Pupils are expected to:
- Be neat and tidy and maintain a high standard of personal appearance at all times.
- Have their uniform items, including their PE kit and equipment clearly labelled with their full name and form class.
- Shirts/blouses must be tucked in, top buttons and cuffs of shirts must be fastened at all times. Ties must be knotted neatly and touch the waistband of the skirt or trousers.
- Blazers MUST be worn in corridors and at break and lunch times and ONLY a school regulation jumper is permissible in cold weather.
Black blazer with school badge, white blouse buttoned to the neck with a shirt collar, school tie, knee-length dark grey kick pleat skirt (Yrs8-12), black knee socks or plain black opaque tights, plain style black leather sensible shoes. Heels must be under 4cms for safety reasons. (slingback shoes, platforms, stilettos, trainers, canvas, Vans, Converse, plimsolls or ballet pumps are NOT allowed.) A black regulation V-necked school jumper must be worn during cold weather NO alternative version of a hoodie or black zip up top is permissible. It is necessary that parents purchase a regulation jumper at the start of the school year to use during the winter months.
Pupils in Year 11 and 12 must have a senior tie
Girls in Year 13 and 14 must wear a revered blouse (no tie to be worn)
Girls hair should be neat and tidy, for guidance it should NOT be worn over the eyes or obscure vision at any time. Hair should not be tinted or dyed to extremes that are in blatant contrast to the natural hair colour. Girls with long hair MUST ensure they have an elastic hair band to tie hair back in ALL practical subjects to meet Health and Safety risk assessment requirements.
Black blazer with school badge, black/dark grey school trousers, a plain black leather belt, black/dark grey ankle socks, plain black leather school shoes. (Trainers are ONLY permitted for PE or lunchtime activities but MUST be changed before returning to class.) A black regulation V-necked school jumper must be worn during cold weather NO alternative version of a hoodie or black zip up top is permissible. It is necessary that parents purchase a regulation jumper at the start of the school year to use during the winter months.
Pupils in Year 11 and 12 must have a senior tie
Boys in Year 13 and 14 must wear a white shirt with a sixth form tie.
Boys must be close shaven and hair should be neat and tidy (no shorter than Number 2) for guidance it should NOT be worn over the eyes or obscure vision at any time. Boys hair must be well groomed, short to the collar and not tinted or dyed to extremes that are in blatant contrast to the natural hair colour.
Hair braids and hair extensions are NOT permitted. Pupils should avoid all extremes of fashion in hairstyles.
Optional: A school regulation scarf may be worn during cold weather. This can be purchased from local suppliers. No other scarf may be worn.
Jewellery – A watch and only ONE signet ring may be worn. Girls with pierced ears may wear ONE stud in each earlobe. For reasons promoting Health and Safety, students are NOT to wear any other visible piercings or retainers and will be expected to remove them if they are worn in school. If a student refuses to remove a visible piercing or retainer, work will be provided and he/she will be sent to HOY or Form teacher to be withdrawn. Continual refusal to remove piercings or retainers will result in suspension from school. (Pupils are advised that sufficient time during holidays should be allowed for healing of piercings. Retainers are NOT permitted to be worn in place of studs.)
Nail/gel polish, acrylic, artificial or gel nails are NOT allowed and, for reasons promoting Health and Safety, nails should be kept short and tidy. Parents MUST submit a request in writing to the Head of Year for any unavoidable reason where temporary deviation from this regulation may arise but must understand that nails should be removed before any return to school.
Makeup - Discreet makeup is acceptable ONLY from Year 11. Obvious or extreme makeup (including eye makeup and mascara) will be required to be removed.
There are no prescribed hats or gloves, but, if worn, they should be plain and black or dark grey in colour.
There are no prescribed Top coats, but, if worn, coats should be plain and dark grey or black in colour. Hoodies of any colour or description are not to be worn in place of a coat, under the school blazer when travelling to or from school.
The regulations about uniform will be enforced and pupils who infringe them may be withdrawn from circulation at break and/or lunchtime or during the school day. These uniform details are to be adhered to at all times. Necessary sanctions will be imposed by staff in accordance with the school’s positive behaviour policy for failure to comply with guidelines.