Uniform

The school is committed to a formal uniform and expects students to be smart in appearance at all times.  There are various suppliers of King Edward VI uniform, including both high-street and online retailers, details of which can be found at the bottom of this page or by clicking here.

New:  – School shoes – acceptable or unacceptable shoes for school – guidance for parents

GIRLS:

  • Black blazer (sleeves rolled down) with a school badge
  • King Edward VI School Skirt or plain black tailored trousers
  • Skirts should always be worn at an appropriate length, no more than 5 cm above the knee.
  • White shirt, tucked in
  • Clip on school tie. (With approval, county or colours ties may be worn as an alternative as long as the top button remains fastened.)
  • Plain grey or black V-necked sweater or cardigan (without collar, zip or hood).
  • Plain black, grey or neutral tights or ankle socks.
  • Plain black shoes. (Not sports trainers or canvas shoes or shoes with obvious logos/emblems. Shoes with high heels, which can be especially dangerous on the school’s many staircases, should not be worn.)

BOYS:

  • Black blazer (sleeves rolled down) with a school badge
  • Trousers (not chinos, jeans or jeans style) in black
  • White shirt, tucked in
  • Clip on school tie. (With approval, county or colours ties may be worn as an alternative as long as the top button remains fastened.)
  • Plain grey or black V-necked sweater or cardigan (without collar, zip or hood).
  • Plain, dark socks preferred
  • Plain black shoes. (Not sports trainers, canvas shoes or shoes with obvious logos/emblems).

OUTDOOR CLOTHING

  • Students are permitted to wear a plain, dark outdoor coat over their blazers when the weather is poor. To retain students’ smart appearance 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
  • A plain scarf in a dark colour is permitted. Football scarves are not permitted since they are out of character with school uniform
  • Headwear should not usually be worn. In conditions of extreme cold a plain hat may be worn outdoors.
  • Headwear worn for cultural/religious reasons should be plain and black.

HAIR, MAKEUP AND JEWELLERY

  • Extreme hair styles should be avoided. This includes hair dyed an unnatural colour, or patterns shaved into the hair
  • Jewellery is not permitted in school, with the exception of an inexpensive watch (NOT a ‘Smart watch’), ring and a small plain earring (stud) in each ear. Students will be required to remove items of jewellery for some practical lessons
  • Other forms of piercing are not allowed and students will be asked to remove them
  • Students wearing excessive makeup or colourful nail varnish/false/acrylic/fibre glass/gel nails will be asked to remove it/them

TROUSERS

You can view detailed guidance on appropriate styles of trousers.

Both our approved uniform suppliers, WB Global Trading and Uniform Plus, are aware of acceptable styles of trousers.

INAPPROPRIATE UNIFORM – students wearing inappropriate uniform are expected to rectify it immediately. If this is not possible, the school will provide an alternative in the short term whilst the issue is resolved.

SUMMER UNIFORM

  • Trousers (or school skirt), shoes and socks as previously outlined
  • Powder/Sky blue polo shirt with school badge
  • School blazer (no other item is to be worn over the polo shirt e.g. jumper/cardigan)

PE Kit:

Please see here for further details: Girls and Boys PE Kit

Uniform Suppliers:

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

  • 20 Bells End Lane, Walton on Trent, Derbyshire, DE12 8ND
  • Online – click here

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

  • Apartment 2, Cardinal House, 19A Tamworth Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6JP   01543 414520
  • Unit 6, Burntwood Town Shopping Centre, Cannock Road, Chase Terrace, Burntwood, Staffs. WS7 1JR  01543 677068

Tesco online – Selected school uniform items. Online.

Online Click Here – uniform provided by Tesco, including embroidered blazers and polo shirts. *This online uniform service does not provide the King Edward VI Skirt.  Skirts must be purchased from our other suppliers (above).

Canterbury (online) –School PE kit. Click here to visit the dedicated Canterbury King Edward VI website