Uniform

At Bournemouth School we have a history of wearing a grey suit in years 7 -11.  We are very proud of our very distinctive uniform and we encourage our students to take pride in their uniform.  We feel that it is an important factor in school discipline and standards and helps support a sense of belonging. 

Our Sixth Form students are also expected to maintain a high standard of dress suited to a professional office environment.  Sixth Form dress is particularly important as the more senior students act as role models for younger pupils and often represent the school on formal occasions. 

 

Year 7 - 11 Uniform

All items of clothing and other personal belongings must be clearly marked with your son’s name.

Suit

Approved plain grey suit *

(Tailored shorts of the same colour may be worn in the summer term)

Shirt

White

Tie

House tie *

Socks

Grey socks (unbranded)

Shoes

Plain, black shoes which can be polished (i.e. not suede and not braided). (Boots are not allowed except for medical reasons).

Jewellery

Boys may not wear visible jewellery e.g. neck, face or ear jewellery, and should not have visible piercings.

Hair

Hair should be clean, neat and tidy and must not be coloured by obvious hair dyes. All students must be clean-shaven.

Optional items

A plain grey V-neck pullover.

Lab Coat

A white lab coat is compulsory for all new Year 7 students

 

Physical Education Kit

Boots, training shoes and changes of clothing for Physical Education must be brought to school on the day required and taken away on the same day.

 

Summer / Indoor

Winter / Outdoor

Top

White polo shirt with House colour trim *

School games shirt with House colours *

Shorts

Plain white shorts - polyester or cotton

Plain navy blue shorts - cotton

Socks

White socks

School football socks (navy)

Footwear

Training shoes with non-marking soles are required.

Football boots. Please be aware that bladed boots are not allowed on the 3G Astro Turf (for Health and Safety reasons).

Gum Shields

 

Gum shields are compulsory for all boys when playing rugby. This applies when playing/training for the school rugby squad, playing in the House rugby competition and for general PE lessons. For general PE lessons and those playing in House rugby, a self-moulding shield will normally suffice and these can be bought for a few pounds from most sports shops. Parents should also be able to purchase slightly more expensive shields that will accommodate braces or other dental needs. These may also be more appropriate for boys playing for school and or clubs.

Shin Pads Shin pads are compulsory for all forms of football. This includes training, matches, House competitions and PE lessons.

* only available from Stevensons, Southbourne (www.stevensons.co.uk).

Our 'Used Uniform Sale' of good quality second-hand clothing is held at the beginning of July (see Calendar for date). 

We offer assistance towards the cost of the basic clothing needs of a pupil in years 7-11 where the family receives either Income Support, Income-based Jobseekers Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, The guaranteed element of Pension Credit, Child Tax Credit (provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and your annual gross income does not exceed £16,190 (as at 1st March 2019)), Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit), Universal Credit (if you apply on or after 1 April 2018, your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get). An application form and further details are available from the School Reception. New starters to year 7 who receive Free School Meals or some categories of Pupil Premium will be advised of voucher scheme to support the purchase of school uniform.

Sixth Form Uniform

The appearance of all members of the school is an important issue as it is one of the aspects upon which we are judged by members of the public. Sixth Form dress is particularly important as the more senior students act as role models for younger pupils and often represent the school on formal occasions. If you require guidance on your choice of uniform you should discuss it with the Head of Sixth Form. We may ask you to return home to change if we feel that you are not dressed appropriately. Persistent failure to conform to the dress code will result in disciplinary action being taken.

We expect you to dress in a fashion suited to a professional, office environment. What follows is an attempt to define this, though you should be aware that the sum of the parts of your uniform should equate to smart office wear and not catwalk fashion.

The following are examples of inappropriate uniform which would not be allowed:

  • Lycra based fabrics;
  • Vest tops;logos or messages on clothes;
  • Shorts (except during sports);
  • Any clothing made in a lacy or translucent fabric;open toed sandals, mules or flip flops;
  • Clothing made of denim or leather, canvas or corduroy;
  • Visible piercings other than in the ears.

All students must wear their ID badge and lanyard at all times whilst on school premises, and all personal items should be clearly marked with the owner’s name.

Boys

Suit

Students should wear a business suit. Boys are permitted to wear a non-matching jacket and trouser combination provided that they meet the requirements of smart business wear. In practice, most Sixth Formers choose to wear a suit, usually not grey as since that is the colour worn by Years 7-11.

Shirt

With collar to match the business suit. Please keep it tucked in!

Tie

Sixth Form House tie, issued on Registration Day

Shoes

Smart shoes to match the business suit (no trainers, boots or canvas shoes)

Jewellery

Only ear piercings are permitted. All jewellery should be subtle and match the image of the smart business suit. Students may be asked to remove jewellery for sport or for some technical subjects, for Health and Safety reasons.

Hair

Clean, neat, tidy. Beading, unnatural* haircolouring and extreme hairstyles are not permitted.

Games Kit

Appropriate to the Games Option(s) chosen in September, with no special requirements on colour or style unless specifically required by the PE Department.

Science

Students taking Biology or Chemistry must wear a white lab coat.

Optional

A plain, v-necked jumper or cardigan may be worn for warmth in addition to the jacket.

 

 

Girls

Suit

A smart, plain, jacket be worn with a choice of:

A smart skirt or dress, no shorter than just above the knee, and no longer than mid-calf. These must not be made from a lycra-based fabric.

Smart trousers. They must not be low-slung or made of a lycra-based fabric. Denim, corduroy or canvas is not permitted.

Blouse

A smart blouse or top which covers the shoulders, and is not revealing or translucent.

Badge

Sixth Form House badge (issued on Registration Day) must be worn visibly at all times

Shoes

Smart, low-heeled, plain shoes to match the business suit (no trainers, boots or canvas shoes)

Tights

Plain tights in black, grey, natural or navy

Jewellery

Only ear piercings are permitted. All jewellery should be subtle and match the image of the smart business suit. Students may be asked to remove jewellery for sport or for some technical subjects, for Health and Safety reasons.

Hair

Clean, neat, tidy. Beading, unnatural* haircolouring and extreme hairstyles are not permitted.

Make-up and Nail Varnish

Should be discreet and in keeping with the image of smart business wear.

Games Kit

Appropriate to the Games Option(s) chosen in September, with no special requirements on colour or style unless specifically required by the PE Department.

Science

Students taking Biology or Chemistry must wear a white lab coat..

Optional

A plain, v-necked jumper or cardigan may be worn for warmth in addition to the jacket.

 

* a colour that is not found within the natural hair colour spectrum, i.e. a bright, extreme or vivid colour and contrasts.