Sherburn High School
‘Achievement for All’
• Providing an entitlement to challenging and enjoyable learning experiences
• Having high expectations of everyone
• Developing confident, ambitious and determined learners who take pride in everything they do
• Ensuring that everyone feels safe, secure and happy to be at school
• Promoting the acquisition of life skills and a growth mind-set
• Valuing and celebrating each individual’s progress and effort
• Supporting, guiding and inspiring each individual in order to maximise their potential
• Expecting personal responsibility and respect for others
• Developing strong partnerships with other schools and the wider community
At Sherburn we aim to:
Show consideration for everyone in school
Have all the necessary equipment for each lesson
Enter school buildings sensibly and safely
Respect the property of other people
Be dressed appropriately in school uniform
Use every opportunity to learn
Remember to listen before we speak
Notice and appreciate each other’s achievements
• Arrive on time with all required equipment
• Wear your uniform correctly
• Do as you are asked by staff, first time, every time
• Do your work well without disturbing others, understanding the consequences of bad behaviour
• Look to be rewarded and appreciate the achievements of others
• Record all homework and complete it on time
We would like to thank you for helping us maintain our high standards, particularly with uniform; your support is greatly appreciated. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the school’s Achievement Team.
The wearing of school uniform is required at all times. This includes travelling to and from school. It is designed to be comfortable, hard wearing and smart. All clothing should be clearly marked with the owner’s name in order that any misplaced clothing may be returned quickly.
All students in Year 7 to Year 11 are required to wear school uniform in accordance with the governors’ policy. A high standard of personal appearance is expected of all students. All clothing and equipment should be named.
The School Uniform
Students must be dressed in the following clothing:
School Uniform - Skirt
As previously announced, we have brought in guidelines for the type and length of skirt to be worn by girls in school. The school rule for skirt length states that skirts must be worn at or below the knee. The recommended style of skirt is made by Banner style no 3596, however any make is acceptable as long it is the same style. Examples of the skirt are available to look at and buy in school price £14.99. Please contact the finance office for further details.
The School Blazer
The wearing of the school blazer is compulsory around school, but may be removed in lessons at the discretion of the teacher. Jumpers are allowed to be worn underneath the blazer, but only if this is a plain black V-Neck jumper, no cardigans are allowed.
• Girls’ trousers are not to be fashion trousers, such as boot-cut or skinnies.
• Large belts are not to be worn at any time. Any belts worn should be black.
• Leggings are not to be worn.
• Boys’ trousers are not to be fashion trousers, such as combat or baggy trousers.
• Skirts are to be worn below the knee and school skirts can now be purchased from school.
• Tights are to be plain black, not patterned. If socks are worn they are to be plain black.
Your child requires a white shirt/blouse that buttons at the top. This is particularly important as clip on ties will only attach to a buttoned up shirt. Students are expected to have their shirt tucked in at all times.
All students must wear a clip on tie at all times.
Hooded tops, sweatshirts and ordinary jumpers are not to be worn on the school premises. If seen they will be confiscated. Coats are to be taken off as students enter the school building.
• School shoes are to be plain black shoes.
• Boots are not allowed nor black shoes, which are similar to black training shoes.
• Fashion shoes, such as black canvas pumps, backless slip-on shoes, boots or training shoes are not to be worn.
• No shoes with labels (e.g.: Adidas) are permitted.
• Only one small round stud to be worn in each ear.
• Rings and bracelets/bands of any sort (except medical) are not to be worn.
• Body piercing is not permissible.
• Jewellery, other than the above is not to be worn.
Pupils who wear jewellery will have it confiscated and it will not be returned until the last week of that particular half term. This includes those pupils who are seen wearing jewellery coming into school or leaving school.
Lipstick and eye shadow are not allowed, however the discreet use of light foundation and mascara is acceptable only by students in Years 9, 10 and 11. Fake tan and similar products which are not discreet and are clearly visible are not permitted.
Hair Colour / Hair Style
Regarding hair colouring, the colouring of parts of the hair so that they are a complete contrast to the other colour is not allowed, e.g. blonde hair with red streaks. Hair colour which is not considered to be natural or an extreme colour, e.g. reds, blues and purples, are not allowed.
In addition, boys having lines or patterns cut into their hairstyle, e.g. V cuts are not acceptable. Pupils with long hair must ensure that this does not impede their vision, cover their face or provide a health and safety risk. They will be required to tie it back where necessary. Bandana style headbands and flowers/bows or excessive hair accessories are not to be worn. Plain hair clips or bands are acceptable.
Examples of Sherburn High Uniform:
Examples of PE uniform
The wearing of jewellery is dangerous and therefore not allowed, but if children have pierced ears they may wear one set of studs.