Dear Parents and Carers,
Please be advised that a letter was issued on the 1st June regarding the uniform to be worn from September 2020 and a copy is available on the college web-site for your reference. The following points are included here for clarity;
Arrangements for uniform from September 2020
1. Girls who will be in years 7-10 in September must wear either the new Trutex Harrow Grey 2 pleat skirt OR the Trutex Harrow Grey Girls Twin Pocket Trouser.
2. Girls who will be in Year 11 in September may purchase a new Trutex Harrow Grey 2 pleat skirt OR the Trutex Harrow Grey Girls Twin Pocket Trouser OR they may continue to wear their existing uniform skirt.
An important Update :
If purchasing new trousers for Boys from September, the designated uniform trouser is the new Trutex Grey slim leg or sturdy fit. However, it has come to our attention that the slim leg or sturdy fit trouser is not appropriate in all cases and therefore an alternative Trutex trouser is available through the returns process, if required.
Ordering and Collecting New Uniform – for pupils who will be in Years 7 to 11 from September
NOTE : There are special arrangements in place during the COVID lock-down period
A full guide including how to order, where to order and arrangements for collection and possible returns is available to download below.
Mr JG. Maher - Principal
Uniform must be worn by all pupils in years 7 - 11. All items of uniform and personal equipment should be clearly marked with the owner’s name. The uniform, as identified below, may be purchased at our Uniform Shop.
Girls who will be in years 7-10 in September must wear either the new Trutex Harrow Grey 2 pleat skirt OR the Trutex Harrow Grey Girls Twin Pocket Trouser.
Girls who will be in Year 11 in September may purchase a new Trutex Harrow Grey 2 pleat skirt OR the Trutex Harrow Grey Girls Twin Pocket Trouser OR they may continue to wear their existing uniform skirt.
* Canvas, suede or trainer shoes eg Adidas, Nike, Vans are not permitted as school shoes
For Summer, a short sleeved blouse/shirt of the same style may be worn
Only the college crested tracksuit may be worn
All outdoor jackets should be plain, suitable for college and able to be carried in a school bag. Outdoor jackets must be removed once in the building. Pupils should wear full uniform on their journeys to and from college.
Non permitted items of clothing include polo shirts (except for PE), stretch fabric skirts, footless tights, jeans, cords, boots, daps or lace up canvas shoes. School shoes are ones that are patented or can be polished. Trainers may only be worn during PE lessons. Multicoloured hoodies, leather or denim jackets are not acceptable outdoor garments.
The college operates its own Uniform Shop. Please contact Mrs Mason in Reception (Telephone 0117 3772200) for opening times and procedures
Hair should be tidy, of a reasonable length, no shorter than Number 2 on the clippers. Extremes of hair styles and colour are never acceptable. This includes hair braids and extensions of a non-natural colour. Pupils may be sent home to attend to problems arising from a breach of these rules.
Pupils, if they wish, may wear one stud in each ear only. The only additional visible jewellery permitted is a watch. In the interest of Health & Safety, pupils are never allowed to wear hooked earrings, nose studs, facial jewellery or rings.
Every pupil should own and bring to college daily the following items of equipment: bag, pencil case containing a pen, pencil, ruler, rubber, coloured pencils, calculator and a reading book. Pupils should also carry their books needed for the day, PE equipment and Food Technology supplies when appropriate. Personal items should be marked with the owner’s name. Lockers are available within college for pupils’ use.
Valuable personal items must not be brought into college. St. Bede's will not accept responsibility for damage or loss of any items.
Pupils may bring a mobile phone to college but it must be kept out of sight, either in their bag or in their locker, switched off. A failure to keep mobile phones "out of sight" will result in them being confiscated. Collection of confiscated items by parents from the college reception can be arranged by appointment.