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									Policy Number                        Policy Title                          School
No.54                                Uniform                               Valley Park
Governors Monitoring Team            Approval Date by FGB                  Colleague Responsible.
                                     July 2009                             J. Gleadall
At Valley Park we believe that excellent uniform is part of setting high academic standards. As a result students will need
to adhere strictly to the following uniform requirements at all times. This means that uniform must be worn correctly both
in and out of school including the journey to and from school.

Compulsory Items

 Plain black traditional straight school style skirt (skirts must not be made of lycra or other stretch materials and without
  adornments – e.g. buttons, belts or buckles and must not be shorter than 4cm above the knee). Pleated or split styles
  are not acceptable.
 Plain black traditional school style trousers (trousers must be straight legged, not flared, not made of lycra or other
  stretch materials and without adornments – e.g. buttons or buckles).
 Belts must be black, narrow and of a traditional style.
 Plain white school shirt (not a sports shirt or blouse and incorporating a top button)
 School bottle green blazer with school badge
 Plain black V neck school jumper (optional).
 School clip on tie
 Low heeled black traditional school shoes with no adornments. Trainers, trainer style, ballet and pump style shoes are
  not allowed.
 Black tights or black socks.

It is expected that students wear their uniform with pride. This means;

 Top button fastened at all times
 Shirt tucked in at all times
 No jewellery except 1 small plain stud in the lobe of each ear. No other piercings are allowed.
 Blazers to be worn at all times unless a teacher allows removal in the classroom
 A smart business environment appropriate hair style. Hair must not be worn as a fashion statement. Cropped or
  shaved styles are not acceptable.
 Make up and nail polish is not allowed unless it is discreet.

PE Kit

Outdoor                                                    Indoor
Black shorts                                               Green polo shirt with school logo
Football boots                                             Black shorts/skirt
Green reversible rugby shirt                               Sports socks
Black long socks                                           Trainers (clean)
Shin pads (boys and girls)                                 Towel

 The reversible green rugby shirt is not compulsory for girls, but they have the option of a black sweatshirt with school
 Optional extra kit for both girls and boys are black tracksuit bottoms.

School Bag

Year 7 students will be issued with a school bag. For all other year groups an appropriate, waterproof and sealable bag
should be purchased for the protection of all school items. Because students carry items of a reasonable weight in the
bag, drawstring bags are not acceptable. Bags should be dark in colour and logos should be discreet. Fashion bags and
handbags are not acceptable.

To ensure that parents purchase the correct uniform we recommend that the school supplier Wards of Maidstone is used
for clothing and the Golden Boot shoe shop for footwear. Leaflets outlining the style of shoes acceptable are available
either on the school website ( or from the Golden Boot.

In cases of any dispute regarding the suitability of uniform the Headteacher’s decision is final.

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