School Colours

The Colours system recognises achievement in and service to the school entitling pupils to wear blazers and braid.  The Colours system reflects the wider achievements of pupils and in the last few years has been further developed to include the award of “Half Colours” and a “Colours Tie”.

The Colours system forms just one part of the way in which achievement is celebrated at Bell Baxter and they can be awarded for outstanding school achievement in the following areas:

•Curricular Achievement.
•Aesthetic and Creative Achievement.
•Sporting Achievement.
•Service to the School.
•Service to the Community.
•Wider Achievement.

Each Colours category is awarded separately from the others, meaning that Colours can be awarded in several categories in the same year.

The award of Full Colours in two or more categories does not merit an overall Colours Tie.

While staff are asked to put forward nominations for Colours it is also possible for pupils to do so.  Pupils will be given information about the Colours System via the weekly update and Social Education.  Posters will be displayed on school noticeboards outlining the process and the criteria for awards.

Nomination forms are available from the School Office and/or Pupil Office.  Forms are also available to download from the website: see below.  Completed forms should be returned to the Pupil Office or emailed to Bell Baxter Enquiries no later than Friday 18th January, 2019

All nominations will be considered by the Colours Committee meeting to be held in February.  The Committee comprises curriculum representatives, School Captains and invited member of the Parent Council.


End December
– Information sent to parents, carers and pupils via email.
– Reminders issued via the Weekly Update.
– Nomination forms made available to all.

Friday 18th January, 2019
– Deadline for all nominations to be submitted to the school.

Start February, 2019
– Colours Committee meets to review all nominations.

Thursday 7th February, 2019
– Letters confirming the award of Colours sent to recipients and their parents/carers.

Monday 11th February, 2019
– Individual photographs of Colours recipients taken for the final presentation.

Tuesday 26th March, 2019
– Rehearsal for the Colours Ceremony (P5 & P6).

Thursday 28th March, 2019
– Colours Ceremony, 7 p.m.

How to make a nomination

Please download the Pupil or Team nomination form making your return to the Pupil Office.  Please note, all forms must be received by Friday 18th January, 2019.  Electronic forms can be emailed to Bell Baxter Enquiries.

Colours Criteria (Summary)
Nomination Form

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