School Dress Code
The School uniform is as follows:
- Blazer - a plain black blazer with the school badge must be worn
- School Trousers - Tailored plain black trousers which cover the ankle. ‘Tight or skinny fit’ trousers or jeans must not be worn. There should be no visible buttons or zips.
- School Skirt - Plain black knee length skirts. Tight fitting or ‘tube’ skirts must not be worn.
- School Shirt/Blouse - Plain white with long or short sleeves and a collar, suitable for wearing with the school tie. This means a shirt with a fastening top button.
- School Tie - A clip on black tie with the relevant House colour stripe
- School Sweatshirt - Plain black, v-neck with the school badge
- Shalwar - Plain black, plain cotton, narrow tapered trousers
- Kameez - Plain black, plain cotton, straight line, mid-calf length dress with round neck and long or short sleeves. A school sweatshirt may also be worn
- Scarf/Chunni/Duppatta - Plain white or black, plain cotton scarf
- Hair - Hair must be worn in an appropriate style and should be of one natural colour. Hair styles and patterning which could be deemed offensive are not permitted.
- Socks - Black or grey
- Tights - Black or neutral
- Footwear - Flat, black shoes (no logos), with a sturdy sole, that can be polished and are not suede. Training Shoes of any type are not allowed apart from for PE lessons, or sporting activities at break times.
Outside coats need not be black or white but we would encourage the purchase of sensible coats in school colours. Hooded jackets (hoodies) are not permitted .
In winter, a plain black, plain knit, ski style hat may be worn outside buildings during bad weather. Badges and logos other than that of the school are not permitted.
In summer, a plain black or white cotton sun hat may be worn outside buildings if a hat is necessary. Badges and logos other than that of the school are not permitted.
All clothing should be clearly marked with the student's name.
Students are expected to be neatly and smartly dressed at all times.
Items of Dress which may NOT be worn
- Casual trousers, denims, ski pants, leggings, track suit bottoms, combats, or hipsters.
- Jeans, including black denims.
- Tracksuit or trainer bottoms, other than in Physical Education
- Leisure shorts such as Bermuda shorts, cycling shorts or culottes
- Polo, roll neck jumpers, crop tops or cutaway style blouses
- Mini skirts (above 7.5cm from the top of the knee), or skirts with extended revealing slit or those made out of a stretch elastic type material
- Padded lumberjack shirts, padded denim shirts
- Self patterned, shiny, embroided or jewelled materials, lace or pattern in cultural dress
- Garments may not display slogans or badges other than the school badge
- Trainers, sandals, flimsy or open toe shoes, mules, high heels, stilettos or kitten heels must not be worn. Heavy boots for instance those with steel toe caps are also not to be worn
- Large decorated or studded belts
Our first consideration is the safety of our students. The wearing of certain jewellery can be a danger to them or to others, eg heavy chains, bracelets, medallions, or sovereign rings
- The school reserves the right to request any student to remove jewellery which we believe could cause injury to themselves or others
- One small nose stud is allowed but must be removed during PE lessons in the interests of safety. Nose rings are not allowed
- With respect to ear-rings, students may wear only one small, solid stud or plain sleeper to a maximum size of a five pence piece in each ear. They must be removed during PE lessons
- No other form of body piercing is allowed in school
- The steel bangle worn by members of our Sikh community has a religious significance. It should be as small and light as possible for safety reasons. No other type of bracelet should be worn
- With respect to rings, one plain ring is allowed. The wearing of more than one ring or any ring other than a plain type is not permitted
- Students may wear a wrist watch
Make-up and Nail Varnish
The wearing of make-up, tinted lipsalve or nail varnish is not allowed.