All students attending the Beacon of Light School wear our school uniform.
The uniform helps to unite our cohort who are coming to us from a wide range of commissioning schools/academies and brings students together with a shared identity and sense of belonging. This is very important in establishing the ethos of the school.
It would be unrealistic to expect parents/carers to purchase an entire new uniform in case the placement is not suitable and the student returns to their commissioning school. Therefore we have designed a uniform which is accessible to all students.
In addition to 3) students may also choose to wear sport training bottoms which are only available via school, which we purchase at a discounted cost from the official Sunderland AFC supplier.
This means students may NOT wear their own choice of sport training bottoms/tracksuit bottoms/leggings. They may only wear the branded Club kit purchased via school.
Students must wear only the uniform outlined above, and may only wear their outdoor clothing (such as coats, gloves, hats) when they are outside the school building. When inside they are expected to take these items of outdoor clothing off and place them securely into student lockers.
Students who do not comply with school rules about uniform will be given appropriate sanctions.
Depending on the level of the refusal to follow school rules and wear appropriate uniform, sanctions may include Inclusion Room, after-school detention and/or, in extreme cases, fixed term exclusion from school until the student agrees to follow these rules regarding uniform.