Hot weather and school uniform update

Hot weather and school uniform update
 
Parents and pupils will be aware that the hot weather these last few days has prompted interest in our school uniform policy, and notably the trousers, rather than shorts, worn by our male students.
 
The last few days have been exceptionally hot and, although the weather today has become cooler, we are continuing to do our best to enable students and staff to remain as comfortable as possible.
 
Shorts are not currently part of our school uniform for boys.  Contrary to news reports, we have not banned shorts; shorts are simply not part of our school uniform.  However, as summers are becoming hotter, shorts will be introduced as part of our school uniform next year having first consulted with students and parents.  We feel that introducing a change in uniform part way through this year would put undue pressure on some of our families.
 
In the meantime, our summer uniform allows students not to wear their jumper or blazer.  Also, recognising the recent temperatures, students have also been allowed not to wear ties, to have the top button on their shirts undone, and to wear their shirts untucked if they are feeling very hot.
 
Please be reassured that, contrary to some reports, none of the boys have been penalised for wearing skirts today.
 
We would like to thank students and parents for their ongoing support for our school.
 

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