Uniform

Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School aims to provide excellence in education. To achieve this aim our students need to have a strong sense of belonging to our community. We recognise that good understanding and practice of school uniform requirements are part of the Ursuline experience. That will prepare our students for when they take their place in the wider world. As Christians we have a responsibility to be positive members of any community that we are a part of.

UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS FOR YEARS 7 - 11

Item Requirement
Skirt: Dark brown, kilt style pleated knee length school skirt from the School Uniform Supplier
Blouse(s): Yellow school blouse
Pullover: Brown school pullover
Tights: Plain thick beige / brown / ice or thin flesh brown - no patterned tights
Socks: White ankle socks (NO over the knee socks)
Shoes: Dark brown or black shoes with a heel height measured on the OUTSIDE of not more than 1½ inches - no stilettos or similar heels which damage our floors and are dangerous around the building.
Boots: Dark brown boots may be worn in winter (outdoors only, in extreme conditions)
Blazer: BUCHS School Blazer from the School Uniform Supplier
Coat: Year 7 – 8: Dark brown school uniform coat or brown waterproof fleece from School Uniform Supplier

Year 9, 10 & 11: A plain, practical, dark (black, brown or navy blue) coat, suitable to wear over the blazer and in keeping with the spirit of the school uniform.
Scarf: School scarf or black/brown/cream scarf (outdoors only)
Gloves: Plain black/brown (outdoors only)
Hats: Plain black or brown hat (severe weather, outdoors only)
School Bag: Plain black, navy or brown with no logos, with zip, large enough to take A4 files
Apron Cookery

JEWELLERY & MAKEUP

  • No makeup is permitted
  • A wristwatch, thin neck chain and a maximum of two pairs of small, flat stud earrings
  • A simple small flat ring
  • No bracelets
  • No nail varnish or acrylic nails
  • Extremes of hair-style are not permitted
  • Hair-dying is discouraged and non-natural colours are not permitted
    NO OTHER FORMS OF PIERCING/TATTOOS OR OTHER BODY ART PERMITTED

     

PE UNIFORM – COMPULSORY

  • Royal Blue Hoodie with the school badge and with name printed on back - (surname only, in capital letters)
  • Royal blue games skort*
  • Navy blue running leggings* (outside only) optional
  • Yellow shirt with school badge*
  • Royal blue long socks
  • Short white socks
  • PE Bag – dark coloured bag suitable for PE (not a carrier bag)
  • Boot bag
  • Football boots
  • Two pairs of white/black trainers or running shoes (1 pair for inside, with non-marking soles and 1 pair for outside). Only sports brands – no fashion trainers.
  • Black leggings (for Dance) These may be bought from a variety of places
  • Leotard (Long sleeved, short sleeved or sleeveless)
  • A black t-shirt is optional in Winter months in addition to a leotard
  • House T-Shirt – in House Colour – available from school uniform supplier

* Yellow shirt to have initials embroidered with royal blue cotton on left. Skort and leggings also to be embroidered with initials, in yellow, on the left.

UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS FOR SIXTH FORM

Note: Please be aware sixth form students must select from either version 1 or version 2. It is not permitted to mix and match.

VERSION 1

Item Requirement
Skirt: Dark brown skirt of knee length or below. Sixth Form Skirt must only be purchased from our school uniform supplier. This skirt is a plain brown skirt, straight style with a single pleat at the back
Blouse(s) White blouse with a collar and sleeves (short or long) to be purchased from our school uniform supplier
Pullover: Dark brown cardigan/pullover to be purchased from our school uniform supplier
Tights: Dark brown/beige/flesh-coloured tights (no patterned tights)
Socks: White ankle socks
Shoes: Dark brown or black shoes with a heel height measured on the OUTSIDE of not more than 1½ inches - no sandals, flip-flops, stilettos or similar heels which damage our floors and are dangerous around the building
Boots: Dark brown/black boots may be worn in winter (outdoors only, in extreme conditions)
Blazer: Blazer (this is compulsory)
Coat: A plain, practical, dark coat (black, brown or navy blue), suitable to wear over the blazer and in keeping with the spirit of the school uniform (not to be worn to lessons)
Scarf: School scarf or plain black/brown/cream scarf
Hat: Plain black or brown hat (severe weather, outdoors only)
Gloves: Brown/black
School Bag: Plain black or Plain black or brown

VERSION 2

Item Requirement
Suit: Dark two-piece trouser suit (Navy, Black or Charcoal). The suit should be a formal, business cut and can be purchased from any high street store. if in doubt, parents/students should get approval from the Director of Sixth Form BEFORE purchasing the suit, to avoid wearing something that is unacceptable and has to be changed.
Shirt(s): White shirt with collar and sleeves (short or long) to be purchased from our school uniform supplier
Tie: Gold, to be purchased from our school uniform supplier
Socks: Dark (no patterned socks)
Shoes: Dark Formal Shoes, Oxford Style
Boots: Dark brown/black boots may be worn in winter (outdoors only, in extreme conditions)
Coat: Dark brown/black Coat if required (not to be worn to lessons)
Scarf: School scarf or plain black/brown/cream scarf
Hat: Plain black or brown hat (severe weather, outdoors only)
Gloves: Brown/black
School Bag: Plain black or Plain black or brown
VI Form Activity Kit A Level PE Uniform
White PE Shirt Black track-suit trousers*
Dark coloured track-suit trousers Black PE Shirt with Collar*
Trainers with non-marking sole. Black Hoodie*
  *To be embroidered with initials and include school badge

 

SIXTH FORM JEWELLERY & MAKEUP

  • Subtle/discreet makeup may be worn.
  • Subtle/discreet nail varnish but no acrylic nails if you are taking a practical A Level subject .
  • Subtle/discreet jewellery (no dangly earrings, maximum of two piercings).
  • Extremes of hair-style are not permitted.
  • Hair-dying is discouraged and non-natural colours are not permitted.

NO OTHER FORMS OF PIERCING/TATTOOS OR OTHER BODY ART PERMITTED

The school reserves the right to decide on “discreet” and “extreme”

NOTES REGARDING SCHOOL UNIFORM

All items to be marked clearly with student’s name as items that are clearly marked are more easily returned if lost.

PE/Dance Kit should not be left overnight in the classroom.

Students may change only in the changing rooms provided near the Gym, Sports Hall and the Dance Studio and should change into normal uniform before going to class or home.

SANCTIONS FOR BREACH OF UNIFORM RULES

All students are issued with uniform cards. If uniform rules have been breached, a member of staff will sign and date the uniform card. After three signatures a Head of Year detention will be issued. If the card has been lost the student will be placed in an automatic Head of Year detention.

Persistant or extreme infringement will result in Senior Leadership Team intervention and this may include parental contact, withdrawal from lessons and / or the student being sent home until the uniform infringement is put right.

School Uniform Supplier  Red Oak Roller www.redoak-schooluniform.co.uk