At The Trinity Catholic School by specifying school uniform we aim for straightforward and traditional styles to maintain consistency and avoid trends, we believe the school uniform achieves two important goals:
– It encourages a sense of community identity and pride. By wearing the same badge and the same clothing, pupils are encouraged to think of the needs of the community as well as their own individual needs.
– It prevents unkindness or bullying while keeping costs down. By requiring all our pupils to wear the same low-cost uniform, we reduce the incentive for pupils to ask parents for the latest (and most expensive) items of fashion. As a result, costs are kept as low as possible and no child can be seen to be poorer or wealthier than any other.
However, for our uniform policy to be successful, it must be implemented universally and without exception. Our parents understand this and so support us at home to uphold the School’s high standards.
We expect pupils to wear a clean shirt every day. We expect children to shower daily and use a non-glass roll-on deodorant as appropriate.
This may seem obvious, but, sadly, there are some pupils whose poor personal hygiene is embarrassing for them. With care and attention, it can easily be avoided.
We understand that, for some families, finances are tight. We believe that, by doing all we can to keep items of fashion out of school, we help families to keep costs down. Nevertheless, if you do have an individual problem, or you are unsure about an item of clothing, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Progress Coordinator who will deal with your enquiry in the strictest confidence.
We seek to maintain a high standard to the end of Year 11 and by supporting us you can avoid the unnecessary expense of ever-changing fashions.
Please note that a school blazer badge is compulsory and available from the Lower School Office or Schoolwear Solutions priced £8.75.