Purchasing Uniform Items
The school’s supplier of uniform items is Anglia Sports and Schoolwear Ltd.
Please ensure all uniform items are marked with your child’s name. The school cannot take responsibility for lost items.
During our adjustments for COVID-19 wearing school uniform remains a compulsory requirement. On days when students have PE or in years 9-11 have dance or drama they may wear PE or Performing Arts kit for the full day (to avoid the need to change). This will gradually be phased out over the summer term should infection rates remain low. Students will be returning to changing for PE.
When wearing PE or Performing Arts kit all day the requirements are as follows:
- Students must wear black tracksuit bottoms or Philip Morant sports leggings, if they wish to wear shorts for their activity they can wear shorts under their tracksuit bottoms and remove their tracksuit bottoms for the PE or Performing Arts lesson but must wear full length bottoms for the rest of the day.
- Students must wear the Philip Morant PE top. With this they must wear either their blazer or a Philip Morant PE or Performing Arts hoodie. They may not wear just their PE top.
This is to ensure our students continue to reflect the high expectations of Philip Morant School and College by wearing smart uniform every day.
School Uniform – Compulsory items
- Philip Morant School blazer with pocket badge *
- School tie in House colour *
- Tartan Pleat School Skirt * or Mid-grey uniform style trouser
- Plain white school shirt with button-up collar to wear with a tie
- Formal black shoes, with laces or secure fastening with FLAT or VERY LOW heels
- Plain black socks ankle or below the knee or black opaque tights
School Uniform – Optional items
- Green V-neck school jumper *
- Appropriate outdoor coat (large enough to be worn over school blazer)
PE Kit – Compulsory items
- Philip Morant Short Sleeve PE Top *
- Green PE Socks *
- Any one of the following (1), (2) or (3)
- Black loose fitting sports shorts
- Black tracksuit bottoms
- Philip Morant Sports Leggings *
- Appropriate sports footwear
- Hairbands for those with long hair
- Tape to cover ear piercings that cannot be removed
PE Kit – Optional items
- Philip Morant black PE outdoor half zip-up top (new for September 2021) *
- Philip Morant Long Sleeve PE Top (recommended for rugby) *
- Plain black base layer
- Gum shield (recommended for rugby)
The school believes very strongly in a policy of full school uniform for all students in Years 7 to 11 and in maintaining the very highest standards of dress and appearance appropriate to the workplace. School uniform helps to create a positive, corporate, community identity for the students of the school, fostering a sense of belonging and responsibility. Wearing the uniform correctly enables all students to present themselves as business-like, professional and ready to work as well as provides all students the opportunity to be appropriately and equitably dressed, in a style that is of reasonable cost and durability.
All students will be expected to wear full school uniform correctly from the beginning of term and at all times when involved in school business. Students are not permitted to adapt their uniform with the addition of non-uniform items or omission of regulation items during school time. Students will be advised regularly, and at least annually, of what items are and are not permitted. Parents and students are urged to note and follow the spirit as well as the letter of the school uniform regulations.The lists of regulations and regulation items will be reviewed regularly and updated as necessary. Parents will be informed of changes to the list and allowed appropriate time to accommodate changes to the regulations.
Skirts have been designed to be at or just above the knee and should be worn at this length. Students should not roll the waistband over to shorten their skirts and any tailoring of skirts should not make the skirts shorter than this length.
Parents/Carers are asked to inform either the form tutor or the House Manager why a student is temporarily unable to comply with the uniform regulations (this can be by note, email or a phone call). They will then supply the student with a note regarding the issue, with a clear expectation of when the uniform issue will be resolved. This note should be presented to all other staff who may challenge the uniform issue.
If a parent has difficulty, financial or otherwise, in providing full or appropriate uniform for their child(ren), contact should be made with the school where appropriate support or alternatives can be arranged.
Students can expect the school to apply proportionate interventions/sanctions for the failure to rectify infringements of the uniform regulations.
- Shoes should be plain black leather/leather-look and be securely fastened at all times. They should be of an appropriate style, suitable for everyday wear in the workplace – either flat or with a very low heel.
- Trainers are not considered suitable footwear for the school day. They should only be worn for PE.
- Canvas (or similar) shoes are not considered appropriate.
- Leather ‘Converse’ or ‘Vans’ style shoes are not appropriate.
- In extreme winter conditions (e.g heavy snow/ice) the school will adopt an appropriately relaxed attitude towards alternative footwear appropriate to the conditions.
Extreme hair styles are not permitted. Excessive colour, shaved designs, excessively short hair and over-long hair extensions are considered to be extreme. Hair accessories should be appropriate for the professional workplace.
For health and safety reasons, long hair must be tied back in some curriculum areas.
Make-up & Nail Decoration
- Make-up and nail varnish/decoration are strongly discouraged.
- False nails, gel nails and acrylics are not permitted.
- Subtle, natural and minimal make-up and nail decoration will be accepted. Students will be expected to remove their make-up or nail varnish where excessive quantities or extreme designs/colours are worn.
Jewellery & Piercings
- Students are only allowed to wear a wristwatch, a single unobtrusive ring and a single pair of ear studs (one in each earlobe). Students will be asked to remove any additional items of jewellery (including bracelets).
- Students are not allowed to wear facial piercings at school. If, with a parent’s permission, a student has had a facial piercing (nose, lip, eyebrow, upper ear), a clear retainer must be worn at school in place of the metal piercing.
- For health and safety reasons all items of jewellery, including watches, must be removed for PE and some other practical activities.
The school cannot accept responsibility for the loss, theft or damage of items of jewellery.
Physical Education Kit
It is essential that students share the responsibility for the safety of all in PE. Wearing the correct kit is essential, in addition to wearing it well. Sports trainers should be worn for PE to ensure support and cushioning is provided when exercising. Trainers must be laced and tied securely. Studded boots and shin pads will also be required for some activities. Gum shields are recommended for rugby. Hair must be tied back and jewellery removed. Valuables will be collected and locked away at the beginning of each lesson. PE staff will only take responsibility for school permitted jewellery, purses and wallets.