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The King's School

The King's School Founded 1545

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Uniform

School Uniform and Dress Code 

At The King’s School we expect all students to be in correct school uniform and hand the responsibility to them to ensure that this is the case. If, on any occasion, a student comes to school in incorrect school uniform, they should report to Student Support before school starts with a note from parents to explain why. Clear uniform protocols are in place and schools now have the right in law to ask any student who does not conform to the school’s uniform code to go home and not return to school until they are in uniform.

We are currently transitioning from one uniform to another following a consultation process. It is compulsory for students in Years 7 to 10 to wear the new uniform while Year 11 have the option of either old or new.

If parents are in any doubt about the suitability of an item of uniform, they should check with the school before buying it. Many items of our uniform are available at most clothes retailers while specific King’s items can be bought from either Honiton Sports or Thomas Moore in Exeter. 

Item

Compulsory Uniform for Years 7-10, Optional for Year 11

Blazers

Blue school blazer with school crest must be worn by all students. Optional navy V-necked jumper with the school crest may be worn under the blazer and not to replace the blazer

Ties

School clip-on tie with house colour.

Shirts

Plain blue shirt collared shirt (buttoned to the collar) and which are tucked into trousers or skirt. Short/long sleeved shirts are acceptable.

Trousers Plain mid-grey formal full length trousers. You may wish to consider the Trutex GTB trouser or the David Luke DL965 or DL968 trouser. This means no skinny or flared trousers, jeans, leggings, chinos, combat trousers, drain pipes or low waisted trousers or any trousers with rivets or studs. Trousers must be worn on the waist
Skirts Mid-grey school skirt; pleated or straight. It must be worn to knee length.  Plain navy blue tights may be worn. You may wish to consider styles such as the Trutex GSA straight skirt, Banner Henley pleated skirt or the David Luke DL973 drop pleat skirt.  Tight fitting skirts, tube skirts and skater skirts are NOT permissible.
Shoes Plain black leather-type formal shoes (no boots, trainers, canvas shoes, casual shoes or raised heels) to provide protection against anything that could be dropped in technology or science and will keep the feet warm and dry in poor weather.
Jewellery No jewellery except a watch and one pair of small studs or sleepers for the ears. Spacers, plugs and facial jewellery may not be worn in school. Extra jewellery that is worn will be confiscated and kept until the end of the school day. No jewellery may be worn during PE lessons.
Socks Black/grey plain design only.
Tights Plain navy blue tights. Socks and tights should not be worn together.
Belts A narrow, plain black belt may be worn.
Hairstyles Long hair must be tied back in practical lessons. Extremes of hairstyle (for example significant differences in length, tram lines) are not acceptable. Only natural hair colours are permitted.
Make-Up Make-up should be discreet. Brightly coloured eye make-up and nail varnish is not permitted. False/acrylic nails must not be worn to school.
Coat Students may wear an outer coat to school but this is not to replace the school blazer. Coats must be removed before entering the classroom and are not allowed to be worn in lessons. Hats cannot be worn anywhere indoors. Hoodies/jumpers, leather coats and denim are not permitted to be worn in school.

Teachers will apply sanctions for breaching the rules on appearance and uniform in accordance with the behaviour policy. Full school uniform must be worn correctly at all times, including travelling to and from school.
The Headteacher may ask a student to go home and remedy a breach of the school’s rules on appearance or uniform.

Item

Compulsory Uniform for Year 11

Trousers

Plain black formal full length trousers. This means no skinny or flared trousers, jeans, leggings, chinos, combat trousers, drain pipes or low waisted trousers or any trousers with rivets or studs. Trousers must be worn on the waist.

Skirts

Skirts should be plain black. They should be around knee length and certainly no more than 10cm higher than the centre of the knee. Black or natural tights may be worn.

Polo Shirt

A royal blue school polo shirt, with school logo. No visible T shirt should be worn underneath.

Sweatshirt or Cardigan Black V-neck Sweatshirt or cardigan with school crest. These are the only items that can be worn in a classroom.
Shoes Sensible black shoe. Shoes are to be plain black with no markings on them. Black laces are to be worn.
Jewellery No jewellery except a watch and one pair of small studs or sleepers for the ears. Spacers, plugs and facial jewellery may not be worn in school. Extra jewellery that is worn will be confiscated and kept until the end of the school day. No jewellery may be worn during PE lessons.
Socks Black plain design only.
Belts A narrow, plain black belt may be worn.
Hairstyles Long hair must be tied back in practical lessons. Extremes of hairstyle or colour are not permitted.
Make-Up Make-up should be discrete. Brightly coloured eye make up and nail varnish is not permitted.
Coat Students may wear an outer coat or jumper to school but this is not to replace the school sweatshirt. Coats must be removed before entering the classroom and are not allowed to be worn in lessons. Hats cannot be worn anywhere indoors.