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Uniform and equipment

At Westfield School we are committed to high standards of uniform and appearance from all members of our community. We believe smart uniform and appearance are very important: providing our students with a shared identity, encouraging pride in appearance and allowing for positive community recognition. It also reflects the highest standards and expectations we set throughout the school.

All students are expected to wear the appropriate agreed school dress at all times in school.

Many retailers will advertise and sell fashion trousers/skirts as school uniform. Please be cautious and remember all uniform must adhere to our uniform expectations. If you need advice before purchase, please contact school.

 

School Uniform

All students are expected to wear the appropriate agreed school dress at all times in school and for education related visits in the appropriate way.

  • Black blazer or black v-neck jumper with embroidered badge.
    Students should wear their blazers/jumpers at all times in the school building, unless permission is given by members of staff. This includes lunch and break times. 
    The Westfield v-neck, black jumper is the only permitted jumper allowed to be worn by students.  
  • School tie.
    Ties should be worn, which are a different colour for each Hall. Ties should be worn at all times, except PE lessons.  Altering or defacing a school tie means that it is no longer fit for purpose and consequently it will be removed and the student will have to replace it. Ties can be purchased from Pinders.
  • White shirt.
    This must be a formal, collared shirt, with buttons up to the neck, but can be short or long sleeved. This must be tucked in at all times.
  • Plain black trousers.
    These must be full-length, smart, formal trousers (with a waistband, zip and button).
    No jeans, skinny jeans, jeggings, leggings or chino style trousers.
  • Plain black skirt.
    This must be formal, at least knee-length and loose fitting.
  • Plain black shorts
    These must be tailored, formal school shorts, without a logo. Cargo shorts, denim shorts and sports shorts are not permitted.
  • Plain black footwear.
    All the visible parts of the shoe must be black. Please see guidance below. Pumps are permitted with a small logo, however no ‘peep toes’ or ‘slingbacks’.

Non-uniform Jumpers and Hoodies

Hoodies and any other non-uniform jumpers are not to be worn on site and will be confiscated by staff. Parents/carers will be required to come to school to collect these items. They will not be handed back to students until the end of the last day of a half term.

 

PE Kit

Compulsory items of PE kit:

  • Westfield polo shirt.
  • Black shorts, tracksuit bottoms or leggings.
  • Plain black sweatshirt or hoody with no logo (to be used only in PE lessons).
  • Suitable sporting trainers are permitted; however, we do not allow the use of pumps in any form.
  • All students must have suitable swimwear; swimming trunks above the knee, a one piece swimming costume.
  • All jewellery to be removed.

Optional items of PE kit:

  • Westfield PE shorts.
  • Black jumper or sports coat for outdoor PE.
  • Shin pads are advisable for sports such as football and rugby.
  • Boots suitable for activities on the field are advisable.
  • All GCSE PE students must wear a Westfield GCSE polo shirt. This can be purchased through the PE department.

Mouth Guards:

We strongly encourage parents to purchase and reinforce the importance of wearing a mouth guard with their child, when taking part in curriculum rugby PE lessons.

Students taking part in extra curricular rugby fixtures and tournaments will be expected to have and wear a mouth guard in order to participate.

 

where to buy uniform and PE kit

You can buy uniform and PE kit from Pinders Schoolwear located in Crystal Peaks market, or alternatively, at their factory shop based at Aston. Some non-branded items can be bought from any shop - please see the ticklist at the bottom of this page for full details.

You can view the Pinders website at: https://pindersschoolwear.com/schools/244/Westfield%20School

Click here for a copy of their order form.

School ties can now be purchased from Pinders, rather than school reception (to reduce the number of visitors coming into school during the Covid pandemic).

 

Coats

Outside coats and scarves should not be worn inside the building. Students can use their school bag or locker to store their coat while inside the building.

When a student enters the school building, before school, and at social times, coats must be removed immediately. Students will only be allowed to put their coat on when they leave the building for social times and at the end of Period 5.

 

Jewellery

On health and safety grounds, we do not allow students to wear excessive amounts of jewellery in our school. Students are not permitted to wear rings. Parents/carers should also be aware that tattoos, large or 'hoop' earrings, nose rings and other facial or muscle jewellery, including tongue piercings, is not permitted. We advise that all piercings should be carried out at the very beginning of the summer holiday to allow time for healing and safe removal at the start of the new academic year.

 

Mobile Phones/Smartwatches/Earphones/ airpods/buds

Students are not allowed to use mobile phones, smartwatches or earphones/airpods/buds at school. Any of these items that are seen or heard during the school day will be confiscated by staff and parents will be required to collect the confiscated item from reception. If a student chooses to bring any of these items to school to use after school, these items should be switched off and put away in bags at the Ready Gate prior to the student entering school grounds, and should remain off and in bags for the duration of the school day – including break times and lunch time.

False fingernails and fashion contact lenses

Please be aware that the above are also not permitted. Students who come to school in these will placed in School Remove until they are taken off.

 

equipment

We want to ensure that students are ready to learn in their lessons. Having the right equipment is key to this.

Given the effects of Covid-19, it is even more important that students have their own set of equipment. Students should not be sharing these key pieces of equipment.

Every student is expected to have:

  • School bag, preferably a rucksack.
  • Student Planner.
  • Pencil case.
  • One black pen.
  • One purple pen.
  • Pencil.
  • Rubber.
  • Ruler.
  • Sharpener
  • Scientific Calculator (can purchased through school).
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Tissues
  • Plenty of water 

At the start of the September term the school will issue a set of free equipment to every Year 7 student. See the tick list at the bottom of this page to find out what is included.

 

face coverings

Please note: if a student is travelling to school on public transport, the current government rules are that they have to wear a face mask. Please remember to pack a mask for your return journey. If you are using reusable masks, please remember to bring sealable, plastic bags to keep them in, so they do not touch the rest of the equipment in your school bag. 

Government guidance currently states that face masks should not be worn in school.

 

Student planners

We will give every student a paper planner in September which will contain their timetable, space to record home learning, and a page for each week to record reward stamps and behavioural comments.

Planners allow students to be more organised and for clearer communication between home and school. Students will be expected to bring their planner to school every day and have it out on their desk in every lesson. They are a key part of our rewards and behaviour system, and support the setting of home learning.

 

what happens if you don't follow the uniform and equipment rules?

Students are not allowed to go through the school day wearing non-permitted uniform. Student uniform is checked every morning by staff at the Ready Gate. If a student arrives at school wearing non-permitted uniform, they will be required to go to the Ready Room to change into uniform provided by school (blazers, jumpers, trousers, shoes). They will leave their non-permitted item(s) with school and swap back at the end of the school day.

Hoodies and any other non-uniform jumpers are not to be worn on site. If any of these items are worn by students on site they will be confiscated by staff.

Any confiscated items (non-uniform jumpers/hoodies, mobile phone, smartwatch, earphone/buds, etc.) will be confiscated by the member of staff. It will be taken to reception and can be picked up by parents/carers at the end of the school day between 2.45-4.00 pm, or on a subsequent day.

 

You can find out more about what happens when students do not follow these rules by reading our page about behaviour and rewards.