The new school day will run from 07.40 until 14.45 and will consist of eight 45 minute periods thereby giving an increase in contact time of 10 minutes per day and also reducing the amount of time wasted in transition between lessons.
A uniform supports positive behaviour and discipline; ensures pupils of all races and backgrounds feel welcome; protects children from social pressures to dress in a particular way; nurtures cohesion and promotes good relations between different groups of pupils. Staff and parents should support the wearing of uniform and recognise the contribution this makes towards the school ethos.
The British school also recognises the need to support students to develop sensible habits of dress and prepare themselves for dress codes in employment. While most parents overwhelmingly support our uniform policy, some do not actively enforce the wearing of uniform by their children and so we must enforce this at school. We also feel that by enforcing the rules, we are making life easier for parents so that they do not need to give in to pressure from their children who pretend that ”everyone is wearing jeans”.
In recognition of their senior status, sixth form students wear navy blue trousers and a light blue shirt along with:
The school uniform is a vital part of ensuring a successful and respectful school. If a student cannot wear an item of uniform on a particular day, parents should explain this to the class teacher by writing in the Communication Book/Planner. Without such a note of explanation, students risk being sent home.
Primary school children come into school in PE kit on PE days. All Secondary school students are expected to get changed into their correct PE Kit EVERY lesson (unless for exceptional circumstances which has been agreed with their PE teacher). If students are not changed for PE they will receive a 30 minute PE Department detention after-school. If students are unable to fully participate in the lesson, a note explaining the injury or illness should be given to the PE teachers at the start of the lesson.
Refusal to comply is treated in the same way as any refusal to comply with school rules.
Coats – Students may wear any coats but they must be normal coats or jackets and worn outside the building. Knitted woollen jackets will be treated as cardigans. Hoodies or cardigans are not allowed on the school site. They will be confiscated if seen. Coats may not be worn in lessons and students are expected to take them off rather than wait to be asked.
Thin necklaces may be worn under polo shirts and removed for PE if necessary, depending on length. No bracelets on ankles or wrists may be worn.
Facial piercings are not allowed. The school takes the view that facial piercings can be dangerous and easily become infected. No jewellery should be worn for PE lessons.
Head coverings or headscarves worn for religious purposes should be plain white.
Hairstyles – Most hairstyles are acceptable but extreme hairstyles such as Mohicans or boldly dyed hair are not allowed and students will be asked to rectify these.
Breaches of School Uniform Rules – any breaches of school uniform rules will be addressed by the article being confiscated or the student changing into borrowed items. Occasionally a student will be sent home to change and this is marked as an authorised absence unless the student does not come back to school within a reasonable time. Parents will always be contacted before a student is sent home. Where neither of these courses of action are possible a student may be internally excluded in the Isolation room or with a member of staff until the uniform is correct.
The uniform must be clean, ironed and of a suitable size and length. Skirts and shorts must be worn on the waist and be of a suitable length this being knee length.
The children are encouraged to keep their shirts tucked in at all times.
It is important our children feel a sense of pride when wearing their school uniform both in and out of school. When the children arrive each morning their class teachers will make sure they are wearing the correct uniform prior to entering the classroom.
Purchase of school uniform can be made from:
Address: El Sherouk, City Plaza Mall
Mob.: 012 777 540 84 – 012 237 482 16