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Uniform 2023-2024

The school uniform can:

  • instil pride
  • support positive behaviour and discipline
  • encourage identity with, and support for, school ethos
  • ensure students of all races and backgrounds feel welcome
  • protect children from social pressures to dress in a particular way
  • nurture cohesion and promote good relations between different groups of students


We appreciate that young people want to express themselves as they begin to develop their sense of identity, yet we do appreciate and expect parental support in implementing this policy.


Deviation from any part of these rules (e.g. on medical/SEND grounds) is only permissible with the written consent of the Headteacher or a Senior Assistant Headteacher. The school retains the right to make a final decision on the interpretation of the issues of dress.

Uniform list

Uniform can be purchased from Pages Schoolwear via their shop or website - Non-logo items can be purchased from any school uniform shops.



  • SSSCS school blazer with badge 
  • Plain, smart black school trousers or school kilt; (school kilt to touch the knee)
  • Plain white school shirt (incorporating a top button)
  • SSSCS school tie 
  • Navy V-neck school jumper (optional) 
  • Low heeled black traditional school shoes with no adornments. (Trainers, trainer-style and pump-style shoes are not allowed. Boots are not permitted) 
  • Plain black or blue ankle socks or plain black tights 
  • A reusable water bottle 



  • Plain navy shorts 
  • Plain navy jogging bottoms
  • SSSCS PE polo shirt 
  • Football boots (moulded studs, no metal studs or blades) 
  • Navy PE socks 
  • Trainers with non-marking soles
  • Shin pads 
  • Gum shield



  • Navy sports leggings 
  • SSSCS navy quarter zip jacket or SSSCS navy hoodie (one of these is recommended for when the weather is colder). A plain navy hoodie will also be permitted



All jewellery must be removed to participate in PE. If students have newly pierced ears, then it is the responsibility of the parent to provide them with tape to cover them.



An appropriate, waterproof and sealable bag should be purchased for the protection of all school items. Because students carry items of a reasonable weight in the bag, drawstring bags are not acceptable. Bags should be dark in colour and logos should be discreet. Fashion bags, carrier bags and handbags are not acceptable. Our preferred style of bag is a satchel or a rucksack. School recommends the Unicol Premier backpack, but parents/carers may choose their own. 



  • Belts must be black, narrow and of a traditional style 
  • Coats and scarves must be appropriate and weatherproof. Any logos must be discreet 
  • Black school trousers: Straight, black trousers that are not tight to the leg. No black jeans, leggings, skinny, flared or black canvas trousers of any type. The trousers must not have any rivets/studs in the pockets or have showy or decorative zips.


It is expected that students wear their uniform with pride. This means: 

  • Top button fastened at all times
  • Shirt tucked in at all times 
  • Kilts must be worn on the knee 
  • Blazers to be worn at all times unless a teacher allows removal in the classroom 
  • Tights should be black and ankle socks should be blue or black 
  • One small plain stud in each ear lobe is allowed. Hoop earrings are not permitted (with effect from Sept 2024)
  • All other body piercings remain prohibited in our uniform policy. This includes second ear lobe piercings, any other area of the ear, as well as piercings of the belly button, tongue, or nose (with effect from Sept 2024)
  • One discreet necklace is allowed, which must be tucked inside the school uniform at all times. Bracelets and wrist chains are not permitted unless they are for medical purposes (with effect from Sept 2024)
  • A smart business environment appropriate hair style. Hair must not be worn as a fashion statement. Cropped or shaved styles are not acceptable and hair colour must be natural. Hair must be neat and tidy
  • Hair accessories – small, discreet, plain hair bands/clasps (navy or black). No bows, scarves or scrunchies
  • Discreet natural make-up, which is characterised by its subtle, minimalist approach aimed at enhancing one’s natural features without excessive attention is permitted (with effect from Sept 2024)
    Students are not allowed to:
    • Wear excessively long fake eyelashes that deviate from a short or classic length;
    • Be applying lipstick or lip gloss;
    • Use heavily applied foundation, bronzer, or contouring products;
    • Use fake tan;
  • Nail polish and false nails are not permitted
  • Traditional and smart watches are permitted – smart watches should not be in use during school hours. If students are found using them, the smart watch will be confiscated
  • Tattoos are illegal for children of school age and should never be visible.


All property should be clearly marked with the student’s name.

A final decision on what is acceptable rests with the Headteacher.

Sixth Form Dress Code


At St Simon Stock Catholic School, Sixth Form students are role models for the younger students and are expected to set an example to the rest of the school through their smart business-like dress. The intention of the Sixth Form dress code is to dress as if they were working in a smart office environment, with the following guidelines:


  • Shirt, blouse, or smart top are recommended;
  • Skirt or dress – should be of an appropriate length;
  • Tailored trousers or chinos – no leggings or tracksuit trousers;
  • The wearing of blazers and ties is optional – blazers will be required for formal occasions and events or when students represent the school;
  • No vest tops, strapless sleeves or cut off tops;
  • Shoes or boots suitable for the office working environment;
  • Jumper or cardigan;
  • Clothing with large logos or slogans are not permitted;
  • No denim;
  • No flip-flops;
  • Discreet make-up is permitted;
  • Hairstyles should be appropriate for a professional, working environment;
  • Nails may be painted;
  • Jewellery is permitted.


Students can wear their own clothes but they must be appropriate for physical activity.

If we feel that a student is inappropriately dressed, we will require the student to return home and change their clothes before returning to school. Students should not underestimate the part that appearance plays in both their personal and professional development and they will be demonstrating their commitment to the school by following this dress code.

The ultimate decision of what is or is not acceptable with regards to uniform lies with the Headteacher and they delegate this authority to members of the Senior Leadership Team in the School.

Our Values



Prayer & Faith




We must ‘Go and do likewise’, to serve the needs of others.

We are ‘One Body in Christ’, inclusive and welcoming to all.

We are called to ‘be constant in prayer’ to discern God’s love. Students are invited to faith, participating in regular acts of workshop as forms, classes, year groups, and a school.

Students are expected to be hopeful, showing respect to themselves, their peers, teachers and the environment.

Students are expected to be charitable through acts of service in school and the wider community.

Students are expected to maintain a scholarly attitude in all lessons and work to the best of their ability and engage where they can in extra-curricular activities.


Trust Information

St Simon Stock Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.