (Knee touch, A-line, pleated or straight with black tights of at least 40 denier or Plain black or white socks) or trousers.
BOYS - Black trousers.
“Pupils present themselves well, wear their uniform smartly and are proud of their school."
Ofsted, June 2017
Shoes must be entirely black with NO stripes, NO gold or silver embellishments, logos or markings in other colours. NO boots, NO trainers, NO sandals, NO flossies or plimsoll-style footwear, NO creepers.
Jewellery - One small plain stud earring (gold or silver) per ear is permitted. School is not an appropriate place for the wearing of any other jewellery, other than a wrist-watch. Please note that all earrings MUST be removed for PE - absolutely NO exceptions can be allowed. Nail polish in natural colours and without embellishments may be worn by female pupils on their own finger nails (false nails should NOT be worn).
What we expect
Quite simply, high standards – we have no time for anything else.
We expect a very good standard of dress, both the main school uniform and P.E. uniform.
Similarly we expect high standards of attendance and personal conduct.
Our expectations for EVERY STUDENT, EVERY LESSON, EVERY DAY,
can be summed up in a single sentence:
“Arrive at lessons on time, in full uniform, with the correct equipment, and then all that matters is 60 minutes of learning.”
Students who do meet our basic expectations will be well rewarded. Details
Students who do not meet our basic expectations, thus affecting their own learning (and that of others) will have to face the appropriate consequence. Details
YOU MUST arrive at school (and at every lesson) on time.
YOU MUST ensure you have a pen, pencil, ruler and planner (All these items will be issued to you at the start of September, so there can be no excuse). Years 7, 8 and 9 should also ensure they have their reading book with them at all times.
YOU MUST wear the full school uniform, with each item worn properly, particularly shirts, ties and shoes. For full details click here.
YOU MUST follow instructions given by staff.
YOU MUST speak and conduct yourself politely at all times.
YOU MUST respect others.
YOU MUST ensure your use of a mobile phone follows our rules. For details click here.
YOU MUST NOT come to school wearing trainers or boots or sandals or flossies or creepers.
YOU MUST NOT come to school with an extreme haircut or brightly-dyed hair. Examples of extreme hairstyles include lines or patterns shaved into the haircut, mohicans, no-guards, dip-dyed hair, contrasting hair colours etc. If in any doubt please contact your child's head of year.
YOU MUST NOT come to school with any facial piercings.
YOU MUST NOT come to school with false eyelashes, fake nails, brightly coloured nail varnish, fake tan or excessive make-up.
YOU MUST NOT come to school with jewellery, apart from a watch and one pair of small plain gold or silver ear-studs - these MUST be removed for PE, and NO EXCEPTIONS will be allowed. Therefore, if you are having your ears pierced, we advise that this is done at the start of the summer holidays so that healing will be completed before the autumn term starts.
YOU MUST NOT bring chewing gum into school.
YOU MUST NOT bring fizzy drinks into school. Why not? Click here
NO SMOKING For many years our policy has been "No smoking". Smoking anywhere on the site will absolutely NOT be tolerated AT ALL. For details on the consequences of smoking Click here.