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Behaviour & Uniform

Behaviour

The Behaviour Policy at Denbigh School establishes the ways in which all members of the school community will contribute to the learning environment and ‘create a culture of success’.  Students are expected to attend school, be engaged with their learning and to behave well. They should have the opportunity to reflect and learn from their experiences and understand the consequences of their actions. We have high expectations of all students to create a positive community and learning environment. Students are expected to be good ambassadors for the school at all times. This policy provides a framework for supporting behaviour of students within the school but must be applied with knowledge of specific events and individuals.   

Our behaviour system is based on the development of our school community, where students make positive choices within the school environment.  This is reinforced through our core values: 

  • Be engaged
  • Be kind and respectful
  • Do no harm

Praise and rewards including awarding shares are central to encouraging positive choices and maintaining a strong community. We expect high standards and particularly celebrate those students who go ‘above and beyond’. 

Our consequences system is designed, first and foremost, to enable us to teach and reinforce good behaviour.  Students are encouraged to reflect on their behaviour and learn from their mistakes. In the classroom the C1/C2/C3/C4 progression underpins this idea: students are reminded of the consequences for them if they continue with inappropriate behaviour, and so they have the chance to stop.

In certain circumstances, a student may be put ‘on report’ to check daily progress. Parents may be invited to School to see the Tutor or Head of the Year if poor work or unsatisfactory behaviour persists. On very rare occasions a student may be suspended from school.  Frequent serious misbehaviour or a one-off serious breach of our Behaviour Policy may result in a student’s permanent exclusion from the School.  Denbigh School works alongside the Milton Keynes Behaviour Partnership to support students who are at risk of suspension and/or exclusion from school.  Students may be referred for placement at Bridge Academy, an Alternative Provision in Milton Keynes. 

Details of Bridge Academy are below:

Bridge Academy
Jonathans
Coffee Hall
Milton Keynes
MK6 5DE
URN 140252

Current Ofsted rating Good

Further information regarding our behaviour expectations are outlined in the school Behaviour Policy

Uniform

Our intention is to create a high level of standardisation for our uniform. We firmly believe that the wearing of school uniform helps to instil pride, supporting positive behaviour, discipline, and offers an opportunity to uphold our school values. It ensures all students from all backgrounds feel welcome and helps in protecting them from social pressures to dress in a particular way. Students are expected to wear the prescribed school dress within school and on journeys to and from school.

A number of School-specific items of uniform, such as the School tie, jumper and PE kit items should be purchased directly from the school’s uniform and PE kit supplier. These items are available from Maisie’s of Wolverton. Both the uniform and PE kit items may be purchased direct from Maisie’s, enabling a try before you buy facility, or through the store’s on-line website with delivery to your home address. Maisie’s also offer the complementary items, such as skirts, shirts and trousers, plus other ancillary items. We would like to recommend the purchase of these items from Maisie’s, whilst understanding that these products can be bought from suppliers such as local supermarkets.

For further information please visit website: www.maisies-superstore.co.uk/denbigh-school-uniform
Telephone number: 01903 313313
The Store’s address is: 60-64 Church Street, Wolverton, MK12 5JW

General uniform requirements

  • All articles of clothing should be clearly marked with the student’s name.
  • Socks should be plain and black and should not have any logos.
  • Jewellery must not be worn in school; it is dangerous in PE and some practical lessons. The only exception is a small pair of stud earrings – (one stud in each ear). There must be no other visible piercings – this includes tongue piercings and any type of ‘stretchers’.
  • Extremes of hair colour and hairstyle or patterns (including lines) are not allowed.
  • Plain white t-shirts only may be worn underneath the school shirt in extreme cold weather.
  • If a belt is worn it should be in accordance with school uniform colours.
  • Hijab head scarves should be worn in accordance with school uniform colours.
  • Hair items that are worn in order to keep long hair off the face should be plain, discreet and black or dark blue.
  • Outdoor jackets must be plain and dark in colour – sweatshirts/hoodies/sports tops with logos are not allowed.
  • Leggings/jeggings/footless tights are not allowed.
  • Cropped trousers are not allowed.
  • Coloured nail varnish must not be worn in school. Students should not wear false or gel nails. Makeup, including eye makeup or lipstick, is not encouraged in school and certainly should not be obvious.

