SCHOOL UNIFORM POLICY AND GUIDANCE
If you are in any doubt about what is/is not permitted, please check with the school beforehand.
Tamworth Enterprise College is a ‘uniformed’ school. Therefore there is a clear expectation that pupils attending TEC will wear the full uniform, will wear it appropriately and that this expectation will be supported by parents.
Our policy is based on the notion that a school uniform:
Promotes a sense of pride in the school
Engenders a feeling of community and belonging
Is practical and smart
Identifies the children with the school
Is not distracting in class (as fashion clothes might be)
Makes pupils feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance and financial circumstances
Is regarded as suitable and good value for money, by most parents
Uniform is worn by pupils in Years 7-11.
Recommended suppliers are listed at the end of this policy.
BLAZERS: All Years will wear black, traditional-style uniform blazers . Black, fitted, fashion-styled jackets will NOT be permitted
In warm weather the school will operate a ‘blazers off’ policy. Pupils will be informed when these days are operating. Alternatives to the blazer will not be permitted.
WHITE SHIRTS: All Years will wear a plain white shirt with a collar.
SCHOOL TIES: All years will wear the school tie, with the appropriate House Stripe.
TROUSERS: All Years will wear plain (no decorative: buttons, zips, belts, etc) black, standard school trousers ONLY. Fashion trousers are not permitted. Trousers should not be tight-fitting or low-slung.
FOOTWEAR: only black, plain (no colour trim or logo at all) standard school shoes will be permitted. Black trainers, canvas-style shoes, backless shoes etc will not be permitted. Trainer-style school shoes (often displayed in the school shoes section of shops – reputable shoe shops included) are not permitted.Boots:We take the view that boots are practical, warm alternative to shoes during snowy conditions.
Socks/tights: Black, grey or white school socks. Black or natural coloured tights (not patterned).
JUMPERS: Plain Black V neck or Round neck jumpers permitted. (NO HOODIES)
Hair: should be neat and tidy. Extreme styles, unnatural hair colours, decorative attachments are not permitted. Tram lines or other shaved shapes in the hair or eyebrows are not permitted.
Make-up: Discreet, natural-looking make-up is permitted for Years 10 onwards. Clear nail polish is permitted. Years 7, 8 and 9 cannot wear make-up.
Jewellery: No jewellery, except for one wrist watch and a maximum of one plain set of stud earrings, metal-coloured, one in each ear, worn in the lower ear lobe. No other piercings are permitted. Face jewellery/piercings and nose studs are not allowed.
Belts: Plain black. If a belt is worn it should be for functional not decorative purposes. Maximum width for belt and for plain buckle = 4 cms.
SCARVES/HATS/GLOVES: Are permitted during winter months only and cannot be worn anywhere inside the building.
OUTDOOR COATS: Should be black or dark blue and can be worn over the blazer. Hoodies are NOTpermitted and will be confiscated.
MOBILE PHONES AND OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES: Mobile phones should be 'switched off and put away' at all times, any phone seen or heard will be confiscated, this includes phones on display in pockets. All mobiles phones/electronic devices are the sole responsibility of the student. Phones that are confiscated will only be returned to parents. A phone call or text will be made to parents/carers to collect the phone on theirs child's behalf at the end of the day.
Please be aware that we have a new PE kit (picture below) which is being phased in. This means that existing students can continue to use the black original kit and when they are ready for a new kit will be able to purchase the blue redesigned one. All new students will be able to automatically purchase the new one from our supplier.
Boys and Girls
1.Micro Fleece (Girls, optional for the boys)
Long black socks
New blue polo shirt (Black polo shirt still allowed whilst new kit being phased in)
New blue sports socks (not compulsory as being phased in)
Clear soled non-marking indoor footwear
Towel for all lessons
There will be strictly no use of any other aspect of fashionable PE clothing.
It is advised that students NAME their kit
Local uniform shop and online orders:
Online orders only: https://schoolwearuk.co.uk/175-tamworth-enterprise-college