Uniform Policy

A uniform is important in instilling in students a sense of belonging, as well as a pride in themselves and their College. We maintain an extremely high standard of dress and ask that parents continue to support us in our efforts to ensure a continuance of these standards. We also ask that parents ensure that their children are always smart and tidy in appearance. In the unusual event of a student changing house a new tie must be purchased by the parent/carer. The College will only provide a new tie if that change has been dictated by the College. Please ensure that all uniform is clearly marked with your child’s name.
Would parents please note that extremes of fashion or unusual hairstyles are not permitted. Hair should be of a natural colour.
Preferably no make-up however subtle use of make-up is acceptable.
If parents are unsure about any item of uniform, please contact the College before you agree to your child’s request and refer to the images below which illustrate acceptable and unacceptable uniform styles.

College Uniform

Plain black straight leg trousers: no jeans, leggings, fashion styles, tight, skinny, fitted or baggy styles to be worn with black crew length socks.


College approved knee length pleated skirt worn to the knee with black tights or white high ankle socks.

✓ A plain black belt with a subtle plain metallic buckle may be worn.
✓ The appropriate House tie: to be worn tight around the collar at all times.
✓ Plain white long sleeved shirt or blouse: with a stiff collar and a top button, to be worn tucked in to the trousers or skirt. Polo/casual shirts are not acceptable, (short sleeves may be worn in warmer weather).
✓ Sir John Hunt Community Sports College jumper: black with embroidered logo (to be worn at all times unless directed otherwise by teaching staff).
✓ Plain black shoes – low or no heel only: no striped soles or logos permitted. No extreme styles, open toe or open backs. No Trainers.

Jewellery – from a health and safety perspective we would prefer that students do not wear any jewellery but we will allow some subtle jewellery to be worn. Bracelets, anklets, necklaces and hooped piercings are not allowed. One plain ring is acceptable. One pair of plain stud earrings are acceptable in the ear lobes. No other jewellery is allowed. To support students who have multiple piercings we will allow a transparent plastic piercing retainer to be worn if required. If piercings are worn these must be removed for some practical subjects including PE.

If you are considering allowing your child to have piercing please do so at the start of the summer holiday to ensure they are easily able to remove them in September. 

PE Kit

As a College, we feel it is imperative that your child participates, in the appropriate kit, as fully as possible in practical lessons. When not able to take part physically due to illness or injury, students are expected to bring a note from a parent/ carer and change into PE kit so as they can still be part of the lesson as a coach or assistant. This will also protect their uniform if we are having outdoor PE lessons at that time.

Please ensure your son/daughter brings the correct kit for their PE lessons. Students without kit will be loaned clean kit to wear. Refusal to wear appropriate kit/remove all items of jewellery will result in sanctions. No jewellery can be worn for PE lessons at any time (Including clear plastic retainers.)

Compulsory PE kit:

• Plain black shorts
• College blue PE shirt with College logo
• Black football socks or white sports socks
• Non–marking soled trainers or gym shoes
• Some students will require football boots, shin pads and gum shields (we will inform you separately)

All students optional extras:

• College black training top with College Logo 
• Plain black tracksuit bottoms with no large logos, piping or stripes 

All kit is available for purchase through Proserve please see the link at the bottom of this page)

Please note that leggings, hot pants/tight shorts/cycling shorts are not appropriate for PE lessons  

Health and Safety:
Schools have a duty of care to ensure students are able to participate actively without unnecessarily endangering themselves or those working around them. The Association for Physical Education (afPE) strongly recommends the practice of removing all personal effects at the commencement of every lesson to establish a safe working environment. This applies to all ear and body piercings, including retainer and expander earrings, as well as all other jewellery, including watches. Therefore, at Sir John Hunt, all of these items must be removed prior to the start of the PE lesson.

Long hair worn by both staff and students should be tied back securely.

Nails for staff and students need to be short to prevent injury to self and others. (You should not be able to see the nails over the top of the finger when looking at your hands from the palm side. For this reason, the policy at Sir John Hunt is that acrylic, shellac, gel and all other types of false nails are not suitable.)

Illness or injury policy:

When not able to take part physically due to illness or injury, students are expected to bring a note from a parent/carer and change into PE kit so as they can still be part of the lesson as a coach or assistant. This will also protect their uniform if we are having outdoor PE lessons at that time.

Where to purchase our uniform:

House ties can only be bought from the College. Other items of uniform can be purchased through the Schoolwear Shop, Mayflower Street (Tel: 01752 252025). 

PE kit must be ordered from Proserve either via the telephone 01395 222975, their website or by post Unit 3, Dinan Way Trading Estate, Exmouth, EX8 4RS (order forms available from College).

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