School Uniform and Appearance

Penwortham Priory Academy expects the highest standards of its pupils and uniform, and appearance is no exception.  Parents are expected to support our school uniform and appearance policy.  The school believes parents have a duty to send their child to school appropriately dressed and ready to learn.  Parents should ensure their child is wearing their uniform correctly and that it is clean.  Our staff consistently implement our expected high standards of uniform and appearance.

Financial Assistance

Pupil Access will consider offering assistance with school clothing in very exceptional circumstances, for more details please contact them directly by phone 01772 532109, or via email SouthAdmissions@lancashire.gov.uk

Unforeseen Circumstances

We appreciate that occasionally difficulties may occur with items of uniform.  If there is any reason why a pupil needs to wear an item of clothing or footwear that is not correct uniform for a short period of time, it is important that they see their Head of Year immediately. Incorrect uniform should, however, be rectified within two days unless exceptional circumstances deem this unattainable.  Any decision to extend this two day rule can only be taken by the Head of Year or, in the absence of the Head of Year, the Pastoral Managers, and must be accompanied by a clear deadline of when the correct uniform will be worn again.

Boys Uniform

Badged Items

(only available from stockists)

Non Badged Items

(can be purchased from any retailer)

Black blazer with badged pocket

Black trousers, either flat fronted or single pleat

Optional black ‘V’ necked jumper with school badge

White school shirt, short or long sleeves

 

Grey socks or other dark colour

 

Sensible black shoes – no canvas shoes, trainers or boots

 

Sensible outdoor coat – no leather, denim, suede, track-suit tops or hoodies

The school tie (worn by house colour) is only available direct from school, at a cost of £5.00. 

An optional badged apron and lab coat (highly recommended, to protect uniform) may be purchased for Technology, Art and Science. Details will be supplied by the relevant departments at the start of term.

Boys PE Kit

Badged Items

(only available from stockists)

Non Badged Items

(can be purchased from any retailer)

Navy shorts with school badge

Non marking training shoes for indoor / outdoor use

Navy short-sleeved shirt with school badge

Towel

Navy ¼ zip training top with school badge

Gum shields are strongly recommended for rugby and hockey

Navy games socks with white tops showing school name

Shin pads are strongly recommended for football, rugby and hockey

Optional navy training pants with school badge

 

All items should be clearly labelled with the pupil’s name.

Girls Uniform

 

Badged Items

(only available from stockists)

Non Badged Items

(can be purchased from any retailer)

Black blazer with badged pocket

Optional black flat-fronted trousers

Pleated black skirt with school badge (which must sit below the knee)

White school shirt, short or long sleeves

Optional black ‘V’ necked jumper with school badge

White knee length socks or opaque black tights

 

Sensible black low-heeled shoes – no high heels, canvas shoes, trainers or boots

 

Sensible outdoor coat – no leather, denim, suede, track-suit tops or hoodies

The school tie (worn by house colour) is only available direct from school, at a cost of £5.00. 

An optional badged apron and lab coat (highly recommended, to protect uniform) may be purchased for Technology, Art and Science. Details will be supplied by the relevant departments at the start of term.

Girls PE Kit

Badged Items

(only available from stockists)

Non Badged Items

(can be purchased from any retailer)

Navy shorts with school badge

Non marking training shoes for indoor / outdoor use

White polo shirt with school badge

Towel

Navy games socks with white tops showing school name

Gum shields are strongly recommended for hockey

Navy full zip training top with school badge

Shin pads are strongly recommended for hockey and football

Optional navy training pants with school badge

Hair bobbles (long hair must be tied back)

All items should be clearly labelled with the pupil’s name.

 

 

Appearance Information and Rules

Jewellery

The only permitted jewellery which may be worn is:

  • One pair of plain gold or silver stud earrings in lower earlobe.  No other piercings are permitted to be worn. 
  • A smart/sensible wrist-watch
  • No jewellery can be worn for PE for health and safety reasons.  Ear piercings must be removed irrespective of when the piercing took place.  Any ear piercings should be done at the start of the 6 week summer holiday to allow the relevant healing time.

Note: Jewellery is the responsibility of the pupil and not the school.  Penwortham Priory Academy does not accept liability for any items which are lost or damaged on our premises.

Accessories

No accessories may be worn by pupils.  Items banned include, but are not limited to:

  • Sunglasses
  • Badges – other than the school badge, prefect and department badges
  • Hats – other than for the walk to and from school

Cosmetics

  • False nails and nail extensions are not permitted
  • No nail varnish should be worn
  • Make-up is not allowed to be worn

Note: Pupils wearing make-up will be required to remove it or will be sent home to remove it.

Hairstyles

  • Hair may not be worn in what is considered to be an extreme or outrageous style
  • Pupils are not permitted to have hair shaved below a number 2 cut (grade 2 = ¼ of an inch or 6mm)
  • Hair colour must be that of natural shades
  • Hair extensions may not be worn
  • Hair braids must not be worn with beads, ribbons or any other inappropriate decoration.
  • Long hair must be tied back for PE and other sporting activities, practical Food Technology lessons and Science experiments.

School Bags

Pupils must use an appropriately sized, sturdy and waterproof bag to carry their books and equipment.  It should hold A4 sized workbooks comfortably and without causing any damage.  A separate bag should be used for their PE kit.

 

 

Uniform Information        

All children are expected to wear full school uniform. Certain items of school uniform and PE kit are only available from the following suppliers:

A&D Just                          53 Pope Lane, Penwortham, Preston, PR1 9JN.

Smart Clothing                 54 Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 1DD.

Top One Clothing             39 St John’s Shopping Centre, Preston, PR1 1FB.

The full uniform and PE kit list for girls and boys is detailed on each tab above.

The school tie (worn by house colour) is only available direct from school and can be purchased at the New Pupil & Parents Evening, from the school office a cost of £5.00. 

Financial Assistance

Pupil Access will consider offering assistance with school clothing in very exceptional circumstances, for more details please contact them directly by phone 01772 532109, or via email SouthAdmissions@lancashire.gov.uk