Uniform

All pupils must wear full school uniform. The Governors have approved the uniform to be worn and parents are asked to co-operate by providing the following items and insisting upon their children being properly dressed. This is most important and has a vital bearing on the tone and general discipline of a school.

We are extremely grateful to parents who do all they can to help in promoting good standards and we are pleased with the smart appearance of our pupils. We look forward to your continuing support in ensuring that high standards of uniform and dress are maintained at Saint Bede’s

THE UNIFORM IS ONLY AVAILABLE FROM THE FOLLOWING SCHOOL OUTFITTERS:

J Tavernor, 29 Clifton Street, Lytham, FY8 5ER
Top Marque, 7A Park Road, St. Annes, FY8 1QX
First Class Kids, 106 Highfield Road, Blackpool, FY4 2JF
Uniform & Leisurewear, 6 Poulton Street, Kirkham, Preston, PR4 2AB
Uniform & Leisurewear, 31 Clifton Street, Blackpool, FY1 1JQ

BOYS

Navy blazer with school badge, dark grey or black trousers, pale blue long-sleeved shirt (short-sleeved may be worn only in the Summer Term), navy v-neck pullover with school badge, school tie, traditional flat black ‘polishable’ sturdy school shoes (boots and trainer types are unacceptable), grey/black socks, blue or black coat.
Year 11 pupils may wear a red long-sleeved shirt (short-sleeved may be worn only in the Summer Term), and a dedicated Year 11 tie.

GIRLS

Navy blazer with school badge, navy skirt – on the knee – with Saint Bede’s logo, pale blue long-sleeved shirt (short-sleeved may be worn only in the Summer Term), navy v-neck pullover with school badge, school tie, white knee length socks or black tights (70% denier), traditional flat black ‘polishable’ sturdy school shoes (boots and lightweight slip on shoes are unacceptable), blue or black coat.
Year 11 pupils may wear a red long-sleeved shirt (short-sleeved may be worn only in the Summer Term), and a dedicated Year 11 tie. Girls’ trousers with badge are available.

All items are compulsory.

Outdoor coats must not be worn indoors.  They should be blue or black in colour.

Nail varnish, false nails, makeup, tattoos (including henna or mehndi) are not allowed.

JEWELLERY

Silver/gold stud earrings ONLY to be worn (one in each ear lobe).
1 crucifix or cross and chain.  No other jewellery is allowed.

HAIR

No extreme hairstyles are allowed, including dyed hair, hair extensions and braids.  Long hair must be tied and clipped back.

Parents will be informed by the school of any proposed changes to these lists.

This list can never be exhaustive; if you have any concerns, or queries, please contact the school, in advance.  The Headteacher will be the arbiter in all matters relating to uniform, dress and appearance.

P.E. KIT

Two tone blue polo shirt with Saint Bede’s badge, two tone blue skort (girls) and/or two tone blue shorts, two-tone blue hooded top with Saint Bede's badge, dark blue football socks with pale rim (Plain white sports/trainer socks are allowed to be worn as an alternative in the summer term). Sports trainers suitable for sporting activities, demonstrating grip and support are the only trainers suitable for PE. Girls will be permitted to wear plain black sports leggings during the autumn and spring terms.

COVID-19 - At the time of writing (July 2020) we are sadly unable to offer our existing P.E. curriculum program and provision for extra-curricular activities and fixtures. No further sporting equipment will need to be purchased at this time and pupils will only require the normal PE kit as outlined above. We will advise you as soon as the situation changes.

FOOTBALL 

In addition to full PE kit, pupils who represent the school team must wear shin pads. These are also recommended for football lessons.

NETBALL 

Girls who represent the school team must wear a PE skort. 

TRAMPOLINING 

In addition to full PE kit, pupils are allowed to wear plain navy blue tracksuit bottoms, or plain black sports leggings (no colours/stripes) and a long sleeved top under their PE shirt to protect arms and legs. P.E. socks must be worn on the trampoline, tights are not permitted.

Please note: for trampolining no jewellery of any type can be worn. If your child is considering having their ears pierced, or any body piercings, please do this over the summer holiday (or check with their PE teacher when their trampolining lessons are timetabled) as no jewellery of any type can be worn or taped over for trampolining because of Health & Safety regulations. Your child will not be allowed to participate if this rule is not adhered to. 

