Uniform & Equipment
We believe that uniform is an important part in showing that students have pride in themselves and in the School. The uniform has been developed in consultation with students, parents and governors and comprises of:
White collared shirt
Black, Knee Length, badged pleated skirt with logo* OR Black tailored school trousers. – Please note these should not be slim fit, leggings or tight anywhere on the leg, they should reach the ankle and not be turned up.
Black badged ‘V’ neck jumper with House coloured logo*
A clip on school tie*
Plain black socks throughout the year with the exception below
From October half term to Easter, students opting to wear skirts MUST wear plain black opaque tights
Black leather school shoes of an appropriate heel height
Badged Training Shirt*
Badged Shorts or Badged Skort*
Reversible Ashton Multi-Sports Top (Boys PE curriculum only / worn during Winter)*
Black/White/Gold Sports Socks*
Trainers for indoor and outdoor use with non-marking soles
Full or Half Zip Badged Jacket (optional)*
Black sports leggings (optional and only available from school)*
All students must have a bag, which is able to contain A4 exercise books,
pencil case with equipment
All students have a reading book
All students have a pencil case and equipment pack
*All items are school badged/school colours and can be purchased from one of our uniform suppliers listed below or a second-hand retailer. All other items can be bought from our uniform suppliers, but are generic items and can be purchased from anywhere.
NB, we are an inclusive school and respect a student’s right to gender equality. If you wish to wear uniform from outside the specific girls/boys lists, please speak with the school to discuss this further
The following are NOT permitted items of uniform:
No baseball caps should be brought to school.
For reasons of health and safety and personal security, jewellery in school should be kept to a minimum. The following are acceptable:
- A wristwatch
- One plain stud earring in the lobe of each ear. No ear piercings of other sorts or in other parts of the ear are allowed. All piercing retainers should be removed.
No other facial or body piercings of any sort are allowed. All piercing retainers should be removed.
All other jewellery including necklaces, rings and bracelets should be removed. Any such items may be confiscated if found.
Extreme hairstyles are not allowed. This includes the use of any unnatural colours, excessively short hair or patterns shaved into hair.
Make-up should not be worn in school and this extends to fake tan.
For reasons of health and safety, no form of false nails or nail varnish are allowed.
Outerwear including coats, scarves and hoodies should be removed when entering school buildings and should not be worn whilst inside.
At Ashton, we expect that all students be organised each day for their lessons, which includes having the correct equipment. School sells fully equipped packs which represent very good value for money. It is expected that all students will buy a pack from school or provide their own in line with the requirements below.
The Maths department asks that all students purchase their own scientific calculator. The model we use in school is the Casio FX-83GT Plus. This calculator and a bonus maths equipment set (protractor, compass, set squares etc) can be purchased from school at a reduced price. If you are not purchasing your calculator from school, you will also need to purchase a protractor, set squares and compass.
If you wish to purchase the equipment packs from school, you can pay using school’s parent-pay facility. Alternatively, you can buy your own equipment but please refer to the list below to ensure your child has every item they will need each day:
- Black pen
- Blue pen
- Green pen
- Red pen
- Mini wipe board
- Wipe board pen
- Glue Stick
- Coloured pencil crayons
- Pencil case (this will need to be quite a robust one that can hold all the equipment including wipe board)
Students will also be expected to attend school with a school bag that can accommodate both equipment packs and school books. Small handbags are not acceptable as a school bag.
Smartwatches, mobile phones and other technologies:
Students are permitted these items but during curriculum time, which includes lesson changeover, they must be switched off or set to airplane mode. Smartwatches and phones must not interrupt learning in any way. Students must adhere to the school policy regarding use of mobile phones and other technologies. Phones and watches that interrupt learning or are used inappropriately will be confiscated until the can be collected by parents.
Department for Education 'School Uniform' Regulations:
Regulations around school uniform have recently been updated and in summary, the Department for Education are asking schools to ensure that all uniform items are accessible, of good quality and affordable. The school's uniform suppliers (listed below), have confirmed they will ensure that all of their products meet the required standard. For further information, please click the link below:
With this in mind, the school welcomes all donations of pre-owned uniform which we will wash, store and recycle upon request. Please contact the school if you have any questions. email@example.com
Suppliers of badged/school specific items of uniform:
Bang Bang Schoolwear
91 Lancaster Road
54 Lancaster Road
39 St John’s Shopping Centre