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Uniform Expectations

The school’s four uniform suppliers can provide a whole uniform (apart from shoes) that meets the school's uniform requirements.  Items with the school logo can only be purchased from one of our suppliers.

Items purchased from other suppliers must meet the school's uniform requirements.

Compulsory items:

  • John Port blazer
  • John Port tie
  • Stitched down knife pleated black skirts that must be fitted to the knee. Suppliers will advise on acceptable length and fitting. Straight black fitted skirts to the knee are allowed for Years 8-11 if students already have this style of skirt. Please note that from September 2019, only the pleated skirt will be allowed.
  • Plain white firm collared formal shirt/blouse that will accommodate a tie comfortably (both long and short sleeves are acceptable). Shirts are worn tucked into trousers or skirt
  • Black trousers – plain, formal, tailored and full length
  • Socks – plain black or white
  • Tights – plain black tights
  • Formal black school shoes – plain, flat

Designated suppliers:

  • Clothing 4 SCHOOLS, Unit 1 & 2 Crown Industrial Estate, Anglesey Road, Burton on Trent, DE14 3NX Telephone: 01283 548234
  • Simply Uniform Ltd, Unit 4, Peter Baines Industrial Park, Woods Lane, Derby, DE22 3UD,               Telephone: 01332 515666                                                                                                 Email:                                                                                                                                         Website:

  • Uniform Direct, 54 Babington Lane, Derby, DE1 1SX                                                                                         Telephone: 01332 342569                                                                                                                                                                                          
  • WB Global Trading Limited, 20 Bells End Road, Walton on Trent, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 8ND                                                                                                                                                                                         Telephone: 01283 711538                                                                                                                                                              Website:   

There may be exceptional circumstances whereby a child may not be able to wear full school uniform. In this unlikely event, please contact your son/daughter’s Form Tutor with a brief explanation.

 Additional Requirements

  • 1 x navy blue or black apron (this will be used for both Design Technology and Science activities).
  • 1 x black and white check chef’s apron for Food Technology.

 PE Kit

 Compulsory items:

  • Navy/sky blue PE shirt with school logo
  • Navy/sky blue rugby shirt for boys (this is designed as a cold weather garment as well as a rugby shirt) or navy hoody with school logo for girls
  • Navy/sky blue or plain navy blue shorts or skort
  • Navy sports socks
  • Training shoes for both indoor and outdoor lessons (plimsolls/canvas shoes/pumps or footwear that is used for everyday wear is not permitted). Please note that when students use the Astroturf pitch, they should either wear trainers or boots with moulded studs (not blades) – the PE Department will advise students on this matter
  • Suitable swimwear – one piece swimsuit for girls, swimming trunks/shorts (above the knee) for boys

 Recommended items:

  • Shin pads for football/hockey
  • Gum shield for hockey/rugby (this may be purchased from the school)

 Optional items:

  • Plain navy blue/black tracksuit top
  • Students who have the previous version of the PE kit may continue to wear this providing it fits and is in good condition

 Further Clarification of Uniform Expectations

 Students may wear the following items, if they wish, subject to restrictions:

  • Undergarment beneath the shirt/blouse – this should be plain, white and unobtrusive
  • Hats may be worn in cold/wet weather, but these will need to be removed indoors
  • Belts providing they are plain, black with a small, simple buckle
  • Boots may be worn during periods of inclement weather
  • Student can wear a navy V neck jumper over their shirt and tie and underneath their blazer


The following items are strictly not allowed:

  • Gilets
  • Hoodies (other than the uniform item for PE)
  • Tight fitting trousers/leggings/black jeans/chinos
  • Short skirts/fashion skirts/stretchy or clingy fabrics
  • Decorative buttons/external zips/fashion wear
  • Long/baggy/‘boyfriend’ cardigans
  • Patterned tights
  • Trainers, including trainers that are all black (e.g. Converse, Vans, Nike Adidas etc.)/ plimsolls/casual shoes/coloured or patterned shoes/high heels/fashion boots


Additional Information

  • Coats – there is no ‘uniform’ coat. Students may wear a coat of their choice during the       winter months, but this should not have obtrusive/offensive logos or be heavily decorated
  • Students will be allowed to remove their blazer in classrooms if they become too warm
  • In the interests of safety, students may remove their blazer in laboratories and workshops. Long hair must be tied back in laboratories and workshops, aprons must also be worn
  • Jewellery – students may wear a watch, one pair of small stud earrings and/or one small item of religious jewellery. Students may not wear any other decorative piercings to the face or body whilst in school
  • Make-up – students will be asked to remove excessive make-up, false nails and brightly          coloured nail varnish. Nails should be of a sensible length and should be a clear, natural           colour
  • Hair - no extreme colours or styles are permitted, and any hair accessories should be in    keeping with formal wear


The school will deal sensitively and discreetly with cases of financial hardship that may prevent a student being able to access school resources. We may not be in a position to consider cases where families are not entitled to Free School Meals. If you wish to pursue financial assistance for your child, please write to their Head of Year/Pastoral Manager.