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Uniform - Secondary Phase

Uniform Policy

 

Nishkam School pupils are ambassadors of the school and all the Nishkam Schools in the trust.  We believe our uniform fosters a sense of belonging, pride and identity. It sets high standards for students and makes an important contribution to a positive and purposeful working environment. We ask that parents support us with the uniform policy and ensure pupils come to school wearing a smart, clean uniform every day.

The schools uniform supplier is My Uniform Hub

Address:

70b Soho Road,
Handsworth,
Birmingham,
B21 9BH

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm

Saturday 11am – 2pm

extended hours on Saturdays over the summer period)

Sunday’s Closed

Website: www.myuniformhub.com  
Telephone: 0121 551 7719  

Please ensure that all items of uniform are clearly labelled with your child’s name; this is very important as we cannot take responsibility for unnamed items.

UNIFORM

 

Items available from

My Uniform Hub

Available from other retail outlets

eg supermarkets

GIRLS

     

Compulsory

School regulation wool blazer (mid grey, gold trim and school crest)

x

 

School tie

x

 

School regulation jumper (mid grey, gold trim with school crest)

x

 

School regulation Skirt/trousers (mid grey)

x

 

Chunni (head scarf) for Sikh students during prayer (mid grey)

x

 

Blouse (white)

 

Tights/socks (mid grey)

 

Shoes (black)

x

BOYS

     

Compulsory

School wool blazer (mid grey, gold trim and school crest)

x

 

School tie

x

 

School regulation jumper (mid grey, gold trim with school crest)

x

  Dastaar for all Keshadari Sikh students (mid grey)

x

 

Shirt (white)

 

Trousers (mid grey)

  Socks (mid grey) x
  Shoes (black) x

BOYS/GIRLS PE; Compulsory

Games kit polo shirt with school crest

x

  Games kit shorts/skort with school crest x
  Games kit socks x
  Sports trainers (not pumps, converses or high tops)

x

  Black sweatband with school crest

x
 

Black long football socks

 

Gum shield and shin pads for required sports

       

BOYS/GIRLS PE; Optional

Games kit track bottoms

x

  Games kit zip top with crest

x

  Bag or rucksack with logo

x

Supporting to wear the Dastaar

All keshadari male Sikh pupils, (and optionally for female pupils) are required to wear the dastaar for year 7 and above. Please start practicing with your child as early as possible and at least by the beginning of the summer break.  Please let us know if you require specific support to help your child learn to tie the dastaar when school starts.

Articles of Faith

As a school, we encourage pupils to wear their ‘articles of faith’ (as specified by an appropriate religious authority).  The school ethos is designed to:

  • Encourage and value the religious practices of pupils and staff whilst ensuring the health and safety, and wellbeing of all pupils and staff.
  • Support the practice of religious understanding and harmony within schools serving diverse religious and ethnic communities.
  • Meet the requirements of the law and government guidance on the wearing of the Sikh articles of faith in the workplace and public spaces (such as Equalities legislation, Health and Safety practices and school policies).
  • If your child is an Amritdhari (initiated) Sikh, please kindly:
    • inform us by completing the ‘Article of Faith’ form, to help us support his/her journey through the school.
    • read the ‘Articles of Faith’ policy together with your child, to help understand his/her responsibilities in school.
    • be guided that, a Kirpan should be worn under the shirt or blouse.  
    • consider, if your child is under the age of 11, for him or her to wear a small kirpan around the neck. Parents/ carers or pupils wishing otherwise should discuss this with the school leader on a case-by-case basis.
  • During contact sport in secondary schools (football, rugby, basketball, netball, hockey) and all sports in primary schools and swimming, we, the school, will provide a specifically designed small kirpan secured and cushioned within a sports belt to wear as an alternative. The pupil’s personal kirpan should kindly be removed by the pupil and placed in a specifically designed kirpan box provided by the school and left with staff in a predesignated space. It will be important that the sanctity of the kirpan is maintained in doing so.
  • During P.E times and during any other physical activity, the Kara (steel bracelet) should be covered with a sweatband.

Jewellery

In the interests of safety, pupils should not wear jewellery as these items can easily become entangled and therefore present a health and safety risk.  

To reflect any professional working environment, male students are not permitted to wear earrings. Female students may wear simple stud earrings, one in each ear.

Pupils should not come to school wearing any of the following:

  • Skirts other than the standard school uniform version
  • Jeans or skinny trousers
  • Leggings (or similar)
  • Patterned or “fishnet” tights; only plain grey tights with the school skirt will be permitted
  • Boots, flip flops, trainers
  • Jewellery including bracelets, necklaces, wristbands, non-ear piercings. Stipulated articles of faith may be worn
  • Earrings other than simple studs for female students, or multiple pairs of earrings
  • Earrings for male students
  • Make up
  • Acrylic nails, nail gels, nail colouring and varnish
  • Hoodies, denim jackets, leather jackets or tracksuit tops worn as an outside jacket
  • Extreme hairstyles (Mohawks, tramlines, shaved patterns, hair less than grade two, unnatural hair dye colours).

The uniform is compulsory to wear at all times on the journey to and from the school and during the school day. Failure to adhere to the policy is serious and will be addressed through the school’s behaviour protocols.