Uniform

Appearance is very important and all students are expected to follow the school’s guidelines on uniform.  We ask parents to ensure that students are dressed as follows:

Lower School (Years 7-8):

  • Claret sweatshirt with mitre.
  • White polo shirt with mitre.
  • Navy blue or black skirt or trousers: tailored, plain trousers, knee length skirts.
  • Plain dark shoes (These have to be suitable for Design Technology and Science).
  • Plain dark black, blue or white socks.
  • Plain school bag.

Upper School (Years 9-11):

  • Navy blue sweatshirt with mitre.
  • White polo shirt with mitre.
  • Navy blue or black skirt or trousers: tailored, plain trousers, knee length skirts.
  • Plain dark shoes (These have to be suitable for Design Technology and Science).
  • Plain dark black, blue or white socks.
  • Plain school bag.

Sixth Form

  • No uniform but smart casual dress

Where you can buy our school uniform from?

School uniform and sports kit are available from Keal Teamwear and may be ordered on line or from their shop on Walmgate.

For full costs and details visit http://keal-teamwear.com/schoolwear/archbishop-holgates

What is not acceptable?

As a school community we would not find the following acceptable:

  • Wearing canvas shoes, boats, trainers or open shoes
  • Wearing nail polish.
  • Dyeing hair in unnatural colours.
  • Haircuts that are not professional or appropriate for a professional work or school environment.
  • Wearing wrist bands, jewellery, leggings or coloured socks.
  • Wearing a jacket or hoody rather than a jumper in school.
  • Wearing a diamond studded earring – only plain studs: silver or gold (maximum size of 3mm) are permitted.
  • Wearing earphones or carrying a mobile phone in your pocket.
  • Using a handbag rather than a school bag.
  • Wearing leggings or tight trousers with fashion accessories such as zips.
  • Wearing skirts that are above the knee in length.

These items are not appropriate as they are fashion garments and this is a professional school environment where you need to focus on learning.

If you are unsure...

If you are unsure about our school uniform and expectations please contact the school before buying. 

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