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Harlington Upper School

Uniform

At Harlington Upper School we have high expectations of our students in terms of their behaviour and work ethic.  As such we expect all students to attend school wearing the correct uniform. 

I would like to draw your attention to the following:

  • Trousers should be tailored, formal trousers, made from a rigid fabric.  They must not be skinny fit, stretchy, jeans or leggings.
  • Skirts should be knee-length (to the knee cap), formal skirts, made of rigid material.  Prestige have a pencil skirt, and a couple of pleated skirts which are ideal, and they are available in different lengths to accommodate different heights.  We do not allow stretchy material, tight, mini (shorter than the knee) or skater skirts. 
  • Shoes need to be plain black leather/leather type formal shoes (i.e. can be polished).  They cannot be trainer style (e.g. Vans, Converse etc) even if leather.  No canvas.  Kickers or Doc Martin shoes (not boots) are permitted.

Stockists

Please refer to these pictures for more information.  Prestige is based in Flitwick and Barton-le-Clay.  Parents/carers are also free to buy items (within the uniform guidelines) from elsewhere. Please be aware that many retailers sell clothes as “school wear” however, these are not compliant with the school’s uniform expectations.

Ties (£3) and blazer badges (£4) are available in school from Student Support, and on our new intake evenings.

Please refer to these pictures for more information or click here for the Prestige leaflet:

Students who wear incorrect uniform run the risk of being excluded from lessons until the issue is rectified. 

Thank you for your continued support in ensuring our students are dressed smartly.

Mrs Georgie Billin, Deputy Headteacher

 

Uniform Standards

GIRLS’ UNIFORM BOYS’ UNIFORM

Plain black blazer with school badge. 

Black formal tailored trousers with the school logo or black tailored skirt with the school logo (knee length – to the knee cap). No splits.  Made of a rigid material.

Plain white button neck shirt.

School tie with House colour stripe.

Sensible plain black leather or leather effect  formal shoes with low heel (i.e. can be polished).  They cannot be trainer style (e.g. Vans, Converse etc) even if leather.  No canvas.  Kickers or Doc Martin shoes (not boots) are permitted.

Neutral or plain black tights or knee length white or black socks.

Optional:

Uniform V-necked long sleeved jumper in black with embroidered badge.  To be worn with, not instead of, a blazer.

PE Kit:

Harlington PE polo shirt.

Harlington PE shorts.

Harlington PE fleece.

Plain navy tracksuit bottoms.

Harlington navy/sky topped knee length sports socks.

Short white sport socks.

White performance trainers.

Optional:

Harlington sports rain jacket.

Hockey/football boots.

Highly recommended:

Gum shields.

Shin pads.

 

Plain black blazer with school badge.

Black formal tailored trousers with the school logo, made from a rigid material.

Plain white shirt.

School tie with House colour stripe.

Sensible black leather or leather effectformal shoes with low heel (i.e. can be polished).  They cannot be trainer style (e.g. Vans, Converse etc) even if leather.  No canvas.  Kickers or Doc Martin shoes (not boots) are permitted.

Black socks.

 

 

Optional:

Uniform V-necked long sleeved jumper in black with embroidered badge.  To be worn with, not instead of, a blazer.

PE Kit:

Harlington PE polo shirt.

Harlington PE shorts.

Harlington reversible rugby shirt.

Harlington navy/sky topped knee length sports socks

Short white sport socks.

White performance trainers.

Football boots with safety studs.

Optional:

Harlington sports rain jacket.

 

Highly recommended:

Gum shields.

Shin pads.

Jewellery

The only items of jewellery permitted are: one plain ring, a single necklace, one pair of stud earrings in ear-lobes, and one watch.  The school cannot accept responsibility for valuable items of jewellery or clothing.

Hair

Hair should be of a natural colour and worn in a style which is inoffensive and suitable for a professional establishment.  Extremely short hair, extreme hairstyles, shaved heads or very obvious highlights are not acceptable.

Items Not Permitted

Visible body piercings are not acceptable – with the exception of one small stud in each earlobe.  We do not allow leather coats and jackets, hoodies, studded clothing or denim.  Outside coats and scarves must not be worn inside the building.

Failure to Wear Correct Uniform:  We do recognise that on occasion, an item of uniform might not be worn.  Parents/Carers should inform the school of the reason, and when it will be resolved, and students will be issued with an exemption for a short period of time.  Failure of a student to produce a note or exemption will result in a Behaviour Choice being issued, with sanctions as appropriate.

 

Sixth Form Dress Code

Students should dress very smartly for school, as if they were working in a formal office environment.  They should also recognise that they are setting an example to other students in the school.

Girls’ Summer/Winter Uniform Boys’ Winter Uniform

Dress/skirt of an appropriate length/ tailored trousers

Shirt/blouse

Plain jumper/cardigan

Smart shoes of an appropriate height

Collar

Tie

Trousers

Plain jumper/jacket optional

Smart shoes

  Boys’ Summer Uniform
 

Polo Shirt or collar and tie (optional) and trousers.

The Head of Sixth Form will inform you when summer uniform comes into place.

 

No jeans, combats, or leggings.  No denim.

No canvas shoes, plimsolls, trainers, Vans, Converse or similar.

No shorts, t- shirts or exposed shoulders.

No hoodies or items of clothing with large slogans.

Coats, hats and scarves should be removed when inside the school building.

Hair should be of a natural colour and a style which is appropriate for school.

Patterns should not be shaved into the hair.

Jewellery worn must be sensible and any ear rings should be of the stud type.

Other visible body/facial piercings are not allowed.

If makeup is worn it should be discrete in nature.

This list is not exhaustive and individual judgements may be made about the dress or appearance by the Form Tutor, House Leader, Sixth Form Team or Headteacher Team.