Line in a silt and a revamp for Colne Valley High School
March 6, 2015 - School Uniform
Colne Valley High School is to bear a makeover.
Going are a aged trademark and blue of a former Specialist Arts College, introduced 8 years ago. In their place from Sep will be a new trademark with a Yorkshire rose, colours of claret and bullion and a reintroduction of a blazer.
A pamphlet has currently been sent to relatives of all 1,268 pupils surveying a reasons behind a change and giving specific sum of style.
This is seen as an bid to equivocate a repeat of final September’s “Trousergate” quarrel when several students were released on Principal Christian Wilcocks’ initial day for wearing ‘the wrong trousers.’
It’s not only a pupils’ wardrobe that is being refashioned. The signage is all changing and a new-look academy will have a Wellbeing Centre in a aged caretaker’s house, that will act as a tyro support hub. The accepting area is to be remodelled to demeanour some-more welcoming and, in response to students’ requests, new toilets will be built during a summer break.
The new uniform colours are a same as those of partner propagandize Mirfield Free Grammar and identical to those of Marsden Junior School, due to turn a third member of a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) subsequent month.
Colne Valley is to yield financial support to families who might onslaught with a cost of a new uniforms, that a pamphlet puts during £45, £5 some-more than a stream uniform.
Mr Wilcocks pronounced that a repute of a propagandize had been shop-worn given 2010, though that improvements were forging ahead.
“We are a code new propagandize legally and in terms of a leadership, and students have bought into that. We are sketch a line underneath a changes.
“We know a uniform change will be quarrelsome for some parents, though we will give financial support where there is need. We have come adult with colours and a uniform that will make a students mount out from a crowd.
“We wish that parents, like us, will see that a change in uniform reflects a joining to high standards, educational value and self discipline. We wish a clarity around a new uniform will equivocate another ‘Trousergate!,”
Pupil exclusions are reduction than half of a year ago and a intake for subsequent Sep is 265 children, compared with 219 stream Year 7s.
GCSE levels mount during 56%, somewhat above a inhabitant average, with Mr Wilcocks presaging they will be “well over 60%” this summer.