Plymstock School Uniform
Our School uniform is an important part of our identity that ensures all students feel a sense of belonging and self-worth within our school community. It is everyone’s personal responsibility to ensure it is worn consistently and with pride.
Our school uniform standards are:
- School blazer - Navy blue with school badge.
- Shirts - Plain white (only) which button up to the neck. With the top button done up.
- Tie - Clip on Plymstock School tie.
- Trousers - Plain, dark grey formal tailored school (or suit style trousers). Alternatives such as jeans/denim, cotton, leggings, or jeggings are not permitted.
- Skirts - The new style skirt is compulsory for Year 7 & 8 whilst students in the other years can choose to wear the new or plain, dark grey school skirt.
Year 7-8 Plymstock patterned, pleated skirt, which must be worn correctly, waistband showing. Skirt length should be just above the knee.
Year 9-11 Plain, dark grey tailored, school skirt. Skirt should be worn correctly and the length should be just above the knee. Stretchy material or lycra skirts are not permitted.
- Socks/tights - Plain dark grey, black, or navy only. Socks over the knee are not permitted.
- Shoes - Flat shoes, plain black, leather or leather look. The following are not permitted: Trainers, canvas shoes, high heels, boots, pumps, open toed or open heeled shoes. Please be aware that some manufacturers label such shoes as ‘School’ shoes.
- Jumper - Navy blue v neck jumper with school logo (optional).
- Shorts - Plain, dark grey, formal tailored school shorts (same material as school trousers) are permitted to be worn during the Spring and Summer terms. Short length should be above 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.
- School bag - At least A4 size to be able to carry school books and equipment for the day.
- Outdoor Coats - Outdoor coats should be a dark colour and predominantly one colour (Waterproof is recommended for the Winter months). Plain in style and not made from denim or leather. Coats maybe worn as additional item of clothing to and from School but not instead of the School blazer. Coats must be removed when in classrooms. Hoodies, cardigans, and non-uniform jumpers are not permitted as outdoor coats or additional layers under their blazer.
- Scarves & Gloves - Can be worn when outside but must be removed in classrooms. They should be predominantly one colour.
- Hair - Hair styles should be well groomed, neat and of a natural colour. No ‘extremes’ of fashion are permitted, specifically ‘un-natural colours’ and patterns/words shaved into the hair, coloured braids or additional hair accessory items eg. hair tinsel
- Make up - Years 7 and 8 - no make up Years 9-11 - should be subtle and natural looking make up. False eye lashes are not permitted.
- Nails - Nail varnish/shellac/extensions/acryllics of any kind are not permitted. They should be a natural colour and to the end of the fingertip (for Health and Safety reasons).
- Permanent tattoos - Are not legally permitted on any person under the age of 18.
- Jewellery - Jewellery is not permitted except for one small stud in each ear. No other piercings or jewellery are permitted in the interest of health and safety for all students.
- Piercings - If a student 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 students are wearing permitted studs, they must be removed for PE, sports, and physical activity (inc. use of the 3G pitches during breaks). If a student wears any non permitted piercing they will be asked to remove it.
- 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.
Non permitted Items in School
Those deemed to pose a health and safety risk to others or unsuitable for a learning environment.
- Aerosols - are not permitted because they can trigger asthma attacks in others; students and staff
- Laser pens - are not permitted. They can cause damage to eyes.
- Fizzy Drinks - are not permitted. They do not support effective learning.
The School reserves the right to make the final decision on what is and what is not acceptable. All items brought into School are the students responsibility. We would recommend labelling items.
Please note that the items of School uniform are available from:
Trutex Schoolwear and More, Sugar Mill Retail Park Plymouth (online option available)
South West Uniforms, Mayflower Street, Plymouth (online option available)
Sports and PE Kit
All items can be purchased from Kitworld, either by visiting their shop at 319/320 Faraday Mill, Plymouth PL4 0ST or via the Plymstock shop on their website:
Items can be purchased individually or as part of a bundle.
Students are required to wear at least one item from each row.
Long black socks are compulsory for the following activities: Football, Rugby and Hockey
Students are permitted to wear short white socks instead of long black games socks for any other activity .
Studded footwear – If you are purchasing boots for school only, in order to maximise use and reduce cost, we strongly recommend that you only purchase moulded boots which can be used for both football and rugby. This can also be used for recreational play during break 1 and 2 on the Astroturf.
All jewellery must be removed for PE. For health and safety 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 so that they can be removed.
** Gum shields are strongly advised for hockey and rugby and shin pads are compulsory for football and strongly advised for hockey. Students may wear white socks instead of their long black sport socks for any activities that do not require shin pads.
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.