School uniform plays a valuable role in contributing to the ethos at Kelvin Hall and setting the appropriate tone. In common with most schools in England, we have a school uniform and rules on appearance that we require all students to follow.
We believe that the wearing of a uniform:
- instils pride;
- supports positive behaviour and discipline;
- encourages school ethos and identity;
- ensures all students are included and feel welcome;
- protects children from social pressures to dress in a particular way;
- promotes good relationships.
Above all, we believe that school uniform indicates a student’s readiness for work and therefore supports effective teaching and learning.
Official school uniform items are available from the following authorised school uniform suppliers:
Usually in stock at school - sweatshirts, polo shirts, and PE kit
Our uniform is...
Students in all year groups must wear a polo shirt with the Kelvin logo. We now provide a ‘regular fit’ and ‘slim fit’ style (Rawcliffes Schoolwear only).
The school does not allow sleeves to be rolled up on any polo shirts.
Students in Year 7 and Year 8 must wear the school sweatshirt with the Kelvin logo. Students in Year 9, 10 and 11 can wear a ‘V’ neck jumper or cardigan instead of the sweatshirt. These must be the standard school versions with the Kelvin logo.
Trousers or skirt
All students must wear plain black trousers or a skirt. Tight, short, flared or other inappropriate skirts, as well as leggings, chinos or jeans, are not allowed. Skirts must be knee length, and trousers must be plain, full length ‘formal’ trousers, without decorations or accessories (including zips).
All students must wear plain black, formal shoes, without logos or markings. Trainers and canvas shoes such as ‘Vans’ and ‘Converse’ style are not acceptable. All shoes must be either flat or with a sensible low heel. High heels are not allowed in school.
Please note… some shops sell items in their school ranges that do not meet our uniform requirements and will not be acceptable in school. If you are unsure about suitable styles of uniform, please call your child’s Year Leader who will be happy to clarify what is acceptable. The school will have the final decision on all uniform issues.
One ring, one pair of small stud earrings and one bracelet are allowed. No other facial piercing of any kind is allowed under any circumstances.
Hairstyles and Makeup
We allow subtle makeup and accept a wide range of hairstyles. All we ask is that a student’s hair is smart, and of a natural colour.
Nails must be of a short, safe length. The school does not allow any other decorative embellishments.
Please note… we do try to be as tolerant as we can be, yet we must have the final decision as to whether hair, nails or make-up is reasonable for school, and we do ask for parents and carers to support the school with this.
All students must wear plain black shorts and a Kelvin Hall school PE top. This includes a polo shirt or a T-shirt, as well as a pair of trainers to change into. Trainers must not be worn to any other lessons. Students must not travel to or from school in their PE kit. Additional extras such as a rain jacket and jogging bottoms are available from the school’s uniform providers but are not essential.
Uniform is available through the school’s website where there is a link to APC Clothing and Rawcliffes Schoolwear, based in Hull City Centre. APC attend Induction Evening and visit the school each term so that uniform can be checked for size and ordered. There is a link to both on the school’s website, but if you have any questions please contact your child’s Pastoral Year Leader.
Please note… When purchasing from APC Clothing, please quote reference: khfreepost at the checkout when you order online, ensuring that the student’s name and Year Group are entered in the delivery options section when completing the form. This will ensure the uniform is delivered to school free of charge. Students can collect a guidance leaflet and order form in school from Student Services. Any returns can be made free of charge by bringing incorrect items to Reception.
The school has worked to ensure that all items of uniform are as affordable as possible. Parents who have difficulty affording the uniform can call the school and talk to the Year Leader; wherever possible we will try to help by providing grants towards the cost.