Students are expected to be neat, tidy and appropriately dressed for a place of work and study.
At Parkstone we are very proud of our smart uniform and we work hard to maintain high standards of dress. We rely on the support of parents in upholding our tradition of smartness. In order to ensure that the correct colours/styles are being worn, all items of uniform must be purchased from the school’s suppliers.
Students are expected to travel to and from school in their school uniform.
- Plain grey or black coat
- Blazer with badge to be worn at all times of the year
- Cycle helmet and safety reflective band for cyclists
- Students are encouraged to wear sunscreen and hats in strong sunshine
INDOOR – Uniform *must be purchased from school uniform supplier ** may be purchased from alternative supplier.
- Blazer with badge to be worn at all times of the year*
- Regulation grey skirt* – choose one of the styles carried by our outfitters. Skirts should be no more than 5cm above the knee and made in a non stretch fabric.
- Regulation grey trousers* – only one style is allowed, manufactured by Banner and supplied by our outfitters.
- Grey v-neck jumper * in school colours.
- Gold coloured cotton and polyester blouse*
- White labcoat** with long sleeves for Science.
- Overall for Art** (ie old shirt)
The school reserves the right to ask for shoes or any other item of uniform to be changed if in our opinion they do not conform to these guidelines.
- Socks – Socks should be white, black or grey with no other colours allowed and worn at the ankle or below the knee.
- Tights – Tights must be plain, black, grey or natural and not patterned, with no footless tights or leggings. It is a good idea to have a spare pair in case your tights ladder during the day.
- Shoes – All shoes should be plain black, and of a smart and sensible design with enclosed heels and toes. High heels, stilettos, platforms, canvas or suede are not allowed. Ankle boots, Doc Martens or other ‘work’ boot type shoes are also not allowed.
- Shirts* – black/amber (2 styles available loose or fitted)
- Plain black PE Shorts*
- Training shoes – please ensure footwear is suitable for sporting activities, ie has good support and grip
- Socks – white ankle
- Long black football socks
- A drawstring bag for PE kit. This may be of any fabric but should be large enough to hold all of the PE kit (plastic bags are not acceptable). Bags must be taken home after lessons, not left in school. Please be aware that lockers are not large enough to store large kit bags.
- Studded footwear and shin pads – for use on the field; football boots are most suitable. It may be advisable to purchase these at the onset of your child’s outdoor programme. This could be anytime from mid-September onwards. Your child will be advised of the appropriate time. Studded footwear may also be worn in the summer for activities such as rounders if the playing fields are wet and slippy.
- Hooded sweatshirt* – black/amber
- Plain black tracksuit bottoms* (brand names are discouraged)
- PE shirts and shorts should be embroidered with student’s name.
*purchased direct from school uniform suppliers
- Skort* (Black/amber) – skirt with sewn in shorts – to be worn for games activities and representative fixtures
- Rain jacket* – black with white piping
- Gum shield
It is essential that all students in Years 7 to 11 own a calculator for use in both Mathematics and Science. It should be permanently marked with your daughter’s name, as the school cannot be responsible if it is lost.
We recommend either:- Casio FX83GT plus (battery) OR Casio FX85GT plus (solar) Both calculators are reliable and easy to use and contain all the necessary functions for GCSE and are available from our school uniform suppliers. In addition, either will suffice for A-Level although more advanced calculators are allowed and can be bought at this stage.
Some second hand uniform can be obtained from “New to You” available at the school. Please ask at reception. There is a selection of blouses, blazers, skirts, jumpers etc. There will also be a selection available on New Parents’ Evening. Any proceeds made from “New to You” are donated to the PSA.
Main School Dress Code
Our uniform reflects our attitude to our school and our work. Any students not following the Dress Code will be given replacement items from school stock for the day or until they have sorted out the problem.
Hair should be neat, tidy and off the face. For Health and Safety, hair will need to be tied back for practical lessons: Science, Drama, Design and Technology, Art and PE. Extreme styles and colours are not allowed.
One small silver or gold stud per ear lobe is allowed, but no other visible piercings. No other visible jewellery is allowed other than a watch and a discreet religious symbol on a chain, worn inside the shirt.
Discreet makeup is allowed but no nail varnish, this includes “Shellac”, gel nails or any other trade names. Students will be asked to remove inappropriate makeup or nail varnish.
Skirts should be no more than 5cm above the knee and of a non stretch material as supplied by our outfitters. Students should be able to climb stairs and move about the school without embarrassing others.
Regulation grey trousers, as supplied by our outfitters, can be worn.
All shoes should be plain black, and of a smart and sensible design with enclosed heels and toes. High heels, stilettos, platforms, canvas or suede are not allowed. Ankle boots, Doc Martens or other ‘work’ boot type shoes are also not allowed.
Socks should be white, black or grey with no other colours allowed and worn at the ankle or below the knee.
Tights must be plain, black, grey or natural and not patterned, with no footless tights or leggings. It is a good idea to have a spare pair in case your tights ladder during the day.
Blazers should be worn between lessons and when walking around the school.
Trips, residential visits & non uniform days
Clothing for day visits and residential trips must be smart casual. This means that beachwear is unacceptable. School uniform may be required on certain visits as notified by the trip leader.
This code also applies to any non-uniform days, unless otherwise instructed.
- No shorts
- No shoestring / strapless tops / vest tops
- No flip-flops or shoes without a strap to support the heel
- No leggings to be worn unless covered with a respectable length top or skirt
- Jeans are acceptable but must not have holes or tears
- No dresses and skirts with holes or tears
- Dresses and skirts must be of a respectable length
- No fancy dress unless part of a themed day (e.g. World Book Day)
Anyone who does not follow the regulations on non-uniform days will be sent home to change.
For day trips you may be refused permission to attend the trip if your clothing is unsuitable and does not adhere to the code above.
For residential trips staff have the right to ask you to change if you do not adhere to the above dress code.