We are particularly proud of the appearance of our students. Our philosophy is that an emphasis on smart appearance feeds in to good behaviour and good behaviour underpins effective learning. Our spirit of constructive, positive competition is reflected in our uniform. In addition to black blazer, trousers or skirt our students’ ties indicate the school’s House they belong to.


The aim of this policy is to ensure that all students are properly dressed in the correct school uniform at all times whilst in school.  This is to provide a safe, friendly learning environment that minimises distractions to teaching and learning.

The correct school uniform

School blazer that must be worn at all times.

  • From September 2019: Tie in students’ year group colour, not the tie of another year. 2019 colours are: Y7 orange; Y8 green; Y9 blue; Y10 red; Y11 purple. Students in Y8-11 can wear their old House colour until they need to replace it, at which point it must be the year group colour allocated.Tie/jumper colours stay with students throughout their 5 years in main school so they do not have to be replaced yearly.
  • From September 2019: Optional jumper in the students’ year group colour (year group colours shown above).  If a jumper is worn a blazer must be worn as well.
  • A plain white school shirt (long-sleeved or short-sleeved) that can be buttoned to the collar (shirt should be buttoned at the top).
  • Boys’ black trousers from uniform supplier
    (School Shop http://www.school-shop.co.uk/stokesley_school_ts9_5al/).
  • Girls’ black trousers from uniform supplier
    (School Shop http://www.school-shop.co.uk/stokesley_school_ts9_5al/).
  • Pleated school skirt from uniform supplier
    (School Shop http://www.school-shop.co.uk/stokesley_school_ts9_5al/) that extends to the knee.
  • If a skirt is to be worn, then plain black tights (minimum of 60 denier) must be worn under the skirt; the skirt should still extend to the knee.
  • Whilst in school, sensible plain black school shoes. No trainers, boots, plimsolls, sandals or heels may be worn.  There should not be any sizeable logos, any colour or any extravagant adornments on the shoes such as large bows and sequins for example, small, black bows and small black tassels are acceptable. Examples of acceptable shoes and unacceptable shoes are shown on the next page. In very poor weather conditions (heavy snow or heavy rain), students may come to school in boots.  However, when in school and on school grounds school shoes must be worn.
  • One pair of simple studded earrings, one per ear, may be worn.  Earrings must be in the lobes of the ear and not be large enough to extend beyond the lobes.  No other piercings are acceptable.
  • If students are attending college for the day as part of their education they may come to school in the clothes they need for college.  If they are back at school, they should change back into school uniform.
  • A sturdy bag to carry equipment and books to and from school.  School bags that are permitted are rucksacks, shoulder bags and satchels.  PE kit may be brought into school in a separate kit bag.

The following are not allowed in school as part of the uniform

  • Non-black belts or overly elaborate, decorative belts.
  • Make-up including nail varnish and false nails.
  • Tattoos including henna tattoos.
  • Any trousers or skirts not bought directly from our supplier as outlined above.
  • Trousers or skirts that are modified, other than bottom of trousers needing to be taken up.
  • Hoodies and sports tops worn as coats and under blazers.
  • Head wear including caps (unless specified by school).
  • Sunglasses.


School will not lend items of uniform.  However, if students forget uniform and parents cannot bring the item(s) into school or the student cannot go home to retrieve their uniform, then they can purchase missing items from Student Services.  Items available to purchase are ties, blazers and trousers.

If a student cannot get correct uniform from home or is unable to purchase the missing item, then the student will be given a report card from their tutor at the start of the school day and sent to lessons.  However, they will receive a negative behaviour point for every item of uniform missing.

If a student has a specific medical reason for wearing non-uniform at any time, this must be communicated to the school in advance and be accompanied by a doctor’s note.

The images below show some examples of acceptable boys’ footwear for Stokesley School.

The images below show some examples of acceptable girls’ footwear for Stokesley School.

The images below show some examples of unacceptable footwear for Stokesley School.

The images below show some examples of suitable bags for Stokesley School.

Monitored by Mrs H Millett & Mr C Simpson

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Policy author: Mr C Simpson
Reviewed: May 2019
Next review: May 2020

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