Uniform and Equipment
Uniform, Equipment and Personal Property
School Dress Code
We pride ourselves with high standards of dress in school and ask for the co-operation of students and parents in maintaining these. A high standard of dress impacts on the working ethos of the school and how the wider community views our students.
School Blazer Black with school badge – fitted jackets are NOT allowed. If you are buying new, please buy the blazer with the integral badge. Sleeves must not be rolled up.
School Tie Meden School House tie.
Trousers Black or grey (trousers should be properly tailored cloth, NOT tight-fitting, skinny fit or hipsters).
Skirt Black or grey knee-length skirt (skirts must not be shorter than knee-length or tight-fitting).
Shirt White formal shirt with stiff collar – NO fitted shirts or blouses (shirts must be tucked in at all times).
Jumper Black v-neck (optional) – NOT cardigans.
Shoes Plain black lace-up or slip-on (heels no more than 2") – NO trainers or boots to be worn.
Coat Plain dark raincoat, duffel or anorak. A discreet logo is allowed. Hoodies are not permissible and will be confiscated from the student.
Hat Hats should NOT be worn in and around the school building.
Jewellery Students should NOT wear jewellery except a wrist watch and one pair of small stud earrings.
Hairstyles Hairstyles should be neat and presentable. Natural hair colours only – NO extreme styles including patterns shaved into hair. The school will be the final arbiter of the term 'extreme'.
Make-up Should not be worn at KS3 (Yr. 7 & 8). Subtle make-up can be worn at KS4 (Yrs. 9, 10 & 11). Students will be asked to remove any make up that is judged to be unsuitable or that does not adhere to these guidelines
Belt Plain black discreet belts are permissible.
It is appreciated that a considerable amount of money is spent on school uniform and the staff want to help to keep it clean and wearable. If a student can provide an old shirt or apron for use in Art and Craft it will prevent accidents that may occur when using paint and clay.
All Year Groups – Core PE
It is compulsory for all students to have a Meden branded PE top, plain black shorts or skort or plain black tracksuit bottoms and royal blue football socks. Students can also wear a black Meden School sport hoodie for PE lessons; hooded tops of other colours are not allowed. All students must have their own shin pads for hockey and football. We also advise students to wear gum shields and appropriate trainers, not plimsolls, for all sports activities.
- A smart corporate image will help us to promote and raise the profile of physical education and school sport. In an effort to achieve this, students can purchase customised clothing from Meden School; this can be used for all their PE lessons.
- Swimming is an integral part of the PE programme. Goggles may only be worn following a written parental request.
- All students must bring their PE kit to take part in lessons. Those students who for medical reasons cannot take an active role in the lesson will be able to participate in other roles such as an official, an observer or a record keeper. Students must bring in a letter from home stating the reason why they cannot take part in the sport. If a student is to be excused for a considerable amount of time i.e. more than a month, a doctor’s certificate should be sent to school.
- Parents/Carers should ensure that the Tutor is informed, in confidence, of any disability from which their child suffers, so that due allowance can be made.
- All personal belongings should be clearly marked with the child’s name, so that in the event of any item being lost we can return it to the rightful owner.
In cases of financial hardship parents can appeal to the Head Teacher/Governors for financial support. Such cases will be treated with due sensitivity and in confidence.
Parents/Carers can apply in writing to the School Governing Body if they wish their child(ren) to wear different items for religious, cultural or health reasons.