The Governing Body will be looking to parents to support the school in the strict adherence to school uniform rules. It is asking for their co-operation in ensuring that pupils wear appropriate shoes and other items of school uniform rather than inappropriate alternatives.
We consider the wearing of school uniform to be a contributing factor in the pupils’ self-esteem and their adoption of positive work ethic. When setting out the guidelines about school uniform we expect co-operation of parents. The school is very keen to maintain high standards of uniform.
The Corbet uniform is supplied by School Shop Direct, a leading uniform supplier based in Shrewsbury. This provides an option to shop either by telephone, online or in person at the shop. In addition to items of Corbet uniform other general school clothing such as trousers and skirts are also available. You can access The School Shop Direct website via clicking on the logo below.
School Shop Direct Contact Details and Opening Hours
Telephone: 01743 440449
Address: Unit 17/18, Sundorne Trade Park, Featherbed Lane, Shrewsbury, SY1 4NS
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm, Saturday 9.00am – 4pm.
If you have any queries about any items of uniform please contact the school before purchasing.
All pupils are expected to wear the following:
- School issue polo shirt (Years 7-10 Sky blue, Year 11 White).
- School issue sweatshirt (Years 7-10 Navy, Year 11 Burgundy)
- Dark grey or black standard school skirt which should be to the knee in length and a tailored material. We do not allow fashion skirts and/or stretch material skirts. As part of our uniform inspections we have identified a number of concerns regarding skirts. We ask for your support in ensuring all skirts are in non-stretchy material, are to the knee and with a minimal split. We are aware that many retailers are selling stretch fashion skirts within their uniform section but please be aware, even though these skirts are sold as uniform, they will not be accepted as Corbet School uniform. If you are unsure, please ask us to check before cutting off labels from newly purchased items.
- Dark grey or back standard school trousers which should be a tailored material. We do not allow light grey, black denim, chinos, leggings or jeggings.
- Should pupils need to wear a belt, then it should be of a similar colour to trousers and must be worn through the loops. No fashion style belts.
- Any T-shirts worn under polo shirts need to be a light colour.
Additions may include:
- If pupils wear a skirt, they may want to wear either grey, black, navy or neutral tights or plain white, grey, navy or black ankle or knee length socks (not above the knee).
- When wearing trousers, pupils are requested to wear plain grey, navy or black socks.
- All pupils should wear appropriate black school shoes.
- We do not want to see high heels or open toe style, black trainers/canvas style with branding logo, open backed shoes, sandals or steel toe caps.
- Ankle boots are allowed with trousers but not skirts. Black ballet style flat shoes are acceptable if they do not have bows, diamantes, or other embellishments.
- Denim or leather jackets are not allowed.
- Hoodies must not be worn in place of a school jumper.
- Some retailers will advertise some articles of clothing as school uniform that would not be acceptable at The Corbet School.
- It may be necessary to add other rules on uniform during the school year and these will be communicated to pupils through assemblies and to parents via school newsletters.
Extreme haircuts e.g. undercuts or lines/patterns in hair or non-natural colours are not permitted.
Jewellery is not allowed to be worn; this includes any type of piercing. However, pupils can wear a watch.
There are several sound reasons for this ruling on jewellery:-
- Health and Safety – any pupils wearing jewellery can easily catch rings, studs or other accessories on furniture, equipment or each other, causing unnecessary injuries.
- Security – despite clear guidelines pupils have brought to school valuable or sentimental items of jewellery, e.g. necklaces, which have caused upset when accidentally lost.
- Appearance – a blanket ban helps in the school’s policy which is to maintain a smart uniform.
- Discipline – by making one simple rule it removes, at a stroke, any disputes over whether pupils can wear one or more rings or studs. Such disputes are an unnecessary distraction from the principle aim of the school – education.
If pupils are planning on having their ears pierced then this must be done at the start of the six weeks holiday so that they can be removed prior to starting back to school in September. The school will not allow earrings to be covered with plasters.
The wearing of make-up is not permitted at The Corbet School. However, a skin tone foundation/concealer will be accepted, as long as this is only a light coverage. The following are not permitted to be worn at school:
- lipstick and lip-gloss
- heavily pencilled eyebrows
- false nails
- nail extensions
- nail varnish
- false eyelashes
Pupils will be asked to remove make-up, if worn.
Pupils who refuse to remove make-up or jewellery will be placed in Internal Exclusion.
The Governing Body will be looking to parents to support the school in the strict adherence to school uniform rules. It is asking for their co-operation in ensuring that pupils wear appropriate school uniform and adhere to the rules regarding appearance.
P.E. Kit and Equipment:
Corbet crested track pants were not previously compulsory but they are now highly recommended.
|Corbet crested shorts**||YES
Optional alternative – Rugby shorts
Optional alternative – Skorts
|Corbet crested polo shirt**||NO||YES|
|Corbet crested rugby shirt**||YES||NO|
|Corbet crested performance top**||Optional
(Cannot be worn for rugby)
|Corbet crested track pants**||Optional but highly recommended for colder months
(Cannot be worn for rugby)
|Optional but highly recommended for colder months|
|Navy football / rugby socks*||YES||YES|
|Navy base layers – tops and bottoms*||YES (must be navy)||YES (must be navy)|
|Running trainers that offer cushioning, support and grip||YES||YES|
|Studded boots||YES||PE teachers will let the girls know when these are needed|
|Shin pads||YES||PE teachers will let the girls know when these are needed|
|Mouth guard||Optional but highly recommended for Rugby||NO|
|Hair bands||Required for pupils with long hair||Required for pupils with long hair|
*Navy base layers and navy socks can be bought from any retailer
**Corbet crested PE clothing must be purchased from the official supplier (School Shop Direct).
Please make sure that your son’s/daughter’s name is clearly marked in all PE kit so that it can be returned to them when mislaid.
If you have any doubt about whether an item of clothing or footwear is allowed, please ring the school to speak to a member of the PE Department.
Aprons for Food Technology and Design Technology/Art are available to purchase from the school office. Pupils are expected to have aprons to wear in Food Technology, DT and Art lessons.
Prices are currently:
Food Technology Apron (Red Stripe): £6.50
Design Technology/Art (Navy Blue), Apron: £6.50