The full governing board gathered for a specially-arranged meeting about a proposed new uniform for the school and the options available, before agreeing to a new look.
Governors held an in-depth discussion of the senior leadership team’s proposals, taking account of stakeholder responses (parents and students had their say during April) and also the Department for Education guidelines.
There were several reasons for the change, such as staff wanting to ensure appropriate clothing was being worn and to avoid spending valuable teaching time enforcing the school dress code. It’s also been 12 years since the current uniform was adopted and many staff and governors believed an update was due, to reflect the fact that these days Bartholomew is an academy and rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.
The new uniform will be introduced in phases, from this September.
It won't be long before work begins on creating the new building at the front of the school. The latest architect’s impressions have been put on the school website – see: