Uniform and Equipment

The Purbeck School Uniform Policy

Parental support is required to ensure that all students are well presented. The standard
of dress is important because it sets the expectation for work and behaviour and
projects a positive image of the school in the community.

It is expected that all students will take responsibility for their personal hygiene and
arrive dressed clean, tidy and in a respectable manner. We ask parents to support the
role in creating a sense of belonging to the school.

Parents are asked not to purchase items of clothing for school which do not appear in
the list below. If you are in any doubt or difficulty, please contact the school and discuss
the problem with your son/daughter’s House Leader.

We reserve the right to sanction or send a student home who does not comply with our
uniform rules.

MAKE UP – Must be discreet. This must be removed if requested by a Head of Year or senior member of staff.

NAIL POLISH –Must be clear. If false nails are worn they too must be French
manicured or plain. No coloured tips/ patterns, designs or stiletto type. Nails should be, approximately no more than 3mm long. These must be removed if requested by a member of staff.

JEWELLERY – The ONLY jewellery permissible is a wrist watch, one ring, one chain (worn under the shirt). Facial/tongue and body piercings are not acceptable even if they are covered up. Transparent studs are unacceptable. If students have pierced ears, only single plain studs must be worn in school. Only ONE stud in each ear. No other form or ornamentation is permitted.

HAIRSTYLES – Must be neat and tidy and of a single natural colour. It should not be excessively short or cut with lines or patterns. No streaks, dips or extremes of fashion or hair accessories.

GIRLS BOYS
Purbeck School skirt at knee length OR standard fit (skinny/slim fit are not permitted) Dark grey (not black) school trousers which are available from our recommended designated school retailers (AF Joys or PMG). Trousers / Skirt Standard fit (skinny/slim fit are not
permitted) dark grey (not black) school
trousers which are available from our
recommended school retailers (AF Joys PMG)
Navy school blazer with school badge. Blazer Navy school blazer with school badge.
White collared shirt with a top button.

Must be tucked in.

Shirt White collared shirt with a top button.

Must be tucked in.

Purbeck School tie. Tie Purbeck School tie.
Purbeck School V- neck jumper.

No other type of jumper is permitted.

Jumper

 

Purbeck School V- neck jumper.

No other type of jumper is permitted.

Plain white, grey, black or skin coloured. Socks / tights Plain white, grey or black.
Plain, ALL black, low heeled smart, leather or leather like school shoes.

Sandals, soft or canvas shoes, trainers, open backed shoes and shoes with logos are not permitted. No sports brands.

Shoes Plain, ALL black, low heeled smart, leather or leather like school shoes.

Sandals, soft or canvas shoes, trainers, open backed shoes and shoes with logos are not permitted. No sports brands.

If worn, must be worn over the top of the blazer.

No hoodies to be worn on the school site (this includes playgrounds)

No outdoor coats to be worn inside the school building.

Coats If worn, must be worn over the top of theblazer.

No hoodies to be worn on the school site (this includes playgrounds)

No outdoor coats to be worn inside the school building.

No coloured or visible tops must be worn under shirts. Plain white t-shirts are acceptable.

BELTS must be plain, black and unobtrusive.

SCARVES may not be worn as an accessory without outdoor wear.

HEADGEAR No hats or caps may be worn in the school building.

Extra items No coloured or visible tops must be worn under shirts. Plain white t-shirts are acceptable.

BELTS must be plain, black and unobtrusive.

SCARVES may not be worn as an accessory without outdoor wear.

HEADGEAR No hats or caps may be worn in the school building.

 

GIRLS PE Kit  BOYS PE Kit
Black with Purbeck logo Shorts Black with Purbeck logo
White with Purbeck logo Polo shirt White with Purbeck logo
Plain black, with or without logo Football socks Plain black, with or without logo
With non-marking soles Trainers With non-marking soles
Black with Purbeck logo Hoodie Black with Purbeck logo
Advisable Shin pads Advisable
Optional Rugby shirt Red and black, with or without Purbeck logo
Any colour Football/rugby boots Any colour
Short, White PE socks Short, White
Plain Black

Advisable, in addition to shorts

Track suit bottoms Plain Black

Advisable, in addition to shorts

Advisable for hockey and rugby Gum shield Advisable for hockey and rugby
One piece Swimwear Swimming shorts
Any colour Towel Any colour

Sixth Form Dress Code

You are not required to wear uniform in the Sixth Form but there are guidelines concerning
clothes and accessories. You should wear clothes which are suitable for studying in and would be classed as ‘smart / casual’. The school is a working environment so carefully consider what is appropriate, this means that clothing should be smart, modest and worn with dignity. Minimal jewellery /accessories should be worn.

Dress code :

  •  Shorts, skirts and dresses must be on or below the knee.
  • Shorts must be smart.
  • Straps on tops/dresses must be wide enough to cover any undergarments and cover
    the shoulder.

You are NOT permitted to wear the following items as they are considered inappropriate and do not present a professional image:-

  • Very short shorts, skirts or dresses — with or without tights/leggings
  • Leggings can only be worn if there is a skirt or dress covering them to mid-thigh length
  • Cropped and/or strappy or strapless tops/very low tops
  • Clothing containing inappropriate slogans
  • Flip flops
  • Jogging bottoms
  • Ripped clothing
  • Board shorts
  • Inappropriate jewellery, including very obvious facial piercings
  • Hair must be a natural colour.

There may be occasions when an item or manner of dress not listed above is deemed
inappropriate. In these circumstances, a member of the Sixth Form team or your tutor will
speak to you. There may also be occasions when very formal dress code is required.
If you are in any doubt speak to your tutor/member of the Sixth Form team.

Uniform Suppliers

PMG Schoolwear
85 High Street
Poole
Dorset BH15 1AM

Message from PMG Schoolwear

AF Joy
35 North Street
Wareham
Dorset BH20 4AD

AF Joys – reopening for school uniform

Please note that Purbeck School ties can only be purchased from the school, thus reducing their cost to £6.  Ties will be on sale from the school reception.

If you have any questions about your child starting at the Purbeck School please do not hesitate to ring the school.

School equipment

Having the right equipment for school every day helps to ensure lessons start smoothly and more learning takes place.  All students are expected to have these with them every day.

ESSENTIAL
Knowledge Organiser 2 Black or Blue Pens Pencil
Eraser 30cm Ruler
Reading book – The Purbeck school are committed to literacy, all students should have a reading book at all times
PE kit/ cooking ingredients as required

 

DESIRABLE
Pencil Sharpener Calculator Glue Stick
Full Maths set Set of Colouring Pens A Bag to carry equipment
Purple Pen Red Pen