School Uniform and Appearance

Penwortham Priory Academy expects the highest standards of its pupils and uniform, and appearance is no exception.  Pupils at Priory are extremely proud of their school uniform, knowing when they put on our uniform, they ‘put on our school’ and so wear it with pride.  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

Uniform Banks

The Pastoral team have a limited stock of pre-loved uniform that we can offer to families who are experiencing difficult circumstances. Please contact them via email at pastoral@priory.lancs.sch.uk to find out what support we can offer or alternatively, liaise with your child’s Head of Year.

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.

Uniform

 

Badged Items

(only available from stockists)

Non Badged Items

(can be purchased from any retailer)

Black blazer with badged pocket

Black full-length trousers, either flat fronted or single pleat

Knee length pleated black skirt with school badge

White stiff-collared school shirt, short or long sleeves

Optional black ‘V’ necked jumper with school badge

Plain grey or black socks must be worn with trousers
Plain white knee length socks or opaque black tights must be worn with skirt

 

Sensible black low heeled 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 £6.00. 

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.

Hijabs (head scarves), if worn, must be black 

The school will be the final arbiter regarding suitability of dress and appearance.

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

PE Kit

 

Badged Items

(only available from stockists)

Non Badged Items

(can be purchased from any retailer)

Navy shorts with school badge

Non-marking sports trainers

Navy short-sleeved crew neck shirt with school badge or white polo shirt with school badge White crew sports socks for indoor and summer activities 

Navy 1/4 zip or full zip training top with school badge

Towel

Navy games socks with white tops showing school name for outdoor activities

Gum shields are strongly recommended for rugby and hockey

Optional navy training pants/leggings with school badge

Shin pads are compulsory for football and strongly recommended for rugby and hockey 

 

Hair bobbles for hair that impedes vision

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

The school will be the final arbiter regarding suitability of dress and appearance.

 

 

 

Appearance Information and Rules

Jewellery

The only permitted jewellery which may be worn is:

  • A sensible wrist-watch (‘smart’ watches are not permitted)

No earrings are not permitted to be worn.  Watches should be removed for PE for health and safety reasons. 

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 £6.00. 

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