The Thomas Hardye School
"Knowledge and Truth"

School Uniform

School uniform develops a feeling of self-esteem among students and does much to eliminate feelings of inequality as well as projecting a positive image for the school. The principles of the school uniform are smart, professional and understated. All students (other than the Sixth Form) will wear the items of dress set out below.

The school asks for your co-operation to ensure that your child always comes to school wearing correct school uniform. If for any reason this is not possible, please write a note to your child’s tutor.

All students in the lower school have a locker for bags and coats.

Thomas Hardye School Uniform
Dress Common to All

Blazer - black with the school crest blazer badge

Shirt - white, of sufficient length to be tucked in

Tie - clip-on only, the correct colour for your child's year group:

Year 9 - red
Year 10 - silver
Year 11 - blue

Ties are available to purchase from the School Office

Jumper or Cardigan - v-neck, black, standard waist length

Skirt or trousers – mid-grey trousers or mid-grey pleated skirt, unrolled, unaltered and of an appropriate length

Tights – black or natural, not patterned

Socks - dark colour with no patterns or designs

Shoes - black school shoes, they must be leather/leather look/polishable. Boots, suede or canvas or shoes with prominent or coloured logos are not permitted. Examples of acceptable shoes below.

Sports and PE

Sports Top - blue and grey

Sports Socks - black

PE Top - white t-shirt

Sports shorts, skirt or leggings - black only

Students may wear one pair (only) of discreet earrings and a wrist watch. Other body piercings and visible jewellery are not allowed for any students.

Flamboyant or extreme hair colours and hairstyles are not acceptable. Make-up or nail varnish, if worn, should be discreet. False nails are not permitted

Students may wear coats on the way to and from school, and during break and lunch if the weather is inclement. Coats may not be worn between or in lessons. Students may wear less formal outdoor wear, such as hooded tops, on the way to and from school, but must store them in their locker upon arrival at school, and may not wear them during the school day, inlcuding break and lunch.

Non-Uniform Items

If a student arrives at school in non-uniform items, parents may be contacted and the student sent home to change. This includes:

Parents should contact the School Office if they have any questions about personal appearance, hairstyles or uniform BEFORE purchase.


formal black school shoes, they must be leather/leather-look/polishable. Trainers, boots, skate shoes, shoes designed for leisure wear, suede or canvas shoes or shoes with prominent logos are not permitted. (See photos below showing examples of acceptable/unacceptable shoes – this is not an exhaustive list)

Examples of acceptable shoes
Acceptable Shoes
Examples of unacceptable shoes
Unacceptable Shoes

Uniform Donations

We are collecting donations of school uniform that are in good, clean condition. There is very high demand for this from students who are having difficulties obtaining the required items. Kindly drop any items to school reception, they will be very much appreciated. All proceeds from sales help support disadvantaged students.

Buying Pre-owned Uniform

If you would like to buy preowned uniform ready for September, you should book a slot for our preowned uniform sale, which is held in July each year. The link to booking slots will be available on this page after the Easter break.

If you wish to purchase second-hand uniform during the school year, please complete this online form and someone will get in touch with you once they have checked if there are suitable items available.

Prices: Blazers are £5.00 and all other items are £1.00

Clothing Allowance for Free School Meal Students