CROSS COUNTRY/FITNESS

Your child may participate in a number of cross country runs/fitness/training (usually in winter when the sports hall is being used for exams). During this time, it will be advisable to send your child into school with old and suitable clothing for running outside in all kinds of weather conditions. Plastic bags to carry the dirty clothing are also recommended. Pupils will be told in advance when these lessons will take place.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES

It is advisable to put sunscreen on your child before leaving for school and to encourage them to reapply before they go outside for a PE lesson/practice/fixture. Pupils will also spend time on the school field where, at times, grass is freshly cut. Please take into account any medication needed i.e. hayfever tablets. 

Pupils requiring an inhaler must bring it to each lesson, labelled clearly with their name and form.

Jewellery must be removed and earrings/piercings taken out/or if recently pierced taped over for all PE lessons (tape must be brought in from home) apart from trampolining when all jewellery (including any piercings) must be completely removed.

All items of personal clothing must be clearly labelled with the owner’s name. Pupils must take responsibility for their own belongings and be aware of where they leave it throughout the school day. P.E. kit must be brought to all lessons, even when pupils are excused for medical reasons, as they will be set appropriate tasks to complete (i.e. coach, referee, and choreographer).

Please find below, the safety recommendations – and, where necessary, the compulsory (C) requirements for each sporting activity.

SPORTS EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING

Current guidelines on safe practice in Physical Education and school sports, as outlined in the ‘2012 Safe Practice in Physical Education and School Sport’ (Association of Physical Education – of PE.

During curriculum time, all our students experience a range of activities that may require the wearing of protective equipment or clothing.

It is important that all pupils are fully protected in all lessons and, therefore, it is necessary for them to have the correct protective equipment from the start of the academic year in September and whenever necessary replaced as required throughout the year.

If pupils forget to bring their protective equipment or do not have the correct protective equipment, it may be necessary for them to still take part in the lesson as usual.

Some of the activities that require protective clothing or equipment are listed in the table below and highlight the protective equipment required or recommended.

Shin pads offer protection to the lower leg, some pads offer better protection where the pad covers much of the length of the leg between the knee and the ankle whilst, at the same time, not hindering performance. Some provide ankle support as well as shin protection, which is particularly useful in hockey.

In the case of mouth guards/gum shields, as well as protecting teeth and gums, additional benefits arise in reducing lacerations inside the mouth. Clearly, a bespoke mouth guard, properly fitted by a dentist or dental technician is the most effective but cost may be prohibitive. Less effective, but relatively cheap ‘boil and bite’ versions are now available which should carry a European Conformity (CE) marking. These are available from sports retailers.

Outside of the curriculum we provide a variety of more competitive sporting opportunities for students across the school, for example school practices and matches, where the need for correct safety equipment/clothing is compulsory due to the competitive nature of these events.

Please find below, the safety recommendations and, where necessary, the compulsory © requirements for each sporting activity.

Specific clothing/equipment requirements for different sports

 

Activity Curriculum Time School Team
Hockey
(not being taught at present
in lessons/teams)
Shin pads
Mouth guard/gum shield
Football socks
Sports trainers
Shin pads (C)
Mouth guard/gum shield
Sports trainers (C)
Football socks (C)
PE skort
Football Football boots WHEN ON GRASS (pupils
will be informed when this is taking place)
Shin pads
Football socks
Sports trainers
Football boots (C)
Shin pads (C)
Football socks (C)
Trampolining Long sleeved top (no zips)
Plain navy blue tracksuit bottoms/
Plain black sports leggings (no zips)
Football socks (C)
No piercings (in any body part)
Long sleeved top (no zips)
Plain navy blue tracksuit bottoms/
Plain black sports leggings (no zips)
Football socks (C)
No piercings (in any body part)

Please note that these recommendations and compulsory requirements are taken from the governing bodies for each of the sports. This leaflet has the latest and most relevant information from these governing bodies as outlined in the latest version of the ‘2012 Safe Practice in Physical Education and Sport’ documentation.

Having the correct equipment/clothing will also make your child feel more confident and will enhance the teaching and learning that is taking place.

Please feel free to contact the P.E. Department if you need any further advice.

We are extremely grateful to parents who do all they can to help in promoting good standards and we are pleased with the smart appearance of most pupils. We look forward to your continuing support in ensuring that high standards of uniform and dress are maintained at Saint Bede’s.

Illness / Injury

Pupils wishing to be excused from P.E. lessons must bring a note which should be handed to their member of P.E. staff at the earliest opportunity.

Frequent excused notes will be followed up by the Subject Leader. Pupils with lengthy injuries or illnesses should bring in a doctor’s note to their P.E. teacher, which will be kept on file.