School Uniform Letter – September 2020 onwards (Years 6-12)

17 July, 2020

Dear Parent / Guardian,

Many thanks for your continued support of the school and its policies. We feel consistency is a critical thing to try and achieve for all of our pupils.  With this in mind please could I take this opportunity to remind you of some key parts of our school uniform policy from September 2020 onwards. Although we have relaxed the school uniform rules during this half-term (due to it being very difficult for parents to purchase school uniform as many shops have remained closed), we are keen to reintroduce the usual school uniform rules from September 2020 onwards as many shops have now re-opened.

The intention of this is to avoid unnecessary confrontations with pupils not dressed in accordance with school uniform policy and to avoid parents spending money on potentially expensive items which do not conform to the uniform policy. Although the information below has been shared with parents previously may we please stress how important it is to take heed of the information. We are having increasing incidences of pupils coming to school in the incorrect uniform and we would very much like to avoid this as it puts the school at odds with the pupil. This is not what any of us would wish for and is a negative start to the day for all concerned.

School shoes: Plain black shoes, trainers or plimsolls (no coloured logo), no boots.

School trouser: plain black trousers – these should be traditional material. Jeans and leggings are strictly forbidden.

School skirt: plain black skirt in traditional material and not stretch fabric. The skirt should not be more than three inches above the knee.

Hoodies: Hoodies are not part of the school uniform policy. In response to parent feedback we now stock a more hardwearing school jumper and cardigan and also sell a school fleece therefore there is something for everyone. We encourage pupils to wear coats to school, particularly in the winter months, and ask that these are black, navy or dark grey rather than bright colours. If your child has to walk any distance in the dark when going home from school we recommend high-vis vests to ensure that they can be seen by passing motorists.

Hoodies worn on the school campus will be confiscated until the end of the school day.

Jewellery: One ring and one pair of small, plain stud or sleeper size earrings and a watch are allowed. All jewellery must be removed for PE activities and is brought into school entirely at the pupil’s own risk.

Nose studs and all other types of piercing are not allowed.

Pupils will be required to remove any items of jewellery which contravenes this code; they will be confiscated until parents collect them from school.

If you do decide to allow your child to have additional piercings please ensure that they are removed for school. Pupils not correctly attired for lessons will not be allowed to attend lessons until the issue has been fully resolved. Again, I should stress that this is absolutely the last thing we want as a school as we all place great emphasis on good attendance to school and to lessons.

Make Up: Pupils will be required to remove any excessive make up. Nail varnish and false nails are not allowed.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind parents and pupils of the importance of having the correct equipment in school. All pupils should have pens, pencils, rulers, erasers, calculators and protractors to enable them to fully engage with every lesson. May we also remind parents that we have a ‘no mobile phone’ policy in school – should you wish to contact your child during the school day could you please telephone the main desk.

We are very proud of our school and of our pupils and believe that high standards of uniform, behaviour, being properly equipped and attending regularly give each and every one of our pupils the very best chance of learning well and achieving their very best. Thank you all very much in advance of your anticipated support and understanding.

We want to ensure that the process of purchasing Ysgol Bro Pedr school uniform is as simple as possible, particularly as the school reception is currently closed, therefore we have compiled a list of uniform stockists which can be found below. We do not know what the local companies’ current policies and procedures are in light of Covid-19 however we have included their contact details should you wish to contact them directly. Price & Buckland’s factory remains fully operational with production continuing as planned.  They provide a home delivery service which you can select via their website below.

The school reception will re-open for school uniform purchases on September 2nd, 2020, but for health and safety reasons we will only take cheques as payment (not cash). Thank you very much for your assistance and patience regarding this matter. The sixth form ties can only be purchased from the school itself from 2 September onwards.

Please remember that school skirts, trousers, tailored shorts, shirts, sports shorts and sports polo shirts can be purchased from a number of high street retailers, in a number of styles, provided they conform to the school uniform rules.

Price & Buckland, online stockist of Ysgol Bro Pedr school uniform: https://www.pbuniform-online.co.uk/schools/bro-pedr-ysgol.html

GG Designs offer a printing and embroidery service: https://www.ggdesignsonline.com/ , 01570 493561, info@ggdesignsonline.com

Lois Designs (21 Bridge Street, Lampeter) offer a printing and embroidery service: https://www.loisdesigns.co.uk/, 01570 218090, loisdesigns@yahoo.com

Unit 3 Graphics (41 High Street, Lampeter) offer a printing and embroidery service: https://unit-three.graphics/, 01570 422804, contact@unit-three.graphics

We would like to thank you for your continued support. Please do not hesitate to contact the school should you require any additional information.

Yours Faithfully,

Jane Wyn.

(Pennaeth / Headteacher)

Ysgol Bro Pedr

Peterwell Terrace
Lampeter
Ceredigion
SA48 7BX

T: 01570 422214
E-mail: gweinyddu@bropedr.ceredigion.sch.uk

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