All pupils will wear the Chickerell sweatshirt, v-neck jumper or cardigan as some form of jumper. Children joining or already in the school from September 2019 must wear the new school tie with a shirt. They then can wear grey or black trousers or shorts , or grey/black skirts/pinafore of an appropriate length .The summer dress can also be worn during the warmer weather. Shorts are not really appropriate for colder weather, even with tights underneath, but if they are worn, then they too must be knee length. Shoes need to be safe, comfortable and of a dark colour, not boots. Plain black trainers are acceptable too.
For PE, all pupils will have the Chickerell logoed PE t-shirt in maroon or white, they can wear this with shorts [inside PE] or tracksuit bottoms and the Chickerell hoodies. On the days that children have PE, they will come to school in their proper PE kit.
With regards to jewellery, a watch, stud earrings and a necklace denoting a religious affiliation such as a St Christopher may be worn. All items must be removed for PE, earrings may be taped over instead. Charity wristbands are acceptable.
Long hair must be tied back for practical subjects, a small, plain headband can also be used. We are also looking to discourage an 'overuse' of hair gel and any hair style that is deemed too 'severe'- this will include hair shaved too short, designs shaved into hair, hair too 'pointed' and such like. Equally, no make-up is to be worn under any circumstance, including nail varnish.
Our rationale underpinning these expectations is quite simple, if pupils deliberately look to set themselves apart from others by virtue of how they look, they are invariably treated differently by their peers. Differently does not always mean fairly. As a staff we very much look to promote cohesion with our classes and when we are all conforming to the same expectations this becomes inevitably easier.
All our uniform can be obtained from Dorset Embroidery and Printwear, on the Lynch Lane Industrial Estate, and Dorset Schoolwear, Caroline Place, in Weymouth.