We believe that coming to school properly dressed in school uniform is important. We therefore expect all pupils to follow the uniform requirements as a way of demonstrating their pride for the school they attend.
The vast majority of our pupils do comply with the school uniform and look smart, but in the current financial climate, it is especially important that parents' money is not being wasted on items which are not regulation uniform and which will not be acceptable. We understand that children will often try to persuade adults that 'all their friends wear these' or that something 'is allowed' when in fact this is not the case.
Included below is a clear list of what is and also, what is not acceptable school uniform at Poltair. If you are not sure whether a specific item will be allowed, then please do not hesitate to contact the school and check with your child's tutor or Head of Year before making a purchase. This may prevent issues arising later.
Boys And Girls
A navy ‘v’ neck sweatshirt with an embroidered school logo.
- This is not optional. All pupils are expected to have a sweatshirt.
- No hoodies or alternative sweatshirts are allowed. If worn, they will be confiscated.
A plain white shirt
- White slips, t-shirts or vests can be worn under the shirt. They should not be visible below the hem of the shirt, at the neck or at the sleeve.
- No coloured or patterned undergarments can be worn under the shirt.
- The ties are clip-on and therefore school shirts need to have a top button for the tie to be worn properly.
- These should be of a standard material and pattern.
- Jeans or tracksuit style trousers are not allowed.
- Trousers should not contain any designer buttons or studs.
- Trousers should sit smartly at the waist and on the ankle / shoe line.
Black footwear with black laces
- Black plain shoes which should be made of leather, or look as if made of leather. All the following are unacceptable: coloured laces, high heels, logos, coloured trim, trainers, boots.
Black pleated skirt
- The skirt should be of a length appropriate for school. A guideline would be for the hem to be no more than one credit card length from the top of the knee.
- With skirts, black opaque or natural tights or white socks can be worn.
Coats and jackets
- We advise all pupils to have an appropriate outdoor coat to bring to school during cold and/or wet weather.
- A hoodie does not count as an outdoor coat.
- Coats should not be worn inside classrooms.
- Pupils can obtain a waterproof jacket with the embroidered school logo. Many choose to do so.
PE and Games Kit
- Black and green games top
- White and green Poltair t-shirt
- Black shorts
- Green football socks (with white turnovers)
- Football boots
PE Optional extras
- Black tracksuit bottoms
- Navy fleece with embroidered school logo
- Gum shield for rugby and hockey
Piercings - Pupils may wear ONE metal stud or sleeper in each ear
- No form of other facial piercing (eye brows, noses, lips, tongues) are allowed.
- It is not acceptable for pupils to conceal piercings with plasters. The wearing of retainer in a piercing is also not acceptable.
- Necklaces, bracelets and rings are not permitted.
- Flesh-holes - Ear-rings which stretch holes in the ear beyond the normal range of traditional earrings are not allowed.
Make Up And Nails
We do not encourage pupils to wear make-up and nail varnish to school
- If make-up and nail varnish is worn, it should be subtle and discreet.
- Nail extensions are not allowed.
Hair should look natural with natural colours. Hairstyles which attract undue attention are not allowed.
- Long hair should be clean, tidy and tied back when appropriate (eg. in PE, Science, Technology).
- No stripes or shaven styles involving tramlines or patterns will be allowed.
- Highlights should be inconspicuous, blended and not designed to draw undue attention.
- Non natural hair colours (eg. purple, blue, green, pink) are unacceptable.
- Hair ties, bands, ribbons, braiding, slides should be subtle, smart and not draw excessive attention.
- It is important to contact the tutor or Head of House before having any hairstyle which may be considered inappropriate.
Belts should be worn for a purpose; to help a skirt or trousers fit better. Fashion belts (decorated, coloured or very large) are not allowed
- Belts should be black.
- Belts should be no more than 6cm wide with a silver, gold or black buckle.
- Any belt should be linked through belt hoops rather than worn over the top of trousers or skirts as a fashion accessory.
Moblie Communication Devices And Mobile Musical Players
Mobile phones and music players must be kept switched off and out of sight at all times on the school premises
- Any use of phones, without the permission and supervision of a member of staff is prohibited. This includes making or receiving calls/ text messages / photographs / videos.
- In case of urgency or emergency, pupils should ask a member of staff for permission to use a phone.
- Phones may be used in the learning environment (MP3 player, camera, calculator) only at the discretion and direction of a classroom teacher for that particular lesson.
- Any telephone / mobile device remains the responsibility of the pupils and the school cannot be held liable for any loss, breakage or theft.