Uniform and Equipment

The following information sets out the details of the uniform to be worn by all students in Years 7 – 11 in the 2020/21 school year.

Please note the changes to the PE Kit which will now be compulsory for Year 7 & Years 8. Years 9-11 may continue to wear the old style PE Kit until such a time that it requires replacing.

Compulsory Uniform:

Black Blazer with school crest on the left pocket

Available from
Premier Sports

£31.50 - £38.99

Tie with appropriate year colour stripe - Details below

Available from
Premier Sports

£5.50

White cotton shirt - buttoned to neck, long or short sleeved

Supplier of your choice

 

Boys - Black school trousers
Girls - Black school trousers or
Black knee-length pleated skirt

Supplier of your choice

Black jeans, skin tight trousers, leggings, stretchy tube or pencil skirts are not acceptable. Skirts must not be rolled up at the waist. 

Black smart leather shoes

Supplier of your choice

See below for details of acceptable shoes.

Black v-neck woollen pullover (optional)

Supplier of your choice

No logos

Uniform Expectations

Blazers   All students need to wear the PCS blazer.
Jumpers   Students can wear a plain, black, V-neck jumper with no logo.  Round-neck jumpers are not allowed.
Skirts  

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.

Tights   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  

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

Only the top button can be undone.

Ties  

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  

Trousers should be smart, black ‘school trousers’. 

Trousers cannot be chinos or black jeans.  They cannot not be skinny trousers.

Jewellery   Students can wear one simple ring per hand. One pair of small earrings. Once simple bracelet and one watch.
Makeup in
Y7 & Y9
 

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   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.

Students can wear their own trainers for PE.


If you have any queries please email: pcs-enquiries@swale.at or call the main school office line 01273 581100


Tie Colours

Year Group Tie Colours - 2021/22

Red
Year 7

Green
Year 8

Royal Blue
Year 9

Gold
Year 10

Light Blue
Year 11

Please note: Your tie colour will remain the same throughout your time at PCS.


PE Kit

Please email Head of PE, James Clarke, regarding any PE Kit queries: 

james.clarke@swale.at

Click here for more details on the PCS PE Kit

Core Kit (Essential)

Tech Polo
(Red, Lightweight poly with logo) OR bespoke rugby polo (see below)
Available from
Premier Sports

TBC

PCS Black shorts with logo

Available from
Premier Sports

TBC

Optional Kit

Mid-layer
(black 3 quarter zip top with logo)

Available from
Premier Sports

TBC
Rugby Shirt
(black and red)
Available from
Premier Sports
TBC
Bespoke Rugby polo
(short sleeved with logo)
Available from
Premier Sports
TBC

Tech Pant
(replaces track pant, black with logo)

Available from
Premier Sports

TBC

Sports Sock

Available from
Premier Sports

TBC
Rain Jacket
(with logo)
*Pre-order via order form

TBC

Bespoke reversible long sleeve
rugby shirt (with logo) 

*Pre-order via order form

TBC

Lycra base layers Supplier of your choice TBC

* Form available from reception & PE department.

Bespoke Dance and Performing Arts kit are available to those students that choose to take these as KS4 options. Further details and order forms will be provided to your child via their teacher at the beginning of each academic year.

Purchasing Details

At PCS the school uniform is only available to buy online.

To order, please follow these simple steps:
1) Visit the schools online shop link – www.pcs.kitfor.co.uk

2) Place your order online.

3) If you do not have access to a computer, please contact the school for further assistance.

Orders placed after July cannot be guaranteed for delivery for the start of term.

Equipment

The basic equipment needed for every lesson is;

• Folder/box file – large enough to carry exercise books and A4 sheets unfolded
• Reading book
• Pen – black or blue
• Pencil
• Ruler
• Glue stickStudents will need a calculator for all Maths and Science lessons.

Calculator cost £6.50

Art Book (for Art lessons only) £3.50

Uniform Expectations

Blazers   All students need to wear the PCS blazer.
Jumpers   Students can wear a plain, black, V-neck jumper with no logo.  Round-neck jumpers are not allowed.
Skirts  

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.

Tights   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  

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

Only the top button can be undone.

Ties  

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  

Trousers should be smart, black ‘school trousers’. 

Trousers cannot be chinos or black jeans.  They cannot not be skinny trousers.

Jewellery   Students can wear one simple ring per hand. One pair of small earrings. Once simple bracelet and one watch.
Makeup in
Y7 & Y9
 

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   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.

Lunch Cards & Locker Keys

Students are issued with a lunch card and locker key when they start at PCS.

We do not charge deposits (unlike most schools that have lockers) but if the key or  lunch card is lost or damaged, defaced including graffiti etc, students will be expected to pay replacement costs.

All items are available from reception.

Please note that lockers are school property and that a condition of having a locker is that the student and parent/carer consents to have the locker searched for any unauthorised item.

We rely on parents to support us in ensuring students wear correct uniform and have the correct equipment. This allows us to focus on learning.