Uniform

ACHIEVING HIGH STANDARDS OF DRESS AND APPEARANCE
At the Earls High School our high expectations apply to our School Uniform as well as all other aspects of the education we provide. We believe that a formal, smart uniform is in the best interests of the school, our students and the local community that we serve.

We are grateful for the support of our parents and of the students themselves in achieving high standards of dress and appearance both in and out of school. Students are expected to respect and adhere to the uniform code and we ask parents to help by supporting us in this endeavour. To enable us to reinforce and maintain these high standards, and to ensure fairness, it may be necessary on rare occasions to use appropriate sanctions.

Our uniform is practical, cost-effective and easily maintained; and one that students wear with pride. It removes the pressure from our students to judge or be judged about the way they dress during the school day and therefore has a positive effect on mental health. In addition, it allows our students to be recognisable in the wider community and ensures that students are modestly dressed and safe to take part in school lessons and activities.

School Students

The role of parents

We are grateful for the support of our parents in helping us achieve and maintain high standards of uniform.

We ask that parents;

  • Work in partnership with the school to ensure that all students are sent to school in the correct uniform.
  • Reinforce our expectations with regard to general appearance, eg hairstyles, piercing, etc.
  • Communicate with the school, for instance by writing a note in the planner, if for some unavoidable reason a student has to attend school without full uniform.

If a student persistently fails to wear our school uniform, parents may be contacted to bring in the correct clothing.

The role of students

  • Students will respect and adhere to our uniform code and wear their Earls uniform with pride.
  • Students can expect to be challenged if they fall short of our high expectations. 
  • Students must organise themselves and bring PE and other specialised kit to school when required. Repeated failure to bring kit can also lead to further sanctions and parents/carers will be contacted.

The school uniform

Our uniform is compulsory and must be purchased from our suppliers.

  • Jumper: Navy blue jumper (V-neck) with school badge
  • Trousers: Traditional charcoal grey or black, of traditional length & width from school suppliers
  • Skirt: The only permitted skirt is the black pleated knee-length skirt, which is sold by our suppliers, worn with black tights minimum 40 denier
  • Tie: Clip on The Earls High School tie
  • Shirt: White plain shirt of traditional style (long or short-sleeved)
  • Shoes: Plain black polishable, low heeled shoes (no visible logos)
  • Socks: Dark grey/black, to tone with shoes & trousers.

Other Information

  • All school uniform should be labelled with the student’s name.
  • Denim or leather jackets are not acceptable as outdoor coats.
  • Hooded tops should not be worn in school, as either a substitute for the school jumper or as an outdoor coat.
  • Hats or hoods should at no time be worn inside the school buildings.

PE kit

Our kit is compulsory and must be purchased from our suppliers.

  • Navy polo shirt (Earls logo)
  • Navy shorts
  • Navy football socks compulsory, purchased from our suppliers
  • Navy rugby top (boys only)
  • Football boots and shin pads (boys only)

Outer Layers
Optional, only available from our suppliers – no other outer layers are permitted. 

  • Navy fleece (Girls only) 
  • Navy tracksuit bottoms / Earls Leggings (available from Dancers only) 

Footwear

  • Trainers – compulsory

Other Information

  • All PE kit should be labelled with the student’s name.
  • Denim or leather jackets are not acceptable as outdoor coats.
  • Hooded tops should not be worn in school, as either a substitute for the school jumper or as an outdoor coat.
  • Hats or hoods should at no time be worn inside the school buildings.

    Hair, makeup, jewellery and nails

    Jewellery

    • Excessive jewellery should not be worn in school.  
    • For health and safety reasons, only studs are allowed to be worn in the ear, not hoops or dangling earrings. All other piercings are unacceptable. If a student has recently had a nose piercing, they may be granted permission by their Year Coordinator to wear a clear, flat retainer for a limited period. 
    • Students may wear a single ring. 
    • No ankle bracelets are allowed.

    Makeup

    • Students may wear light make up. 
    • If the school deems that make up is too heavy students may be required to wash it off, either at school or returned home to do so. 
    • False nails/eye lashes are not permitted.

    Hair

    • Students are not allowed extreme hair styles that would bring undue attention to themselves. Hair colouring should be of natural shades and all one colour. 
    • There should be no ‘lines’ in the hair. 
    • Parents are asked to remind their children of these important requirements with regard to hair on a regular basis and in particular when their son or daughter is due to visit the barbers or hairdressers! Pupils are expected to remember these requirements when they visit the barbers or hairdressers.

    Current suppliers

    Dancers Ltd
    Peckingham Street
    Halesowen
    B63 3AR

    Clive Marks School Wear
    4/5 Shires Oak Road
    Bearwood
    Warley

    A Oakes
    176 – 188 Vicarage Road
    Oldbury
    Warley
    B68 8JB