GOOD progress has been made in the appearance of students wearing the uniform of Hailsham Community College – but more work is needed to reach high levels of consistency, according to the acting principal of the town’s college.
Phil Matthews, acting Principal of HCC, stressed the college uniform policy in an end-of-year letter sent to all parents and carers on Thursday last week, July 19.
Uniform is compulsory for all students in Years Seven to 11 at the college.
In the letter, Mr Matthews said: “Uniform is one of the outward signs by which the local community recognises and makes judgments about our students.
“Whilst we are pleased with the general improvement in appearance of Hailsham Community College students, we appreciate there is still work to be done if we are to reach the highest levels of consistency across the college in relation to meeting the requirements of our Uniform Policy.”
Mr Matthews reminded parents and carers of the uniform requirements for students and other details such as the amount of jewellery allowed, and guidance on which hair styles are considered to be appropriate at school.
Mr Matthews said: “We expect that all students will wear full college uniform whilst journeying to and from college, and whilst inside and outside the college buildings.”
He added: “The uniform should be neat and clean, communicating that our students take pride in belonging to Hailsham Community College.”