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.
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.
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 college:
Napier - silver
Stratford - blue
Trenchard - red
Ties are available to purchase from the School Office
Jumper or Cardigan - v-neck, black, standard waist length
Skirt or trousers – mid-grey, knee-length, pleated skirt or mid-grey trousers
Tights – black or natural, not patterned, black ankle socks in summer
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 or skirt - black only
Students may wear one pair (only) of plain ear studs. Other body piercings are not allowed for any students.
Flamboyant or extreme hair colours and hairstyles are not acceptable. Make-up, if worn, should be discreet.
Coloured nail polish/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 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 break and lunch.
If a student arrives at school in non-uniform items, parents will be contacted and the student sent home to change:
- Denim or leather clothing
- Black trousers or skirts
- Leggings or jeans
- T-shirts with logos worn under shirts or blouses
- Training/canvas shoes and soft shoes with logos
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)