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Uniform

Uniform

Compulsory – Wearing Trousers
  • Brown blazer with Baines badge
  • Brown trousers
  • Plain white shirt
  • School tie
  • White or dark coloured socks
  • Black or brown shoes – formal style (lace up or slip-on)
Compulsory – Wearing Kilt
  • Brown blazer with Baines badge
  • Brown checked kilt (knee length)
  • Plain white shirt
  • School tie
  • Either dark brown / black tights or white / dark coloured socks
  • Black or brown shoes – formal style (lace up or slip-on)
Optional Items
  • Baines brown V-neck pullover  (Highly recommended)
  • Baines summer polo shirt (Easter onwards)

Year 11 students also have a specific tie and the option to wear a polo shirt all year round. However, Year 11 students attending formal functions on behalf of the school would be required to wear a shirt and tie.

Games Kit

Compulsory – Option A
  • Football boots (with safety studs holding “kite” mark)
  • Shin pads
  • Gum shield
  • Black PE shorts
  • Black socks
  • Gold / Black reversible rugby shirt
  • Gold / Black polo shirt with Baines logo
  • Training / Running shoes (not basketball shoes)
Compulsory – Option B
  • Baines hoodie
  • Gold / Black skort
  • Black hockey socks
  • Gold / Black polo shirt with Baines logo
  • Plain Black leggings
Optional Items
  • Baines tracksuit
  • Baines hoodie
  • Tennis racket
  • Hockey stick
  • Spare set of underclothes
  • Towel
  • Baines shorts

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

Guidance on Appearance

Blazers must be worn at all times

Hats / Caps are not to be worn inside the school buildings

Outdoor coats are not to be worn inside classrooms

Shirts must be tucked in and top buttons must be fastened

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

Trousers / Jumpers must be Baines School design only

Shoes are to be black or dark brown only and of formal style, either lace up of slip-on. Velcro style trainers and black pumps are not acceptable. Shoe styles are not to follow the extremes of fashion and should be sensible, given movement around the site. Trainers can only be worn for PE activities

Socks / Tights must not be worn over the knee

Nails, for safety reasons, should be short and well manicured, without colour or glitter. False or acrylic nails must not be worn

Jewellery should not be worn other than a wrist watch or a single pair of small, plain stud earrings in the ear lobe. No additional items of jewellery such as bracelets, rings or necklaces are to be worn. Any piercings that contravene the rules will need to be removed immediately. 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 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. Students are not to come to school with sections of their eyebrows shaven

General appearances should 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 Sports Equipment & Clothing

Recommendations about safety equipment are made by the PE teacher leading the session. These recommendations range from shin pads to gum shields to rugby shirts.

Outside of the curriculum we provide a variety of more competitive sporting opportunites 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 competitive nature of these events.

Please find below the safety recommendations (C denotes compulsory items)

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 form all sports retailers and from the PE department directly.

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 PE department if you need any further advice.