Uniform

Note – Our uniform will be changing next year

Click here to see images of our new Uniform

Parents will be aware that in Jan/Feb of this year (prior to the Covid crisis) we ran a consultation with pupils, staff, governors and parents to consider changing the school uniform. In February the Governors agreed to the change. Cat Ballou were successful in winning the tender and are now the schools uniform supplier.

The new uniform can be ordered from Cat Ballou (see links below  about online ordering, click & collect and bundle options) and should be worn by all new Year 7 students from September 2020.

Existing pupils (the current Year 7-10 who will be Year 8-11 in September) can chose to either wear the new uniform in September or continue to wear the old uniform until Christmas. Our aim is that in January 2021 all students will be in the new uniform.

If there are any issues with the cost of uniform please do talk to us. We have a stock of spares of the old uniform and will be most happy to support by lending or selling very cheaply to help you reduce costs.

Barr’s Hill Uniform Policy

We have high standards of uniform at Barr’s Hill School and expect all students to be dressed correctly and smartly. All students must wear school uniform or the sixth form dress code. Parental co-operation is vital in maintaining high standards.

Our uniform policy:

  • Encourages pride in the school;
  • Supports an orderly school environment;
  • Enables students to be comfortable, safe and secure;
  • Ensures that students’ from different social, religious and ethnic groups feel welcome and included;
  • Prepares students for the world of work;
  • Protects students from social pressures to dress in a particular way

New Uniform

Jewellery, Make-up and Hairstyles

The only permitted items of jewellery are:

  • A single, small stud in pierced ears – no dangling earrings are allowed
  • A wristwatch
  • Necklaces should not be visible
  • One plain bracelet
  • Minimal make-up
  • No extreme hairstyles

Additional Items

  • Outer clothing should be in a plain colour and should not be worn in classrooms
  • Bags must be suitable for carrying A4 books and equipment

The Main Uniform

All students are expected to wear the following:

  • Navy blazer with School logo on left pocket (available in Slim Fit)
  • Long or short sleeved white shirt with buttoned collar
  • School clip on tie
  • Mid grey knee-length or longer school skirt or school trousers (no skinny jeans, cords, chinos or leggings. Slim fit is acceptable).
  • Black or navy socks or black tights (where applicable)
  • Black shoes, which can be polished (no trainers or pumps). Low-heel only where applicable.

Additional Items 

All students are expected to wear the following:

  • Navy knitted v neck jumper with Barr’s Hill Blue trim on neckline
  • Plain black religious headscarf (where worn)
  • Plain black religious turban (where worn)

The PE Kit

Our PE Kit is unique as it is completely gender neutral.

All students must wear:

  • Barr’s Hill branded navy short sleeve polo t shirt
  • Barr’s Hill branded navy bottoms, a choice of shorts, jogging bottoms or leggings are available
  • Navy or black socks
  • Suitable sports trainers. Plimsoll or Converse style sneakers are not deemed suitable.
  • Long hair MUST be tied back
  • No jewellery EXCEPT single studs can be worn

Additional Items 

  • Barr’s Hill branded navy 1/4 zip long sleeve sports top (suitable for colder weather)
  • Plain black religious headscarf (where worn)
  • Plain black religious turban (where worn)

Compliance

No other items are permitted on school site. If there is a reason why students cannot conform to uniform regulations, then parents should contact their child’s tutor by letter.

Students who are not wearing the correct uniform without prior formal permission; may be asked to change into borrowed uniform, be kept out of lessons or be sent home to change.

Click here to view our Post 16 Select Dress Code 

Where can I buy the Uniform? 

ALL Barr’s Hill branded garments are available from Cat Ballou.

These garments are as follows:

Main Uniform

  • Navy blazer
  • School clip on tie
  • Navy knitted v neck jumper with Barr’s Hill Blue trim on neckline

PE Kit

  • Navy short sleeve polo t shirt
  • Navy bottoms, a choice of shorts, jogging bottoms or leggings
  • Navy 1/4 zip long sleeve sports top (suitable for colder weather)

Cat Ballou at 1-3 The Burges, Coventry.
Tel:   024 7655 5499  –  Bus routes: All bus routes to the City Centre

sales@catballou.co.uk

www.catballou.co.uk

Useful Documents and Pricing Information from Cat Ballou

Letter to parents

Barr’s Hill essential bundle prices 2020

Barr’s Hill uniform and PE bundles 2020