CLICK HERE to download the Uniform List which includes guidelines for the style of shoes which are acceptable and which are not.

CLICK HERE to download the list of essential equipment which students should bring to school every day.

 

 

WEAR YOUR UNIFORM WITH PRIDE

Students attending Priestlands School are required to wear a school uniform. It is designed to be comfortable, affordable and practical. It was developed in consultation with students, parents and staff. Our contact with parents in recent years has confirmed that the vast majority are in favour of uniform.

All Priestlands students have chosen to join the school knowing that we have a uniform. Therefore, they should be proud to represent our school, wearing their uniform with pride. It is an important part of the identity of the school.

We believe that school uniform is an important factor in helping us:

encourage a sense of identity and belonging to the school;

tackle inequality by removing the pressure on students to wear expensive fashion clothing;

support parents by reducing the cost of schoolwear;

promote school discipline and a work ethic amongst students;

improve school security by making it easier to identify intruders.

All items of uniform are available from PMG Schoolwear. Parents are free to purchase some specified items elsewhere. If you choose to do so please ensure that you comply with the requirements set out below.

Uniform grants are available for students currently entitled to free school meals. At Priestlands the grant is £60.00 and is available to students in Years 7 and 10.

We try to keep some spare uniform for emergency use and are always very grateful for any uniform donations.

The school reserves the right to take disciplinary action against any student whose uniform does not comply with the following requirements.

 

 

UNIFORM

ADVICE

Blue polo shirt with school logo in house colour

Compulsory

Must be purchased from PMG Schoolwear. Any t-shirts to be worn under polo shirts must be short-sleeved and the same colour as the polo shirt. T-shirts must not be visible at the waistline.

Prefects’ polo shirt with school logo in house colour

Prefects only

Peer Mentors’ purple polo shirt with school logo in house colour

Peer Mentors only

Blue sweatshirt or cardigan, with school logo in house colour

Compulsory

Must be purchased from PMG Schoolwear. The sweatshirt/cardigan should not have holes or rips. No other sweatshirt, jumper, fleece or track suit top is permitted.

Tailored Trousers –

Navy, Dark Grey or Black

Students may wear Trousers and/or Skirts and/or Shorts at all times of the year.

Trousers may be purchased from any provider but must be plain with no stripes or patterns. They must be worn on the waist. They must be long enough and loose enough for the hem to cover the back of the shoe, but not drag along the floor. They should not be:

hipster cut / made of Lycra / combat style (side/ thigh pockets) / chinos / jeans style / skinny / ‘leggings’ style / baggy / flared.

Skirt – Navy with school logo

Skirts must be purchased from PMG Schoolwear. Length to be no more than 8cm above or 12cm below the knee. No other skirt is permitted.

Shorts – Dark Grey with school logo

Shorts must be purchased from PMG Schoolwear. No other shorts are permitted.

 

  

UNIFORM

ADVICE

Socks or Tights

Compulsory - either socks OR tights may be worn, but not both at the same time

May be purchased from any provider.

Socks must be a plain matching pair in black, navy, grey or white. To be worn below the knee and not over tights.

Tights must be plain in black, navy, grey or skin tone.

No patterned tights are to be worn.

School Shoes – black or brown

Please see the separate guidance on the fourth page for what is acceptable and what is not.

Compulsory

May be purchased from any provider.

“Trainer” type shoes are permitted only if they are completely black (including the soles) with no logo, laces or trim of a different colour. Shoes should be in a smooth leather type finish; not suede, canvas/plimsoll material.

For health and safety reasons, shoes should fully enclose the foot” (no sandals, flip flops, open toes or backless styles).

Shoes should not be platform style or have a high heel; heels should be no more than 6cm, soles no more than 2cm.

If there is a medical reason as to why a student is unable to wear school shoes, parents must contact the Head of Year in writing, giving the reason and the expected date on which their child will be back in full uniform.

Coats

Compulsory

May be purchased from any provider. Coats should offer protection from the weather and, therefore, fleece, denim, leather, corduroy and suede are not permitted.

