Parents & Students

College Uniform

The College has full uniform to the end of Year 11. At Painsley we believe that a smart and distinctive College uniform worn neatly and tidily, helps to instil a pride and a sense of loyalty to the College. In the long run it is both practical and economical. All items of uniform except the College badge, tie and girls’ red candy-striped blouse may be obtained at most department stores. The full range of uniform may be obtained from Sportsland/Trutex (Meir), the National Schoolwear Centre (Hanley), Smart School Uniform (Newcastle) and Something Special (Cheadle).

All uniform, bags and PE kit must be clearly identified with your child’s name.

The College uniform consists of:-

Boys

White Shirt
Clip-On Tie (red and silver grey stripe on navy blue)
Black Blazer including College Badge
Dark grey Trousers (not jeans, corduroy, canvas or fashion trousers)
Black Shoes (not trainer style)
Grey/Black Socks (not white)
Optional – Grey long sleeve pullover, V-neck (not cardigan)
PE Kit

Girls

Years 7-9, Red and White College Striped Blouse
Years 10 and 11, White Blouse with collar
Clip-On Tie (red and silver grey strip on navy blue)
Black Blazer including College Badge
Dark Grey terylene Skirt, A-line or pleated – KNEE length
Black Shoes – no heels or sling-backs
Black ankle socks, black/natural tights
Optional – Grey long sleeve pullover, V-neck (not cardigan)
PE Kit

Boys

Girls

White t-shirt +

White PE polo shirt with collar +
PE royal blue outdoor shirt +

Navy games skirt

PE shorts, black (plain, no stripes) +

Red Football socks

Royal blue football socks

Plain training shoes* (no pumps)
Plain training shoes* (no pumps)

PE Navy outdoor shirt +

Football boots

Football boots

Shin Pads

Shin Pads

Gum Shield

Gum Shield

Tracksuit bottoms, black (plain, no stripes) (optional)

Tracksuit bottoms, blue (plain, no stripes) (Optional)

Boys and Girls – Gum Shields (College has basic ones in stock)
Boys and Girls Optional – Tracksuit and Jackets (Girls – Blue/Boys – Black) (fleece reversible and waterproof). These must have student initials embroidered on them.
Navy Blue/Grey Leotard & Tights (Optional)**
* Not expensive fashion trainers or boots. ** Available from College.
+ These items must carry the College badge and are available through the College suppliers.

All items of uniform should be recognised as UNIFORM items and not FASHION ITEMS. For example, designer shirts and the like are not acceptable. Girls’ skirts must be no shorter than about 1 inch above the knee.

Parents are asked to ensure that their children wear suitable black shoes to College. (It is important that the soles of these shoes are such as will not damage wooden floors). Trainers are not suitable for ordinary college wear. Platform shoes and shoes with a high heel are not allowed because not only are they inconsistent with College uniform requirements but they are also dangerous from a health and safety point of view.

No hair-styles which are considered unsuitable by the Principal may be worn at College. Boys’ hair must be of moderate length (minimum grade 3 cut) and any girl with long hair must wear it tied back. Gel worn on hair is not allowed. Fashion haircuts, such as steps, lines and shaved styles are not allowed. Under no circumstances must a student dye, colour, streak or highlight his/her hair.

No jewellery should be worn except a wrist watch.

Although no outer wear is stipulated in the uniform requirements, parents are asked to provide anoraks, overcoats, kagouls or similar waterproof clothing to be worn over blazers. Road safety experts advise that children walking to College when it is dark should wear a light coloured coat, preferably with fluorescent strips. Leather, denim, camouflage or service-type jackets are not suitable for College. Logos/motifs etc. on coats are forbidden. They would make a nonsense of the wearing of College uniform. We should be grateful if this is borne in mind when buying outer garments for the winter.

In order to maintain a high standard of appearance, no modification of uniform is acceptable.