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Uniform

The Belvidere uniform is an important part of belonging to a House and to our whole school community. Our pupils are ambassadors of the school and are expected to dress and behave in a way that reflects the standards we seek to achieve. It is vital that our students portray our school in the best possible light in the local community. Equally, we want our students to take pride in their own appearance, preparing them for their post-16 careers after their Belvidere journey.

We appreciate parents’ and carers’ support in providing correct uniform and in ensuring that students come to school looking smart and ready to work. If there is a temporary issue with uniform, please inform reception promptly.

All staff monitor uniform closely and you will be contacted by your child’s Head of Year or by the Assistant Headteacher if there is a persistent issue with your child’s uniform.

Pictorial guide to uniform requirements here...

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Equipment

The following equipment is considered an essential minimum to be brought to school each day:

  • Black or blue pens (and spares)
  • Pencilsequipment
  • Rubber
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Ruler
  • Pencil case
  • Coloured pencils
  • Protractor
  • Pair of compasses
  • Calculator – you will be told what type
  • Homework diary
  • A suitable sized bag to carry all equipment
  • PE Kit – on days when you have PE

Tippex or any other form of correction fluid is not allowed in school.

Parents are strongly advised to ensure that personal property, including all items of uniform, are clearly marked with their child's name. Whilst every effort will be made to safeguard property, the school  cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage.

Uniform Requirements

We insist on students wearing correct uniform in all lessons.

Uniform - ALL STUDENTS

Black tailored trousers (not leggings, jeans or cropped trousers) OR
Black plain or pleated skirt (no more than 10cm above the knee, not tight or stretchy)
Plain white or school polo shirt with Belvidere motif
Black tights or plain white, grey or black socks
Plain black, flat leather or leather look shoes without sports branding.

Lower School:

Black school sweatshirt with Belvidere motif in House colour

Upper School:

Maroon school sweatshirt with Belvidere motif in House colour

Further guidance – (a pictorial guide is also available here)

  • Unnatural hair colours and cut patterns or designs in the hair are not allowed and will be challenged. Students should check with their tutor or Head of Year before making an extreme change to their hair. Hair bands are to be black or brown in colour, other fashion hair accessories are not acceptable.
  • Students are allowed to wear one pair of plain stud earrings only (one in each ear). Any other form of body or facial piercing is not permitted and will need to be removed for school.
  • No other form of jewellery is allowed except for one small ring and a wristwatch. Smart watches can be worn, but phone functionality must be switched off during school hours. All jewellery must be removed for PE lessons.
  • Trainers are not to be worn in school and should be brought to school only for PE lessons and sports activities. The only occasion when trainers can be worn is for a medical condition, for which a note from a Parent/Carer or a medical certificate must be produced.
  • In Key Stage 3 make-up is not allowed for school. Discreet make-up may be worn as a privilege in Years 10 and 11. If make-up is not discreet students will be asked to remove it and will lose this privilege if they persistently turn up with inappropriate make-up. Nail varnish is not allowed for any year group. False eyelashes and false nails of any type are not allowed. If make-up is to be worn for medical reasons, a note must be provided.
  • Consideration is given to the diverse needs of different ethnic groups.
  • Please note that we do not take responsibility for any valuable items brought into school.

PE Uniform

Acceptable

PE Uniform

Belvidere PE shirt Black or blue bottoms; can include shorts, tracksuit bottoms, skort or sport leggings (at HOD discretion)
Black or Blue warm sports top
Black or red football socks and House coloured socks
Trainers - one indoor pair, one outdoor pair
Football boots
One piece swimming costume/trunks (Year 7 only)
Shin guards (Compulsory for contact sports)
Gum shield (Strongly advised)

Optional
Belvidere Training Top
Belvidere Rugby Top
Compression tops


Not Acceptable

Logo t-shirts
Tights
Football shirts
Hoodies
School sweatshirts
Fashion leggings
Aerosol deodorants (Safety reasons)

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Uniform Suppliers

SchoolShop SchoolShop1
Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri 9-5pm.

Sat 9-4pm. 
Order online or buy from the shop.
Unit 17-18 Sundorne Trade Park,  Featherbed Lane, 
Shrewsbury,
Shropshire,
SY1 4NS.

Tel: 01743 440449
or send an email

 

 

Mobile Phones

In line with other secondary schools, we have an ‘invisible’ mobile phones policy at Belvidere. We believe that restricting access to mobile phones during the school day improves concentration and punctuality as well as helping students to develop their social skills with more face-to-face interactions.

Crucially, we have a duty to safeguard our students and this duty includes protecting them from unpleasant or inappropriate on-line content or contact during the school day.

Rules
- Mobile phones are not to be seen or heard at all during the school day, including at break and lunchtimes. This means that they will be switched off in school bags, not in pockets where they are visible and there is a strong temptation to ‘check’ them.
- This restriction is in place from gate to gate.
- If a phone can be seen in a pocket, staff will ask the student to transfer it into their bag where it is invisible.
- If a mobile phone is heard, or seen in a student’s hand, the device will be confiscated and held securely in the attendance office until the end of the school day.
- If the phone has to be repeatedly confiscated, Heads of Year may request that a student’s phone remains at home.
- If a student wears a smart watch, their mobile phone must be turned off so that no alerts are received on the watch during the day.
- Headphones should also be invisible during the school day.

If, during the school day, students need to speak urgently to a parent/carer, they should go to reception at break or lunchtime and ask to use the telephone there. Reception staff are also able to pass on messages to students from parents/carers during the school day.

If, during the school day, students need to speak urgently to a parent/carer, they should go to reception at break or lunchtime and ask to use the telephone there. Reception staff are also able to pass on messages to students from parents/carers during the school day.