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 from teaching and learning.


The correct school uniform

  • Official school blazer with school logo that must be worn at all times.
  • School tie in house colour, not the tie of another house.
  • Optional jumper in the student’s house colour.  If a jumper is worn a blazer must be worn as well.
  • A plain white school shirt with stiff collars that can be buttoned to the collar (shirt should be buttoned at the top).  In hot weather a short sleeved plain white school shirt with stiff collars that can be buttoned to the collar may be worn.
  • Boys’ black trousers from uniform supplier, or exact match i.e. flat front, low rise style with two front and back pockets. Trousers must be worn around the waist.
  • Girls’ black, bootcut or straight leg trousers, from uniform supplier, or exact match.  No hipsters or skinny leg trousers.
  • Pleated school skirt that is black in colour and that extends to the knee, in most cases this will be 20 inches in length or longer.
  • If a skirt is worn then plain black opaque tights must be worn under the skirt; the skirt should still extend to the knee.
  • Whilst in school, sensible plain black school shoes must be worn.
  • One pair of plain studded earrings, one earring per ear may be worn.
  • A 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.
  • A pencil case with basic stationery equipment including pens, pencils, coloured pencils, rubber, rule and eraser and calculator.
  • 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.
  • Religious veils must be free of adornments.

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

  • Leggings and socks must not be worn as a substitute for tights.
  • Jewellery including bracelets and bangles.  No fashion earrings.
  • Extreme hair colours and hair styles.  Extreme hair colours mean an unnatural hair colour, extreme hair styles includes tramlines, Mohicans, tails, hair that shows extremes of length.
  • Hoodies, sportswear, fashion trousers.  (All other outdoor clothing MUST be taken off when in school).
  • No trainers/sports shoes, boots, plimsolls, sandals or high heels may be worn.  There should not be any logos, colour or adornments on the shoes.  Examples of acceptable shoes and unacceptable shoes are shown on the next page.  In very poor weather conditions (heavy snow), students may come to school in boots.  However, when in school and on school grounds school shoes must be worn.
  • Non black belts or decorative belts.
  • Make up including nail varnish and false nails.
  • Visible tattoos including Henna tattoos.
  • Visible piercings.


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 or the Focus Room.  Items usually available to purchase are ties, blazers, tights 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 and sent to lessons.  He/she will, however, receive a social time detention at the earliest convenience.  School uniform including skirts and trousers are available from our uniform suppliers, Emblazon, www.emblazon.biz. Weblink to Emblazon.biz


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




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




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






Monitoring:                           All staff
Evaluation:                            C. Simpson

Click here to download: Uniform Policy September 2016 (495Kb)
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