School Uniform

Students are ambassadors of the school and a high standard of dress and appearance is expected at all times. The Governors of Ashlyns School together with the Headteacher are responsible for setting school uniform regulations. If parents or students are uncertain about any aspect of uniform or appearance they are advised to contact the school.

Students are required to wear full school uniform and correct footwear must be worn, to and from school, and during normal school hours. They are also required to wear uniform when representing the school or attending formal functions arranged by the school.

Uniform items are available to buy from the School Office; completed order forms should be handed it at Reception, not the Finance office.  Normally orders received at the start of the day are ready to collect at break or the end of the day. 

Personal appearance

Jewellery  The school discourages the wearing of jewellery on the grounds of health and safety. If, however, any parent still feels that some jewellery should be worn, only the following are permitted:

  • For students with pierced ears, one pair of simple studs, one in each ear lobe. Studs or rings must not be worn on any other part of the body.
  • A watch.

All jewellery must be removed for activities such as games lessons and practical lessons. Their safekeeping remains the students’ responsibility.

Make-up The wearing of make-up is not appropriate for school. No nail varnish is permitted.

Hair  Extreme hair lengths and synthetic colours are not allowed. Ideally, long hair should be tied back.

Sixth form dress code

Sixth-form students at Ashlyns have some discretion to make certain choices about their working clothes, but are expected to set an example of smart appearance to other year groups and the local community. Our dress code is smart office wear that complies with these requirements.

Girls  Jacket with matching tailored skirt, full length trousers or plain formal business dress; or smart formal jacket and trousers/skirt rather than a suit. All dresses must be worn with a jacket. 
Shirt/blouse or smart top without logos.

Smart shoes with a sensible heel.

Boys  Tailored jacket with matching trousers; or smart, formal jacket and trousers rather than a suit.

Shirt with tie.

Smart shoes.

These items are not acceptable under the Sixth-form dress code:
excessively short skirts
jeans, leggings, shorts, culottes or capri pants
trainers, sandals, flipflops, casual shoes, boots, or excessively high heeled shoes
T-shirts, vest tops and tops that reveal midriffs or which are low cut
bright prints or colours. 

Personal appearance

Hooded tops are not to be worn at any time.
Only ear piercing is permitted in school and there should only be one earring in each lower earlobe; no other facial piercings are allowed.
Hair should be neat, a natural colour, not closely shaved or outrageous in style.
A jacket must be worn when walking around school, as well as for assemblies and other formal occasions.
Reminder  Any student who breaches the school dress code can expect to be sent home to change.

Recycle uniforms and educational items

We encourage families to recycle old school uniform and educational resources via Hertfordshire Education Recycle.


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