All students in Years 9 to 11 must wear our school uniform. It is designed to support a purposeful and safe working atmosphere and we have tried to make it smart, sensible and comfortable.
We expect students to wear the complete uniform in the appropriate way at all times and ask for full parental co-operation in ensuring children are suitably dressed for school.
Term Time Wear, Natasha's and Bridge Schoolwear in Huddersfield are the suppliers of all our school uniform and PE kit. Copies purchased from any other supplier will not be allowed in School and will have to be replaced with the appropriate item(s) from Term Time Wear, Natasha’s and Bridge Schoolwear. Our uniform is as follows:
Students will participate in outdoor activities in all weather conditions at Shelley and therefore should be prepared for these conditions, especially during the winter months.
We advise students to wear warm clothing for outdoor PE lessons, i.e. thermal/base layers are ideal, but must be either plain black or navy blue in colour and must be worn under their PE kit. At the discretion of the PE teacher, woolly hats may be worn but they must be of the simple and plain ‘beanie’ type (black or navy blue in colour). Gloves may also be worn outdoors, however they should have some form of grip on the palm if used for netball.
If students represent the school for a sports team or a PE trip they must wear Shelley college PE kit. Therefore during the winter months they may require the official navy Tracksuit Bottoms and the Shelley College Training Top.
Please note: We reserve the right to instruct students not to wear any clothing we consider to be inappropriate, for example, coloured, studded or patterned fashion belts or particularly low cut trousers. If necessary, we will remove inappropriately dressed students from their lessons to work in isolation.
Where individual students are concerned the school uniform and appearance code may be discussed with the Student Manager for issues related to religious observance.
Shelley winters can be very cold and students are encouraged to wear a warm coat to school. Jumpers, cardigans, hoodies, sweatshirts and non-uniform jumpers are not coats and may not be worn to school.
No coats, or outside clothing (e.g. scarves, gloves, hats) may be worn inside the buildings at any time. They must be placed inside students’ lockers, or in bags, out of sight. Any student wearing any of these items inside the school building will have them confiscated until the end of the school day. If a student consistently breaches uniform rules sanctions will be imposed.
All students are provided with a locker free of charge but should supply their own padlock to secure this.
Inside the buildings students may only wear the official school uniform. Students may wear outdoor garments that are designed to protect them from the elements, rather than simply act as fashion garments, on the way to and from school and when outside the buildings.
The following items are not allowed:
No makeup, nail varnish or false nails to be worn in school.
If any student is not in full school uniform or meeting the expectations of appearance, they will have to rectify the situation before they are given permission to go into lessons. This may include removal of make-up, changing into clean second hand uniform or for repetitive breaches sanctions will be imposed.
For reasons concerning health and safety, we prefer students not to wear any jewellery to school. However, the following items are acceptable in the school dress code:
Any student who is wearing any other item of clothing or jewellery will be asked to remove it and hand it to the member of staff. It will then be returned in accordance with the school policy.
All students must bring a bag to school that is specifically designed to carry and keep in good condition the appropriate equipment. Including books, folders, PE kit, pencil cases, planners etc.
Hand-bags are not appropriate. They are not big enough or designed to carry such equipment and therefore books and work get damaged as they are folded or rolled up to fit in the bag.
Any hand-bag brought to school must be brought as well as one to carry books/equipment etc. and must be placed in the students’ locker before registration and not taken to lessons, or carried around school.
Where individual students are concerned the school uniform and appearance may be discussed with the Student Manager for issues related to religious observance.