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The wearing of School uniform is one of the distinctive features of all schools with good reputations and in this we are no exception. We are always greatly encouraged by the way in which students and parents support us in our efforts to maintain high standards in this respect. All items of uniform should be clearly marked with the student’s name. School dress consists of the following:

*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.


White collared shirt

Black 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. Skirts must sit on or below the knee. 

Black badged ‘V’ neck jumper with House coloured logo
A clip-on school tie

From September to Easter for students opting to wear skirts, plain black tights must be worn.

From Easter to the end of the summer term, students may choose to wear plain black knee length socks

Black leather school shoes of an appropriate heel height (trainers must not be worn)


Badged Training Shirt
Badged Shorts or Badged Skort
Reversible Multi-Sports Top (Boys PE curriculum only)
Black/White/Gold Sports Socks
Trainers for indoor and outdoor use with non-marking soles
Full or Half Zip Badged Jacket (optional)
Football/rugby boots (optional)
Black sports leggings (optional and only available from school)

Additional Equipment

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

Suppliers of badged/school specific items of uniform:

Smart Schoolwear, 54 Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 1DD

Bang Bang, 91 Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 1QJ 

Top One, 39 St John’s Shopping Centre, Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 1FB

All Students


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, false eyelashes etc.

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.

Smartwatches, mobile phones and other technologies

Students are permitted these items, but 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 seen during the school day will be confiscated until they can be collected by parents.

Equipment - things you will need:

School bag and full equipment pack – details below and on the school website

At Ashton, we expect all students to be organised each day for their lessons which includes having the correct equipment. School sells fully equipped packs which includes a maths geometry set (but not the calculator) and represents very good value for money.  

The Maths department asks that all students purchase their own scientific calculator. The model that we use in school is the Casio FX-83GT-CW.  This calculator and a maths equipment set can be purchased from school. 

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 equipment list below to ensure your child has every item they will need each day.

Equipment packs contain:

  • Black pen
  • Blue pen
  • Green pen
  • Red pen
  • Highlighter
  • Pencil
  • 30 cm Ruler
  • Rubber
  • Sharpener
  • Scissors (rounded safety)
  • Whiteboard
  • White board pen
  • Whiteboard rubber
  • Scissors
  • Colouring pencils 
  • Maths Geometry set (15 cm ruler, 450 and 600 set squares and 1800 protractor)
  • Robust pencil case large enough to hold equipment

Students will also be expected to attend school with a school bag that can accommodate both equipment packs and schoolbooks. Small handbags are not acceptable as a school bag.

Having correct equipment ensures a prompt start to lessons and also encourages the students to be more responsible.