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.

THE UNIFORM IS ONLY AVAILABLE FROM THE FOLLOWING SUPPLIERS

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

SCHOOL UNIFORM -  all items are compulsory (unless otherwise stated):
Navy blazer with school badge
Black trousers or navy skirt – on the knee with Saint Bede’s logo or girls’ trousers with badge
Pale blue long-sleeved shirt (short-sleeved may be worn only in the Summer Term)
School tie
Navy v-neck pullover with school badge (optional)
Traditional flat black ‘polishable’ sturdy school shoes (boots, trainer types and lightweight slip on shoes are unacceptable)
Grey/black socks (to be worn with trousers), white knee length socks or black opaque (70% denier) tights (to be worn with skirts)
Blue or black coat (must not be worn indoors)
Year 11 pupils must wear a red long-sleeved shirt (short-sleeved may be worn only in the Summer Term), and a dedicated Year 11 tie
APPEARANCE
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). No other facial piercings allowed. 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.
Pupils should be clean-shaven, no facial hair such as beards, goatees, moustaches.
This list can never be exhaustive; if you have any concerns, or queries, please contact the school, in advance. All items of personal clothing must be clearly marked with the owner’s name. The Head teacher will be the arbiter in all matters relating to uniform, dress and appearance. Parents will be informed by the school of any proposed changes to these lists.
P.E. KIT
 Compulsory for all pupils:
Two tone blue polo shirt with Saint Bede’s badge, two tone blue PE hooded top with Saint Bede’s badge, dark blue football socks with pale blue rim. 
Sports trainers suitable for sporting activities, demonstrating grip and support (no converse/ fashion type trainers).
Two tone blue, school PE shorts (boys and girls) or a choice of two tone blue school PE skort with Saint Bede’s badge (girls) or navy blue school PE leggings with pale blue trim (girls)
Optional: Winter or outside lessons PE school navy blue tracksuit bottoms with pale blue rim on zipped pocket.
PE 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).
Jewellery MUST be removed and earrings taken out/or if recently pierced taped over for all PE lessons (please bring tape from home). Please note the exception for trampolining, as noted below. 
Pupils requiring an inhaler must bring it to each lesson, labelled clearly with their name & form. 
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. hay fever tablets. 
Additional kit is required for some activities (This is information from the relevant governing bodies as outlined in the latest version of the ‘2012 Safe Practice in Physical Education and Sport’ documentation):
Football and Hockey – In addition to full PE kit, pupils who represent the school team must wear shin pads. These are also recommended for football lessons along with mouth guards/gum shields for hockey lessons. (Hockey is not being taught, at present. Pupils will be informed if there are any changes and they need to purchase mouth guards).
Netball – In addition to full PE kit, pupils who represent the school team must wear shin pads (hockey). These are also recommended for lessons along with mouth guards/gum shields. Girls who represent the school team must wear a PE skort or leggings.
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 is recommended. Pupils will be told in advance when these lessons will take place.
Trampolining – Long sleeved top, tracksuit bottoms or leggings and football socks and no piercings or jewellery of any kind (it cannot be taped over, it must be removed for Health and Safety regulations). Pupils who do not comply with this rule will not be able to participate.
 
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 pupils. We look forward to your continuing support in ensuring that high standards of uniform and dress are maintained at Saint Bede’s.