Dear Parents and Carers,

Many thanks for your continued support of the school and its policies. Uniform is an important part of a school’s identity. It reinforces who we are as a community and helps allow students to feel pride in their school. We feel consistency is critical for all of our students. As well as enjoying a break with your children, parents and carers will no doubt be looking forward to the trip to the shops to source uniform and school shoes!

Before you purchase any items we would like to remind you of our uniform expectations:


All students need to wear the PCS blazer.


Students can wear a plain, black, V-neck jumper with no logo. Round-neck jumpers and hoodies are not allowed.


Students can wear trousers or skirts. If wearing a skirt, this should be pleated. All skirts should not be rolled or folded over at the top and should not be shorter than four inches (10cm) above the knee.


If wearing a skirt, students should wear either plain black tights or white socks or black socks but not both tights and socks. If socks are worn they should not have any obvious logos on them.


Shirts should be tucked in at the waist and can be long or short-sleeved. Only the top button can be undone.


Natural in colour and not extreme in style.


Ties should reach the waistband of your trousers or skirts. They should be fastened close to the neck but not so tightly that they cannot be undone.


Trousers should be smart, black ‘school trousers’. Trousers cannot be chinos or black jeans. They cannot not be skinny trousers or leggings.


Students can wear one simple ring per hand. One pair of small stud earrings. Once simple bracelet and one watch.

Makeup in Y7 & Y8

In years 7 and 8 make up and nail varnish are not allowed. This includes false eyelashes. Students will be asked to remove makeup if it is
visible. Students are not allowed to wear fake nails such as acrylic or gel nails. They will be asked to remove them before attending lessons. Piercing and tattoos are not allowed other than one pair of stud earrings (1 earring per ear) in total.

Makeup in Y9, Y10
& Y11

In Years 9-11 minimal makeup is allowed but nail varnish is not. This means no lipstick, false eyelashes or excessive make up. Students are also not allowed to wear fake nails such as acrylic or gel nails. They will be asked to remove them before attending lessons. Piercings and tattoos are not allowed other than one pair of stud earrings in total.


Mobile phones are not allowed between the hours of 8.30am and 3pm on the school site. Students should not have earphones. If a student is seen using their phone by a member of staff, they will be asked to hand it in to reception. You will be informed, and they will be allowed to collect it at the end of the day. If they are found using it a second time, you will be asked to come and collect it from school.

Equipment is also crucially important to enable students to be successful within the classroom. Students should ensure they have a pen, pencil, ruler and pencil case. Students are also expected to have a scientific calculator for all Maths and Science lessons. All equipment can be purchased from reception.

If a student arrives at school without the appropriate school uniform or incorrect shoes, the student will be given the appropriate item to wear for the day and a member of staff will contact home.

We are very proud of our school and of our students and believe that high standards of uniform, behaviour, being properly equipped and attending regularly give each and every one of our students the very best chance of achieving their full potential. Thank you all very much in advance of your support. I wish you an enjoyable break.

Yours faithfully,

James Broadbent
Assistant Headteacher