- ABOUT BUXTON
- AT SCHOOL
Dear Parents/ Carers,
It is that time of year when parents/carers and students realise there are items of uniform that will need replacing before the start of the new term. The Buxton uniform shop has been open at several different times during the school holiday, including on a Saturday, to enable families to get the items needed before students return to school on 5th September. Uniform can also be purchased online. It is very important that all students return for the new school year in full school uniform.
We would like to draw your attention to the school’s uniform code and remind parents, carers and students of the details. This will help to avoid conflict with students who come to school without the correct uniform and with items that need to be removed or confiscated by staff.
Most Buxton students wear their uniform appropriately every day and are a credit to the school community, although we have noticed recently that a small number are not following the uniform rules correctly. The shop is open at the school on Tuesdays between 3pm and 4pm.
All students must wear the agreed uniform at all times whilst in school and whenever they are representing the school, including the journey to and from school and Parents’ Evenings.
Ties must be worn correctly, tied up to the neck with the school crest showing below the knot. Ties with threads pulled or damaged by students themselves must be replaced.
Skirts must be one of only the two styles that can only be bought from the Buxton School uniform shop. No other skirts are allowed.
Only plain black or grey tights are allowed.
Trousers must be tailored, charcoal (dark) grey in colour. Black trousers are not allowed. Skinny/tightly fitted trousers are also not allowed.
Shoes must be plain black leather. Laces must be black. Boots, trainers of any sort and plimsolls are not allowed. This includes fabric/canvas shoes. No Vans/Converse.
The blazer must be worn at all times. Outdoor coats worn over the blazer on the way to and from school must be plain, dark coloured (black, dark grey or navy). Absolutely NO hoodies/ cardigans/sweatshirts/branded sportswear. These will be confiscated.
Students entering the site wearing obvious make-up will be asked to remove it. If they have to be asked to do so more than once on the same day, sanctions will be put in place.
False nails must not be worn in school as they are a health and safety hazard in subjects such as Food Technology, Science and PE. In addition, students do find it harder to write legibly with false nails. We do realise false nails are expensive, so please ensure your child does not get them during the holidays as they will be asked to get them removed.
Students will be asked to remove nail varnish if they come to school with it on.
Jewellery and facial piercings
Jewellery such as rings, bracelets or necklaces is not permitted in school. Students are allowed to wear only one small (2-3 mm) plain stud earring in the lobe of each ear. Diamond look or coloured stones or other shapes are not allowed. Facial piercings are strictly forbidden, so please do not allow your child to get any facial piercings or extra ear piercings over the holidays as this does not comply with the school rules.
Mobile phonesWe would like to thank parents for their support with the policy on bringing phones to school. Can you please remind your child that mobile phones must be handed in each morning before school and collected at the end of the day. Students are not allowed to carry a mobile phone on them during the school day, whether or not it is switched off. If confiscated, phones can only be collected by a parent. Parents wishing to get a message to their child during the school day should do so through the school’s reception.
Students must be prepared to learn every day. They should have the correct equipment to enable this to happen. This includes pens, pencils, a ruler, rubber, sharpener and some colouring pencils. It is important that students and staff can concentrate on teaching and learning rather than wasting time on finding the right equipment. Although most students do attend school properly equipped, we want to ensure that ALL students are similarly prepared. More detailed information about school uniform is available on the school website and in student diaries.
We would like to thank you for your continued support with this.
Cann Hall Road, Leytonstone E11 3NN
Visitors Reception / Main Office entrance is on
Woodhouse Road, Leytonstone E11.
Tel: 020 8534 3425