Uniform – Sancho College

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Dear Parents/Carers,

I hope you all had a restful Christmas break and wish you all the best for 2024!

As we begin the new year, I’m pleased to communicate that the vast majority of our students arrive at the Academy looking smart in their full uniform every day, ready and eager to learn.

However, while it remains unfortunately damp and cold, we felt it useful to remind all about our expectations relating to uniform.

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 tie;
  • Plain navy or grey socks (white socks are not permitted);
  • Black leather shoes with plain laces (coloured laces are not permitted).

Any students wearing PE uniform on non-PE days will be sanctioned.

Please also note that students can wear studded earrings, but the following is not permitted: excessive jewellery, snoods, 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. Please know that we do also issue merits where our standards are consistently met because we wish to encourage said habits.

You may also recall that, as part of their equipment, we have asked your child to bring in a water bottle. We place a strong emphasis on the importance of a healthy lifestyle at LAB and thus do not permit students to bring sugary, fizzy or energy drinks onto the academy site. These will be removed from students and can be collected at the end of the day from college teams.

Finally, please let us take this opportunity to remind you that mobile phones are not permitted to be used on the academy site. If seen, they will be removed, and parents or carers will be called to collect. Should a child need to contact home during the day, they can do so through the main office.
collect. Should a child need to contact home during the day, they can do so through the main office.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Sancho college mailbox if you wish to discuss these matters further. Thank you for your continued support.

Yours Sincerely,

Mr J. Powell
Vice Principal – Sancho College