Dressed for Success...
Our uniform policy neatly reflects the school and its pupils – being smart, consistent, practical and making for a visible, positive presence in the local community.
We require all pupils to wear full school uniform when attending or representing the school, or when taking part in school-organised events outside normal hours, whether on or offsite.
We believe that a school uniform promotes both a sense of pride in Tong High School and a sense of community and belonging towards the school. It identifies the students with Tong, stops them arriving in ‘fashion wear’ that could be distracting and makes all children feel equal to their peers.
We ask that all parents respect and support our uniform policy and send their children to school correctly dressed, in clothes that are clean, pressed and in good repair.
Combining ‘sensible’ with good-looking and designed with health and safety and value-for-money in mind, our uniform comprises:
|Tong High School Blazer||Black with THS school design badge. This blazer is compulsory and must be worn at all times|
|Tie||This must be Velcro fastening. In school colours, to be worn by all students wearing a plain white collared school shirt.|
|Shirt/Blouse||PLAIN white school shirt (NOT a polo or fashion shirt) OR girls may choose to wear the open neck, fitted THS blouse over trousers or skirt, without a tie.|
|Trousers/Skirt||PLAIN jet black full length school trousers.|
|PLAIN jet black school skirt (to be worn with black opaque tights OR knee high plain black socks).|
|Footwear||PLAIN black sensible school footwear (footwear with logos is not permitted).|
|Caps/Hats/Scarves||These should not be worn, except for recognised religious or medical reasons, after permission is granted. Scarves should be PLAIN black.|
|Bags||A strong, medium-sized bag is essential for carrying equipment. No badges, slogans, motifs, other than those authorised may be worn.|
|Jewellery||Only one pair of studs may be worn. NO RINGS AT ALL may be worn.|
|Name Tags||These are strongly recommended for all items of clothing, including PE kits.|
|Coats||Any students who wear garments on top of their school blazer will not be allowed to wear them inside school. They must be handed in at the student entrance office when pupils arrive in the morning and can be collected on the way home. Alternatively, students should have a bag in which to put their coat.|
All “THS badged” uniform items are available from Natasha’s, 12 New John Street, Bradford, BD1 2QZ. Click here for up to date price list. Most items, including blazers, are also available from other local uniform stockists.
At Tong, we do not have a Sixth Form uniform. We do expect that our students should dress in an appropriate manner which is fit for purpose; therefore students should be smart and present themselves as effective role models for students in other year groups.
Students’ dress is always at the discretion of staff and those dressed inappropriately will be warned and sent home to change.
Students are not allowed to wear outdoor clothing or hats while in school – lockers are available for the storage of personal belongings.
Only students studying a sports, dance or drama related course are allowed to wear tracksuits - the wearing of football shirts is not permitted.
We ask that students refrain from wearing excessive jewellery and likewise high heeled shoes to meet the school health and safety criteria.
Students who accept a place in our sixth form are presumed to agree with these requirements.
Long hair must be tied back and permitted jewellery must be removed for practical activities