School Uniform

We know from extensive research that getting the little things right creates an environment where learning is easier and students are more focused. A school with high expectations is more likely to be a place where students do well. By removing as many barriers as possible we believe we can focus on learning more easily. Our priority is to improve the learning of your son or daughter so that they get the best possible grades when they leave. The Whitecross uniform can be purchased from the School Uniform Shop, 10A St Peter’s Street, Hereford, HR1 2LE.

The Uniform

Light blue polo shirt with the Whitecross logo in the Academy colour. At Key Stage 4, students may wear a plain white long sleeved shirt and Whitecross academy coloured tie. Prefects at Key Stage 4 are permitted to wear a red polo shirt with Whitecross logo or a Whitecross prefect tie along with their plain white shirt.

Black trousers that are not skin tight or a Whitecross skirt with school logo. Leggings or denim trousers are not acceptable. Trousers must not be tailored all the way to the ankle.

Black 'V' necked sweater or black cardigan with the Whitecross logo in Academy colour.

An apron in the Academy colour for Compliant Materials (also available to purchase from the school).

Girls should wear white socks or thick black tights. Boys should wear dark coloured socks.

Sensible, completely black shoes (no logos or differently-coloured trimmings) with low heels. Trainers are not acceptable. Please be advised that Health and Safety regulations may prevent your son or daughter from taking part in Design Technology if they are not wearing appropriate footwear.

Coats

Coats should be a plain colour and of an ‘outdoor’ nature, suitable for keeping the wind and cold out on a walk to school. Sweatshirt-type material, sports tops and hooded tops are not allowed, even as an inner layer. If students are cold, we ask them to wear a proper coat over their school jumper. Denim jackets are also not acceptable.

Make up

No make-up is allowed in Years 7, 8 or 9. Discreet make-up is allowed only in Years 10 and 11.

Jewellery

The only jewellery allowed is one small stud earring or spacer per ear. Hooped ear rings or ‘stretchers’ of any sort are not permitted. To keep students safe and minimize the risk of loss, no other jewellery is permitted. Whitecross does not allow any facial piercings. If a student has any such piercing then they will be asked to remove it, even if the hole grows over. One charity band may be worn. Smart watches contravene exam regulations and school rules regarding electronic devices and must not be worn.

Hair Colour

Hair must be of a natural colour or complement natural colours. Extremes of hair colour are not permitted.

Sanctions

Parents and guardians will be informed of any particular uniform or appearance infringement through the school planner. Repeated infringements of uniform or appearance code will result in the student working separately for the day from the rest of the student body. The school reserves the right to send students home where uniform and appearance codes are flagrantly or repeatedly breached.

 

Boys Sports Uniform

Uniform items with the Whitecross logo

Uniform items with no logo

Whitecross short sleeved PE top

Football boots

Whitecross rugby shirt

Non marking soled training shoes

Whitecross shorts

Shin pads

Whitecross long socks

Gum shield

Whitecross tracksuit bottoms (optional)

A towel (optional)

 

White indoor socks

 

Girls Sports Uniform

Uniform items with the Whitecross logo

Uniform items with no logo

Whitecross short sleeve PE top

Non marking soled training shoes

Whitecross quarter zip sweatshirt

Shin pads

Whitecross skort (optional)

Gum shield

Whitecross shorts

 

Whitecross long socks

 

Whitecross tracksuitbottoms (optional)