The school uniform for all students is to be worn without variation.
Our school uniform was chosen by our school council and it is an important part of creating a school identity in which we all take pride.
Deptford Green School has one sole supplier for many of the uniform items (Whitehall Clothiers, 244a Lewisham High Street, SE13 6JU). Those items marked with an asterisk (*) below may ONLY be purchased from the supplier and may not be replicated by high street brands or home-made products. Parents/carers must ensure that they have purchased the relevant asterisked items for their child, from the school, prior to their start at the school.
All items of clothing should be clearly labelled with the student’s full name.
The PE Uniform comprises of:
Pupils who do not follow the above rules will face a serious sanction.
All students must have a bag with them at all times. It must be suitable for carrying books, their planner and their equipment. We highly recommend you purchase our Deptford Green School bag. Students must have:
You will need another bag/larger bag for the days when they have PE/Food Technology (for which they will be given a list of ingredients). Unfortunately the school building has no lockers.
The school does not take responsibility for personal equipment brought onto the site – e.g. mobile phones, ipods, bikes as the school is not insured for the loss or damage of students' belongings. Parents are advised to ensure that any items of value brought to school are covered by their own insurance policy in case of damage. In PE lessons there is a system for collecting valuables that must be followed.
If items are lost, students should first trace back their movements (eg did they leave their coat in the last lesson) and if unsuccessful report to reception as soon as possible.
At Deptford Green School we consistently review our practice and policies to ensure that we meet our core purpose; to ensure that every student is safe and happy and that every student can therefore focus on their learning and make the best possible progress.
Throughout the school year we hold staff working parties to support our school improvement strategy. As you know, we also hold regular Parents Forums to share key information and listen to views from our community. As a result of recent discussions with our staff and parents and visits to observe practice across a number of schools we have decided to change our mobile phone policy. From September 2019 mobile phones will not be seen or heard within our school - the building or the grounds.
One key reason for this change is to support the safeguarding of our students; we are unable to monitor student’s use of their mobile phones. We also want to encourage students to enjoy their social time, engage in shared conversations and activities. We know that this will support their own positive emotional well-being. We also want to prevent disruption to learning time and prevent teachers having to spend time away from teaching (phones have become a distraction to learning). Finally, we want to prevent the escalation of minor peer disputes through social networks and we want to reduce/prevent cyber-bullying. We will continue to support e-safety education through both PHSE and other areas of the curriculum.
We understand that students may still have their mobile devices with them in school but for the reasons highlighted they must not be seen or heard throughout the day. The school cannot accept responsibility for any mobile device brought on to the school premises and in possession of a student.
From September when a mobile phone is either seen or heard, it will be confiscated immediately, stored in a safe and returned to the student at the end of the day. If a student either initially refuses to hand over their phone or their phone is confiscated for a second time we will expect parents to collect the confiscated item.
Many students like to bring balls to school for break time and pre-school sports. These should be left with the tutor in the morning and arranged to be collected at lunch or after school.
Please inform reception if you would like to cycle to school. The Student Services office then arranges for the child to have access to the bike sheds.