Parents & Carers

Uniform & Appearance

Boys Uniform

Compulsory

Trousers – brown.
Shirt – plain white.
School tie.
White or dark coloured socks.
Shoes: Black or dark brown – formal style

Girls Uniform

Compulsory

Brown blazer with badge.
Brown check kilt/brown skirt (knee length).
Shirt – plain white.
School tie.
Dark brown or black tights, white or black socks.
Shoes: Black or dark brown – formal style

Girls and Boys

Optional Items

Brown v – necked pullover, special School design – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Summer Polo – shirt – special school design from Easter onwards.
Year 11 students also have a specific tie and the option to wear polo shirts all year. However, Year 11 students attending formal functions on behalf of the school would be required to wear a shirt and tie on that occasion.

Boys Games Kit

Compulsory

1 pair football boots (with safety studs holding “kite” mark).
Shin pads and gum shield
1 pair black PE shorts
1 pair black socks
1 gold/black reversible rugby shirt
1 black/gold polo shirt with Baines logo.
1 pair training shoes (not basketball boots).

Girls Games Kit

Compulsory

1 Baines Hoodie
Shin pads and gum shield
1 black and gold skirt
1 pair hockey socks – black.
1 pair training shoes.
1 black/gold polo shirt with Baines logo.
1 pair black cycling shorts.

Girls and Boys

Optional Items

Baines tracksuit
Hoodie for Boys
Tennis Racket
Hockey Stick
Spare set of underclothes
Towel

Below are links to suggested websites that you may purchase the School Uniform and Games Kit from:

Poulton Sports & Trophy
The Uniform & Leisurewear Company in Blackpool

Guidance on Appearance

BLAZERS must be worn at all times Years 7 – 11.

HATS/CAPS are not to be worn inside the school buildings.

OUTDOOR COATS are not to be worn inside classrooms.

SHIRT/TIE Plain white shirts are to be tucked in, top buttons fastened.

SKIRTS must be of an appropriate length, no shorter than 10cm above the knee and not rolled over at the waistband.

TROUSERS/JUMPERS Baines School design only.

SHOES are to be BLACK OR DARK BROWN ONLY of a formal style either lace – up or slip – on. Velcro style tra iners and black pumps are not acceptable. Shoe styles are not to follow the extremes of fashion and should be sensible, given the movement around the site. TRAINERS can only be worn for P.E. activities.

SOCKS/TIGHTS Girls may wear either dark brown or black tights or white or black socks. Socks are not to be worn over the knee.

NAIL VARNISH For safety reasons nails should be short and well – manicured without colour or glitter. False and acrylic nails must not be worn.

JEWELLERY One pair of small plain stud earrings worn in the ear lobe is acceptable. Pupils are encouraged to wear a wristwatch as their only other item of jewellery. No additional items of jewellery such as bracelets, rings or necklaces are to be worn.  Nose studs and other facial piercings are not permitted. Any piercings that contravene the rules will need to be removed immediately and plasters covering piercings are not allowed.

TATTOOS are not allowed in school. The Tattooing of Minors Act 1969 makes it illegal for anyone to tattoo a young person under the age of 18. Henna tattoos and/or other temporary tattoos are not allowed in school

HAIR should be of smart appearance. No excessive styles, shaven heads or shaved lines. Boys should be clean shaven. No severely coloured hair/streaks. No hair braids or coloured hair extensions. Stud ents are not to come to school with sections of their eyebrows shaven.

MAKEUP Appearance at all times must be appropriate to the school environment for which make – up does not need to be worn and false eye – lashes are not allowed.

Students failing to meet the standards in uniform will be dealt with in accordance with all other breaches of School Rules. The School reserves the right to confiscate items that do not conform to the uniform code. These items will be stored safely and will be returned to the individual at an appropriate time by a designated member of staff. If a student has an item confiscated that is of significant value, then the school will return it to the parent/carer on request. For security reasons the parent/carer must collect it personally, for which proof of identity will be required.

Guidance for Parents regarding
Sports Equipment & Clothing

Rugby, Football and Hockey, where recommendations about safety equipment/clothing are made by the Physical Education teacher leading the lesson. These recommendations range from shin pads to gum shields and rugby shirts.

Outside of the curriculum we provide a variety of more competitive sporting opportunities to students across the school, examples of which are Intra and Inter School matches where the need for correct safety equipment /clothing is compulsory due to the com petitive nature of these events.

Please find below the safety recommendations – and where necessary the compulsory (C) requirements for each sporting activity.

ActivityCurriculum TimeClub / HouseSchool Team
HockeyShin pads
Gum Shield
Sports trainers or Astro Boots (no pumps)(C)
Shin pads(C)
Gum shield
Sports trainers or Astro boots (C)
Shin pads(C)
Gum shield(C)
Sports trainers or Astro boots (C)
FootballFootball Boots(C)
Shin pads(C)
Long socks(C)
Football Boots(C)
Shin pads(C)
Long socks(C)
Football Boots(C)
Shin pads(C)
Long socks(C)
RugbyRugby Boots(C)
Long socks(C)
Rugby shirt (C)
Shin pads
Gum shield
Rugby Boots(C)
Gum shield(C)
Long socks(C)
Rugby shirt(C)
Shin pads(C)
Rugby Boots(C)
Gum shield(C)
Long socks(C)
Rugby shirt(C)
Shin pads(C)

Gum shields are available from all sports retailers and from the PE Department direct.

Please note that these recommendations, and where appropriate compulsory requirements, are taken from the Governing Bodies for each of the sports. Having the correct equipment /clothing will also make your child feel more confident and will enhance the teaching that is taking place. Finally, students representing the school teams will only participate if they have all the necessary items listed above.

Please feel free to contact the Physical Education department if you need any further advice.