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School uniform

Blazer with School Badge

Black Trousers

Navy & Grey Striped Tie

White Shirt or Blouse

Jumper or Cardigan

Black Shoes

Uniform expectations


  • Blazers must be black tailored with school badge on left breast pocket.
  • Blazers must be worn whilst walking between lessons.
  • Blazers may be removed during lessons or social times.
  • Depending on weather conditions blazers may be hung up on student’s peg during the day.

Trousers & Skirts

  • Trousers should be black tailored school trousers.
  • Skirts should be black tailored school skirt (knee length). Tights and socks must be black if worn with skirt.
  • Jeans or leggings must not be worn.

School Ties

  • Ties should show 7 blue stripes when tied.
  • Ties may be removed upon staff request during practical lessons.
  • Clip on ties are available.

Shirts & Blouses

  • Shirts or blouses must be white, plain and tailored.
  • Shirts may be short sleeved or long sleeved.
  • Shirts must be tucked in.
  • Shirt sleeves must not be rolled up.
  • Students may wear a plain white t-shirt or vest underneath their shirt if needed.

Jumpers & Cardigans

  • If worn, cardigans or jumpers should be black and plain v-neck worn over their shirt underneath their blazer.


  • Shoes must be black school shoes that cover the toes or trainers that are completely black if preferred.

Further Information

  • Extremes of hair styles including unnatural colours or shaved patterns are not permitted. The Head teacher’s advice should be sought for clarification if needed.
  • Long hair must be tied back for all practical lessons.
  • If worn, make-up should be minimal and natural.
  • Nail varnish is not permitted. Acrylic and gel nails are not permitted due to safety reasons.
  • Jewellery is not permitted except for a watch and one pair of small stud earrings.
  • Religious headscarves/ turbans should be plain black or white.