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Uniform

Here in the UK almost every student is expected to wear a school uniform. It’s just the way we do things. But what’s the point of school uniform? We believe that there are many benefits to a school uniform, but these are our top four:
 

1.     Uniforms help create an outstanding school ethos

Having students all wear the same uniform develops a ‘team’ feel, reminding everyone that they’re all part of the same community and are one big team.
 

2.     Uniforms help ensure outstanding behaviour

There is increasing evidence that schools that have a smart uniform, also have excellent behaviour.
 

3.     Uniforms help prepare students for future careers

We are an Applied Learning Specialist school. We believe that the world of work should be central to all our practice. Many professions require adults to wear a uniform, or a suit, so wearing a uniform to school is good preparation for the working world.

4.     Uniforms improve results

Despite there being a lack of definitive evidence nationally, we believe that when students put on their school uniform, it puts them in the learning frame of mind.
 
School Uniform – Boys
Blazer, navy with new badge
Tie, navy and gold
Plain white shirt L/S or S/S
* Jumper, blue v necked with gold edge
Trousers in grey (manufacturer Banner or David Luke) styles Falmouth, Plymouth or Chelsea
Socks, plain black
* School scarf
Outdoor coats – plain black or navy
Backpack with school logo
Plain black leather upper shoes (black laces if required) - No trainers, no rubber toe capped footwear
School Uniform – Girls

Blazer, navy with new badge
Plain white revere collared blouse L/S or S/S
* Jumper, blue v necked with gold edge
Skirt - pleated grey (manufacturer Banner) styles Henley 3596 or DL973 
Banner trousers grey, Hadley Hipster (3834) or Lingfield Bootleg (3832)
Socks, plain black ankle or knee high
or Tights, plain black
* School scarf
Outdoor coats – plain black or navy
Backpack with school logo
Plain black, navy blue or brown hair bands
Plain black leather upper shoes (black laces if required) with a low heel - No trainers, no rubber toe capped footwear

PE Uniform (Outdoor) – Boys
Navy blue games shirt, with house logo
Plain navy blue shorts
Plain navy blue football socks
Boots and Trainers
*School Tracksuit with school logo Years 7-11
Towel
 
PE Uniform (Indoor) – Boys**

Navy blue polo shirt with house logo
Plain navy shorts
Plain white ankle socks
Trainers
Towel

PE Uniform (Outdoor) – Girls

Navy blue games shirt, with house logo
Plain navy blue shorts or skort
Plain navy blue football socks
Boots and Trainers
*School Tracksuit with school logo Years 7-11
Towel

PE Uniform (Indoor) – Girls**
Navy blue polo shirt with house logo
Plain navy blue shorts or skort
Plain white ankle socks
Trainers
Towel
 

* Optional
Please note where a part of the uniform is optional, students choosing to wear that item must use the school version

**All students in Years 10/11 - only outdoor PE uniform is required.

 
 

The Badge

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Following consultation with students and staff we decided to change the badge. This was a difficult decision because the last badge had been in existence for approximately 30 years. Also, it would still have had some relevance to the new Stanley Park High. In particular the old badge represented our four houses: Beeches, Carew, Oaks and Wandle. The tree in the badge represented the Beech tree and the tall pillar is taken directly from the Carew crest. Oaks is represented by the book of knowledge, as the Oak tree is the tree of knowledge. Finally, Wandle is represented by the chevrons at the top of the old badge. These represent the ripples of the River Wandle.

 

Despite the above, it was felt we needed a badge that had a modern design. Crucially it had to represents the many different aspects of our work and not just the four houses. Consequently, the new badge has been designed to represent each of our small schools: Horizon, Performance, Trade and World. Consequently, there are four identical components. Also, each one of these components has been designed to represent a collaborative and supportive approach to learning, as well as emphasise the whole development of each and every individual.
 
Gold was selected as the colour for the badge because it is associated with excellence.