School Uniform and Valuables

School Uniform and Valuables

The Governors of Westhaven School expect all students to wear the school uniform. The wearing of uniform is helpful in generating a feeling of “belonging” and has been chosen in part by our students. Sending your child to school in uniform sets a standard in appearance of which both parents and the school can be proud. Lower school have a different uniform to middle school.

It is essential for articles of clothing to be clearly marked with the student’s name.

Lower School
Navy, black or grey skirt or trousers
White polo shirt
Jade cardigan or sweatshirt (with logo)
Black, brown or navy sensible shoes
Navy, black, grey or white socks/tights

Middle and Upper School
Navy, black or grey skirt or trousers
White shirt with a school tie and blazer with school logo
Black, brown or navy sensible shoes
Navy, black, grey or white socks/tights

PE Kit
House polo shirt
Black or navy shorts and/or track suit
White socks
Trainers/plimsolls/daps
Swimming trunks/costume

A towel and a change of socks are needed for every PE/swimming session. Students are not expected to shower after PE and games lessons.

All clothing items available from our new uniform supplier “Concept Wear” online or at their shop in Oldmixon Industrial Estate.
Ties can be purchased from school at a cost of £3.75 each.

Jewellery

Students are not encouraged to wear jewellery for reasons of Health and Safety. Each student may wear:

  • One pair of stud earrings
  • A watch
  • Any item relating to a student’s religion, e.g. cross and chain

Also, for Health and Safety reasons, the above items may need to be removed in particular lessons, such as PE and Food Technology, when they may be given to a teacher for safekeeping.

Personal Belongings

All personal belongings should be clearly marked with the owner’s name.  Any money should be handed into the class teacher or admin officer for safekeeping.  Valuable items, such as iPods, MP3 players and computer games, must not be brought into school unless specified for a particular lesson or club.

Any mobile phones, tablets or other devices which can take pictures must be handed in to the admin officer at the start of the school session for safekeeping.  Any mobile phone found in the possession of a student during school time will be taken into safekeeping and only handed back directly to the student’s parent.

Parents should note that the school cannot accept liability for the loss or damage of personal property.  Anything found should be handed in to a member of staff or the school admin officer.  A lost property box is kept in the school office.