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 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 Head of Year.

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 or designs. This 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.

TROUSERS – Dark grey school trousers are the only type acceptable, these can be purchased from the designated school retailers (AF Joys or PMG).This style of trousers are dark grey and wide fit; slim or skinny fit are not acceptable.

 

GIRLS

BOYS

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

optional

Purbeck School V- neck jumper

No other type of jumper is permitted

Purbeck School skirt at knee length. Dark grey school trousers are the only type acceptable, these can be purchased from the designated school retailers (AF Joys or PMG). This style of trousers are dark grey and wide fit; slim or skinny fit are not acceptable. Trousers / Skirt Dark grey school trousers are the only type acceptable, these can be purchased from the designated school retailers (AF Joys or PMG). This style of trousers are dark grey and wide fit; slim or skinny fit are not acceptable.
Plain white, grey, black or skin coloured

Socks / tights

Plain white, grey or black
Plain, ALL black, low heeled smart school shoes.

Sandals, soft or canvas shoes, trainers, open backed shoes and shoes with logos are not permitted

Shoes

Plain, ALL black, smart school shoes.

Sandals, soft or canvas shoes, trainers, open backed shoes and shoes with logos are not permitted

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

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

Sixth Form Dress Code

You are not required to wear uniform in the Sixth Form though there are guidelines concerning clothes and accessories. You should wear clothes which are suitable for studying in and which also portray a professional image. A good rule of thumb is to choose an outfit that would be appropriate in a business office on ‘Casual Fridays’. This means that clothing should be smart and modest, but comfortable. Minimal jewellery/accessories should be worn.

You are not permitted to wear the following items as they are considered inappropriate and do not represent a professional image.

  • Short shorts – with or without tights/leggings
  • Lace patterned tights and leggings (these are permitted if there is a long top/skirt/dress which covers the leggings/tights to just above the knees)
  • Ripped clothing
  • Very short skirts or dresses
  • Cropped, strappy or strapless tops
  • Flip Flops
  • Clothing containing inappropriate slogans
  • Hair colour which is not a natural colour

 

Uniform Suppliers

PMG Schoolwear
85 High Street
Poole
Dorset BH15 1AM

AF Joy
35 North Street
Wareham
Dorset BH20 4AD

Please note that Purbeck School ties can only be purchased from the school, thus reducing their cost to £4.50.  Ties will be on sale from the school shop.

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