THE APPLETON
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Uniform and Equipment

Essential School Equipment

So that students can apply themselves swiftly and effectively to any task required of them, it is recommended that they carry with them each day the following range of items:

  • Two good lead pencils (HB)
  • A selection of coloured pencils (not felt tips)
  • A rubber and sharpener
  • A 300mm ruler (marked in inches)
  • At least two pens (black or blue)
  • An angle measure and a compass
  • A basic calculator
  • A pair of round nosed safety scissors
  • A glue stick
  • An English dictionary
  • A French or German Dictionary (Collins Easy Learning French/German Dictionary or Oxford Learner's French/German Dictionary)
  • A pencil case large enough to carry the above
  • A large water proof bag
  • A reading book

Students will not need all this equipment on their first day, so do contact the school if you need any help or advice.

Lockers are now provided for all students but do please mark items with name and form wherever possible to reduce the chance of loss.

The School Uniform

The wearing of full school uniform is compulsory for all school sessions and any journeys to and from the school site. This policy encourages students to identify with the school while promoting a positive, purposeful atmosphere during the working day.

The items listed below are designed with smartness, practicality and availability in mind and differences in requirements for each sex have been kept to a minimum.

Excessive make-up is inappropriate; students should not wear nail polish and jewellery should be discouraged. Students are allowed one ring of sensible size, a watch and one stud earring in each ear. Students are not allowed to wear bracelets, nose studs or any other piercing. Inappropriate block colouring, streaks or highlights, as well ‘under-cutting', ‘tramlines' or ‘carving' hair is not permitted. Please note that students' hair should also always be a natural colour. Tattoos or body art should not be visible.

Uniform List

Please be aware when purchasing new school uniform that some High Street stockists sell uniform in their 'Back to School' ranges which do not adhere to the school's permitted criteria below. 

ALL STUDENTS :

  • BLACK BLAZER with APPLETON BADGE
  • APPLETON TIE worn at an appropriate length and done up fully to the neck
  • PLAIN WHITE SHIRT or BLOUSE (not an aertex T-shirt) that is buttoned up to the neck and tucked in at the waist
  • PLAIN BLACK, FORMAL TROUSERS, not jeans or cropped trousers or leggings 
or 
  • FORMAL BLACK TAILORED SKIRT of reasonable length, material and style - please note that stretchy, jersey, Lycra or tube style skirts are not permitted. 
  • PLAIN BLACK ANKLE SOCKS or, for girls, WHITE ANKLE SOCKS/PLAIN BLACK OR NATURAL TIGHTS
  • FORMAL PRACTICAL BLACK LEATHER SHOES which must not have any emblems/logos. Canvas shoes, trainers, high heels or boots are not permitted. 
  • PLAIN BLACK "V" NECK SCHOOL JUMPER (optional)
  • No designer names or sweat shirts or hooded tops
  • A PLAIN OUTSIDE COAT: this may not be denim or leather and must not have any emblems
  • COTTON APRON for DT lessons 

 

Availability

Ties, Blazer Badges and DT Aprons: MORBEC SPORTS

School Uniform:

Morbec Sports www.morbecsports.com
Morbec Farm, Arterial Road
Wickford, Essex SS12 9JF

Telephone: 01268 590477

PE Kit available from MORBEC SPORTS 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION KIT

 

BOYS:   

Compulsory   

                    Appleton badged Green Polo shirt
                    Appleton badged Green Sweatshirt
                    Appleton badged Black Joggers
                    Appleton badged Black Shorts
                    Appleton badged Green Rugby Shirt (reversible with band on the inside)
                    Black Football socks
                    Plain black swimming trunks or shorts and goggles
                    Trainers
                    Soccer boots
                    Shinpads
                    Badminton Racquet

Optional        
                    Towel for shower use


GIRLS:  

Compulsory   

                    Appleton badged Green Polo shirt
                    Appleton badged Green Sweatshirt
                    Appleton badged Black Joggers
                    Appleton badged Black Shorts
                    Black Football socks
                    Plain black one-piece swimming costume and goggles
                    Trainers
                    Badminton Racquet


Optional       
                   

                    Towel for shower use

                    Soccer boots and shinpads (advisable for Hockey) 


SAFETY:
To maintain the existing high standards of safety, the school follows the recommendations of Essex County Council in its "Safety in P.E." Handbook. "Watches, jewellery and earrings, belts with metal buckles and other unnecessary encumbrances likely to prove dangerous to the wearer or to others, should not be worn". The support of parents in implementing this policy when students are taking part in PE activities would be most appreciated and is clearly in the best interests of all students involved.