Hooded sweatshirts are not coats and should not be worn as a substitute for a coat. Other clothing made of sweatshirt material will not be accepted as a coat.

High visibility jackets or reflective bands etc, are recommended for those who walk or cycle to school.

Hats and scarves

Optional

May be purchased from any provider. Hats and scarves are permitted, but should not be worn inside school buildings.

Belts

Optional

May be purchased from any provider. No studded or fashion belts. Belts should be functional and black with a small buckle.

Hair

Natural hair colours only

No mixed colours, no extreme styles, no extreme differences in length. The following styles are not acceptable:

Tramlines and/or any other forms of “shaving” /

Mohican / Beaded

Hair should be clean and tidy at all times. Short hair should be a minimum of a grade 2.

Make-up

Year 11 students only are allowed very discreet make-up

If staff consider that make up is not discreet enough, students will be asked to remove it.

Coloured nail varnish, false and acrylic nails are not permitted.

Jewellery

No jewellery is permitted at all

School badges (e.g. prefect / councillor) and a watch may be worn. One charity wristband can be worn. No piercings of any kind are permitted. Students will be required to remove earrings even if they’ve only just been pierced.

 

  

P.E. UNIFORM

ADVICE

Navy blue short sleeved polo shirt with school logo in house colour AND / OR

Navy / light blue reversible long sleeved sports top

Compulsory

Must be purchased from PMG Schoolwear.

You must have one of these tops, but are not required to have both. School polo shirts or sweatshirts must not be worn in PE.

Navy blue shorts OR

Navy blue skort

Compulsory

You must have either shorts OR a skort.

May be purchased from any provider, but must be plain navy.

Long navy blue socks

Compulsory

May be purchased from any provider, but must be plain navy.

Swimming costume

Compulsory

May be purchased from any provider.

Must be one piece but may be any colour.

Trainers

Compulsory

May be purchased from any provider.

Studded boots

Compulsory

For students playing football and/or rugby.

May be purchased from any provider.

Shin pads

Gum Shields

Compulsory for matches

Shin pads and gum shields are highly recommended for all contact sports and hockey.

We recommend you see a dentist for advice about gum shields.

Short white socks

Optional

For indoor and summer activities only.

May be purchased from any provider, but must be plain white.

Navy blue tracksuit bottoms

Optional

May be purchased from any provider, but must be plain navy.

Navy blue leggings

Optional

May be purchased from any provider as an alternative to shorts or tracksuit bottoms, but must be plain navy and material must be thick enough so they are not ‘see-through’.

Navy blue rain jacket

Optional

May be purchased from any provider, but must be plain navy. No other coats are allowed.

Navy Hoodie

Optional

May be purchased from any provider, but must be plain navy.

 

If a student is unable to take part in the physical activity of a PE lesson, a note explaining why is required in the SRB.  Students excused from physical activity are required to bring and change into their kit; they will be fully involved in a coaching or officiating role.

All items of uniform and equipment should be clearly named in full.

‘Initials’ are not sufficient to identify a child’s property.

 

PMG Schoolwear Opening Times: 9.00am - 5.15pm, Monday to Saturday

110 Station Road, New Milton BH25 6LQ | 01425-617277 | www.pmgschoolwear.co.uk

 

All items of uniform are available from our school supplier

either in store or online; most items will have the school logo on them.

As indicated above, you have the option to purchase many of the items from other providers. If you choose to do this, please note the specific requirements given in the ‘Advice’ column, e.g. ‘must be plain navy’.

 

Essential equipment that students should bring to school every day:

·    Black pens x2

·    Green pen

·    Pencil

·    Rubber

·    Ruler

·    Highlighter pen (NOT yellow)

·    Whiteboard pen

·    Glue Stick

·    Pair of compasses

·    Protractor

·    Scientific calculator (see guidance below in the Maths section)

·    Student Record Book (SRB - provided by the school at the beginning of the year)

·    Personal Reading Book

 

The following is a guide to other items that may be useful and some

additional expenses that may be required in different subject areas.

