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    A high standard of personal appearance is expected of all students. Anyone arriving at school in non-school uniform must report straight away to the Pastoral Office.

    • Jewellery is generally inappropriate for school and can be a hazard. Therefore it should be limited to a watch and one pair of small stud earrings to be worn in the lobe of each ear.
    • Only official school badges should be worn on uniform.
    • No other body piercings are permitted, covering of such with plasters is not sufficient - nose studs, rings etc may not be worn.
    • Tattoos are not permitted (it is illegal for anyone to tattoo you if you are under 18).
    • Hairstyles should not be extreme, this includes unnatural colours, sharp contrasts in length and patterns shaved into hair.  Minimum hair length allowed is a Number 2 cut.  Hair accessories should be discreet and functional.
    • Make-up is not allowed in Key Stage 3. In Key Stage 4 make-up can only be worn if it is not obvious.
    • Coloured nail varnish is not allowed.

    The final decision on the suitability of student appearance rests with the Headteacher. In some cases the student may be sent home to change into appropriate uniform.  Non compliance of uniform standard will result in a FTE or a removal from lessons until the situation is resolved.

    Our school uniform is compulsory for all students in Years 7 -11

    In 2016 some items of new uniform were introduced, specifically a new style skirt. These skirts will be compulsory for the September 2017 Year 7 intake.
    From September 2018, all students must be in the unform as supplied by Birds of Derham.

    • Blazer: Plain black blazer with pre-sewn ND badge
    • ShirtPlain white. Must be tucked into trousers or skirt. Top button to be fastened at all times.
    • TrousersPlain black, tailored. No cords, patterns, denims or fashion trousers. They should not drag on the floor. If a belt is worn it must be plain black but not have a large buckle.
    • SkirtSchool bottle green. No more than 2 inches above or below the knee.
    • Tie(Yr 7 - 10) Green striped tie  Yr 11 Dark green and rust striped
    • Jumper(optional):  School bottle green ā€œVā€ jumper with rust band in ā€œVā€
    • SocksPlain black - ankle socks (Summer term only)
    • TightsPlain black (no bare legs)
    • ShoesPlain black and polished. Must be suitable for school. Trainers, suede or canvas shoes or boots are not allowed. High heels are considered dangerous on the grounds of health and safety and are not allowed.
    • Top coatsDark colours - no logos, no hooded sweatshirts and no denim (removed at school gate).
    • Scarf (optional): School scarf with logo.

    PE Kit: Compulsory for all students:

    • Girls: Black shorts, white polo shirt, green rugby shirt, green football socks, trainers, tracksuit bottoms (black), swimsuit (where applicable).
    • BoysGreen reversible rugby shirt, black shorts, green football socks, white t-shirt, trainers, football boots, swimming trunks/shorts (where applicable).


    We are pleased to inform parents and carers that 'BIRDS of Dereham' in Norfolk have been commissioned to supply our full school uniform, including the PE kit.  This will provide parents with the flexibility to purchase on-line or in store.

    The sale of our uniform is now 'live' on the website and via the store.

    BIRDS of Dereham;  Unit D,  13 Yaxham Road, Dereham, Norfolk.  NR19 1HB

    Tel:- +44 (0) 1362 692941 - +44 (0) 1362 699130.