Non-uniform items are not permitted and this applies to all year groups.

GIRLS’ UNIFORM YEARS 7-11

  • Navy sweatshirt with embroidered school logo.
  • A white polo shirt with embroidered logo. (If pupils have a blue polo shirt they may still wear this).
  • A knee length black skirt. This should be either straight style with vent or pleated worn with black or natural coloured tights (not footless) or black socks.
  • Alternatively black tailored trousers of a conventional design that will hold a crease in plain material must be worn.
  • In summer, tailored black knee length shorts are allowed.
  • Black shoes or black trainers (no obtrusive logos or bands of colour are allowed. Laces must be black.

BOYS' UNIFORM YEARS 7-11

  • Navy sweatshirt with embroidered school logo.
  • A white polo shirt with embroidered logo (If pupils have a blue polo shirt this may still be worn).
  • Black tailored trousers of a conventional design that will hold a crease in plain woven material.
  • In summer, tailored black knee length shorts are allowed.
  • Black shoes or black trainers (no obtrusive logos or bands of colour are allowed). Laces must be black.

SIXTH FORM GIRLS

  • A black sweatshirt or jumper with embroidered school logo.
  • A white blouse and tie to be worn with the school jumper to be worn with a black sweatshirt.
  • A white shirt and school tie to be worn with the school jumper.
  • A white polo shirt with embroidered logo to be worn with the school black sweatshirt
  • A knee length black skirt. This may be either straight style with vent or pleated worn with black or natural coloured tights (not footless) or black socks
  • Alternatively, a full length black trousers of a conventional design that will hold a crease must be worn.
  • In summer, tailored black knee length shorts are allowed.
  • Black shoes or black trainers (no obtrusive logos or bands of colour are allowed). Laces must be black.

SIXTH FORM BOYS

  • A black sweatshirt or black jumper with the embroidered school logo.
  • A white polo shirt with embroidered logo to be worn with a black sweatshirt.
  • A white shirt and school tie to be worn with the school jumper.
  • Black tailored trousers of a conventional design in plain material.
  • In summer, tailored black knee length shorts are allowed.
  • Black shoes or black trainers (no obtrusive logos or bands of colour are allowed). Laces must be black.

HAIR STYLES
Extreme hairstyles are not allowed. If hair is dyed it must be restricted to natural hair colours. Hair accessories must be blue/black in colour. Hats must not be worn inside the school building

N.B. If it is not on the above list - it is not uniform.

A fleece jacket and a gilet with school logo are available, though not compulsory. Years 7-11 have a navy coloured fleece and gilet. Sixth form pupils wear a black fleece.

Outdoor clothing - When the need arises all pupils must wear conventional coats (but not leather or denim jackets) in blue or black with no large logos. There is a complete ban on the wearing or hoodies unless it is part of PE kit.

Jewellery - Although the school strongly recommends that jewellery is not worn and accepts no responsibility whatsoever for loss of jewellery on school site, pupils may wear unobtrusive jewellery to school. Facial/ tongue studs are not acceptable.

PE KIT - GIRLS (Years 7 and 8)

INDOOR

  • A plain white round neck T-shirt with the school logo on the front and Physical Education on the back. Initials are optional.
  • A pair of navy/black shorts.
  • Trainers suitable for both indoor and outdoor activities such as netball.

OUTDOOR

  • A hooded top in Royal blue with long sleeves with the school logo printed on the front. Initials are optional.
  • Football boots are essential for safety reasons for outdoor activities such as hockey.
  • Shin pads and long Royal blue or white socks.
  • Navy/Black shorts or tracksuit bottoms for colder weather.

PE KIT - BOYS

INDOOR

  • A plain white round neck T-shirt with the school logo on the front and Physical Education on the back. Initials are optional.
  • A pair of navy/black shorts.
  • Trainers suitable for both indoor and outdoor activities.

OUTDOOR

  • A Rugby top in Royal blue with long sleeves.
  • Football/Rugby boots are essential for safety reasons for outdoor activities.
  • Navy/Black shorts or tracksuit bottoms for colder weather. Please note that tracksuit bottoms with zips are not permitted for contact sports for safety reasons.
  • Shin pads and long royal blue socks.
  • Gum shields are advisable.

