Expectation & Excellence
established 1546



The School Uniform and Dress Code makes an important contribution to creating a positive and purposeful school ethos.  We rely upon parents to uphold our tradition of smartness.

Students are expected to be neat and well groomed and in a manner consistent with a formal working environment. 

Hair must be tidy, groomed and of a natural colour, consistent in style with the wearing of a formal uniform (extremes of style are not permitted).  Shirts must be tucked in and ties done up to the neck.

It is important that uniform colours and styles are exact: a full range of items is stocked by Thomas Moore, Fore Street, Exeter. 
If purchasing from other sources please ensure that the items match the requirements below.

The following details must be observed by students:

  1. A school blazer and tie must be worn
    • Blazers must be black for boys, navy for girls
    • Sweaters are optional and if worn must be v-necked, plain knit, and in plain navy, with school crest 
      Girls: Trutex CGV-NVY.  Boys: CBV-NVY
    • Crests and ties can be purchased from the Admin Centre

  2. Blouses must be plain white with a shirt collar.  Fitted blouses need not be tucked in.
    Shirts must also be plain white, formal, and appropriate for wearing tucked in and with a tie. 

  3. Shoes (not boots) must be leather-type, black and plain.  Footwear must be appropriate for school use, and this rules out raised heels and casual shoes.

  4. Trousers must be tailored (not baggy, flared or tight).  Trousers for boys must be full-length and charcoal grey.  Jeans, corduroy or canvas trousers etc, may not be worn.  Trousers for girls must be navy and conform with the following details:
    Trutex style GTB-NVY     Trutex GTS-NVY

  5. Skirts must be worn 5cms below the knee to knee length and must be plain navy blue, in the following style: 
      Banner style SK185 (stitched down pleats).  No other styles may be worn.      
  6. Socks
    When worn with trousers these must be either dark grey or black.
    When worn with a skirt, socks can be either ankle or three-quarter length, white or navy. 
    Navy blue tights can be worn with skirts.

  7. Jewellery/Make-up/Accessories
    Jewellery is inappropriate for school and nose studs must not be worn.  A pair of ear studs or sleepers may be worn (one in each earlobe).  No make-up is permitted and hair accessories must be plain navy or black.

  8. Overcoats or jackets must be in plain navy or black and free from decoration. These may be worn for travel to school.  Overcoats must not be worn during or between lessons.  (A blazer, and sweater if worn, should normally be sufficient).
    Recommended for safety: fluorescent arm-bands.
    Scarf in school colours or plain navy or black.

Second-hand uniform is sold via the PA website and at the School Fête held each July


Sixth Form students are very much the leaders in school - they are seen by younger students as role models and are involved in school activities and public events.  We therefore ask students to dress smartly.  Hair should be well groomed and should not be extreme in style.  It is important that uniform colours and styles are exact.  Thomas Moore, Exeter is the major stockist of Sixth Form uniform.  If purchasing from other sources please ensure the items match the requirements below.

Shirts and Blouses
All shirts and blouses to be WHITE WITH A THIN NAVY BLUE STRIPE with a shirt collar for boys and rever collar for girls.  These should be worn tucked in to skirt or trousers. (Unnecessary if fitted).

A SIXTH FORM TIE will be available from school, and should be worn correctly with shirts.  Boys should always wear ties; girls may wear ties on formal occasions if they wish.

skirts should be either pleated, A-line, or pencil in navy blue or black.  Skirt length - on the knee. Wrap-around skirts or tight fitting skirts made of stretch fabric are not permitted. Click here for a skirt guide

Sweaters/ Blazers/Jackets
Sweaters or cardigans should be in plain navy blue or black (free from logos), round or ‘V’ neck, not too long or baggy. A school blazer or plain blue or black tailored jacket may be worn.

Shoes must be formal black, brown or navy blue leather type. Footwear should be appropriate for school use, and this rules out casual shoes (e.g. flip-flops and trainers).

Trousers should be full-length, tailored and not baggy, and should be navy blue or black (girls), or dark grey or black (boys).  Jeans-style, corduroy, denim or canvas trousers may not be worn. Skinny-fit, figure hugging elasticated trousers are also unacceptable.

1 plain earring in each ear-lobe
1 plain chain or necklace

A plain navy or black scarf may be worn, but not in lessons.

These should be in a single plain navy or black colour and free from decoration.
No denim, velvet, leather jackets or 'hoodies'.
Coats should only be worn to and from school.

Second-hand uniform is sold via the PA website and at the School Fête held each July