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School Uniform and Appearance

All pupils are expected to wear their school uniform correctly at all times, including to and from school. If pupils are not in full school uniform they will not be able to attend lessons. Pupils will work in the school’s internal exclusion room (205G) until the correct uniform is worn. A pupil can be sent home to change.


Further Clarification


Black with embroidered Heathland badge.


Compulsory- it is to be worn at all times unless given permission by a teacher.


Year 7, 8 and 9 – Clip-on lower school House tie

Year 10 and 11 – Clip-on upper school House tie


Must cover the top button on the shirt



Plain and white

Collars must be designed to accommodate a tie and have a top button which fastens.


Shirts must be sufficiently generous to tuck fully into the skirt/trousers.

Top button must be done up and shirts must be tucked in.


Plain black straight cut trousers which are sufficiently tailored to keep the shirt tucked in.


Trousers must not be skin tight or boot cut and must have a natural hang

Belts must be plain black and without large distinctive buckles


Black formal - knee length.


Skirts must be formal with no slits – A line design. Fitted / tight skirts of a stretchy material are not permitted


Black school V neck jumper with Heathland logo.


The jumper is optional; it cannot be worn in place of a blazer. Cardigans are not to be worn and hoodies are not permitted.


Plain black socks or

Plain black tights.


No 'leg warmers' or to the knee socks. No coloured socks of any kind. White socks should only be worn in PE lessons and activities.


Black (upper and sole)

Smart, plain and can be polished.

Ballerina pumps, trainer style shoes (even if leather), canvas style footwear, boots and ‘Kickers’ are not permitted as they are not formal school footwear.

Scarf and Gloves

Must be plain black.

These can be worn to and from school but must be removed upon entering the school building.


Outdoor coats

Must be either black or dark blue (some reflective detail is permitted for safety reasons).

These can be worn to and from school but must be removed upon entering the school building.

Leather jackets or sports jackets including hoodies are not permitted


Hair bands, ribbons, clips and any other item used in the hair should be plain black.

Hair should be smart and formal.

No distinctive flowers, frills or large bows. Dyed hair of any type or any other type of distinctive/extreme hairstyles are not permitted.

No shaved designs or lines are allowed in hair or eyebrows.


Further Clarification


One small single plain stud earring may be worn in each ear lobe

Rings, necklaces, bracelets must not be worn

No other piercing is acceptable e.g. cartilage of ear, eyebrow, nose or lip. Excuses that they cannot be taken out because they have only just been done will not be accepted and students will be instructed to remove them.

All jewellery must be removed for PE lessons and clubs.


Make up

Make up of any form is not permitted

No mascara, foundation, coloured lip-balm or false eye lashes.

Artificial nails or nail varnish are not permitted and students will be instructed to remove them.

Coloured contact lenses are not permitted.


Must be dark blue or black in colour


Large logos, which cover more than 50% of the bag, are not acceptable nor are handbags for girls.

Bags should be big enough to hold equipment and school books up to A4 size.

Students should expect detentions or confiscation of an item if they wear the uniform incorrectly

Sixth Form Dress Code

Students should dress as they would in a formal environment.  Extremes of fashion are not acceptable.

Male sixth form students are expected to wear:

  • A formal suit and tie; jacket and trousers
  • A collared shirt
  • Formal shoes
  • Hair should be of a style that is acceptable in business / professional life e.g no excessive colouring or shaved patterns
  • Jumpers should be V Neck

Female sixth form students are expected to wear:

  • A formal jacket
  • A collared shirt, blouse or formal top
  • A tailored dress, skirt or trousers
  • Formal shoes
  • Hair should be of a style that is acceptable in business / professional life e.g no excessive colouring
  • Casual knitwear is not permitted

Tight fitting:  skirts, trousers, or dresses are not permitted nor are three quarter cut trousers

The following are not acceptable:

Casual footwear, Kickers or Dr Martin type boots; short skirts and dresses; jeans; jeggings; heavily patterned trousers or hoodies.

No facial piercings are permitted apart from either nose or ear studs. Large hoop earrings are not permitted due to health and safety issues.

If sixth formers break the dress code they should be referred to the relevant Head of Year.

Only SMT, and Heads of Year 12 and 13 have the authority to send students home.

Teachers can discipline students for breaching the school’s rules on appearance and uniform. The Headmaster or a person authorised by the Headmaster may ask a pupil to go home briefly to remedy a breach of the school’s rules on appearance or uniform.

‘This is not an exclusion but an authorised absence. However, if the pupil continues to breach uniform rules in such a way as to be sent home to avoid school, or takes longer than is strictly necessary to effect the change, the pupil’s absence may be counted as an unauthorised absence. In either case the pupil’s parents will be notified’ pg 7 Department for Education (DfE) Guidance September 2013 ‘School Uniform’