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School Uniform

Our students are extremely smart and we place high regard on their personal presentation and the way in which they wear their uniform. We value the full support that parents/carers give the school in ensuring that their child meets the uniform expectations and we expect our students to be in full uniform each day.

Students will be removed from lessons if they are not wearing the correct uniform or their hairstyle, makeup or jewellery does not meet with school expectations. Parents/carers and/or students should check with the school before purchasing items or colouring/styling hair if they are unsure of whether the item/hairstyle/hair colour will meet with school expectations. The Headteacher’s decision is final

Our uniform suppliers are:
Broadwater Sports
37 Broadwater Street West, Worthing, BN14 9BY

First 4 Uniform
32, North Road, Lancing, West Sussex BN15 9AB

Details about uniform and personal presentation expectations are below. If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact the school.

Skirt The exclusive skirt is a black knee-length Banner ‘A’ line Salisbury style only. The hem of the skirt should lie/remain on the knee at all times and can be purchased from Broadwater Sports, schooljumpers.co.uk and First4uniform.com.

Trousers Trousers must be straight-legged and be plain black material only, i.e. no tapering (getting thinner) or flaring (widening) towards the ankle. Trousers that are skinny fit, skin tight, denim, made of heavy cotton material, contain Lycra or similar stretchy/elastic fabric that would cause them to look skin tight/tapered or with logos are not acceptable. Trousers should not have on them additional buttons/ zips/ sequins/rips/studs/poppers/makers’ labels or names.

Belt Plain black only.

Shirt Plain white shirt with collar (not fitted, tailored or blouses). Both long sleeved and short sleeved are acceptable. No logos are allowed on shirts. Shirts should be worn with all buttons done up and be tucked properly into trousers / skirts.

Tie Durrington High School company tie. Ties should be worn with the knot covering the collar button of shirts and a minimum of 7 complete seahorses should be visible below the knot.

Blazer Black with school badge.

T-shirts Only plain white T-shirts can be worn beneath school shirts.

Tights Black or neutral shades only.

Socks Plain dark socks only.

Footwear Formal black shoes only. Sandals, backless shoes, boots, plimsolls, or black trainers are not acceptable.

Coats Coats/other jumpers/scarves are not permitted to be worn within the school building during the school day. These should be stored in the lockers provided.

Hair Extreme styles of hair are unacceptable. This may include: unnatural colours (for example red/plum/ purple tinted), two tone/dip-dye hair, shaved lines, shaved patterns, complete shaving of the head (classed as grade 1 or below), and any undercutting. Distinct changes in length (non-graduated) are permissible. However the style should remain more formal i.e. presented in a neat style at all times. Styles such as Mohicans, Mohawks, long spiking up of hair on top of the head or similar are classed as extreme styles and not permitted. If you are in any doubt please contact the school before getting hair cut/styled. The above are all examples, the lists are not exhaustive.

Jewellery For safety reasons, only one pair of small (<3mm) plain metal (silver or gold) stud earrings can be worn (no nose or tongue retainers). No other jewellery is allowed. If worn this will be confiscated by staff and returned at the end of the day. Nose studs and all other forms of body piercing are forbidden in school.

Religious Observance Head coverings should be plain black.

Makeup Makeup should be discreet. Nail varnish, false nails and/or nail art are not to be worn.

P.E. Kit Indoor (boys and girls) Sky blue polo shirt with school logo Navy blue shorts White sports socks Non-marking trainers (NB. no skate board shoes or flat-soled trainers) Navy blue tracksuit bottoms may be worn over shorts for outdoor lessons to warm up

P.E. Kit Outdoor – boys Navy blue reversible Rugby shirt with sky blue band DHS PE hooded top with school logo (optional) Navy blue shorts Navy blue socks Football boots

P.E. Kit Outdoor – girls Sky blue polo shirt with school logo Navy blue sweatshirt with school logo or DHS PE hooded top (optional) Navy blue shorts Football boots

In every PE lesson, students are required to remove all items of jewellery. This includes earrings and watches. Earring tape is not considered acceptable to cover piercings; the earring must be taken out.