Girls’ uniform requirements

  • Plain knee-length tailored black skirt or full-length black tailored trousers (not denim, cord, canvas or leather).
  • Skin tight, stretchy or jean-style trousers, leggings, jeggings and footless tights are not allowed. Regulation school shirt light blue (saxe) with a collar. “Fashion” alternatives to the regulation shirt are not allowed.
  • A school tie including the school crest.
  • Black v-neck jumper with Denbigh crest.
  • Black socks or black/neutral coloured tights (plain).
  • Shoes must be of a sensible design in black. Black “Sensible Design Shoes” do not include shoes such as Vans or trainer-style shoes. Instead students should wear traditional, formal shoes that look smart. Canvas shoes of any type and boots above ankle height of any type (including leather) will not be allowed.
  • Shoes must be plain in colour without coloured trim or stitching. Boots may only be worn in extreme weather conditions for travelling to and from school.
  • Student’s usual shoes should be brought to change into. PE/Games kit should all be clearly named.

Boys’ uniform requirements

  • Black tailored trousers (not denim, cord, canvas or leather). Skin tight or Jean-style trousers are not allowed. 
  • Regulation school shirt light blues (saxe) with a collar. “Fashion” alternatives to the regulation shirt are not allowed. 
  • Black v-neck jumper with Denbigh crest. 
  • A school tie including the school crest. 
  • Socks should be plain and black. 
  • Black shoes. Must be of a sensible design. Black “Sensible Design Shoes” do not include shoes such as Vans or trainer-style shoes. Instead students should wear traditional, formal shoes that look smart. Canvas shoes of any type and boots above ankle height of any type (including leather) will not be allowed.
  • Shoes must be plain in colour without coloured trim or stitching. 
  • Boots may only be worn in extreme weather conditions for travelling to and from school. Student’s usual shoes should be brought to change into. 
  • PE/Games kit should all be clearly named.*If required, masks should be plain black or navy, or a standard surgical-type mask. Uniform checks are held regularly students not wearing correct uniform will to go to isolation until the matter is resolved.  Parents/carers should note that just because an item is sold within a school uniform section in a shop does not mean that it complies with the Denbigh School uniform requirements. The PE kit is a compulsory part of the School uniform and is required by all students.  The School is however mindful of rising costs and several items such as shorts, socks and boots may be purchased locally from a supplier of your choice.  A full list of the uniform and PE kit items are detailed below. 

Physical Education kit

Girls’ Physical Education kit

  • 1 Navy Polo shirt, with Denbigh School logo (from Maisie’s of Wolverton)
  • 1 pair navy blue shorts
  • 1 pair navy blue football socks
  • 1 pair of trainers (canvas shoes are not permitted)
  • 1 zipped outer jacket with Denbigh School crest (from Maisie’s of Wolverton)
  • 1 pair of Moulded football boots and I pair of Shin-pads Hairbands 
  • Optional: gum-shield (strongly recommended) Optional: Tracksuit bottoms or joggers with Denbigh School crest (from Maisie’s of Wolverton)

Boys’ Physical Education kit

  • 1 Polo shirt with Denbigh School crest (from Maisie’s of Wolverton).
  • 1 pair of trainers (non-marking, canvas shoes are not permitted).
  • 1 pair white shorts.
  • 1 reversible rugby shirt black and gold (from Maisie’s of Wolverton).
  • 1 pair black shorts
  • 1 pair black football socks
  • 1 pair football boots
  • 1 pair of shin-pads
  • 1 gum-shield for Rugby and Hockey lessons (compulsory)

If you have any queries relating to the PE kit items, please contact Mr Simm in the PE Faculty at the School on 01908 505030 or Email: simmc@denbigh.net