All students are expected to adhere to the school's uniform guidelines which help to create a strong sense of school identity and community.
Boys' uniform: David Luke eco jacket, David Luke eco trousers (slim or sturdy fit), white shirt and Ashby School maroon tie (clip on).
Girls' uniform: David Luke eco jacket with David Luke eco trousers or Trutex Castle Tartan pleat skirt (grey) or Trutex twin kick pleat skirt (black), white blouse, Ashby School maroon tie (clip on).
All items, apart from white shirts, must be purchased from the school's registered stockists, Ashby Schoolwear at Ashby or Pupil Schoolwear at Swadlincote.
Uniform can be ordered for delivery from www.ashbyschoolwear.co.uk from 1 June 2021. There is free delivery on orders over £50.
Skirts (as above) - All skirts must be purchased from recognised suppliers. No other skirts will be permitted.
Trousers - Black trousers for girls and boys. Trousers must be in a tailored style and made of polyester. They must not be skin tight or jeans or jean or chino-style. We strongly recommend David Luke eco trousers (slim or sturdy fit) which are available from our suppliers. Students in school have tried these on and were happy with both the style and comfort.
Blazers - These are fitted blazers tailored specifically to girls and boys.
Jumpers - These are optional but, if worn, must be purchased from the recognised suppliers.
Tights – Tights can be grey, natural or black.
Shirts - Plain white shirt or blouse (long or short-sleeved).
Socks - Plain dark socks with trousers or skirts. If worn with skirts, sock length should be below the knee.
Shoes - These should be leather or leather look and must be a traditional shoe that can be polished. Canvas shoes, trainers or trainer-style shoes and boots are not acceptable. Dr Martens shoes may be worn but not ankle or high boot types.
Images of acceptable shoes can be found here. If in doubt, please consult school before making a purchase.
Hats - Hats, scarves and gloves must be smart and professional and fit for purpose. They must be removed when in school buildings. Baseball caps are not permitted on the school site.
Hoodies - Hoodies are not permitted in school.
Outdoor jackets - Jackets must be smart and professional and free of pictures, messages and logos. No denim jackets. Outdoor jackets may have hoods but hoods must be down while studetns are anywhere on school premises unless raining. Jackets must be removed in classrooms.
Body piercings - No facial piercings are permitted (tongue, nose, lip etc). Any students wearing these will be required to remove studs/ rings and hand them in to the Year 10/ 11 office for collection at the end of the school day. Alternatively, you will be asked to either tape up the piercing or wear a retainer or clear plastic stud. Refusal will result in inclusion.
Tattoos - No visible tattoos are permitted. Any students with a visible tattoo will be required to cover it during the school day.
Hair colour - Hair should be of a natural colour even if dyed (ie. pink/ purple/ blue etc are not acceptable). Hair should be styled in keeping with professional office dress. No extreme styles, such as mohicans, punk styles, hair art and tattooing. Any of the above will be result in a student being placed in inclusion.
Belts - Plain only, in keeping with professional office dress. Fashion belts are not permitted.
Jewellery - Sleeper or stud earrings only. No excessive jewellery. Students wearing excessive jewellery or belts will be asked to remove the items and hand them in to the Year 10/ 11 office for collection at the end of the school day.
Examples of the new uniform can be found at the bottom of this page.