Uniform and sportswear is available either from Ffigar Sports, 23-25 Pier Street, Aberystwyth, SY23 2LR or from Mrs. Alison Jones who can be contacted on 07808 174847 or 01970 625288 at any time. Uniform is available all year round from Mrs. Jones. Her website is www.alisonjonesschoolwear.co.uk. A home delivery service is also available.

GUIDELINES FOR PURCHASING AND WEARING SCHOOL UNIFORM

‘Uniforms can help to develop the right mindset amongst pupils, instilling pride and supporting positive behaviour and discipline’.

 

Jim Knight - Minister of Schools in England 2007

We expect our pupils to be smart and easily recognisable as Penglais School pupils. No aspect of a pupil’s appearance should draw attention to him/herself. To avoid inequalities of dress and to maintain very high standards of appearance, the school has produced the following guidelines:

We strongly advise parents to purchase at least two sets of uniform to ensure that pupils are dressed correctly for school.

Identification
All clothing must be marked with the pupil’s name.

Girls’ Skirts
These must be of a woven fabric and not knitted. Skirts should be black, no longer than knee length and no shorter than 4 inches above the knee. Decorative features, such as sequins, buckles, belts, dress buttons, decorative zips, studs or laces are unacceptable.

Girls’ Black Trousers
Must be in a traditional tailored style and capable of holding a crease and made of woven and not knitted fabric. Leggings, tracksuit bottoms, ski pants, jeans, skinny jeans/ trousers, corduroy, denim, combats, flares, turn-ups, or excessively long trousers are not acceptable. Trousers must not resemble jeans. The decorative features listed above are also unacceptable on trousers.

The School Polo Shirt
The polo shirt must be worn with the collar outside the sweatshirt and must not hang lower than the bottom of the school sweatshirt. A sleeveless white camisole/ vest type garment may be worn under the T-shirt but must not hang lower than the polo shirt. Coloured or multicoloured T-shirts or long sleeved T-shirts must not be worn beneath the school polo shirt.

The School Sweatshirt
The sweatshirt should be worn in conjunction with the school polo shirt. It is school uniform and must be worn. On very warm days pupils may remove the sweatshirts. Coats/ Jackets should not be worn in place of the sweatshirt. The logo on the sweatshirt must not be coloured in.

The White Shirt worn by 6th Form Pupils
This should be traditional style with buttons up to the neck to ensure that the knot of the tie rests no lower than the neckline.

Jackets and Coats
These should be black or navy

Boys’ Trousers
Tailored style and capable of holding a crease and made of woven and not knitted fabric. Ski pants, tracksuit bottoms, corduroy, denim, combats, flares, turn-ups or excessively long trousers are unacceptable. There should be no decorative features as outlined in the section on girls’ trousers. Trousers must not resemble jeans.

Footwear
Black shoes or black trainers must be worn. Shoes should have a heel no higher than 2 inches to avoid the risk of accidents on the stairs of school. Laces must be black. Boots, walking shoes, flip-flops sandals, canvas and sling back shoes are unacceptable and must not be worn to school. Shoes must be safe for the school environment. If the school deems footwear to be unsuitable and presents a health and safety hazard a parent may be asked to collect the pupil. The pupil may not be allowed back into school until the pupil has acceptable footwear which is deemed suitable for the school environment. Heels should be low, toes enclosed and footwear not liable to slip off. Boots are not acceptable.

Make-up
This must be discreet. On health and safety grounds pupils should not wear nail varnish.

Hairstyles
Pupils are expected to keep their hair in a suitable style for school. If hair is dyed it must be restricted to those found in natural hair colours. Extreme hairstyles and colours are considered unacceptable.
Blue or black headbands or scrunches may be worn. Hair bands scrunches and grips should be plain and not have any decorative features such as flowers.

Jewellery
The school discourages pupils wearing jewellery to school. If pupils choose to wear jewellery they must take responsibility for its security during some lessons, such as PE or D+T as pupils may be asked to remove jewellery. Jewellery must be unobtrusive and not detract from the school uniform. Facial studs are unacceptable.

If you require further clarification on any item of school uniform, please contact the relevant Head of Year.