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Uniform

The school has a uniform list which all students from Years 7-11 must follow.

 

The school uniform can instil pride; support positive behaviour and discipline; encourage identity with, and support for, school ethos; ensure students of all races and backgrounds feel welcome; protect children from social pressures to dress in a particular way; and nurture cohesion and promote good relations between different groups of students.

 

We appreciate that young people want to express themselves as they begin to develop their sense of identity, yet we do appreciate and expect parental support in implementing this policy.

 

Deviation from any part of these rules (e.g. on medical/SEND grounds) is only permissible with the written consent of the Executive Principal, Academy Principal or Vice Principal. The school retains the right to make a final decision on the interpretation of the issues of dress.

 

Uniform List

 

COMPULSORY ITEMS

 

  • St Simon Stock school blazer with badge;
  • Plain, smart black school trousers or school kilt; (school kilt to touch the knee);
  • Plain white school shirt (incorporating a top button);
  • St Simon Stock school tie;
  • Navy V-neck school jumper (optional);
  • Low heeled black traditional school shoes with no adornments. (trainers, trainer-style and pump-style shoes are not allowed. Boots are not permitted);
  • Plain black or blue ankle socks or plain black tights.

 

PE KIT

 

  • Plain navy shorts;
  • Plain navy jogging bottoms;
  • St Simon Stock PE polo shirt;
  • Football boots (moulded studs, no metal studs or blades);
  • Navy PE socks;
  • Trainers with non-marking soles;
  • Shin pads;
  • Gum shield.

 

 

OPTIONAL PE EXTRAS

 

  • Navy sports leggings;
  • St Simon Stock navy quarter zip jacket or St Simon Stock navy hoodie (one of these is recommended for when the weather is colder). A plain navy hoodie will also be permitted.

 

SCHOOL BAG

 

An appropriate, waterproof and sealable bag should be purchased for the protection of all school items. Because students carry items of a reasonable weight in the bag, drawstring bags are not acceptable. Bags should be dark in colour and logos should be discreet. Fashion bags, carrier bags and handbags are not acceptable. Our preferred style of bag is a satchel or a rucksack. School recommends the Unicol Premier backpack, but parents/carers may choose their own.

 

GUIDELINES

 

  • Belts must be black, narrow and of a traditional style;
  • Coats and scarves must be appropriate and weatherproof. Any logos must be discreet;
  • Black school trousers: Straight, black trousers that are not tight to the leg. No black jeans, leggings, skinny, flared or black canvas trousers of any type. The trousers must not have any rivets/studs in the pockets or have showy or decorative zips.

 

It is expected that students wear their uniform with pride. This means:

 

  • Top button fastened at all times;
  • Shirt tucked in at all times;
  • Kilts must be worn on the knee;
  • Blazers to be worn at all times unless a teacher allows removal in the classroom;
  • Tights should be black and ankle socks should be blue or black;
  • Jewellery is not permitted;
  • A smart business environment appropriate hair style. Hair must not be worn as a fashion statement. Cropped or shaved styles are not acceptable and hair colour must be natural. Hair must be neat and tidy;
  • Hair accessories – small, discreet, plain hair bands/clasps (navy or black). No bows, scarves or scrunchies;
  • Make-up and nail polish are not allowed. False nails are not permitted;
  • Tattoos are illegal for children of school age and should never be visible.

 

All property should be clearly marked with the student’s name.

A final decision on what is acceptable rests with the Executive Principal and Academy Principal.

Our Values

Faith in the presence of God

Concern for the poor and social justice

Quality education

Respect for all persons

Inclusive community

an awareness of the living presence of God in our world, and a calling to see the world through the eyes of faith

a calling to support the poor and victims of injustice, through community service and justice education

to provide an education that is second to none, so that our students will not just contribute to society, but will transform it

that we are all children of God and, as such, at the heart of our education we must respect the dignity of all persons

we respect and value diversity, which means that nobody is left out or left behind, and that we embrace the unique stories and qualities that each of us bring to the world.

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Trust Information

St Simon Stock Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.

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