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Uniform Policy

At Hugh Christie School, we believe our uniform fosters a sense of belonging, pride and identity. It sets high standards for students and makes an important contribution to a positive and purposeful working environment.
We therefore have a smart school uniform that is compulsory to wear at all times on the journey to and from the school and during the school day. Failure to adhere to the policy is serious and will be disciplined through the school’s behaviour protocols.
 
The uniform requirement for students is as follows:
 
BOYS:
  • Black tailored trousers made from at least 60% polyester. Tight or ‘skinny’ trousers are not permitted.
  • Plain pale blue shirt and Academy tie*
  • Hugh Christie jumper* – not compulsory; can be worn under but NOT instead of a jacket
  • Hugh Christie Jacket* - compulsory for Year 7-10 students
  • Completely black leather shoes (not boots, trainers or full / part canvas shoes).
GIRLS:
  • Hugh Christie navy skirt* (Navy blue or black tights or socks must be worn with the skirt). No other skirt is permitted to be worn.
     OR Black tailored trousers made from at least 60% polyester
  • Pale blue open necked blouse with school logo*
     OR Plain pale blue shirt and Academy tie*
  • Hugh Christie cardigan* – not compulsory; can be worn under but NOT instead of a jacket
  • Hugh Christie Jacket* - compulsory only for Year 7-10 students
  • Completely black leather shoes (not boots, trainers or full / part canvas shoes).
 
Existing polo shirts and sweatshirts may be worn instead of the shirt, tie, blouse, jumper of cardigan until such time they require replacement in Year 11 ONLY.
 
Please ensure that suitable outdoor coats, gloves and scarves are worn on the journey to and from school. These must be taken off when in lessons. In hot weather, the school will inform students when jackets do not need to be worn.
 
School uniform items (marked with the *) can only be purchased from S. Simmonds & Son Ltd either:
  • From their shop at 64 Calverley Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent  TN1 2UG
  • By telephone  01892 837202 Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Free postage and packaging is available for all online and telephone orders.
 
Students should not come to school wearing any of the following;
 
  • Skirts other than the standard school uniform version.
  • Trousers that are tight, skinny and/or not made from at least 60% polyester.
  • Leggings (or similar) are not allowed as alternatives to trousers.
  • Patterned or “fishnet” tights, footless tights or stockings. Only plain navy or black tights with the school skirt will be permitted.
  • Boots, flip flops, trainers.
  • Looped earrings, “bling” earrings with imitation jewels, multiple pairs of earrings.
  • All other jewellery including bracelets, necklaces, wristbands, non-ear piercings. (Existing stretched lobes must have clear retainers or flesh coloured plugs; not tunnels, tapers or stretchers)
  • Make up (including acrylic nails, nail gels, nail colouring and varnish).
  • Hoodies, denim jackets, leather jackets or tracksuit tops worn as an outside jacket.
  • No jumper, jacket, cardigan or fleece other than those with a logo as specified above.
  • Caps or hats indoors unless relating to a medical requirement and agreed with the school.
  • Wallet chains.
  • Extreme hairstyles (Mohawks, tramlines, shaved patterns, less than grade two, unnatural hair dye colours).
  • Long sleeved tops underneath polo shirts, short sleeve shirts or blouses.
 
In the event students do not arrive at school wearing the correct uniform then;
  1. They will be offered alternative washed and clean school clothing and footwear available from ‘the rack’.
  2. Should they refuse to wear these alternatives, parents will be contacted to request the correct uniform is delivered to school OR parents will request their child to change into clothes from ‘the rack’.
  3. In the event a student still refuses to wear the correct uniform despite requests from college staff and their parents, it will be deemed as a refusal to carry out a reasonable instruction and they will be sent to Supervised Study for the remainder of the day. This will result in them moving to the first behaviour stage or to the next stage.
Some religions and beliefs require their adherents to conform to a particular dress code. The school will reserve the right to restrict freedoms only in some circumstances, such as to promote cohesion and good order in the school or genuine health and safety or security considerations. This will be done through dialogue with the child and family concerned.
 
Sixth Form Dress Code (students in Years 12 and 13 only)
 
As school is a work place, Sixth Form dress should reflect this.  We look to Sixth Form students to provide smart role models for the rest of the college.
 
BOYS:
  • Trousers should be tailored- no jeans, trousers must be full length
  • Collared shirt or polo shirt - t-shirts are unacceptable
  • Jumper or cardigan (no hoodies/sweatshirts)
  • Shoes - no trainers, flip flops or canvas shoes.
 
GIRLS:
  • Skirt, tailored trousers or dress - no jeans, trousers must be full length not cropped skirts and dresses should be of a suitable length.
  • Leggings may be worn with a dress or skirt only
  • Tops must not be revealing and must be short or long sleeved. 
  • Strappy tops may only be worn under a cardigan or blouse
  • Jumper or cardigan (no hoodies/sweatshirts)
  • Shoes - no trainers, flip flops or trousers tucked into boots.
 
PE and Dance KIT
 
Participation in Physical Education is an important part of developing a healthy lifestyle for your child. Therefore, we expect that all students will bring the correct kit to the college on days when they have PE and Dance lessons.
 
Students who do not arrive properly equipped for lessons will be expected to borrow kit from the PE department. Students who choose not to bring in kit and refuse to borrow departmental kit will be placed in detention
 
 
The PE Kit is as follows:
 
BOYS
Light blue School polo shirt
Short white socks
Navy Shorts
Navy/Light Blue School Rugby Shirt
Navy/Light Blue School Rugby Socks
Trainers
Football/Rugby Boots
* PE Hoodie
 
GIRLS
Light blue school polo shirt
Navy Blue shorts or skort
Navy/Light Blue School Hockey Socks
Trainers
Football/Rugby Boots
Short white socks
* PE Hoodie
* Grey tracksuit bottoms
* Navy/Light Blue School Rugby Shirt
* optional
Please note that no other warm tops are allowed other than those stated above.
 
The Dance Kit is as follows:
 
Plain black T-shirt or leotard
Plain black jogging bottoms or leggings
Black dance shoes (if performing barefoot is a problem)
 
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