A full guide to school uniform for 2018, including illustrations of acceptable uniform items, can be found here.
All students are required to wear school uniform. Parents are expected to support students to help them look smart and uphold the dress code. The following school uniform has been agreed by Governors for Years 10 and 11 for 2018/ 19.
Black skirts for girls – traditional tailored straight, A-line or pleated school skirts, typically polyester and viscose fabric. Skirt lengths should be practical for a school working environment. Skirts should not be cotton or denim fabric because this fades quickly. If tights are worn with a skirt they should be plain black.
Black trousers for girls and boys – these need to be traditional tailored school trousers with a crease, typically polyester and viscose fabric. Trousers such as jeans, chinos, leggings or tight fitted “jegging” style trousers are not acceptable. Short, cropped, or ankle grazer style trousers are not allowed. Trousers should not be cotton or denim fabric because this fades quickly.
Plain socks with trousers or skirts, if worn with skirts sock length should be below the knee.
Sensible plain black school shoes without logos – leather or ‘leather look’. trainers are acceptable, but they must not have coloured logo designs or sole trims.
Sweatshirts, cardigans or V-neck jumpers
Plain black embroidered with school crest, black round neck cardigan embroidered with school crest or black V-neck jumper embroidered with school crest. Plain black jumpers/cardigans or patterned /inappropriate logos are not permitted. No hoodies are allowed as part of the school uniform.
White polo shirt embroidered with school crest. Students are not permitted to wear vest tops or any other tops over the polo shirt, other than official embroidered school tops.
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.
Jackets must be smart and professional and free of pictures, messages and logos. No Denim Jackets. Outdoor jackets with hoods can be worn, but the hoods must be down while students are anywhere on school premises unless raining. Jackets must be removed when in the classroom.
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 Room 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 time in isolation.
No visible tattoos are permitted. Any student with a visible tattoo will be required to cover them during the school day.
Hair should be a natural colour even if dyed i.e. pink, purple, green, blue 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 result in a student being placed in isolation
Plain only, in keeping with professional office dress. Fashion belts are not permitted.
Sleeper or stud earrings only. No excessive jewellery. Students wearing excessive jewellery or belts will be asked to remove the items and then hand them in to the Year Room for collection at the end of the school day.
PLEASE NOTE:- STUDENTS WHO DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE UNIFORM CODE AND FAIL TO ADDRESS ANY ISSUES WITHIN AN AGREED TIME WILL BE PLACED IN ISOLATION
Mobile phones, smartphones etc. are permitted in school for use at break and lunchtime. They must not be taken in to examinations. Phones must be switched off in lessons and not be visible unless students are asked by a member of staff to use their phone as part of the lesson. Students are not permitted to use their phones to record or film around school. Any students found to be doing so will be asked to delete such material in front of a member of staff.
Music players and iPods are permitted in school for use at break and lunchtime. All earpieces should be kept out of sight. If they are visible they will be confiscated and made available for collection at the end of the school day.
All students will change clothing and footwear for PE whether they are participating or not. We do not have a specific PE uniform but students should adhere to the following guidance:-
1. All jewellery and piercings must be removed or taped over. Boys and girls with long hair must tie it back
2. Sports clothing should be worn appropriate to the activity. Low cut/revealing tops are not acceptable
3. PE kit is a complete change of clothing for the lesson.
4. Students must wear studded footwear for rugby and football. Shinpads must be worn for football and it is our strong recommendation that shinpads are also worn for hockey. These activities are not compulsory but part of an option system.
Throughout PE lessons students with injuries or sick notes will be involved with umpiring, scoring, coaching etc.
Students need basic equipment for school. Please ensure your child brings a pen, pencil, ruler and maths equipment every day.
All items of school uniform are available from:-
The Courtyard, 52 Market Street, Ashby de la Zouch, LE65 1AN
Telephone: 01530 564446
Pupils School Wear
35 West Street, Swadlincote DE11 9DN
Telephone: 01283 224512
If you have any doubts about the suitability of any items please email Mr Binns at firstname.lastname@example.org for clarification. We do not want a situation in September where your child does not meet our uniform criteria and has to be isolated until the situation is resolved.
Sixth Form (2017/18)
The majority of students prefer to have a dress code in the Sixth Form, as this saves competitive dressing and the daily anxiety over what to wear. We expect you to dress as if you are working in a business/office environment, thus low cut tops, cropped trousers, shorts, flip flops etc are not acceptable.
Issues with the dress code will be dealt with by Form Tutors and House Managers in the first instance. Students may be asked to return home to change into appropriate clothing.
Black footwear only - Plimsolls, trainers and canvas shoes are not acceptable, nor is ‘fashion footwear’ eg. military boots. Footwear should be suitable for an office environment.
Plain black trousers – this does not include black denim or denim effect fabric. Trousers should be plain cut, of a traditional style with no studs or buttons Skinny jeans, jean style chinos, black jeans, leggings or jeggings are not permitted.. All trousers should be full lenght and a suitable material for school. Jean-style trousers are not allowed no matter what material they are made from.
Plain black, sensible length.
Plain burgundy or grey only, sensible length.
Polo shirts with school crest may be worn with plain grey/burgundy jumper, sweatshirt or cardigan. Plain polo neck or crew neck plain grey/burgundy sweaters may be worn. Burgundy or plain grey blouses may be worn. No black tops. No thin-strapped/vest style tops. No hoodies. Polo shirts and sweatshirts with school logo are available from uniform stockists.
Outdoor jackets must be in keeping with professional office dress (denim is unacceptable). Outdoor jackets with hoods can be worn, but the hoods must be down while students are on the school premises. No ‘hoodies’, zipped or otherwise, at any time. Outdoor jackets must be removed when in classrooms. Hoodies/casual, fashion tops will not be considered as Outdoor jackets so should not be worn to school.
Hats & Scarves
Hats, scarves and gloves must be removed when in the buildings.
Students will be asked to remove or cover up studs/rings on their person.
No visible tattoos are permitted.
Hair should be a natural colour even if dyed, ie. no pink, blue, green colour is acceptable. Hair should be styled in keeping with professional office dress.
Sleeper or stud earrings only. No excessive jewellery. Students will be asked to remove excess jewellery and belts.
Plain black only, in keeping with professional office dress.Any parents who have difficulty providing uniform should contact Mr Staniforth before their son/ daughter is due to start at the school.