Transferring from Primary
Moving onto High School (Year 7 2023)
A warm welcome from all of us here at Sheringham High School. This page is designed to help you prepare your child for Year 7. We hope to cover everything you will need to know, however, if you do have any concerns, queries or worries, then you will find contact details below.
Our Transitions Co-ordinator, Kerry Smith, visits feeder schools in the summer term to meet your children, let them know what to expect and to answer any questions they may have. You should have also received a letter from the Head Teacher, Alastair Ogle, welcoming your child to Sheringham High School.
There will be transition days planned for July where your child can meet their teachers and experience secondary school. We host a variety of after school activities for your child, where they can make new friends, meet their new teachers and become familiar with the school environment a less formal way.
However, we do have some capacity to offer tours to families who haven’t been able to come along to any of our events.
To book a tour, please contact transitions@Sheringhamhigh.co.uk.
Sheringham High has a uniform policy. From 2023, the uniform will consist of:
- Blazer (The first blazer for every student will be provided free from school)
- White shirt
- Tie (optional clip on or normal)
- Optional non branded black V neck jumper
Our main uniform supplier is Stevensons’, based at 67 Ber Street, Norwich. Their website is https://www.stevensons.co.uk/school-finder/sheringham-high-school-sheringham
Skirts and trousers
A black skirt – knee length, no shorter. They should not be made of jersey or Lycra. Pencil skirts and minis are not allowed.
Trousers, should be plain black school trousers and should not have any adornments (e.g. studs, rivets, fancy stitching or belts). Trousers should not be made from any sort of Lycra, corduroy or denim. Jeans, jeggings, chinos or very tight fitting trousers are not allowed. Trousers must cover students’ ankles and their socks.
Black school shoes. Air Force One style trainers and all other trainers are not allowed. Shoes must be totally black with no coloured stripes or markings. Shoes should not be open-toed or have heels higher than 5cm. Black, plain ankle boots are acceptable but should not have fur around them or any other adornments.
Plain coat. Denim jackets/coats/blousons are not permitted.
Games and Physical Education
Parents should consult Stevensons’ website for detailed information about PE kit. This can only be purchased from Stevensons’. https://www.stevensons.co.uk/school-finder/sheringham-high-school-sheringham
Compulsory kit is as follows:
- Black and white polo shirt
- Plain black shorts
- White or black knee length or ankle socks
- Other items such as track tops and pants may also be purchased but these are optional.
Jewellery and Hair
Jewellery should be limited to a watch and one pair of stud earrings. Dangly earrings and facial piercings are not allowed, neither are bracelets, bangles or other kinds of jewellery. Students will be expected to remove piercings. The excuse that they may heal up will not be accepted. Parents and students should consider this if they decide to get noses, tongues or chins pierced towards the end of a holiday or during term-time.
Hairstyles should be sensible and not extreme. Hair should not stand out from the norm or attract undue interest.
School staff may well insist that students tie back very long hair when carrying out practical tasks.
Hair needs to be one natural colour. Two-tone hair is unacceptable as are extreme colours. Once again, parents and students should be aware that colouring hair at the end of a holiday cannot be used as an excuse on a student’s return to school and the student faces the prospect of isolation.
Hair bands, ribbons should be discreet and not extreme.
Tram lines or other shaved shapes in the hair or eyebrows are not permitted
Make up should be minimal and students may well be asked to remove excessive make – up or lipstick.
Students should not wear nail varnish and acrylic/ false nails are not allowed. Students are asked to ensure their nails are not excessively long.
Your child will need some basic equipment to aid their learning. This includes:
- BLACK pens
- Pencil and pencil sharpener
- Coloured pencils/Pens
- Approved scientific calculator
Any parent/carer who has difficulty in meeting the cost of uniform should contact the school office. https://www.sheringhamhigh.co.uk/contact/