Plymstock School Uniform
The wearing of school uniform makes an important contribution to the tone and reputation of a school and is therefore compulsory for all students in Years 7 – 11. The Sixth Form are expected to dress in a manner appropriate to our working environment. It is recognised that senior students have more scope to be individual in their dress, as long as it is appropriate for the school environment. The school takes pride in the appearance of its students and we are grateful for the continued co-operation of parents in maintaining standards.
Our school uniform standards are:
- School blazer - Navy blue with school badge
- Shirts - Plain white only
- Tie - Clip on Plymstock School tie
- Trousers - Plain, dark grey formal tailored school or suit style trousers. Alternatives such as jeans/denim, cottons, leggings, or jeggings are not permitted.
- Skirts - Plain, dark grey school-type skirt. Skirt length should be within 3in/8cm of the knee. Stretchy material or lycra skirts should not be worn.
- Socks/tights - Plain dark grey, black, or navy only
- Shoes - Must be sensible and plain black, leather or leather look (not dark brown), with no logo or large marking or branding. No high heels, no metal buckles, and no boots. Pumps,slipper, woollen, flip-flop styles or trainers are not acceptable.
- Jumper - Navy blue V-neck jumper with school logo (this item is purely optional).
- Coats - A warm, waterproof coat is recommended. There are no restrictions on colour. Coats must be removed when in classrooms. Hoodies, cardigans, and non-uniform jumpers are not permitted.
- Scarves and gloves - Can be worn when outside but must be removed in classrooms. There are no restrictions on colour.
- Shorts - Plain, dark grey, formal tailored school shorts (same material as school trousers) are permitted to be worn. This would usually apply during the warmer Spring and Summer months. Short length should be within 3in/8cm of the knee. Alternatives such as cargo, sportswear, swimming, beach, PE, jean, cord, lycra or jersey shorts are not permitted.
- Belts - If worn, should be plain black
- Hair - There are no significant restrictions for pupils. However, no ‘extremes’ of fashion arepermitted, specifically ‘un-natural colours’ and patterns/words shaved into the hair.
- Make up - Should not be worn in Years 7, 8 and 9. Pupils in Years 10 and above may wear discreet make up. Pupils wearing excessive make up, including false eye lashes, will be asked to remove it.
- Nails - No varnish/shellac/extensions of any kind are permitted in Years 7-11.
- Permanent tattoos - Are not legally permitted on any person under the age of 18.
- Temporary tattoos e.g. Henna - Should not be visible on any pupil in Years 7-11.
- Piercings - A limited number of piercings are permitted in school. This is restricted to a pair of studs worn in the lower ears only (applicable to all year groups). If a pupil has a nose piercing, they can wear a small transparent retainer stud whilst they are in school. Ear stretchers, hoops, spikes and hanging piercings are not permitted for health and safety reasons. Where pupils are wearing permitted studs, they must be removed for PE, sports, and physical activity (inc. use of the 3G pitches during breaks).
- Jewellery - For health and safety reasons, rings, bracelets, and necklaces should not be worn bypupils in Years 7-11.
- Standard watches - Are permitted but the school accepts no responsibility in the event of loss or damage. Smart watches with internet connectivity should not be worn in school (this mirrors the school position on mobile phones).
Sports and PE Kit
APTUS Rugby Shirt
APTUS Rugby Short
Appropriate trainers (not fashion shoes)
APTUS Training Pants
Orion Ladies Polo
Orion Leggings or APTUS Training Pants
Appropriate trainers (not fashion shoes)
**All jewellery must be removed for PE. Students who are planning on having their ears pierced should do this at the start of the summer holidays to ensure they have sufficient time to heal.
Gum shields are strongly advised for hockey and rugby and shin pads are compulsory for football and strongly advised for hockey
PLEASE REMEMBER TO NAME ALL ITEMS OF SCHOOL UNIFORM
No note policy
Departmental policy acknowledges that a note from home to be excused from Physical Education is adequate. If your child cannot take part in the physical aspect of the lesson for any reason it is important that they still bring appropriate PE clothing as they will be participating at some level such as coaching, officiating or analysing and evaluating performance. In exceptional circumstances where the physical challenge of changing may present difficulties please let your child’s PE teacher know by letter with an indication of how long this situation is likely to last.