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School Uniform

SCHOOL UNIFORM

We believe that it is in the best interests of both the school and the local community which it serves to require all our students to wear proper school uniform and present themselves smartly. We are grateful for the support of our parents/carers and of the students themselves in achieving high standards of dress and appearance both in and out of school.

Students are expected to respect and adhere to the uniform code and we ask parents/carers to help us by supporting us in this endeavour. To enable us to reinforce and maintain these high standards it may be necessary on rare occasions to use appropriate sanctions. Parents/carers are reminded that all items of clothing should be clearly marked with the owner’s name.

Below the description of the school uniform, you will find specific guidance on our expectations with regard to general appearance, eg hairstyles, piercings, etc.

UNIFORM FOR YEARS 9-11

Items marked * are available to purchase from the school’s uniform supplier.

OPTION A 

Top Coats: Plain navy blue, black or grey outdoor coat – no logos/motifs etc. (Detachable reflective body or arm strips recommended for winter months.)
*Skirts: The only permitted skirt is the navy blue pleated skirt with embroidered school logo, which is sold by our suppliers. Skirts must be worn at approximately knee length.
*Trousers (optional): The only permitted trousers for Option A are the navy blue trouser with school logo, which is sold by our supplier.

*Blue & white striped blouse
*School tie: relevant to student’s year group
*Navy blue blazer with badge
*Plain navy blue v-neck pullover with logo (optional)
. No sweatshirts, zipped, hooded or waistcoat style tops
Shoes: plain black (not boots). No high heels, platform soles, sling backs, buckles, trimmings, coloured laces, etc

Tights/Socks: Black, navy blue or flesh coloured tights OR black, navy blue or white socks must be worn.
Scarf (optional): in school colours – white, grey, blue, black, or any combination of these colours.

PE KIT:

*Navy blue & white PHHS polo shirt
*Navy blue & white skort
*Navy blue & white hooped socks
Training shoes
*Navy blue fleece with 1/4 length zip & PHHS logo (optional)

*Navy blue PHHS tracksuit bottoms (optional)
*Navy blue short (plain football style, not cycling/lycra) (optional)
*Navy blue PHHS leggings (optional, to be worn with skort)
*Base layer with PHHS logo (optional)
Shin pads; gum shield

*Navy blue Hoody if students attend extra-curricular PE clubs. (Letter available from PE teacher)

OPTION B

Top Coats: Plain navy blue, black or grey outdoor coat – no logos/motifs etc.(Detachable reflective body or arm strips recommended for winter months.)
Trousers: traditional charcoal grey or black, of traditional length & width
Belt: black or dark grey with small plain buckle
Shirt: plain white, of traditional style (long or short sleeved)
*School tie: relevant to student’s year group
*Navy blue blazer with badge

*Plain navy blue v-neck pullover with logo (optional). No sweatshirts, zipped, hooded or waistcoat style tops
Shoes: plain black (not boots). No buckles, trimmings, coloured laces, etc
Socks: Dark grey/black, to tone with shoes & trousers. Light pastel or white socks are not acceptable.
Scarf (optional): in school colours – white, grey, blue, black, or any combination of these colours.

PE KIT:
*Blue & white PHHS rugby shirt
*Navy blue shorts (plain football style, not cycling/lycra)
*Navy blue rugby shorts (optional)
*Navy blue & white hooped socks
Football boots
Training shoes
*Navy blue fleece with 1/4 length zip & PHHS logo (optional)
*Navy blue PHHS tracksuit bottoms (optional)
*Base layer with PHHS logo (optional)
Shin pads; gum shield

GENERAL POINTS

All outdoor coats and anoraks must be in plain navy blue, black or grey without logos or decorations. Non-regulation outdoor coats, denim or leather (or imitation leather) jackets will not be accepted in school.

Trainers are not an acceptable part of school uniform. Plain black shoes should be worn at all times. Where a new pair of shoes has created a blister, a strategically placed plaster should suffice. Failing this we supply soft black plimsolls to those who arrive at school in trainers. Students should not walk to school in trainers and then change, but wear correct uniform throughout their journey to school.

Students wishing to wear scarves in colder weather may do so providing that they are black, blue, grey or white, or any combination of these colours; but these should not be worn once students are inside the building.

We remind you that students should not bring into school unnecessarily expensive items of clothing and footwear. In particular, expensive trainers for PE and jewellery are inappropriate.

If a student has pierced ears, a small pair of studs or sleepers may be worn (ie one per ear). These may be worn only in the lower part of the ear where earrings are traditionally worn. Other earrings and jewellery, except watches and a plain signet ring should not be worn. No ankle bracelets are allowed. Nail varnish and false nails should not be worn and make-up is also inappropriate in school. No other body or facial piercing is allowed. No tattoos are allowed.

Dramatic changes in the colour of hair will not be accepted. Extreme hairstyles are not acceptable in school, including when part or all of a student’s hair is cut very short, shaved or has ‘tramlines’. Boys’ hair should be smartly cut and not shorter than a grade 2. This is at the discretion of the student’s Head of Year. Boys must be cleanly shaven and sideburns are not permitted below the level of the ear lobe. This includes students in the Sixth Form.

Parents/carers are asked to remind their children of these important requirements with regard to hair on a regular basis and in particular when their son or daughter is due to visit the barbers or hairdressers. Students are expected to remember these requirements when they visit the barbers or hairdressers.

From time to time students may be involved in school related activities, trips or visits when they are not required to wear school uniform. This relaxation of the uniform code does not apply to facial and body piercing and hair styles, and students are reminded of their duty to ensure that they do not allow standards to slip in this respect.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS

Where possible, any items of Prince Henry’s uniform made from synthetic fibres utilise recycled materials.  Approximately 5 2-litre plastic bottles are used within a school skirt, whilst the school blazer uses material extracted from 18 2-litre plastic bottles.

THE COST OF OUR SCHOOL UNIFORM

The average cost of either uniform options, including PE kit is approximately £130 (May 2022). The quality is sufficient that, dependent on the child’s growth, it will last for several years. 

According to the Money Saving Expert website, ‘Parents with children in state maintained schools spent on average £337/yr on school uniform for each secondary school child, according to a 2020 survey by charity The Children’s Society of 1,000 parents across the UK.’

Pupil Premium Students, those eligible for Free School Meals and families with financial difficulties can apply for financial assistance towards the cost of the school uniform, please contact the school directly for details.

Pre-loved uniform is also available from the School Shop.

 

May 2022