Whole School

·         Most departments now have revision guides and coursework booklets available for students who wish to buy them.  These cost between £2.00 and £6.00 each.  Some departments now produce their own in-house revision guides which cost in the region of 50p-£1.00.

·         Stationery and small maths equipment, such as protractors and compasses, can be purchased from the PSMs at break and lunchtime.

Art

All students in Years 7 and 8 will be provided with an A4 laminated sketchbook free of charge.  All students in Years 9 will work on A2 cartridge paper, we provide A2 paper free of charge and encourage students to purchase an Art Folder in which to store their work.  Folders cost £2.50.

All students in Years 10 and 11 will work on either A2 cartridge paper or in an A3 hardback sketchbook - these can be purchased through the Art department.  Cartridge paper costs £10 for 50 A2 sheets.  A3 sketchbooks cost £6.50 each.  A2 Folders cost £2.50.  Letters outlining purchasing options will be sent out in September.

Business Studies & Media Studies

Your child will need to have their own memory stick for both of these subjects.

Drama

In Drama, students will be asked to work in bare feet, so may wish to have slipper socks or jazz shoes to wear instead.

At GCSE, it is often helpful for students to have Drama Blacks for performance work.  We will provide all Year 9 and GCSE students with an opportunity to purchase Blacks with a logo, if they would like, at a cost of £10 for T-Shirts and £20 for Hoodies, but you are not required to purchase these.

GCSE students will take part in a range of workshops and trips.  These will cost no more than £60 per year.  Students may wish to purchase their own drama text for “Blood Brothers”.  We use the following edition:  “Blood Brothers” by Willy Russell (Methuen Drama Modern Classics) published by Bloomsbury (ISBN: 978/0/413/76770/7)

English

Year 10 and Year 11 students are required to buy their own copies of three of the GCSE English Literature examination texts to enable them to write notes in the books during lessons.  These can be purchased at an approximate cost of £6.00-£7.00 each and English staff will advise students where they can be bought and the correct editions.  The school will provide copies for Pupil Premium students, so they are not required to buy their own.

Geography

The Geography Department will seek contributions towards the cost of some field trips.  They are free in Y7.  In Y9 and Y11 field trips are organised for GCSE Geography students in order to collect data to practise fieldwork skills.  Consequently, the Department will ask for contributions of approximately £10.00 in Y9 (Rivers) and £12.00 in Y11 (Hengistbury Head).

We will sell Revision Guides at the start of the year which are useful for home study.

History

The GCSE History course requires a “site visit”.  The Department will ask for a contribution of approximately £11 towards this trip.

ICT/Music

The school has supplies of headphones for use in ICT & Music but many students prefer to use their own.  In the current circumstances relating to the coronavirus, it would be best if all students were able to bring their own headphones to lessons.

Languages

It is not necessary for students to bring a Spanish/French Dictionary to school –- but it is helpful for them to have access to one at home in order to complete homework tasks.  We would recommend Collins Easy Learning Dictionaries.  Alternatively they may use www.wordreference.com which is an online dictionary.  They must not use online translators as they are often inaccurate and do not enable learning to take place!  We will sell KS3 and KS4 Revision Guides at the start of the year which are useful for home study.  All pupils should have a stick of glue and a whiteboard pen and bring them to every lesson.

Maths

Your child will need to have a Scientific calculator for use in lessons.  We recommend you purchase one of the models below because not all models on sale have the functions required for lessons:

·         Casio fx – 85GT

·         Casio fx - 83GTX

Science/ Technology

The school provides goggles in Science and Technology, but some students prefer to use their own.

Technology

Throughout the course of the academic year, the Technology Department will ask for contributions towards the cost of materials used in the various projects, usually no more than £1 in Years 7 and 8.  The costs of Year 9 projects depend on the volume of materials used.

In Years 10 and 11, the Department will ask for a contribution towards the cost of materials required for students' projects.  Costs involved are likely to be approximately £5.00.  In Year 11, a request will be made for the cost of the materials required for their final project.

We provide a uniform grant to students in Years 7 and 10 only who are eligible for free school meals.  Please click here for more information.