The school expects a high standard of uniform at all times from all its pupils, who are expected to travel to and from school in full school uniform.
All items of school uniform and other personal property should be clearly and permanently marked.
The Governors wish to ensure that the Trinity’s Policy is fair and reasonable, and that the uniform is affordable and does not act as a barrier to parents when choosing a school. The school also recognises its obligations under the Human Rights Act 1998 and discrimination legislation.
Uniform can be ordered online from our uniform providers Horncastles or purchased from other suppliers, in accordance with the guidelines below.
A uniform price list is provided below. The asterixed items are only available from our uniform suppliers.
- School blazer with purple trim and embroidered school badge *
- BLACK, FORMAL, LEATHER school shoes with black laces; no logos or coloured stitching. The heel of any shoe must be less than one inch. Shoes can be Velcro or buckled but must NOT be a trainer or too similar to a trainer regardless of branding. Converse/ Vans/ Nike (or similarly branded) are not acceptable. Ballet style pumps/slip on shoes are also not acceptable. Patent leather is acceptable.
- White shirt – Long or short sleeved (no blouses)
- School tie *
- Plain black ankle socks (Uniform B)
- School jumper (optional) (no other jumper can be worn) *
- NO HOODIES are allowed on site
- Trinity School bag *
Winter Uniform A
- Black trousers
- Knee length Tartan skirt *
- Black plain tights 30+ denier or knee-length black socks
Summer Uniform A
- School Summer Dress* (To be worn in terms 5, 6 and 1 only) or knee length tartan skirt*
- Black ankle socks (with dress and kilt) or skin coloured 15 denier tights (only with dress)
- Black school trousers
- Black and purple polo shirt*
- Black and purple shorts or skirt*
- White sport socks
- Reversible rugby top*
- Indoor supportive trainers (no mark soles or Vans/Converse)
- Football boots (no blades, suitable for rugby)
- Black football socks
- ¾ zip sweat top*
- Optional – plain black tracksuit bottoms
- Optional (recommended for trampolining) – thick black leggings to wear under the PE skirt
*Asterixed items are available from our uniform supplier – please see the website for details.
The following are some examples of appropriate boys’ footwear:
Smart, formal shoe features:
- Shallow cut around the ankle and back of shoe
- Thinner sole
- Minimal tread
- Long hair must be neatly arranged or tied back with a black or purple ribbon/hairband or any discreet dark clasp to ensure the hair is off the face
- Must be of a single natural colour and not dip dyed
- Must not be ‘extreme’ e.g. tramlines or patterns, number one cut etc
- For health and safety reasons, hair must be tied back for DT, Science, PE and Art
- One pair of silver or gold stud earrings may be worn in the ear lobe only (one in each ear of no more than 4mm). No earrings are allowed in the upper or inner ear. No other piercings are allowed
- A suitable watch may be worn. No other jewellery may be worn except a cross and chain
- For health and safety reasons, all items of jewellery must be removed for PE
- No make up, fake tan, fake nails or nail varnish may be worn
- Electronic items, except a calculator or an IPad, should not be brought into school. IPads can only be used in school to support learning and should not be used to play music or games throughout the day. IPads are not to be used during breaks and lunches unless authorised by a member of staff
If a mobile phone is brought into school it must be switched off and remain in a pupil’s bag. If an electronic item is seen or misused during school hours it will be confiscated.
- The school recommends that valuables are not brought into school and does not take responsibility for loss or damage
The Headmaster is the ultimate arbiter of what is acceptable under this policy. The Headmaster reserves the right to use discretion on all aspects of appearance that lie outside of this policy. Failure to comply will result in appropriate sanctions as outlined in this policy and the behaviour for learning policy.
Uniform Policy – Sixth Form
- A formal tailored suit (not tight fitting) comprising of a dress, skirt or trousers and a jacket of identical plain coloured material
- Jackets must be worn at all times
- Trousers must reach the ankles
- Skirts, trousers and dresses made from a stretch fabric must still allow the garment to drape and not be figure-hugging
Denim, “jean style”, or leather are not allowed, but an understated traditional pattern in the cloth (e.g. herringbone, pinstripe) is acceptable. No leggings, Capri pants or footless tights are permitted.
- A smart formal blouse or fitted shirt must be worn. Both must have sleeves, must be long enough to cover the midriff and must not be low cut
- If a jumper or cardigan is worn, it must be plain (one colour, no patterns) and fine knit (chunky/loose knit is not acceptable). The blouse/shirt must be visible; not hidden beneath a jumper
- Underwear should not be visible
T shirts, denim or lumberjack shirts are not acceptable.
- If a skirt or dress is worn, it must be of a respectable length, no shorter than a knee above the knee
- Dark, unobtrusive short socks may be worn instead of tights
Skirts that ride up due to over stretchy material are not acceptable. Sculpted, body-hugging skirts are not acceptable.
- Shoes must be smart, not have exaggerated soles or heels (maximum heel height of 8 cm) and must be formal in style
Flip-flops, soft shoes, trainers or sandals are not allowed.
In the summer term only, you may choose to wear a formal sleeved dress (that reaches to at least a knee above the knee in length), with a smart tailored jacket. Floaty or beach style dresses are not acceptable.
- A formal tailored suit; the jacket and trousers must be in identical plain coloured material. Jackets must be worn at all times
- Matching waistcoats are acceptable
- Trousers must reach the ankle
Denim, “jean style”, or leather are not allowed, but an understated traditional pattern in the cloth (e.g. herringbone, pinstripe) is acceptable.
- Ties/bow ties must be worn with a collared shirt and properly tied
Denim or lumberjack shirts are not acceptable.
- If a jumper or cardigan is worn with a jacket it must be plain (one colour, no patterns), fine knit and V-necked, so that the tie is visible
Jumpers may not be worn without a jacket and may not be hooded.
- Shoes must be smart and formal in style
Flip-flops, soft shoes, trainers or sandals are not allowed.
In the summer term only, may choose to wear a blazer (not suit jacket).
- Hair must be a natural colour, may not be extreme in style, and should not be shorter than a number two cut
- Long hair may require being tied back to keep it neat and tidy
- Hair should not obscure the eyes
- Any facial hair must be above the neck and neatly trimmed
- Make-up and jewellery should be kept to a minimum
- If ears are pierced, only one small earring per ear is allowed. No other visible piercing is allowed
The Head of Sixth Form is the ultimate arbiter of what is acceptable for uniforms. The Head of Sixth Form also reserves the right to use discretion on all aspects of appearance that lie outside of this policy.
Failure to comply will result in appropriate sanctions as outlined in this policy and the behaviour for learning policy.
The School will consider carefully any request that is made to vary this policy to meet the needs of any individual pupil to accommodate their religion or belief or because of temporary or permanent medical conditions. Such requests should be made in writing to the Headmaster giving at least 6 weeks-notice where possible. Trinity school wishes to ensure that its Uniform Policy ensures:
- Health and Safety and in particular requirements with regards to jewellery and hairstyles
- Security – one simple uniform worn by all pupils makes it easier for intruders to be identified
- Teaching and Learning is not adversely impacted and that learning is promoted between groups who all feel part of the school identity
- That pupils are protected from external pressures to wear clothing they would not otherwise choose to adopt, protecting them from harassment
- That a strong cohesive school identity is in place that supports high standards and a sense of identity amongst pupils.
ORDER ONLINE: www.horncastles.co.uk
Please see the latest Uniform Policy for further details.