School uniform plays a valuable role in contributing to the ethos of the school, supporting effective teaching and learning. School uniform helps to:

  • Instill pride
  • Support positive behaviour and discipline
  • Encourage identity with, and support for, the school ethos
  • Ensure children of all races and backgrounds feel welcome
  • Protect children from social pressures to dress in a particular way
  • Nurture community cohesion and promote good relations between different groups of students

The school uniform represents a reasonable requirement and pays regard to the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Race Relations Amendment Act 2002.

School blazer: Black blazer with PHS badge *

Shirt: White shirt; either long or short sleeves with collar

Tie: School tie *

Trousers: Dark grey trousers, regular fit. PHS embroidered trousers are recommended.  Skinny / tight fit trousers or ponte fabric trousers are not permitted to be worn in school.

Skirt: Dark grey.  A-line or pleated, between knee and mid-calf length, no wraparound, no slits. Fabric should be cotton or poplin type, not shiny or clingy or crinkly.  PHS embroidered skirts are recommended.

Socks / Tights: Dark socks or tan or black tights.

Shoes: Only plain black shoes may be worn. Laces should be black. Shoes must be sensible and flat. Boots, trainers, and sandals are not allowed.

 Headscarves: Girls who wish to wear headscarves may do so as long as these conform to the requirements listed below:

  • The fabric should be lightweight and black.
  • The headscarves should be folded under the chin, taken round to the back of the neck and the ends tucked in - this conforms to health and safety requirements.
  • Headscarves should be worn so that the collar and tie can be seen. 



For examples of acceptable shoes - CLICK HERE



All students may wear a wrist watch and one pair of plain studs in their ears. No other items of jewellery may be worn to school. All jewellery must be very simple and inexpensive, as the school cannot take any responsibility for loss. Facial or multiple ear piercings are not allowed.


No make-up including nail varnish or acrylic nails should be worn to school.

School Trousers

Skinny style school trousers or ponte fabric trousers are not permitted to be worn in school.

Coats / jackets

Denim and leather, or denim/leather look jackets of any colour, cardigans, over shirts and sweatshirts are not acceptable as coats and may not be worn to school. Coats should be plain, warm and waterproof, hoodies are not allowed and will be confiscated.


Students are expected to have sensible hair styles. Long hair must be kept in place with neat unobtrusive hair fastenings. Students are not permitted to have lines or patterns in their hair or eyebrows.

Scarves / hats

Students can wear dark hats and scarves whilst travelling to and from school. Baseball caps are not allowed to be worn to school and will be confiscated.


  • It is the responsibility of students to wear correct uniform at all times
  • Families must ensure students are in correct uniform when they leave home.
  • Form Tutors must ensure students are in correct uniform when they enter and leave registration.
  • It is the responsibility of all staff to ensure that correct student uniform is always worn. 

Uniform items can be purchased from either of the suppliers below;