Uniform & Appearance

We place a great deal of emphasis on the appearance of our students.  We expect them to be smart, well presented and to wear full school uniform at all times, including their journey to and from school.  Students are also expected to wear their blazers/school jumpers, except for hot days when students may opt to carry these instead.   Students must have these items with them each school day regardless of the weather.   Students are also expected to wear their school lanyards whilst on the school site, except when told to remove them for eg PE or other practical lesson. 

We ask for parents'/carers' support in helping to maintain the highest of standards.

If you have any queries about uniform, please contact the school before purchasing items to avoid wasting money.  The current uniform list is here.  The uniform page also explains how you can order on-line.

Student Appearance

Students are expected to have moderate hairstyles, avoiding extremes such as shaved heads or patterns cut into their hair.
Make up and nail varnish are not to be worn (except for Years 10 and 11 students who may wear discreet make up).
Students may wear a watch and one small stud earring in their ear lobe.  Other jewellery is not permitted.  Piercings anywhere other than in the earlobe are not permitted.

Styles for shoes are not specified but we expect that parents/carers ensure that they are suitable for school and formal in style.  Trainers, backless, open-toed or high heeled shoes are not permitted; neither are leather look trainers, converse style shoes or trainer soled footwear. More information about the school's expectations for mainschool students can be found here.  For those in the sixth form, please click here.

Uniform Costs

Please note, the school sources its uniform from companies that do not import cheaply produced items from abroad.  In this way, we  ensure that appropriate employment practices apply.   We also set pricing to cover costs of purchase and associated labour cost in running the shop but not to make a commercial profit. 

Parents/carers who are in financial difficulties may write to the Headteacher to see if support can be offered with the purchase of uniform, subject to appropriate documentation. 

If your child is unable to wear the correct uniform for any reason, please write a letter of explanation to the Year Leader.  Students not meeting uniform and appearance expectations will lose social time.

Please ensure that all items of uniform are clearly labelled with your child’s name so that if they are found they can be returned to them.