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THE SECONDARY DIRECTOR WILL MAKE THE FINAL DECISION IN ALL CASES OF DISPUTE.

Why School Uniform is Important:

School uniform is an important part of our school life, helping to establish good standards of appearance, building a sense of being part of the school and helping to reduce social and economic differences. The list of school uniform is reviewed every year. The uniform is reasonably priced and easily available from SchoolShop at www.school-shop.co.uk; Form Tutors and Senior Staff will frequently check pupils’ uniform. We ask that all parents support the school in clothing their children according to the following list:

UNIFORM:

  • Plain black trousers or for girls if preferred plain black skirt of respectable length (close to the knee and of the same design and material as skirts sold on www.school-shop.co.uk). No denim, cord or ‘skinny’ type trousers. Belts, if worn, must be plain black with a small buckle. (Trousers must be of the same materials as sold in the ‘school-shop’).
  • White shirt, with collar, of sufficient length to tuck into trousers or skirt. Shirts must have a top button that is worn fastened. Sports shirts are not allowed. Short sleeved shirts are permitted. If sleeves are rolled up on long sleeved shirts, they can only be rolled to the elbow.
  • School tie (purchased from school for £4 each). The tie is to be worn to cover the top button with both ends of approximately equal length. Upper school tie to be worn for Years 9-11.
  • Plain black shoes with sensible heels and of a design that holds the foot safely and securely. Black boots may be worn underneath trousers, but not with skirts. Shoes and boots must be of leather or leather-look type material.  Narrow-heeled shoes must not be worn to protect our wooden floors.  Trainers, ‘Ugg-type’ boots, canvas shoes, and shoes with logos or decoration are not permitted.
  • Plain matching socks that are dark in colour. Tights must be of black or natural colour and plain in design.
  • School jumper with crest.

Please note: the school jumper is a compulsory item of school uniform to be purchased.

DRAMA & DANCE KIT:

  • Black Performing Arts tee-shirt and plain black tracksuit bottoms or leggings (or plain black leggings for girls if preferred).

KIT FOR GIRLS’ PE:

  • Navy blue games skort; hockey boots or football boots; long white games socks, shin pads, gum shield, short white games socks; Ryedale School white polo shirt; trainers. A tracksuit or navy blue sweatshirt may be useful for outside use in cold weather, but must not display large logos.

KIT FOR BOYS’ PE:

  • Two pairs of shorts, one navy blue for outdoors and one white for indoors; trainers; royal blue football socks; short white games socks; school rugby shirt in royal blue; white shirt (polo or tee); football boots and shin pads. A tracksuit, school hoody or navy blue sweatshirt may be useful for outside use in cold weather, but must not display large logos.

OUTDOOR CLOTHING

  • Outside the school building pupils are encouraged to wear a suitable coat or jacket to keep warm and dry and withstand the extremes of weather. Coats are available to purchase online at www.school-shop.co.uk Sweatshirts, including hoodies, or jumpers (other than the official Ryedale School jumper) are not acceptable. The only jumper that may be worn, either inside the classroom or outside, is the official Ryedale School jumper, purchased from school.
  • No coats, hats or scarves to be worn in the school buildings.
  • Outdoor coats must not be made of denim or leather, or be of a military or obvious branding style, or contain graffiti or slogans. Sports jackets are not permitted.
  • All items of clothing and personal kit should be clearly marked with the pupil’s name. This can help greatly in recovering lost property.
  • Pupils are encouraged to wear hats and sun cream during hot weather.

 TATTOOS AND BODY PIERCING

  • Tattoos are not allowed on Ryedale School pupils. As it is illegal to tattoo a person under the age of 18, we do not anticipate a problem with this rule.  To avoid confusion, transfers also must not be worn.
  • Body piercing, with the exception of ears, is not permitted for Ryedale School pupils, so consequently studs or sleepers are not allowed in any part of the body other than the ears (see rules below).  As the medical recommendation is that young people do not have any part of their body, other than their ears, pierced, we do not anticipate a problem with this rule.

JEWELLERY

  • Necklaces and pendants must not be visible if worn.
  • Bangles or wrist bands/bracelets may not be worn.
  • One small ring may be worn. One pair of studs or sleepers (one per ear) may be worn in pierced ears. Earrings are only permitted to be worn in the ear lobe.

            (Please note that any pupil wearing studs or sleepers in their body other than the one permitted pair in their ears will be expected to remove them).

  • In practical lessons pupils may be required to remove jewellery on the grounds of hygiene and safety. In PE lessons pupils must remove all items of jewellery, including ear studs and sleepers, on the grounds of safety as instructed by North Yorkshire County Council.

MAKE-UP AND HAIR

  • Discrete make-up may be worn.
  • Acrylic nails are not permitted. Coloured nail varnish is not permitted.
  • Hair colour, if dyed, must remain a natural colour. Multi-coloured hair is not allowed.
  • The Head teacher will reserve the right to consider certain hair styles and colours unacceptable. Long hair must be tied back if it poses a health and safety risk.  Extremely short hair of the “skinhead” style is not allowed.


Thank you to all students and parents for supporting these rules.

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