In order to support the School’s Code of Conduct, ‘Ready, Respect, Strive’, students are expected to be dressed appropriately at all times. We believe that this demonstrates pride in one’s appearance and the school and sets the tone for a positive learning community built on personal responsibility and respect.

The guidance that follows has been developed in consultation with staff, parents and students. It is intentionally detailed in order to avoid any confusion.

A more detailed visual guide to correct uniform can be found here – Uniform Guidance This includes photos of what is acceptable and unacceptable uniform.  If you are unsure if any items of uniform are suitable, please email the school office who will be able to assist: office@keslichfield.org.uk.


  • Black blazer (sleeves rolled down) with a school badge.
  • King Edward VI School Skirt with the school badge. This can be pleated or straight and is available from either WB Schoolwear or Uniform Plus. (The badge should not be sewn onto another skirt. Stretchy skirts are not school uniform).
  • Plain black trousers either loose or slim fit. (Jeans, jeggings or leggings are not acceptable). School trousers do not need to have the school badge on.
  • Clip-on school tie.
  • Optional plain black V-neck knitted jumper (with or without school badge).  The school jumper must not be worn as a replacement for the blazer.
  • Plain black, white or dark grey ankle socks or plain black or neutral tights.
  • White school shirt.
  • Plain black, leather-type shoes (Sports trainers, hi-tops, canvas shoes, mesh material, shoes with obvious logos/emblems or shoes with high heels or boots are not permitted).
  • Any tags must be removed from shoes.
  • During the Summer Term, students have the option to wear a blue polo shirt with the school logo embroidered on it, if they wish.


  • Students may wear a watch. If the watch is a smartwatch, students should not be checking this for notifications. It should therefore be disconnected from their mobile phone during the school day.
  • Students have permission to wear one small ring, one small pair of earrings(stud) in each ear, one necklace and one bracelet.  Multiple necklaces, earrings and also bracelets are not permitted.
  • All jewellery must be removed for PE for health and safety reasons.
  • Other forms of piercing including nose/eyebrow/tongue piercings are not allowed in school and students will be asked to remove them in line with our uniform policy. Students do not have the option to wear a retainer in place of any piercing.
  • Jewellery worn for religious reasons should be discussed with the school in advance.
  • Belts should be plain, black and unbranded.  

Hair / Make-up / Nails

  • Extreme hair styles are not permitted – this includes hair dyed an unnatural colour, or patterns shaved into the hair.
  • Make-up should be subtle and not excessive.
  • False eyelashes should be subtle and not obvious.
  • Acrylic nails are not permitted for school due to health and safety.
  • Nails should be of a suitable length and of a neutral colour.  This includes gel nails.

Sixth Form Uniform

  • Photo ID Lanyards must be worn at all times.
  • A black blazer with a school badge (blazers should be worn at all times when walking around the school site)
  • Skirt or trousers (no leggings) in black or grey. Can be patterned e.g. check print. Unsuitable trousers are faded, excessively baggy or have elasticated hems.
  • Plain black, grey or neutral tights (no footless tights or leggings)
  • Plain black shoes/trainers/boots
  • As an alternative to a black or white shirt and a school tie, Sixth Form students may wear plain or patterned clothing in black, grey or white which would be considered appropriate to be worn under a blazer in a place of work. This clothing may have a small logo.

The following items of uniform are not permitted and include:

  • Hooded Tops
  • Items decorated with large insignia
  • T-shirts with designs or pictures
  • Ugg style boots
  • Leggings

PE Kit

Girls PE Kit

  • Polo t-shirt (white) with school logo or a plain, white, unbranded polo shirt.
  • Skort (navy) or navy, unbranded shorts – These need to be of an appropriate length for school attire.
  • Hooped long socks (navy and white)
  • White ankle or trainer socks
  • A separate pair of trainers
  • Shin pads
  • Gum shield

Boys PE Kit

  • Rugby shirt (navy and white)
  • Polo t-shirt with school logo for indoor PE (optional)
  • Shorts (navy) with school logo or unbranded.
  • Hooped long socks (navy and white)
  • White ankle or trainer socks
  • A separate pair of trainers
  • Shin pads
  • Gum shield
  • Studded boots 

Additional Kit (Optional – Girls and Boys)

  • Hooded jumper (navy)
  • Rain jacket (navy)
  • Plain tracksuit bottoms (navy)
  • Plain base layer (navy, black or white)
  • Base layer – black or navy.

Please note sport branded or alternative team kit is not permitted, except for the base layer where school PE kit completely covers any logos (e.g. small tick)

Outdoor Clothing

  • Students are permitted to wear a plain, dark outdoor coat over their blazers when the weather is poor. This should be waterproof.  Camouflage-style combat clothing, pull over ‘hoodies’, leather/faux leather and denim are not permitted. (This includes clothing heavily decorated with insignia.)
  • Wearing of sweatshirt-style zipped jackets is not permitted, as they do not offer adequate protection against cold/wet weather.
  • Caps/hats should not usually be worn. In conditions of extreme temperatures or cold weather, a plain hat or cap may be worn outdoors.
  • Headwear worn for cultural/religious reasons should be plain and black. 

Mobile phones

  • Mobile phones should not be seen or heard between the hours of 8.50 am – 3.15pm. They must be switched off and kept in bags and not in blazer or trouser pockets.

Incorrect Uniform / Mobile Phone use

Students wearing incorrect uniform or using their mobile phones will be logged on GO4Schools.  Repeated uniform or mobile phone infringements will result in additional consequences such as an after-school detention or confiscation of the electronic device or item of uniform.

Uniform Suppliers

WB Schoolwear – online or in store. School uniform and PE kit.

20 Bells End Lane, Walton on Trent, Derbyshire DE12 8ND.

Uniform Plus – in store. School uniform and PE kit.

33 Tamworth St, Lichfield, WS13 6JP , Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6JP

Telephone: 01543 414520

Unit 6, Burntwood Town Shopping Centre, Cannock Road, Chase Terrace, Burntwood, Staffordshire WS7 1JR

Telephone: 01543 677068

MyClothing.com – online selected school uniform items.*

White PE polo t-shirt – embroidered with school badge

Summer polo t-shirt (powder blue) – embroidered with school badge

Boys’ and Girls’ black Blazers – embroidered with school badge

Black V-neck knitted jumpers – embroidered with school badge

*This online uniform service does not provide the King Edward VI Skirt.  Skirts must be purchased from our other suppliers (above).

Lichfield School Uniform Exchange – This is a group on Facebook who offer a service to parents who wish to sell or swap second hand uniform.