Uniform and Equipment

Rationale & Sanctions

 Parents are advised that they agree to their children wearing the school’s uniform when they accept a place at NTC.  Support for this policy has been overwhelming in feedback from parents.  Our rules are guided by a desire to ensure smartness but also that boys are properly protected from the elements.  Consequently, we will apply a range of sanctions as outlined in the School’s Behaviour Policy (Available on the School website) in order to ensure consistency in this matter.

Punishments can range from Order Marks to contacting home for a change of clothing.

N.B. The Sixth Form are expected to dress as appropriate for work in an office environment,          i.e. jacket and tie etc.

 

Uniform

  • Black Blazer with school badge
  • Black or dark grey school trousers
  • White shirt
  • Black fine knit ‘V’ neck pullover (no logos)

Under no circumstances are sweatshirts, sports tops or ‘hoodies’ to be worn.

  • School tie
  • Plain sensible black footwear with black soles & laces. Sports trainers are only to be worn when playing games and certainly not whilst journeying to or from school.

(We have purchased a stock of shoes which boys will be required to wear if they arrive in trainers.  These will always be sanitised before another boy is asked to wear them.)

  • Dark coloured coats should be sensible and waterproof. Baseball caps and ‘hoodies’ are not in keeping with school uniform and should not be brought to school at all.

 

Jewellery

Students are allowed to wear a watch and plain studs may be worn in the ear (two in total).  No facial piercings or other jewellery is to be worn.

 

Hair

Haircuts should be neat & tidy and conform to a simple style in keeping with the principle of school uniform.  Hair longer than a shirt collar is to be tied up at all times, unnatural hair colours are not allowed, no elements of shaved hair allowed (i.e. no less than No 2 clippers), emblems or patterns are not allowed to be cut into the hair.  Sixth Form hairstyles are to be sensible and looked at on an individual basis.  In the interests of safety, you are not allowed to wear excessive amounts of gel, mousse or any similar substance on your hair.

 

 PE Kit

Indoor Kit

  • Trainers, black shorts, black polo shirt with orange trim, white ankle sock.

Outdoor Kit

  • Trainers (or boots depending upon the sport) black shorts, black football socks, black rugby top with orange trim.

Acceptable Optional Extras

  • Track suit (plain black), sweat shirt (plain black), shin pads may be required for some sports.

 

ALL CLOTHING/FOOTWEAR ITEMS MUST BE MARKED WITH THE OWNER’S NAME

 

Equipment

YOU SHOULD PROVIDE YOURSELF WITH:

 Pens, pencils and rulers:

In order to make the most of your Secondary education, you need to be organised and to have the correct equipment for the right lessons.

You should have a school bag in which exercise books, text books and other basic school equipment and resources can be carried without becoming damaged or dirty.  Wet and muddy games kit, if carried in the same bag, will soon ruin books unless put in a separate compartment or container (e.g. a carrier bag); better still, PE kit should be transported in a separate bag.

Pencil Case containing:

  • A pen (preferably rollerball or fine line)
  • An HB pencil for general work and 2B and 2H pencils for Art & Technology
  • An eraser
  • A pencil sharpener
  • A 300mm ruler
  • Colouring pencils

 

Basic Mathematics Set containing:

  • A protractor
  • A pair of compasses
  • Set squares
  • A simple calculator

(The above can be brought either as separate items or as a set)

 

Other Useful Resources:

  • A pocket English dictionary
  • If you are studying French or Spanish a pocket Language dictionary
  • A personal notebook / exercise book
  • An apron which can be worn in Art and Technology to protect ordinary clothing – this could be an old large shirt
  • A reading book
  • A memory Stick (USB)

 

N.B. If in doubt about a particular item or style, form teachers should consult their Head of

Learning Community who may, in turn, consult Miss Forrest.