Wearing The Lakes School uniform shows that you not only have pride in your own appearance but that you are proud to be a member of The Lakes School. Presenting yourself smartly is an important life skill and may well prove to be the difference between yourself and another candidate at interviews in the future. One of the most important parts of your school uniform is your house tie; Blue for Brathay, Green for Leven and Red for Rothay. Students at The Lakes School wear their house tie with pride, particularly when taking part in one of the many inter-house competitions that take place during the year. The images and information below show the acceptable school uniform and PE kit at The Lakes School.
Boys PE Kit
Girls PE Kit
The school’s uniform expectations are set out below. We ask parents to support us in maintaining high standards of appearance by ensuring that all students in Year 7 – 11 are dressed in the School’s uniform.
- A V-necked black sweater incorporating the school crest
- Black trousers (not denim or skinny jeans) or
- A knee-length black skirt (not denim) of an approved style
- White shirt or blouse (tucked into trousers or skirt) with a tidy collar
- Vests or other underwear worn under a shirt or blouse should be plain white with no printed patterns or insignia
- An approved school clip-on tie, knotted close to a fastened collar
- Plain dark grey, black or navy socks. Plain black tights or black socks may be worn with a skirt
- Plain, clean, polishable black shoes (not trainers, hybrids or boots), with no sports logos
- Plain black (non-fashion) belts only are permitted
- Coats, if worn, must be suitable for the school environment, with no extremes of fashion or large logos or insignia. Hoodies are not coats and should not be worn in school
- Scarves, hats or gloves, if worn, must be suitable for the school environment, with no extremes of fashion
- Students are expected to have a school bag large enough to carry the books and equipment necessary for school. Fashion handbags are not suitable.
- Students must not wear a scarf, coat, hat or gloves in class, in the dining hall or in assemblies.
- Students should not wear jewellery (except for a wrist watch), unless they have permission to do so on religious grounds. Students with ear piercings will be required to remove them.
- Correct school uniform must be worn when travelling to and from school.
- Hair must be tidy and of a natural shade; no extremes of fashion. Long hair must be tied back when instructed to do so for safety reasons.
- Make up is not allowed in Key Stage 3. Minimal make up is allowed in Key Stage 4, but must be removed if instructed to do so.
Boys PE Kit
Boys PE Kit School rugby shirt (black with silver trim and embroidered with school crest) School PE shirt (black with silver trim and embroidered with school crest) Plain black shorts of a suitable style (optionally embroidered with school crest) Games socks (black with white stripes) Training shoes Studded football/rugby boots (no blades) Optional PE Kit items: Tracksuit bottoms (black) Tracksuit top (black), school sweatshirt or school hoodie It is strongly recommended that all students wear mouth guards for rugby and hockey and shin guards for football and hockey. Uniform trousers are not suitable for PE and games lessons.
Girls PE Kit
Girls PE Kit School rugby shirt (black with silver trim and embroidered with school crest) School PE shirt (black with silver trim and embroidered with school crest) Plain black shorts of a suitable style (optionally embroidered with school crest) or black skirt or black skort or black cycling shorts Games socks (black with white stripes) Training shoes Studded football/rugby boots (no blades), if required Optional PE Kit items: Tracksuit bottoms (black) Tracksuit top (black), school sweatshirt or school hoodie It is strongly recommended that all students wear mouth guards for rugby and hockey and shin guards for football and hockey. Uniform trousers are not suitable for PE and games lessons.
Sixth Form Dress Code
Sixth Form Dress Code Students in the sixth form have the privilege of choice; however, through consultation with students it has been agreed that the dress code for sixth form should be appropriate for a professional, working environment. The dress code aims to ensure that Sixth Form students continue to set a good standard and example of appearance within the school community whilst learning to develop an appropriate sense of dress suited to different occasions. Students should always dress in a way which is tidy, clean and smart. To that end, the following should be observed:
- Dresses, tops, shirts, trousers etc., should not reveal any bare midriffs, cleavage or underwear.
- Girls should note that leggings are a substitute for tights, not trousers, and should only be worn under a top which comes to mid-thigh.
- Footwear should be smart and clean. High heels, flip-flops, Ugg boots, astro trainers and high tops are not appropriate.
- Skirts and dresses should be mid-thigh.
- The following are not appropriate for a professional, working environment: shorts, t-shirts, football shirts, vest tops, jogging bottoms, hoodies, jeans, any item of denim, ‘cargo’ pants, logo sweatshirts, polo shirts, hats.
- Hair colour should be within the natural colour range. No extremes of hairstyle are acceptable.
- Jewellery should be minimal. Facial jewellery should not be worn.
- Smart, formal wear will be required on special occasions, such as Awards Evening and Open evening, and includes a smart shirt/tie for boys, with smart trousers or suit – and a shirt/blouse/dress with collar and sleeves for the girls, with smart trousers, skirt and/or suit.
At all times, the School reserves the right to a final decision. Students may be sent home to change if clothing is deemed inappropriate.
Guidance on School Footwear for Students We hope that you find these images to be a useful guide to the shoes that are acceptable as part of the school uniform. The images do not provide an exhaustive list but hopefully serve as useful frame of reference. Shops like ASDA, Shoe Zone, Clarks, Next and Pavers are local and provide a range of well priced shoes.
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