Broughton High School has a strong community ethos and we encourage our students to respect this by following our school dress code.
Our dress code has changed. We have phased out the school sweatshirt and polo shirt and have moved to a simpler uniform which consists of:-
- White shirt/black shirt or blouse
- Red tie
- Black trousers/skirt
- Black cardigan or jumper
- Black shoes
- Blazer - optional. Students in any year group can wear a blazer, which should be black. We reommend polyester, which is easily washed. Students who buy blazers can come to the School Office and receive a school badge to iron/stitch on.
We have found that the shirt and tie is the most affordable and flexible option for parents.
The reasons for asking students to wear school dress are as follows:-
- Identity - it is important that pupils have a sense of identity and belonging. They are part of a new community in secondary school.
Security – through the wearing of school dress staff can readily identify anyone who should not be in the school grounds and buildings.
Safety - some items of clothing, such as loose fitting track suits are unsafe in Science and Technology areas.
- Economy - all items of school wear are reasonably priced.
- Preparation for later life – wearing school dress requires self discipline. In most work places there are certain expectations about dress.
Support with school uniform
Should a student arrive in school without full uniform they will be issued with relevant items from the school office, on receipt of an item of value as security. That item will be returned when the item of uniform is returned.
As of 16 March 2015 parents will be informed by text when this happens. In the event of a student frequently coming to school without appropriate uniform parents may be asked to attend a meeting with the Depute Head Teacher in order to discuss the situation.
We do accept that there may be rare occasions where, for some reason, it is not possible for your child to have the appropriate school uniform. However, we do not consider it appropriate or necessary to regularly provide items of clothing. We look forward to your support with this matter.
We hope that this move clarifies our uniform policy for all of our students and look forward to your continuing support in this matter.
John J Wilson - Headteacher