- Black School jacket (boys)/fitted jacket (girls) with pockets
- Traditional School tie, to be worn with the knot tight to the shirt collar and with ends of equal length
- White shirt worn tucked in to trousers/skirt, preferably long sleeved
- Optional school grey V-neck sweater with gold/black neck stripes and logo. To be worn for additional warmth with jacket - not instead of
- Black trousers or skirt (knee length pencil, A line or pleated) No leggings, denims, combat trousers or tracksuit bottoms etc
- Tights - plain black, grey or skin toned
- Socks - plain black, grey or white
- Black footwear (Not trainers - no motifs/badges, no high heels/stilettos). Ankle length boots may be worn under trousers
- Outside clothing - plain weatherproof coat (not a 'hoody', cardigan or pullover top)
The new school uniform was introduced last September for Years 7 - 10 following an affirmative vote by parents, students and staff. Last year was not without its complications, but we are now in a position to review the uniform policy and give further information based on our experiences this year.
The uniform rules are not being changed, but we are now in a position to identify some of the issues and challenges and give clarification about how uniform items should be worn.The Jacket
This must be worn at all times, including at breaks, lunchtime and between lessons. In a lesson the teacher may give permission for students to remove them. If students are playing physically exerting games during breaks, they may remove them until returning to lessons. The sleeves should not be rolled up, and the collars and lapels should be down.White shirts
These must worn tucked in, and therefore not fitted or designed to be worn un-tucked. They should be plain in design, and not frilled or decorated or embroidered.The Tie
This must be worn at all times, unless directed to remove for Health and Safety reasons in specific lessons e.g. Technology or Science. It should be worn with the top button done up, and tied to a length which reaches approximately the persons waistband.Trousers or Skirts
Skirts must be of approximately knee length, and should not be a tube skirt made of a 'stretchy' or 'clingy' material which rides up when worn. A-line, pencil or pleated designs are acceptable only.
Trousers should be of a formal suit style, and not be stretchy and clingy or adorned with buttons or buckles. Internal pockets should be chosen, and not jean style sewn-on pockets. Hipster designs, three-quarter lengths or leggings are not acceptable.
For both skirts and trousers, buying these from our approved uniform suppliers ensures the appropriate design is chosen.Socks and Tights
These should be plain black, grey, white or flesh toned. Patterns are not permitted. Tights must not be of the footless legging style.Footwear
Black LEATHER (or leather effect) shoes are required. They should be of plain design without trainer style laces or soles and should not have differently coloured motifs or cleats.
- Canvas/cloth shoes or boots are not acceptable.
- Black leather ankle length boots should only be worn beneath trousers.
- 'Ugg' boots (or similar) are not acceptable.
- No open toed sandals, flip flops or high heels / stilettos are allowed.
Buying these from our approved uniform suppliers ensures that appropriate designs are chosen.Outdoor Clothing
Plain weatherproof coats worn over the uniform are ok, but hoodies or jumpers should not replace the uniform. Once into lesson time, these should be removed until breaktimes or lunchtimes. Scarves, hats and so on must not be worn apart from when travelling to and from school and at breaks and lunchtimes. They should be for warmth and protection from the elements, and not worn as a fashion statement.Other IssuesT- shirts
- A white T- shirt/vest worn under a shirt which is tucked in for extra warmth is acceptable, coloured ones are not, and students will be
expected to remove them.Jewellery
- should be discreet and not dangly or obvious. Large numbers of bangles or multiple earrings are not acceptable. Necklaces should not be visible. The size of a stud or sleeper (no other styles are permitted) should not exceed that of a 5 pence piece.Hair Colour
- The ruling here is that it should be of a colour that could occur naturally i.e. a child could have been born with that colour hair. Extreme styles and designs may need to be rectified.Make up
- this should be discreet and business like. Extreme amounts or colours are not acceptable. Students may be provided with facilities to remove excess make up.Piercings
- other than in the ear are not acceptable. Any rings or studs etc. must be removed at all times in school. Please only allow these at the start of the long summer holiday so that healing time is completed before school. The excuse that the piercing will 'close up' is not accepted, as we have a clear policy that we do not allow them.
Last updated: 20 June 2012