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Towards Consistency — Uniform


Uniform should be worn with pride — it creates a sense of identity and equality, it is business-like, it prevents fashion displays, it enables students to be easily identified. All staff need to challenge uniform infringements, no matter how small, as this enables a consistent message to be reinforced across the school. Students who arrive in school wearing the incorrect uniform should be referred to their Head of Year who will take appropriate action with SLT support as necessary.

Our Uniform

Girls' Uniform

  • Black blazer and school badge.
  • Plain black v-neck jumper that shows the school tie. (optional)
  • Compulsory black pleated skirt (to be ordered from Adelie please) or full-length black trousers of accepted design (not flared, denim, Lycra/stretchy, not leggings).
  • White shirt/blouse with buttons to the neck.
  • The regular gold and black school tie.
  • Plain black, polishable shoes with low heels.  (Trainers/boots/pumps/canvas shoes are not permitted). 
  • Plain black tights or white socks.
  • A plain outdoor coat.

Boys' Uniform

  • Black blazer and school badge.
  • Plain black v-neck jumper that shows the school tie. (optional)
  • Black trousers – (not flared, denim, Lycra/stretchy, not leggings).
  • White shirt that buttons to the neck.
  • The regular gold and black school tie.
  • Plain black, polishable shoes.  (Trainers/boots/black pumps and canvas shoes are not permitted). 
  • Plain black socks.
  • A plain outdoor coat.

PE Kit

Girls (compulsory)

  • Polo shirt (black & amber with school badge)
  • Plain black leggings OR shorts (see below)
  • White ankle socks
  • Trainers

Boys (compulsory)

  • Polo shirt (black & amber with school badge)
  • Shorts (either plain black with no logo or black shorts with the school logo)
  • White ankle socks
  • Trainers, boots and gum shield


  • For girls and boys, shorts with the school logo
  • For girls and boys, ¼ zipped top (black and amber with school badge)
  • Multi Games shirt (black & amber with school badge)
  • Hoody (black & amber with school badge)
  • Plain black tracksuit bottoms may be worn at the discretion of the teacher in cold weather.

During lessons and tutor time

Uniform should be worn as per guidelines — shirts tucked in, top button done up, ties done up and tight. Blazers should be worn with sleeves rolled down. Any make-up should be worn in KS4 only and should be natural and unobtrusive. Skirts should be of a reasonable length. Jewellery and piercings should be worn according to school policy (one pair of ear-studs & one ring). Coats should be removed during lessons and tutor time. Shoes should be normal school shoes. Staff should challenge uniform being worn incorrectly and check uniform at the beginning and end of every lesson. Persistent wearing of incorrect uniform should be logged via Classcharts. If uniform can be corrected through teacher intervention then it should be.

In the Corridors

As above — students can only wear trainers if they are playing football during social time and must change back into their school shoes before re-entering the building. Staff should expect the same standard of dress on and around the school site during social time and duty teams should ensure that uniform is checked on arrival to/departure from school and entering the building.

Incorrect uniform

If a student arrives in school wearing incorrect uniform, they should be sent to their Head of Year in Student Services. Examples include extreme hair colour/style, incorrect piercings, tight/flared trousers, trainers or other incorrect footwear, ripped or frayed uniform, nail varnish, obtrusive make-up. Skirts and trousers should not be denim/lycra/canvas. Heads of Year will note the uniform infringement and work with parents and SLT to rectify uniform within an agreed time limit which will be noted in the planner.

Sixth Form Dress Code

Students must follow the dress code (no shorts, no flip-flops, clean and presentable) and wear their ID badge visibly at all times. Staff must challenge infringements to this policy, asking students to return home if inappropriately dressed or to collect a temporary ID badge from PSM.

Purchasing Uniform

Uniform can be purchased online with our supplier and collected from Adelie or from school reception if requested.

All exchanges must be made within 30 days and direct with our suppliers, Adelie — for more information on this, please contact them using the details below:

Unit 1 & 2
The Rope Walk
Beech Avenue
01752 660145

Alternatively, order forms can be downloaded below.

Pupils in receipt of the Pupil Premium are entitled to an annual allowance of £150 which may be used to purchase school uniform.

The Uniform Store in Plymouth offers free second-hand uniform – 93 New George Street. The school keeps a limited stock of second hand uniform in reception as well.

Please contact Mrs Castle in reception on 337193 for any information about the ordering & collection of uniform.

Any uniform ordered on or after Friday 7th July 2023, will need to collected direct from Adelie and not school reception.

Please note that your details will be shared with our supplier in order to complete uniform transactions, payment details are not included.