Shaftesbury High School

Shaftesbury High School


All pupils in Key Stage 3 will wear a uniform of Blue T-shirts with Black Sweatshirt and black school trousers/skirt, black shoes or trainers. These are available from school. 

Pupils may change into appropriate sports attire of their own for Outdoor Education, P.E. or Football.

If for any unavoidable reason a pupil arrives without the correct uniform they will be given appropriate uniform for that day and be expected to wear it while on site and returned to staff at the end of the day.  Persistent failure to arrive in school uniform will be treated as a breach in this agreement & dealt with as a behaviour issue.

Years 10 & 11 and Pupils in OASIS - Effective from September 2017

Following discussions with parents and staff pupils will begin wearing simple uniforms from September 2017.   The pupils were  involved in the design of a T-shirt and sweatshirt.  The hope is that by wearing uniform, pupils’ sense of belonging and unity will grow as well as helping to reinforce boundaries and encourage positive behaviour and attitudes.

Pupils will receive both items free of charge on their return in September 2017.

Pupils starting with us for the first time will receive their T-shirt and sweat shirt during their first week.


The following terms apply to clothing worn in school:


Year 11 (including Oasis) - Black T-shirt & Black Sweatshirt
Year 10 (including Oasis) - Blue T-shirt with Black Sweatshirt

School Skirts

Black - must be worn with thick tights or leggings if above knee height.


Black - must be of an appropriate thickness & underwear must not be visible underneath.

Trousers, Jeans & Tracksuit bottoms

Black - must be worn at an acceptable height, this would be at the top of the hipline & hygiene rules should be respected with hands remaining outside of the garment. No massive logos


Black closed toe, flat shoes or dark coloured trainers. No shoes with heels, flip flops or mules to be worn in school.

Hats & Gloves

Must be removed on entering the school premises & should not be worn in school.

Pictures, logos or language on clothing considered to be inappropriate would include pictures of, or wording about illegal substances & images of semi-naked or naked people.

Sanctions for Not Wearing the Correct Uniform

If pupils arrive in school not complying with this arrangement then they will be provided with a plain sweatshirt/T-shirt and/or tracksuit trousers to wear so that they can continue with their school day.  Any pupil refusing to wear the alternative clothing supplied by us will be in breach of the school uniform agreement and parent(s)/carer(s) will be contacted with the option to either provide alternative clothing themselves or to collect their child from school.  Transport will not be provided by school

Extra Items of Uniform/Replacements

In all cases additional uniform items/replacements are available from school and will need to be paid for in cash by parents/carers at the time of ordering.  Unfortunately we cannot accept cheques or debit/credit card payments at the current time.

Please contact the school office for an order form on 01257 249803 selecting option 1 or click this link to download a copy to complete.

Off Site/Outdoor Education Activities

A change of clothing should be brought for outdoor education to enhance hygiene.

Trainers or strong shoes should be worn if going out on sporting or outdoor activities.  Shoes with heels, flip-flops, mules or ballet shoes should not be worn for any sporting/vocational or outdoor activities.

Appropriate work-wear including uniform, overalls & boots may be required when attending motor vehicle/hairdressing/construction courses and must be worn.


Pupils will be asked to remove any jewellery that is deemed to be inappropriate for a specific activity.  Large hooped earrings are inappropriate for safety reasons.