Uniform and Kit is compulsory and should be clearly marked with the pupil’s name!

We try to encourage in our pupils a sense of pride in belonging to the school and a sense of confidence coming from a smart appearance suitable for all school occasions. Accordingly the school has a simple, inexpensive but strict uniform policy. Any pupil not in full school uniform or whose appearance does not meet our standards may be sent home. If there is a genuine emergency, a note should be sent to the appropriate head of house.

Full uniform is to be worn on all school occasions unless permission is given to the contrary. It should be worn to and from school.

We have tried to be specific whilst avoiding fine detail but if you are unsure about a uniform issue please check with us before purchase or use for school.

School Uniform Policy

We try to encourage in our pupils a sense of pride in belonging to the school and a sense of confidence coming from a smart appearance suitable for all school occasions. Accordingly the school has a simple, inexpensive but strict uniform policy. Any pupil not in full school uniform or whose appearance does not meet our standards may be sent home or removed from lessons. If there is a genuine emergency, a note should be sent to the appropriate Head of Year or Pastoral Leader.

Full uniform is to be worn on all school occasions unless permission is given to the contrary. It should be worn to and from school.

Girls in Year 7 & 8

Skirt: Plain, dark grey tailored skirt or pinafore dress of a suitable style for school. Skirt length should be below the knee. If the skirt has a split; the split must be below the knee.

Trousers: Grey tailored school trousers in a traditional style.

Blouse: Plain, pale blue. Button to neck.

Tie: Ties are compulsory in Years 7 and 8.

Jumper: Grey, V-neck, jumper or cardigan (not with zips) (optional). Sweatshirts or track-suit tops may not be worn.

Socks: Plain white or grey; flesh-coloured, black or grey tights.

Boys in year 7 & 8

Trousers: Plain, dark grey tailored trousers. Casual styles and cloths such as denim, cotton or cords are unsuitable as are extremes of fashion.

Shirt: Plain pale blue.

Tie: Ties are compulsory in Years 7 and 8.

Jumper: Dark grey V-neck jumper (optional). Sweatshirts or track-suit tops may not be worn.

Socks: Plain socks.

All students in years 7 & 8

Shoes: Navy, black or brown plain, sensible, flat shoes must be strong and suitable for school. Boots are not suitable for school.

Blazers: All students in years 7 and 8 must have a navy blazer with the school 
Badge.

Girls in years 9, 10 & 11

Skirt: Navy skirt, or pinafore dress, of a suitable style for school. Skirt length should be below the knee. If the skirt has a split; the split must be below the knee. Denim skirts are not appropriate.

Trousers: Navy school trousers in a traditional style.

Blouse: Plain, pale blue open neck blouse. If the shirt is a button up shirt, a tie must be worn.

Jumper: Navy, V-neck, jumper or cardigan (not with zips) (optional). Sweatshirts or tracksuit tops may not be worn.

Socks: Plain white or navy. Flesh-coloured, black or navy tights.

Boys in years 9, 10 & 11

Trousers: Navy school trousers in a traditional style.

Shirt: Plain pale blue.

Tie: Ties are compulsory.

Jumper: Navy, V-neck, jumper (optional). Sweatshirts or tracksuit tops may not be worn.

Socks: Plain socks.

All students in years 9, 10 & 11

Shoes: Navy, black or brown sensible, flat shoes, and must be strong and suitable for school. Boots are not suitable for school.

Blazers: All students in years 9, 10 and 11 must have a navy blazer with the school Badge.

Appearance

It is difficult to give a definitive list of what might be unacceptable in terms of appearance. Young people are influenced by fashion as we all are to a degree and this changes regularly. 

A clear uniform policy helps of course.  In general we would make judgements about the acceptability of dress and appearance based largely upon what might be considered acceptable in a conservative workplace serving the public, a bank for example. 

No extremes of appearance are acceptable.  This includes hair-styles as well as dress and the school reserves the right to judge extremes of dress and appearance.

Make-up, including fake tan and fake nails is not allowed. 

Jewellery is not allowed, except for a watch and one pair of small studs, one per ear, for girls with pierced ears.  Studs, worn at students own risk, may be worn only in the lobes of the ears and need to be removed for P.E. and Games.  Boys are not allowed to wear ear rings.

Hair – we insist on tidy hair without extremes of style throughout changing styles and fashions. No shorter than a grade 2. Long hair should have it kept tidily in place, with all hair fully tied back.

Hair spray and hair gel are not allowed for reasons of safety.  All such dressings render hair more flammable and represent an avoidable risk in the workshops, laboratories and Home Economics rooms.

School bags

School bags must be large enough to carry everything required for the school day.  Students MUST have a BACK PACK e.g. it should be robust and large enough to hold an A4 folder and large textbooks without damage.

 If uniform standards are not adhered to the school reserves the right to provide suitable uniform until a replacement item can be sourced.