As part of our continuing work to maintain high standards in school, the leadership and staff of Fisher More are writing to remind parents and carers of the required standard of dress (including hairstyles and colour, jewellery and make-up) that all pupils must adhere to at all times. This letter is to assist parents/carers in by reminding them of what the correct standards of dress at Fisher More and to avoid any potential costly mistakes.
On return to school in September 2019, we ask you to ensure that your child is in full school uniform in accordance with the guidance in the school prospectus (a copy is attached to this letter). In particular, please ensure that your child travels to and from school in appropriate uniform, as it is at these times that public perceptions of our school are influenced.
From September 2019 the following requirements of pupil dress and appearance will be strictly enforced:
- Trousers – must be conventional, black, tailored trousers. Not skinny fit and must contain a central crease at both the front and the back
- Skirts – must be knee-length, black, pleated or 'A' line. Skirts must not be tight fitting.
- Coats - must be a traditional hip-length garment. Hoodies, tracksuit tops or casual zip tops are not allowed along with any item in denim, suede or leather material.
- Jewellery, make up and nail varnish are not permitted except for one small gold or silver stud per ear on the ear lobe only. Facial adornments are not allowed.
- Body piercing including tongue piercing, false tans, false eyelashes, false nails and highlighted and/or filled in eyebrows are not allowed. Neither are henna designs or false tattoos.
Please note, the school will be the final arbiter regarding suitability of all dress and appearance.
Pupils who flout the schools’ dress code will be sanctioned; pupils will either be isolated, sent home to rectify the problem or, in extreme cases, excluded. The sanction imposed will be decided by the school and we hope, supported by parents/carers. In either case, parents/carers will be notified by a letter or phone call home. If any families have financial difficulties in respect to the purchase of any items of uniform, please contact your child’s Pupil Progress Leader in confidence in the first instance.
We understand that children do occasionally lose items of school uniform, or that they become unusable overtime through normal wear and tear. If this does happen, parents/carers must write a letter to their child’s form tutor, stating what is missing and when it will be replaced. Form tutors will issue a uniform card for students to show when they are questioned about their uniform. Form tutors will then monitor your child to see that it has been rectified. If it is not, the Pupil Progress Leader will be informed and they will contact home to discuss the matter further.
We greatly appreciate the high levels of support we always receive from the parents/carers of our pupils and please do not hesitate to contact us at school with any queries that you may have.