School Uniform

All items of school uniform, PE and games kit should be purchased from the official stockists of school uniform and PE kit, Schoolblazer, please see www.schoolblazer.com.

Please note: all articles brought to school must be clearly marked with the pupil’s name, with name tapes sewn on to garments. Pupils must arrive at School and depart from School in uniform unless special permission has been given. 

Uniform For Boys

  • Navy blue blazer with badge and charcoal-grey trousers from the official School outfitters only
  • School tie with logo from official School outfitters only
  • White shirt 
  • V-neck navy blue jumper in house colours from official School outfitters only
  • Black socks
  • Black low-heeled shoes, plain and polishable (no boots, suede shoes or trainer shoes are permitted)
  • School scarf/dark blue or black
  • Science - [protective clothing] - white laboratory coat
  • Food Technology - [protective clothing] - PVC or plain white apron
  • Art & Design – overall or old, adult size, shirt 
NB It is NOT permissible on hygiene grounds to use the same protective clothing for both Science and Food Technology.

PE/Games Kit

All items below are compulsory for all students:

  • School white PE shirt
  • School rugby shirt (reversible) & School games shorts 
  • School games socks
  • School tracksuit bottoms (either windproof and/or School Taslan waterproof)
  • School swimming shorts 
  • School hoody and/or Taslan waterproof top 
  • Cricket trousers (white)
  • School PE shorts
  • School cricket shirt
  • School cricket sweater (for Year 7 squad players)
  • School navy blue baselayer
  • NB The School waterproof top will be the only one permitted to be worn for all sporting activity (including PE and Games) at School

Other Equipment

  • Plain Navy Swim Hat
  • Predominantly Black Games Boots (Football/Rugby style) to be fitted with approved British Standard Rugby Safety Studs (kite marked) where required
  • Predominantly White Tennis or Training Shoes (which must be lace up in style) for PE and other sporting activities
  • White Socks
  • Cricket Clothing is not required until the Trinity (Summer) Term
  • Hockey Stick and Tennis Racquet - these are not essential items of equipment but anyone wishing to use their own stick and/or racquet is encouraged to do so

N.B. Any parents or pupils requiring clarification on the suitability of either existing or future footwear should contact either the Director of Sport (Mr Howe) or the Head of PE (Mr Davies) prior to purchase.

Uniform For Girls

  • Navy blue blazer with badge and skirt in tartan colours (no shorter than knee-length) from official School outfitters only
  • Fitted blouse with revers (long or short sleeved)
  • Navy blue jumper in House colours (no cardigans) from official School outfitters only
  • Opaque plain black tights (plain black ankle socks may be worn in the summer term)
  • Black LOW-HEELED, plain, polishable shoes (no thick soles, stiletto heels, suede or boots)
  • School Scarf /dark blue or black
  • Science (protective clothing) - white laboratory coat
  • Food Technology (protective clothing) - PVC or plain white apron
  • Art & Design – overall or old adult size shirt

NB It is not permissible on hygiene grounds to use the same protective clothing for both Science and Food Technology. Girls’ long hair must be tied back off the face for safety reasons. Any hair bands must be black.

PE/Games Kit

All items below are compulsory for all students:

  • School games shirt and skort
  • School white PE shirt
  • School games socks
  • School tracksuit bottoms (either windproof and/or School Taslan waterproof) 
  • School swimming costume with logo 
  • School hoody and/or Taslan waterproof top
  • School PE shorts
  • School navy blue baselayer

NB The School waterproof top will be the only one permitted to be worn for all sporting activity (including PE and Games) at School.
 

Other Equipment

  • Plain Navy Swim Hat
  • Predominantly Black Hockey/Astroturf Shoes 
  • Predominantly White Tennis or Training Shoes (which must be lace up in style) for PE and other sporting activities
  • White Socks
  • Hockey Stick. All girls require their own Hockey Stick which should be clearly marked with their own name and will be required for September
  • Tennis Racquet - this is not an essential item of equipment but anyone wishing to use their own racquet is encouraged to do so
  • White Cricket trousers for all squad players

N.B. Any parents or pupils requiring clarification on the suitability of either existing or future footwear should contact either the Director of Sport (Mr Howe) or the Head of PE (Mr Davies) prior to purchase

Safety Equipment

Shin Pads - Hockey
Parents/guardians are also strongly encouraged to ensure that all pupils have shin-guards for use in Hockey. This applies to all girls from Year 6 and to boys in Year 7 and upwards who are playing hockey. 

