RE: Uniform and Equipment
As we begin the first module of what promises to be an exciting and fruitful academic year, we’re pleased to communicate that the vast majority of Sancho students arrive at the Academy looking smart in their full uniform every day, ready and fully equipped to learn.
However, we felt it might be useful to take this opportunity to remind parents and carers about our expectations relating to uniform and equipment to avoid any confusion.
As per the guidance available on our website, students are expected to wear the following:
- Our navy blue blazer with academy crest;
- Steel grey classic trouser or pleated skirt;
- White button up shirt;
- Leigh Academy Blackheath college or founders tie;
- Plain navy or grey socks;
- Black leather shoes with plain laces (coloured laces are not permitted);
Please also note that students can wear studded earrings, but the following is not permitted: excessive jewelry, brightly coloured hair, nail varnish, nail extensions, false eyelashes and thick make-up.
We do issue sanctions if students are not in the correct uniform, as we believe that students
should develop habits of dressing smartly when it is appropriate to do so. This also shows respect for our school community.
With regards to equipment, students are expected to have the following with them each day:
- Pencil Case;
- A fully charged chromebook;
- Writing pens (several with blue and black ink);
- 1 green and 1 red pen (biro or writing pen);
- Several pencils (HB and 2B);
- Eraser and sharpener;
- 30cm ruler;
- An adhesive glue stick;
- A pack of multi-coloured highlighters;
- Scientific calculator;
- Reading book;
- A water bottle
Again, we do issue sanctions if students are not fully equipped, not only so as to avoid teachers having to provide equipment at the beginning of every lesson, but also because we believe strongly that students should learn to value their possessions and develop the organisational habits necessary for success in later life.
The beginning of each academic year is an opportunity to once again embed our high expectations in order that students can learn in a calm and efficient environment, and thus flourish academically. We intend to take full advantage of this and appreciate your support in this regard.
Finally, please remind your child that we, as a college, will be holding our first celebration breakfast of the year next Friday morning (17th September). Those students who have secured the highest number of merits since the start of September will receive a letter, inviting them to have breakfast with Ms Garcia and myself. This is a fortnightly highlight for us and we look forward to sharing this with as many Sancho students as possible over the course of the academic year.
Mr D. Morrison Ms R Garcia
Vice Principal Assistant Principal