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Uniform Policy

We expect our students to look smart at all times and to be readily identifiable as belonging to Meole Brace School. To this end and with the benefit of consultation with the students themselves, we have chosen an attractive and practical uniform.

Our parents tell us that they appreciate the simplicity, smartness and easy maintenance of this uniform as it avoids any question of what to wear in our very fashion conscious society and is very reasonably priced. Furthermore it contributes considerably towards the setting of high standards, both in and out of the classroom and creates a strong sense of pride and community in our school.

In terms of what is generally acceptable, we find that for the most part a simple test of common sense is usually a good guide. For example, it is evident that we would not encourage extreme hairstyles or outfits more appropriate for weekend wear! We are aware that fashion styles and trends change frequently and therefore if you are in any doubt, please contact me at school at any time for further advice or clarification.

Items of uniform available for Meole Brace School, including the white polo shirt with MBS logo and navy blue sweatshirt, also with the MBS logo, may be purchased from our supplier at www.schoolshopdirect.co.uk, or in person.  Please consult the shop website for further details and price lists.

In your own interests it is important that each item of schoolwear is clearly marked with the child's name. This will enable us to reunite clothing and owner much more quickly in the event of loss.

NB: Please remember that choosing Meole Brace School implies a willingness to conform to our school uniform policy at all times. This policy is also fully endorsed and approved by the school's board of governors. A more detailed description of MBS school uniform is attached below for your information.

Ros French: Assistant Headteacher

Shoes 

Sensible leather (or leather look) plain, black shoes, suitable for everyday school wear. No logos of any sort. Training shoes, pumps, yeezys, boots of any kind, sandals, mid or high heels or footwear of any other colour is not permitted. Please contact Mrs French if there are any medical reasons for wearing alternative footwear.

Socks and Tights   

Knee socks should be plain black

Ankle socks (if visible) should be black or white

Tights should be plain black or natural colour

Trousers 

Black school type trousers only, which are not tight fitting. Full length and not rolled up. Hipsters, flared trousers, denim material or denim type material, chinos or trousers of any other colour are not permitted. Belts should be dark in colour and of the type that loop through the trousers. They should not be excessively wide or bulky, studded or brightly decorated.

Polo Shirts 

White school polo shirts only, with blue (for Y7-9) or burgundy (for Y10-11) school logo. If a T-shirt is worn under the polo shirt, it must also be white and devoid of any visible logo, design or brand name.

Sweatshirts 

Please note that the wearing of the school sweatshirt is compulsory during Autumn and Spring Term. Sweatshirts will be navy blue in colour for all students with a blue or burgundy school logo to denote lower or upper school groups.

Coats 

Outdoor garments, appropriate for everyday school use must be worn; these should be dark in colour, plain style with no excessive pattern, stripes or logos. An important definition of an acceptable coat is an item having either a zip fastener or a set of buttons all the way down the front. Tops which are pulled on and off over the head do not meet this criterion and are not permitted. The only exception to this rule is a waterproof cagoule type coat worn in wet or inclement weather. Leather and denim garments, together with tracksuit or jogging tops are likewise not acceptable as appropriate school outerwear.

We strongly recommend that students where appropriate fluorescent bands or have reflective strips on their coats. Please note the school will provide bands to any child who asks for them.

Headgear 

The wearing of baseball caps or headgear of any sort is not permitted in the school buildings at any time.

Jewellery
 

Students may wear one stud type earring per ear and a watch. No other forms of visible jewellery are permitted. This includes fabric braids around wrists and ankles, (one charity band may be worn). All forms of facial piercing are strictly forbidden.

Makeup
 

No obvious makeup should be worn for school eg brightly coloured eye shadow, mascara, thick eye brow pencil or lipstick. No false nails or nail polish to be worn. Students will be instructed to remove these immediately.

Girls Skirts 

A school skirt should be black, plain or pleat school wear. Tight and undersized skirts are NOT acceptable; this includes stretch cotton/jersey skirts. A school skirt should be no shorter than 10cm above the knee. Tights should be plain black.

Jeggings/Leggings
 

Are not permitted.

Hair 

Extreme styles of hair are unacceptable. Hair colours should be natural, e.g. no blues, greens, pinks, oranges, purples or scarlets etc. Students may be isolated or sent home if the style of hair or colour is seen as inappropriate. If you are unsure as to what is acceptable, please contact the school in advance of getting a haircut or colour. If it is shoulder length or longer, students will be asked to tie it back in Science, DT and PE for health and safety reasons.

PE Kit - Key Stage 3 

Both girls and boys wearing the same items of:

  • Royal Blue Socks
  • Royal and White Shorts
  • Royal Polo Shirt
  • Rugby Shirt Royal and White
  • Outer layer optional in cold/wet weather, not school coat.

All items can be purchased from www.sportsjam.co.uk or any other high street supplier, providing it fits with the school sports kit.

PE Kit - Key Stage 4 

Both girls and boys wearing the same items of:

  • Royal Blue Socks
  • Royal and White Shorts
  • Tracksuit Bottom
  • Royal Polo Shirt
  • Outer layer optional in cold/wet weather, not school coat.

All items can be purchased from www.sportsjam.co.uk or any other high street supplier, providing it fits with the school sports kit.

Catering – Key Stage 4 

Both girls and boys wearing the same items of PPE:

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for practical lessons and work experience must be worn. Hair nets, disposable gloves and all other equipment will be provided.

  • Full sleeve white chef’s jacket; plain or with school logo only (to include up to three initials)
  • Chef’s hat in plain white 

All items can be purchased from www.constructiv.co.uk 

Items of uniform available for Meole Brace School, including the white polo shirt and blue sweatshirt with MBS logo, skirts and trousers may be purchased from our supplier www.schoolshopdirect.co.uk, either on-line or in person.  Please consult the shop website for further details, including size guidance and price lists. Alternatively, identical items can be purchase elsewhere.

I hope that this uniform information is helpful, but it is impossible to provide an exhaustive list. If you are in doubt about any aspect of uniform, please feel free to contact your child’s community team leader or myself. Thank for your support in making sure that your son or daughter has the correct uniform.

Ros French: Assistant Headteacher

Meole Brace School, Longden Road, Shrewsbury, SY3 9DW

T: 01743 235961F: 01743 364017E: admin@meole.co.uk

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