It is the policy of The John Warner School that all pupils in Years 7-11 wear school uniform in school, coming to school and leaving school, and on official visits. Sixth Form students are also expected to follow a dress code. Our reasons for upholding this policy are numerous. To us all children are equally worthy of our regard and attention. We do not discriminate on any grounds and believe that uniform plays a valuable role in contributing to the positive ethos of the school and setting the appropriate tone for learning.
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Please note - all school uniform items, except the school tie, can be purchased from a variety of retailers, including second-hand retailers. The school also maintains a collection of pre-loved uniform. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to enquire about accessing any pre-loved uniform items.
Main School Uniform
Blazer Navy blue blazer with school badge
Skirt* Bedford Check Kilt, shortest length on the knee-cap
Trousers Plain black or dark grey straight-legged uniform trousers
Shirt with tie Plain saxe-blue closed collar shirt with school tie
Shirt without tie Plain saxe-blue open collar shirt
Shoes Strong, smart and plain black shoes with sensible heels
Socks Black, navy or grey ankle socks
Tights Black opaque tights (*must be worn with skirt)
Jumper Navy blue cardigan or v-necked jumper
Coat Conventional design
All students are required to wear the school blazer at all times unless permission has been granted by a member of staff.
The blazer is navy blue and must have the school crest attached to the breast pocket.
The skirt is a Bedford Check kilt. The shortest length must be on the knee cap. The skirt must be worn with black opaque tights.
Trousers must be plain black or dark grey straight-legged uniform trousers. Denim-type fabric, leggings, skinnies or jeans are not acceptable.
Shirt with tie
Plain saxe-blue closed collar shirt with school tie. The shirt must be tucked into the skirt or trousers at all times with the top button done up. The school tie, including the correct house colour stripe, should have the school crest showing below the knot.
Shirt without tie
Plain saxe-blue open collar shirt. The shirt must be tucked into the skirt or trousers at all times. A house-colour badge should be worn for those not wearing a tie.
Strong, smart and plain black shoes with sensible heels must be worn at all times. Trainers, sandals, boots and flip-flops are not acceptable.
Jewellery and Make-up
Earrings One small stud earring in each ear lobe
Watches Analogue or digital, not smart
Make-up Discrete in Years 9-13. Not allowed in Years 7 and 8
Piercings Only earrings (see above) – no other piercings allowed
Hairstyles No extreme hairstyles such as unnatural colourings or excessively short cuts
Tattoos Not allowed
Students may be asked to remove items of jewellery for practical activities such as Physical Education. The school cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage to these items.
The definition of ‘acceptable appearance’ is at the discretion of the school and pupils are advised to check with their Head of School if they are considering a change to their appearance that may breach any of the expectations stated above.
Pupils are discouraged from bringing valuable items into school. The school cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage.
Additionally, mobile devices (including smart phones) must be switched off or on silent at all times during the school day, including break and lunchtimes, and remain so while students are on the school premises. The only exceptions to this are detailed in our Mobile Phone Acceptable Use Policy.
Any breach of the above rules, will result in confiscation with parent/carer being asked to collect the item from the main office at the end of the school day. Inappropriate use of mobile technology, including use in class without permission, taking photographs in school without consent or sending/viewing offensive content will be dealt with under the school’s Behaviour Policy.
Pupils need to have a sturdy, roomy, waterproof school bag to carry books and equipment. The bag should be closed by a zip or secure fastening.
¼ zip warm top Navy/white – compulsory for girls optional for boys
Shorts/skort Navy/sky blue games shorts or skort - compulsory
Rugby shirt Navy/sky blue reversible shirt – compulsory for boys
Polo shirt Navy/sky blue/white polo shirt - compulsory
Socks Navy/sky blue contrast socks - compulsory
Boots Football boots – compulsory for boys
Trainers Any colour, no high tops or canvas - compulsory
Gym bag Navy blue gym bag - optional
Leggings Navy or black ¾ or full length - optional
Base layer Navy or black - optional
Gum shield Highly advised for hockey and rugby practice/matches
Sixth Form Dress Code
Jacket or blazer Smart style and colour
Skirt or dress Smart style and colour
Trousers Smart style and colour
Shirt with tie Closed collar shirt tucked into trousers or skirt with tie
Shirt without tie Open collar shirt tucked into trousers or skirt
Shoes Strong, smart and plain shoes with sensible heels
Socks Black, navy or grey ankle socks
Tights Dark opaque tights
Jumper Smart cardigan or v-necked jumper
Coat Conventional design and dark in colour
ID Badges All sixth form students must also wear their identification badge at all times.
Jacket or Blazer
All sixth form students are required to wear a blazer or jacket at all times.
The blazer or jacket should be of a smart style and a plain colour.