Newport High School Uniform

All students in years 7 to 13 wear our uniform with pride. It is our policy that all students wear school uniform when attending school or when participating in a school-organised event outside normal school hours.
This policy has been drawn up by student and staff and is based on the principles that our school uniform:
• promotes a sense of pride in the school
• engenders a feeling of community and belonging
• is practical and smart
• identifies students as being a member of our school community
• is not distracting in class (as fashion clothes might be)
• makes students feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance
• has been designed with health and safety in mind.
The Newport High School uniform for students in Years 7 to 11 is:
• Black and yellow polo shirt incorporating the school logo
• Black zip-up jacket or cardigan incorporating the school logo
• Black tailored trousers (not jeans, leggings, combat or cropped)
• Black skirt (knee length or just above the knee)
• Plain completely black shoes / trainers with no coloured brand logo’s (no visible boots). Girls’ shoes should have a low heel.
• A sensible coat
The Newport High School uniform for students in Years 12 and 13 is:
• White shirt
• Black tailored trousers or skirt
• Black cardigan or jumper
• School tie
• Black shoes
For PE lessons it is recommended that Newport High School students wear:
• Newport High School PE top
• Black shorts or tracksuit trousers
• Trainers
• Swimming costume
We only allow learners to wear safe and sensible jewellery. This is limited to one pair of small stud earrings and one ring. The exceptions to this rule are small objects of religious significance. Facial and body piercings of any kind are not allowed as they may place the learner at risk of serious injury. Extreme hairstyles are also not permitted.
Hats, coats, winter gloves and scarves must not be worn inside the school building as they prevent the correct school uniform being on show at all times.
We ask all parents and carers to support the school uniform policy. We believe that parents and carers have a duty to send their children to school correctly dressed and ready for their daily schoolwork. Parents and carers should ensure that their child has the correct uniform. If, for any reason, a student is unable to wear the correct school uniform or completely black footwear, we ask that parents contact the school to inform us of the reason for this. Where we have received no correspondence from parents and a child arrives at school not wearing the correct uniform/footwear/body piercings, he/she may be asked to return home and change into the correct uniform. Students will be expected to return to school immediately their uniform/footwear/piercings have been changed or removed.