School Uniform Policy
With the complete support of our parents and the co-operation of the boys themselves, the uniform standard maintained at Verulam School is excellent. Hair styles conforming to guidelines published by the school and the no-jewellery policy combine to create a consistent and smart overall appearance. In the Sixth Form, uniform regulations are relaxed somewhat but we still require male and female students to wear clothes which would be acceptable in a professional environment.
School Uniform Year 7 -11
- Navy Blue Blazer with badge.
- Black trousers of conventional cut – skin tight trousers will not be tolerated.
- White shirt (as a small minority of parents may have blue shirts these will be accepted until December 2019).
- House tie (Blue for Brampton House, Red for Churchill, Green for Hamilton, Purple for Jennings, Gold for Park and Silver for York).
- School pullover or grey V-necked pullover.
- Black hard-soled shoes (not trainers, boots or casual shoes).
- Dark grey or black socks – white socks are not permitted.
Summer Uniform (From May Half Term)
- Pupils wear normal full school uniform Or a tailored short sleeve shirt with a Verulam badge.
- No other combination is acceptable – if pupils are not warm enough in summer shirts alone they should wear full school uniform including a tie and blazer.
- In the summer the 6th Form may dispense with jackets and ties.
Uniform should be worn correctly at all times, in school and to and from school. Shirts should be tucked in, top buttons fastened and ties worn correctly showing a shield and two stripes.
Coats, Sweatshirts, Hooded Jumpers & Trainers
We prefer coats to be of a dark colour (black, navy or grey) and should only be worn over the blazer. Coats should be placed in lockers on arrival at school. Coats can be worn at lunchtime in outside areas only. They should not be worn on transition to lessons.
Hooded jumpers and sweatshirts are not a part of school uniform and should not be worn at any time. These garments will be confiscated and returned at the end of the week or following week if taken on a Thursday or Friday. A 45 minute after-school detention will also be issued. Repeat offences will lead to escalation and internal exclusion.
The wearing of training shoes is also not allowed unless a medical note from a doctor has been submitted requiring this.
Hairstyles & Jewellery
- Hairstyle – no shorter than a Number 3
- Extreme styles, e.g. staggered, mohawk, tramlines etc. are not permitted including patterns/lines/partings shaved into the hair. This includes hair that is much shorter on the side compared to the rest of the hair
- Natural hair colour only is allowed
- Any unsuitable haircuts will be sanctioned with an appropriate consequence
- No earrings or other piercings are permitted
To be equipped for P.E. lessons boys should bring the following items:
- P.E. Shirt – navy with white, school design with school crest.
- P.E. Shorts – navy, with school crest.
- White sports socks (no school socks allowed).
- Clean indoor trainers.
To be equipped for Games lessons boys should bring the following items:
- A Verulam rugby shirt (House colour on reverse).
- Verulam blue rugby shorts.
- Verulam rugby socks.
- Boots and trainers are required for every lesson.
- Thermal tops or ‘skins’ are advised to be worn underneath during cold weather.
- A blue Verulam fleece top is also an optional addition.
- During the summer term boys are advised to bring sun block and a cap.
Sixth Form Dress Code
Sixth Form students are expected to set the standard for the rest of the school through their presentation and conduct. A Sixth Former must be able to conduct a tour of the school for a visitor or leave the school site for an interview without having to alter their appearance.
The Sixth Form dress code is smart office wear and the requirements are as follows:
|Preferably a suit – i.e. navy, grey or black tailored jacket and trousers
|Suit (preferably a dark colour) – i.e. jacket with matching tailored skirt or full length tailored trousers
|Jacket and tailored trousers
Shirt with a tie. The Verulam Sixth Form tie must be worn on formal occasions.
|Tailored jacket with tailored skirt, trousers or dress. The skirt or dress should be of appropriate length; just above the knee.
Sleeveless summer dresses may be worn with a jacket or cardigan if they meet the criteria for smart office wear. However, a jacket / cardigan must be worn with such dresses around school.
Fitted shirt or smart top without logos. Shirts and blouses must cover the midriff. Vest tops, tops without sleeves, low cut tops or tops that reveal midriffs are not suitable.
|Smart shoes||Smart shoes
Muslim girls are permitted to wear a head scarf (Hijab) should they wish. These should be either black or blue. Full face head veils (Niqab) are not permitted.
- Hooded tops are not to be worn at any time. No trainers, boots or casual shoes
- Ear and nose piercings discreet stud only. Hair should be appropriate for school
- Facial hair must be neat, tidy and short; following the line of the jaw
- A jacket must be worn when walking around school, as well as for assemblies and other formal occasions. Teachers may give students permission to remove their jackets in lessons
- Outdoor coats must be removed inside the school building
- For practical lessons, students may need to bring in appropriate clothing to change into for that lesson
Any student who breaches the school dress code can expect to be sent home to change and will be issued with a detention. Issues with 6th Form dress will be referred to the KS5 Leadership Team who will make final decisions regarding dress or the need to change.
School Uniform Suppliers
The PTA run a second hand uniform shop which sells almost everything, including blazers and P.E. kit. There is a large amount of stock to choose from which is in very good condition. The shop is open 10.30am-11.30am on the first Saturday of the month in the school canteen. The date is published in Verulam Voice, the school newsletter.