Uniform & Equipment
Trafalgar School Uniform Code
At Trafalgar School, we pride ourselves on exceptionally high standards of uniform. We know when students arrive dressed smartly and fully prepared to learn, they feel part of the school community and are more likely to achieve their potential. Full school uniform therefore must be worn at all times.
Our policy on school uniform is based on the belief that we are all pleased to wear a uniform which:
- Helps to create a sense of community and belonging
- Supports the school’s commitment to inclusion
- Prevents students from wearing clothes which could be distracting in class
- Is practical, smart and designed with health and safety in mind
- Is considered to be good value for money.
- Plain white shirt
- School house colour tie
- School blazer with house badge
- Plain black school trousers (leggings, jeans and jean style trousers are not permitted)
- Trafalgar School Skirt
- Plain black or white ankle socks
- Plain black tights
- Plain black, waterproof, fully enclosed shoes (trainers, sandals and heels are not permitted)
- Trafalgar School Jumper (optional item).
- For many reasons, including safety, we do not allow children to wear jewellery. The exceptions to this rule are stud earrings in pierced ears / nose
- Children are required to remove any items during P.E. lessons to prevent them from causing injury
- Makeup is not permitted in lower school and should be discreet in upper school. Nail varnish should be neutral
- Hairstyles should be moderate (extreme styles such as tramlines or unnatural hair colours are not permitted)
- Coats should be weatherproof and plain in design. Hoodies, tracksuit tops, denim jackets and gilets are not permitted in school
- Hats and caps should not be worn inside the school building and outdoor items such as gloves and scarves must be removed in lessons.
Parents should provide a signed and dated note where a non-uniform item is being worn. Even with a note, students will be expected to borrow uniform and may still be sent home to change, or kept out of normal lessons, if they are not in correct uniform.
The school welcomes children from all backgrounds and faith communities. If there are genuine reasons, for example on religious grounds, why parents want their child to wear clothes that differ from the school uniform, we will consider such requests sympathetically.
The hot weather procedure permits students to leave their blazers at home and usually applies for the last half term of the school year. Parents will be notified when this comes into effect.
Students must come to school every day with the correct basic equipment in an appropriate school bag (large enough to carry your books and equipment).
- A pencil case containing: a pen, a pencil, a ruler, an eraser, a protractor, a pair of compasses
- A scientific calculator (we recommend Casio FX-83GTPlus or Casio FX-85GTPlus)
- A reading book
- A refillable water bottle.
Colouring pencils, pencil sharpener, English pocket dictionary and thesaurus, French/Spanish pocket dictionary, headphones and IT device for sole use, access to internet at home.
*you should contact the school if you need help with this.