Dress code

Years 7-11

Uniform is worn during the school day, for school trips and visits (where directed) and detentions.
Day students wear uniform when travelling to and from school. Boarding students wear uniform for visits into Bruton, during the school week.

Blazers are worn at all times during the school day – this means from leaving your home or boarding house in the morning until you return home or back to the boarding house.

Concessions are made only:

  • Inside the dining room at lunch, when they should be hung in an appropriate coat store
  • In class, if the teacher gives permission
  • When the Headteacher allows.

Shirts should be worn properly tucked into trousers or skirts. Collars and cuffs should be properly fastened. Ties are to be worn and should be done up with the knot covering the top button of the shirt, the broad section outer most and 4 eagles visible.

Burgundy Polo Shirts are part of the designated uniform for the latter part of the year subject to weather conditions. Blazers may be worn with polo shirts this will be at the discretion of the Headteacher. The polo shirt may be worn out or tucked in, and if cold a black, school V-neck jumper may be worn over the top, when the polo shirt should be tucked in. The timing for wearing the polo shirts will be at the discretion of the Headteacher.

General Appearance
Students are expected to wear clothes that are clean and in a good condition so that general appearance is neat and presentable, creating a positive image and taking a pride in belonging to the School. Shoes should be in good repair, cleaned and polished. Hair should be neat and well-groomed and not styled in any extreme way. Hair which is longer than the bottom of the shirt collar must be tied back. Where applicable, boys should be clean shaven.

To help with the interpretation:

  • Hair which is long (below the collar) but not able to be tied back may present a health & safety hazard in some lessons. In such instances the student will be required to have their hair cut to an appropriate length.
  • Extreme style is any style which the school feels will make a student stand out to the extent that they make themselves open to ridicule by others.
  • No make-up is permitted with school uniform.
  • Jewellery – The following pieces of jewellery are permitted, no other:
    • A plain wrist watch (with a close fitting strap/bracelet)
    • One plain or signet ring
    • One small cross or other recognised religious symbol on a plain chain.
    • One plain gold stud / sleeper earring in the lobe of each ear.
    • Piercings (other than ear piercings) must be removed when in school.

Students may be required to remove any or all jewellery for health and safety reasons, at the discretion of the class teacher.
Kilts for girls should be worn correctly and not rolled at the waistband.

PE Kit
Appropriate kit should be worn for PE and students must ask personal permission of a teacher to wear games kit in a lesson other than PE (unless this has been arranged in advance by PE staff).

Sixth Form Dress Code
The following guidance sets out details of what the school considers to be smart and acceptable dress.

Male Students

  • Boys are expected to wear trousers, shirt, tie, jacket and/or smart jumper.
  • Denim jeans are not permitted.
  • Shorts are not permitted.
  • Shoes should be smart and clean. Trainers or walking shoes/boots are not acceptable.

Female Students

  • Tops should be smart: students should not wear tops that are strappy, allow underwear to be visible or which are low cut.
  • Trousers should be smart.
  • Denim jeans are not permitted.
  • Shorts are not permitted.
  • Skirts should be smart and not too short.
  • Dresses should be smart and not too short. Long or short sleeved or sleeveless dresses are acceptable but girls should not wear dresses that are strappy, allow underwear to be visible or low cut.
  • Shoes or boots should be smart and clean. Please avoid wearing excessively high heeled shoes or boots to prevent accidents when moving around the school. Flip flops, crocs, trainers, walking shoes/boots are not acceptable footwear.


  • PE kit should be worn for PE lessons, if a student attends a lunchtime session they should change back into smart attire for lessons.
  • Staff will notify students of the appropriate dress code for school trips.
  • Protective clothing should be worn when required in practical lessons e.g. DT and Art.

Body Art and Piercings:

Piercings (other than ear piercings) must be removed when in school.