Westgate Academy believes that a consistent school uniform supports the promotion of high expectations, both in teaching and learning, as well as attitude and behaviour.
Uniform is compulsory.
Westgate Academy strongly believes that a uniform contributes to its ethos and sets an appropriate tone by:
The chosen uniform for pupils attending Westgate Academy, on non-PE days, has been identified as;
The chosen PE uniform for pupils attending Westgate Academy, on PE days, has been identified as;
Having given due consideration to health and safety issues and the possible risks of bullying and harassment due to the wearing of jewellery, children may wear a single ear stud in each ear. A suitable watch may also be worn.
No other jewellery may be worn. No body piercing jewellery is allowed.
Ear studs must be removed or covered by a plaster for health and safety reasons during PE lessons.
Hair must be styled in an appropriate manner that is acceptable to Westgate Academy. The final decision rests with the Head teacher of Westgate Academy over what is considered to be an extreme hairstyle but tramlines and Mohicans are not permitted.
Hair must also not be dyed.
The Academy has a right to expect that long hair can be safely tied back for work in school for Science lessons if appropriate, or in any other areas where health and safety considerations must take priority.
No ‘Make Up’ is allowed.