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School Uniform

A high standard of school dress is expected of all students at Phoenix. It plays an important part in helping pupils to identify with a large school and in establishing a good reputation with local employers and the community.

Parents are expected to  support the school in maintaining the high standard by ensuring that their children are sent to school dressed according to the information provided below. Provided that it is correct colour and style, items of school dress may be bought from anywhere. The school colours are readily available from chain stores, markets and specialist suppliers at a reasonable cost.

 Students in uniform A Block

Boys' Uniform

  • Plain red 'V' neck long sleeved 'Phoenix' pullover with black edging (Y7 & 8)
  • Plain black 'V' neck long sleeved 'Phoenix' pullover with red edging (Y9-11)
  • Plain black trousers –(not fashion trousers, corduroy or denim) (With black 25-30mm belt if necessary)
  • Plain white shirt with collar - Not 'T' shirts or Polo shirts
  • Plain black blazer with school badge on breast pocket and red trim on lapels
  • Clip on school tie in the appropriate house colour
  • Student's ID badge and lanyard (only available from the school)
  • Completely black shoes with black laces (if laced).  Heel height not to exceed 25mm (No training shoes, 'fashion shoes', white flashes or motifs)
  • Dark socks

Girls' Uniform

  • Plain red 'V' neck long sleeved 'Phoenix' pullover with black edging (Y7 & 8)
  • Plain black 'V' neck long sleeved 'Phoenix' pullover with red edging (Y9-11)
  • Plain white shirt with collar - Not 'T' shirts or Polo shirts
  • Plain black knee length skirt, or plain tailored black trousers (with plain black 25-30mm belt if necessary) (not fashion trousers, stretch fabrics, corduroy or denim)
  • Plain black blazer with school badge on breast pocket and red trim on lapels
  • Clip on school tie in the appropriate house colour
  • Student's ID badge and lanyard (only available from the school)
  • Completely black shoes with black laces (if laced).  Heel height not to exceed 25mm (No training shoes, 'fashion shoes', white flashes or motifs)
  • Beige or dark tights or plain black or white socks.

Note: Students should wear both jumper and blazer

Should a student require a jacket/outer coat this should be in addition to blazer and jumper. This should be worn as an outer garment and removed upon entering the building.

The following are NOT allowed

  • Sweatshirts, fashion cardigans or hoodies
  • Make up
  • Body piercing (apart from one plain stud in the lobe of the ear)
  • Nail varnish
  • Hats (on the school site) with the exception of woollen hats in very cold weather
  • Jewellery (apart from one stud in the lobe of the ear)
  • Denim, leather/leather look jackets
  • Unnatural hair colouring
  • Hair length should be a minimum grade 2, therefore no shaved hairstyles or markings are allowed

PE Kit

The P.E. department will always take into consideration a student's religious beliefs with regards to P.E. kit. Students/parents will also be advised in good time the kit required for inclement weather conditions.

The P.E. department does not under any circumstances accept responsibility for the loss of any valuables brought in to school by students.  Students are advised to leave all valuables at home.

Boys

  • PE Polo top - Red and black with Phoenix logo
  • PE Shorts - Red and black with Phoenix logo
  • PE Tracksuit bottoms - Red and black with Phoenix logo
  • PE Tracksuit top - (optional) - Red and black with Phoenix logo
  • Sports socks - Red and black with Phoenix written on them
  • Pair of lace up training shoes
  • Shin pads (need to be purchased from sports shop)
  • Football boots (need to be purchased from sports shop)

Girls

  • PE Polo top - Red and black with Phoenix logo
  • PE Shorts - Red and black with Phoenix logo
  • PE Tracksuit bottoms - (optional for girls) - Red and black with Phoenix logo
  • PE Tracksuit top - (optional) -Red and black with Phoenix logo
  • Sports socks - Red and black with Phoenix written on them
  • Pair of lace up training shoes
  • Shin pads (need to be purchased from sports shop)
  • Football boots (need to be purchased from sports shop)

Boys and girls also need an apron for both Art and Design and Technology. 

If you have a query about the suitability of an item of uniform, please seek advice from house staff before purchase.

PROCEDURES FOR DEALING WITH THE CONTRAVENTION OF UNIFORM POLICY

Uniform

Any problems with uniform should be explained on the first day through a note signed by the student’s parent or carer. This should be countersigned by the child’s form tutor. Students who arrive at school not in the correct uniform may need to be withdrawn from lessons for that day unless suitable uniform can be loaned to the student concerned. All students are expected to wear loaned uniform and ID badge; failure to do so will be dealt with as defiance requiring the student to be isolated.

Students' ID badge and lanyard are an integral part of their school uniform and should therefore be worn with the photo showing at all times. Lost ID cards will be replaced at a cost to the student of £1.

Jewellery

The wearing of jewellery can be a safety hazard and is not permitted. This includes all rings, necklaces and body piercings. The only exception is small plain stud type ear-rings worn in the bottom lobe, but students may be required to remove these for practical activities.

1. Students are allowed to wear a wristwatch, a single plain stud earring (in the lobe of the ear) or jewellery required as part of religious observance. Any other item of jewellery will be confiscated by house staff, tutors or other members of staff; normally until the end of the day. Should the item be worn on a second occasion it will be confiscated until the student’s parent or carer comes to collect it and gives a guarantee that the item will not be worn again in school. 

2. Any item of confiscated jewellery will be kept under lock and key and a note made of the owner's name and the date of confiscation. All returned jewellery must be signed for by the appropriate student/parent.

In the case of persistent infringements of school rules with regard to uniform and jewellery, parents will be invited in to discuss the matter with house staff. In extreme or repeated cases of defiance the school may implement sanctions outlined in the Behaviour Policy.

Dress code for 6th form students

There is a business style dress code in place for all Sixth Form students which should be adhered to at all times and should be worn with pride. It identifies students as members of the Sixth Form. 

Smart business suit consisting of shirt, trousers / skirt and jacket. Ties are optional but preferred. Black shoes must be worn by all students and trainers are no allowed. Students on specialist courses such as Hairdressing or Construction will wear clothing that is appropriate to the course and advised by course tutors. However, when these students are on school site they must adhere to the dress code detailed above.

Uniform suppliers

C.C. Uniforms Specialists

82 Kings Square, Sandwell Indoor Market, West Bromwich, B70 7NW

0121 448 9199 www.ccuniforms.co.uk

Clemmy’s Schoolwear

57 King Street

Darlaston, WS10 8OE

0121 526 3992 www.clemmys.co.uk

First Choice Uniforms

26 Union Street

Wednesbury, WS10 7HB

0121 505 7100

 

www.firstchoiceuniforms.co.uk

Gogna Schoolwear

67/69 Rookery Road

Birmingham, B21 9QU

0121 523 5572 www.gognaschoolwear.co.uk
Phoenix Collegiate

Mrs M Bytheway
Phoenix Collegiate
Clarkes Lane,
West Bromwich,
West Midlands,
B71-2BX

T: 0121 588 8384E: info@phoenix.sandwell.sch.uk