Gum Shield (For Hockey & Rugby) 
It remains the individual’s choice with regard to the wearing of a mouthguard, but parents/guardians are strongly advised to ensure that their child has a correctly fitted mouthguard for contact sports: Rugby Football and both Girls’ and Boys’ Hockey. 

Headguards (Rugby Football)
It is recommended that Junior Pupils and/or newcomers to the game of Rugby Football should consider the purchase of an IRB approved Rugby Headguard. This item assists in promoting confidence and also in reducing the chance and effect of potential injury.

Backpack

It is highly recommended to choose a backpack which will provide comfort and support to your child’s back. The ChiroPak is exclusively endorsed by the Chiropractors Association of Australia. It is ergonomically designed with a unique adjustable spinal board speci cally designed to allow you to shape the pack to your child’s back, evenly distributing weight & reducing the likelihood of back pain and spinal problems caused by carrying heavy items. The ChiroPak is available online at www.marathonbagsdirect.com or call Marathon School Supplies on 01932 359188. 

Sixth Form Dress Code

Sixth Form students adopting a uniform code based on business dress. The School’s reputation depends in part upon the appearance and behaviour of all pupils and students. We expect the Sixth Form to maintain high standards and thereby set a good example to younger pupils. Expectation is that dress will be similar to formal business dress and this specifically requires dress to maintain a level of decency that is not a distraction to other members of the school.

The below attempts to define more closely the general appearance required of our Sixth Formers. It does not attempt to deal with every aspect of clothing, nor does it lay down to the last inch what constitutes unacceptable length etc. What it is offering is a guide to a common-sense approach to dress, one that gives ample scope for individuality within the broadly stated aim of the School. The Headmaster must, of course, be the final arbiter of what constitutes acceptable appearance and it is expected that students will appreciate this and comply with his wishes.

Young Men

A suit, or jacket and trousers of a sensibly subdued colour should be worn. Denim or corduroy jeans are not allowed. Other items of clothing, i.e. socks, shoes, ties, etc should be in keeping with the smart appearance. Denim shirts are not allowed. Jumpers must be V-necked and plain, and are not a substitute for a jacket. Crew-necks that obscure the tie are not allowed. Boots are not allowed. Coats should not be worn indoors.

It is expected that boys’ hair will be in a style that is tidy; avoiding extremes of length and unnatural hair colouring. As a general guide hair should be above the collar and ears. Beards, moustaches, and stubble are also not allowed. Make-up should not be worn. Finger rings may be worn but not jewellery such as earrings or nose rings.

 

Young Women

A suit of a sensible subdued colour should be worn together with a smart, sleeved top/blouse. To clarify, a suit could be a dress & jacket, skirt & jacket or trousers & jacket. In all instances the two pieces should be of the same material. Skirts should be of knee length or longer and tops should not be too low cut or expose bare midriffs. Items that are not suitable include T-shirts and tops with slogans. Other items of clothing e.g. tights should be in keeping with the smart appearance and should not be patterned or fishnet in appearance. Denim is not allowed. A coat and scarf may be worn when outside but neither is acceptable when indoors. Boots should only be worn with a trouser suit and shoes should have low heels for health and safety reasons. Very high-heeled, sling-back, or flip-flop style shoes are not considered to be practical or safe.

Jewellery

Jewellery may be worn although nose studs, tongue piercing and other extreme piercings are not acceptable. It is expected that girls’ hairstyles, and make up will be in a similar spirit of moderation.

 

Science and Sport

A lab coat/overall for practical subjects such as Sciences/Art etc. is required. Sports kit is the same as that worn throughout the School. Details can be found in student planners.

 

NB/ The Sixth Form uniform code is currently under review. Any changes will be implemented from September 2018.