12 Mar 2019

Dear Parent/Carer

Consultation regarding proposed changes to School Uniform

I am writing to consult with you about a proposed change to the Ivanhoe School uniform with effect from the Autumn Term 2019.
At Ivanhoe we are continuously working to provide the best possible educational experiences for our students. As part of the second phase of The Ivanhoe Way, we believe that having the right attitude also means being dressed for success. We believe that a change to a smarter, more formal uniform has the potential to have a strongly positive impact on the culture of Ivanhoe.

All three secondary schools in the Ashby and Ibstock area – Ashby School, Ibstock Community School and Ivanhoe College are currently in consultation about changing uniforms to a more formal version. We have collaborated together to ensure the best provision for the students in this area and to make sure that all secondary establishments are giving the same messages
about a smart appearance.


Please see below the  uniform information page which shows examples of the proposed new uniform.

We are conscious of the financial impact that this might have and we are keen to secure value for money for parents around school uniforms so you will see the cost analysis in the attached information.


Next stages of the consultation

We are consulting with staff, parents and students regarding these proposals and we would welcome parents views by email to uniform@ivanhoe.co.uk (please reference your email ‘CONSULTATION RESPONSE’) by the consultation closing date of Monday 1st April.
Following the completion of the consultation, the final decision will be made by the Full Governing Body and parents will be informed of the decision by 5th April.
If the proposal is approved by the Full Governing Body we expect to implement these proposals for the start of the 2019-20 academic year.

Yours faithfully

Alison Allford

 

Information on proposed changes to Uniform for Sept 2019

At Ivanhoe we aim for the highest standards as set out in our vision statement – ‘Journey to excellence’. We believe that high standards of dress and a smartly worn school uniform are important for several reasons:

  •  It encourages students to ‘dress for success’ and to feel pride in being part of the Ivanhoe community and embodies the Ivanhoe Way.
  • It reduces the scope for competitive dressing which can be a source of much unhappiness for children
  • It is practical and relatively inexpensive

We also know that a firm school uniform policy is what most parents/carers want, and that they want us to enforce it consistently.

We propose to make our uniform more formal from September 2019 in the following ways:

1. A change from the Ivanhoe Sweatshirt to a formal blue blazer with the Ivanhoe Logo
2. A change from the Ivanhoe Polo Shirt to a formal shirt and tie
3. A change from black trousers and skirts to a formal grey trouser/blue checked pleated skirt.
4. The introduction of a V neck jumper – optional.
5. The choice of formal grey shorts to be worn in the warmer months.


Please refer to the pictures below with approximate*costings and then look at our price
comparison for old to new uniform.

 

 

New Uniform Costs * Old Uniform Cost
Blue Trutex Blazer £25.00-£30.00 2 x Sweatshirts £24.00-£36.00
Tie £6.00 N/A  
3 X non iron shirts £12.00-£15.00 2 X Poloshirts with logo £18.00-£24.00
Formal Grey Trousers/Blue Pleated Skirt £15.00-£20.00 Black Trousers/Black PLeated Skirt £15.00-£20.00
Black leather/leather look shoes £20.00-£50.00 Black leather/leather look shoes £20.00-£50.00
Total for new uniform £78.00-£121.00 Total for old uniform £64.00- £130.00

 

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