The navy blue blazers with the school badge must be worn at all times unless a teacher has given the students a permission to remove them for the duration of a lesson. If that's the case, however, the students must put their blazers back on before leaving the room.
Plain blue shirt, long or short sleeved, must be fully buttoned up and tucked inside the trousers or skirt.
The v-neck jumper with school badge is optional and can be taken off in warm temperatures.
The tie, in house colours, needs to be neatly tied so that it fully covers the top button of the shirt and the school badge is clearly displayed just below the knot.
The only type of trousers permitted are tailored, straight-legged plain black school trousers of waist height and full length. No jeans, chinos, cords, combats, hipsters, flares, skinny fit or tracksuit style are allowed. The trousers must not have any fashion accessories, e.g. leg pockets, zips or decorative buttons. A plain black belt may be worn if necessary, but no fashion belts are allowed.
The skirts must be plain black, tailored and of knee length. No split, skater, tiered or stretchy skirts are allowed.
Black leather or polishable leather style shoes. 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.
One small stud in one or each ear lobe is acceptable. No other earrings or piercings of any kind are permitted. A plain wristwatch and one charity band may be worn, but no bracelets or fashion watches are allowed. No hairbands of any description must be worn around the wrists. Necklaces and rings are not permitted. The only exceptions are medical and religious necklaces and bracelets, which must be worn under the shirt and not visible at any time. All jewellery must be removed for PE.
Minimal, discreet make up is permitted, but no bright lipstick, eyeliner, excessive mascara or nail varnish must be worn. Tattoos, henna and real, must not be visible.
Hair colours must be natural. No extreme colours or hair styles are allowed. Plain hair bands and clips may be worn, but no fashion hair clips, bands or bows are permitted.
Outdoor coats and jackets may be worn on the way to and from school, but must be removed inside the school building.
Reviewed: March 2015
On occasions, students are allowed to wear clothes other than the school uniform. This may include non-uniform days which raise money and awareness for charities, or as a form or house reward. Whilst this gives students the opportunity to express themselves as individuals, it must be done in an appropriate way: smart casual is what we are promoting. It is particularly important that any student dress on these occasions recognises that school is still a working environment.
Clothing worn by students on non-uniform days must still be safe and practical for school use particularly in Science and Technology.
Please do not wear logos that may cause offence to others.
If students arrive inappropriately attired, parents will be contacted and asked to bring in more suitable clothing to school.
Hats – should not be worn in school
Hair – should not be coloured for non-uniform days
Jewellery – Normal rules apply
Makeup – Normal rules apply
Clothing – the following items are not allowed to be worn:
Onesies – aren’t suitable for school
Shorts, skirts and dresses, if worn, should be at least knee length, or worn with leggings/thick tights. No ‘short’ shorts. Sleeveless tops with broad straps are acceptable.
Footwear – high heels and platform boots or shoes should not be worn, neither should flip flops or strappy sandals. Closed footwear (shoes, trainers) should be worn in practical subjects.
It is recognised that this dress code will not cover all issues that may arise.
No student should wear fancy dress in school.
Last reviewed: September 2017