Bliss Charity

School Uniform

All children are expected to wear school uniform when attending The Bliss Charity School or when participating in a school-organised event outside normal curriculum hours (unless directed otherwise by school staff).  The uniform promotes a shared identity for our school.  It aims to engender a sense of community and belonging for all of our pupils and it encourages them to be proud of attending and representing The Bliss Charity School.  

Wearing school uniform …

  • Is consistent with the high expectations of secondary education and future employment;
  • Contributes to the establishment and maintenance of a purposeful learning environment;
  • Signals that it is ‘time to learn’ and to behave according to the school rules;
  • Is practical and smart;
  • Identifies the children with the school;
  • Reduces peer-pressure/teasing over conforming to the latest trends and fashions whilst at school;
  • Makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance;
  • Prevents conflicts for parents/carers regarding what to wear for school;
  • Is regarded as suitable wear for school and is considered as good value for money by parents and carers;
  • Is designed with health and safety considerations in mind;
  • Enhances the reputation of the school and creates a good impression.

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Non-Permitted clothing and accessories

The following items are not permitted as part of the school uniform:

  •  Hoodies.
  •  Jeans.
  •  Leggings.
  • Tracksuits, sweatshirts and jogging bottoms – except for PE lessons (see section 4, above).
  • Trainers – except for PE lessons and, possibly, for break/lunch times. Pupils should arrive/depart in shoes. Black trainers are not permitted as part of the classroom uniform.
  • Team-wear (e.g. a football strip or a rugby shirt) is not acceptable for PE lessons. However, pupils may choose team-wear for extra-curricular sports clubs.
  • No flip-flops.
  • Jewellery (except watches and stud earrings) – this does not include jewellery worn for established religious/cultural reasons.
  • Make-up – including nail varnish.
  • Elaborate hair accessories.
  • Fake tattoos/transfers.