The School makes no apologies for insisting on such a rigorous attitude towards uniform, which includes jewellery, piercing and hair – all of which are clarified in our pastoral handbook. There is also a safety element with regard to some uniform items, such as the request for laced trainers from Year 3 through to Year 13. Laced trainers are capable of being pulled and strained to great tensions, whereas Velcro is limited to the material it is glued to. By being able to tighten trainers, the wearer is capable of achieving greater versatility than a Velcro fastener. This flexibility in conjunction with ankle support, is key in helping to prevent the risk of injury, therefore allowing our pupils to participate fully in both team and individual sports. Thus, for the level of sport that our Year 3 to 13 pupils participate in, the laces and ankle support serve a necessary purpose.
Pride in appearance is critical as it helps to establish attitude and subsequent performance. For our older pupils it helps prepare them for the world of work and instils self–disciple. In addition to this, a pride in uniform promotes respect beyond the individual and creates a sense of identity with a wider community. For us at Holy Trinity this is incredibly important, as at the heart of all we do is our school ethos, a significant part of which is the school uniform and the associated standards.