To help you with the task of purchasing the correct uniform and equipment, please find below a detailed guide to what is, and what is not, expected at Ysgol Aberconwy.
Following consultation with students, parents and Governors, we’re asking that you purchase specific styles and brands of trousers or skirts available from a variety of outlets at a range of prices. We hope that this will help to eradicate any confusion in the new term.
A list of uniform stockists can be found at the bottom of this page.
If you purchase a new sweat shirt the new school logo will be emblazoned upon it. We do not expect students that have the previous crested clothing to replace it unnecessarily. In other words, perfectly good clothing with the ‘old’ crest may still be worn until such time as there is a need to replace them.
If you need clarification on any uniform issues, please do not hesitate to contact the school’s pastoral team in the first instance.
School Uniform Years 7 – 11
Please note that infringements of the uniform code that cannot be rectified immediately may result in a student being sent home. Please see the pictorial guides below:
Sixth Form Uniform
The uniform for 6th form is similar to the lower school however you will need to purchase a grey V neck jumper with the school crest on and also a school tie and white shirt. You are able to wear short or long sleeved shirt.
· White shirt
· Grey sweatshirt bearing the school crest
· Charcoal grey or black trousers (loose fit and full length) / Grey or black skirt see below*
· Grey / black socks / black tights
· Black shoes without any logos. Canvas shoes are not permitted.
· Acrylic Nails
· Face Piercings
· Skin tight / elasticated skirts or trousers.
· Unnatural hair colour
· Overly obvious make-up
*You are able to wear a tailored straight pencil skirt, or skater/pleated skirt. Length two thirds down thigh to the knee (Elasticated mini skirts are not acceptable), see the image below:
Please note that infringements of the uniform code that cannot be rectified immediately may result in a student being sent home.
Optional items of clothing:
Teachers will give students details of which sports they are participating in, and give notice as to whether they may require safety equipment (gumshields, shinpads etc.) or specific footwear (e.g. studded boots for rugby or football on grass).
A bag (rucksacks / shoulder bags are ideal) that is big enough to fit books, PE kit and the following equipment is essential.
Every student needs basic equipment every day. They should have a pencil case containing:
Optional but useful items for a pencil case would include:
NO TIPPEX OR CORRECTING FLUIDS PLEASE
Specialist Mathematics equipment sets can be purchased from the Mathematics department in school.
Some subjects, such as Art for example, may have more specialist requirements especially for GCSE students. If this is the case the teachers will communicate that with students directly.
Jewellery, Fashion and Hair
The following is not allowed:
Infringements of the above guidelines will result in confiscation and /or removal. Infringements that cannot be rectified immediately, or repeat infringements, may result in a student being sent home. Any student with doubts about what is and what is not permissible should discuss this with their Year Mentor before making a purchase.
Mobile Phones and Other Technology
Students are allowed to have mobile phones in school, but they should never be used in lessons without the teacher’s permission and should be turned off during lesson times. If parents need to contact their child(ren) during the day they should use the school number 01492 593243.
The school cannot be held responsible for damage or loss to personal items and thus would discourage students from bringing any other equipment (e.g. tablets, iPods) to school. Such items may be confiscated for the safety of the item and students would collect them back at the end of the day. Misuse of mobile phones or other devices will also result in confiscation.
Grants to Help With Costs for School Uniform & Equipment
If your child already gets free school meals, there could be more help available for school essentials (PDG Access). This package can help with the costs of school essentials like uniforms and equipment, to make sure your child is ready for the school day. You could be entitled to support of up to £300 for:
School Talk – 159 Mostyn Street, Llandudno, LL30 2PE, tel; 01492 876995
Boppers Ltd – 4-6 Ffordd Abergele, Bae Colwyn, LL29 7NN, tel: 01492 534421