Why School Uniform Matters
We believe that appearance matters:
- Wearing a smart school uniform signifies self-respect, diligence, pride in the school and a pledge to learn. A student who is proud of their school is a student who is ready to learn.
- A smart and distinctive school uniform helps create the public perception that a school is high-performing and aspirational.
- In addition, wearing a uniform helps students prepare for the next stage of their education and career where personal presentation is a critical part of the interview process. Dressing smartly implies professionalism and excellence.
Changes to School Uniform from September 2017
From September 2017 it is compulsory for all students in Years 7, 8 and 9 to wear the school blazer as part of their school uniform.
For the academic year 2017/18 it is optional for students who are Years 10 and 11 to wear the blazer.
For the academic year 2018/19 it will be optional for students who are Year 11 only to wear the blazer.
From September 2019 it will be compulsory for all students to wear the school blazer as part of their school uniform.
Guidance on School Uniform
We provide a clear policy on our school uniform which we hope will be useful in helping to understand the school’s expectations:
School Uniform Supplier
Uniform should be purchased through our approved uniform provider – Macron – either online or by visiting the Macron shop in St Columb.