First impressions do count and by continually reinforcing our high standards of uniform and appearance at Tretherras we aim to prepare our students for the world of work.
Ensuring students attend school dressed smartly in school uniform is the foundation for high standards in other aspects of school life, including a positive work ethic and conduct in and around school.
The Governors and staff of Newquay Tretherras are proud of the smart appearance of our students and are very appreciative of the support that parents have given in maintaining the standard of uniform, which has become a feature of the school. The school will continually monitor the quality of students’ uniform and encourage students to develop a sense of pride in themselves.
As families, purchasing uniform and ensuring a child arrives to school dressed appropriately can be a stressful time. Our uniform guide is designed to help families with the process by outlining our expectations, which, in turn, will help families understand what is expected of their child.
Our intention is to ensure that students look and dress smart but not at the undue expense of families. We have ensured as a school that the cost of our new uniform is affordable yet of the highest quality. We have partnered with Macron Sports Southwest who provide our Blazer and stock appropriate school skirts and trousers. All non-official items can be purchased from clothing stores or supermarkets. If you are in receipt of the pupil premium and would like support with providing uniform then we ask that you contact the school through NT enquiries.
We hope the uniform guide provides both students and families with clarity about our high expectations.
Students will be challenged by staff where they fail to meet our expectations with regard to school uniform and sanctions will be applied and repeated or serious breaches could result in a student being removed from normal classes and break times until the issue is resolved.
The school reserves the right to confiscate items that do not conform to the school’s expectations regarding uniform. These items will be stored safely and returned to the individual at an appropriate time by a designated member of staff.
Please note that from September 2019, we will be introducing tailored shorts for girls and boys in all Year groups. Black socks only are acceptable.
Acceptable Tailored Shorts
Acceptable Black Shorts
School Uniform List for Years 7 to 11
To purchase school uniform please use our Tretherras online shop
Or for Macron South West visit:
NT Blazer Navy Blue with Proba Tene badge – exclusively available from Macron Sports Southwest
Trousers (Black only) – Trousers must be tailored (i.e. not jeans, chino or casual style) for boys or girls. They must sit at the waist and shoe line.
Skirts (Black only) – Skirts must be of the approved type and should meet the knee.
Shorts (Black only)- Knee length and available at the Macron south west store
Shirts/blouses – White shirts only with collar and sleeves (not sports/ polo or T-shirts). Shirts must always be tucked in. They must have a top button, which must be fastened for the tie.
NT School tie – navy with school badge (obtainable from school). Both Clip on or standard ties are available. They must be worn to their full length.
Socks/tights – Must be plain black. No other colours are acceptable – no insignias.
Shoes – PLAIN BLACK, flat or low heeled. Boots are not acceptable School Uniform.
PE kit requirements
Trainers – any colour is acceptable
All items are to be ordered via www.tretherras.net by selecting “parent” option and then “online shop” Items will be paid for by bank card only and orders will be given to new Year 7 students on their first day of term, years 8 & 9 to collect from the main office and years 10 & 11 to collect from the Quay office. Please note – Parentpay is no longer used to place orders for uniform or PE Kit
Appearance of Our Students
Haircuts – The Academy does not permit students to have haircuts or styles that could serve as a distraction to others, or to have unnatural colours in their hair, which detracts from the smartness of their appearance. This also applies to hair extensions.
Make up – No make-up or nail varnish is allowed in the Academy and those wearing it will be expected to remove it. Tattoos are not permitted.
Acrylic nails – which are highly flammable and a health and safety risk for practical activities are not allowed and must be removed.
Piercings – If ears are pierced then one small stud/sleeper in each ear is permitted. Visible facial piercings, including nose piercing are not allowed. It is not acceptable to conceal piercings with plasters or replace with clear alternatives.
Jewellery (other than piercings) – A maximum of one ring per hand. This must be removed as directed for lessons such as DT and PE, or as requested by a member of staff if there is a safety concern. No other jewellery is acceptable.
Coats and Jackets – We advise all pupils to have an appropriate outdoor coat to bring to school during cold/ or wet weather.
A hoodie does not count as an outdoor coat
Coats may not be worn once inside school
School Jumper – this piece of uniform was replaced by the Blazer in 2017 following student voice and is no longer part of our uniform. It should not be worn.
Acceptable Skirts at Appropriate Length
Acceptable Shoes all Black Lace Ups/ Black Brogues/ Black Pumps/ All Black Trainers
Not Acceptable Tube/ Short Length Skirt
Not Acceptable Skinny Trousers/ Jeggings/ Large Buckles
Not Acceptable Jeans/ Cargo Trousers
Not Acceptable Trainers With White Soles, Stripes or Markings/ White or Coloured Laces/ Boots