Uniform and Equipment

School Uniform Policy 2017-2018

As a School our reputation depends in part upon the appearance and behaviour of all of our pupils.  Uniform helps our pupils feel a sense of pride and belonging to our school community and prepares them for the world of work. All Humphreys pupils are expected to be neat and tidy in their appearance and to wear school uniform in school, on the journey to and from school, and on school occasions.

Our school uniform, designed and chosen by our pupils, is smart, attractive, easy to obtain, and good value.  Pupils must be in full uniform for school each day, including any days when there are school trips (unless they are instructed otherwise by staff).

The Humphrey Perkins School Uniform Policy is strongly supported by both pupils and parents.  Every staff member is responsible for ensuring that the uniform code is strictly followed by every pupil and any infringements are dealt with and reported to parents, mentors, Heads of Years or the Pastoral Team (if continual uniform issues persist). 

This policy forms part of the Home School Agreement and all parents must agree to this policy prior to pupil enrolment.


School Blazer

The school jumper is not an alternative to the blazer

School White Shirt

All buttons to be buttoned up

School Tie

Years 7-10 clip on tie

Year 11 Tie (no clip), this must be tied correctly at all times i.e. the length should be to the top of the trousers or skirt and top button of the shirt must be buttoned

School Black Trousers

Not jeans, combats or chinos

Skin tight trousers are not allowed

School Black Pleated Skirt

Knee length and not skin tight

‘Floaty’/skater skirts are not allowed


Plain black sensible leather or leather effect shoes only 

Stripes, visible logo or branding (eg Nike, Vans, Converse etc), coloured laces, canvas shoes, or boots of any kind are not permitted

Trainers (leather or canvas, regardless of colour) are also not permitted.

Please click here for full guidelines


Plain black or flesh coloured tights


Plain black socks (white or frill tipped socks are not permitted


School jumpers are available if pupils require something under their blazers (other jumpers/hoodies, etc. are not allowed)

Waterproof jacket/warm coat worn over the blazer only when outside in wet or cold weather

Plain black belt with plain buckle

General Appearance - Hair and Make-up

  • Make-up to be minimal
  • Nail polish or coloured nail extensions (gel, acrylic, etc.) are not allowed
  • Hair should be of a natural colour and not contain exaggerated colours (e.g. red/purple/green/pink)
  • Extreme hair styles are not permitted (e.g. Mohican, skinhead, unkempt dreadlocks and patterns shaved into the hair)
  • Facial hair is not acceptable
  • Belts should be plain black without logos or added coloured buckles
  • Badges can be worn if issued by the school


  • One pair of stud or small sleeper earrings only, no other piercings are allowed
  • Ear expanders, dangling or hooped earrings are not permitted
  • No other type of facial or body piercings are permitted, including clear or retaining studs

PE School Uniform

  • School PE polo shirt red
  • School shorts or tracksuit bottoms (no alternatives)
  • Black or white socks
  • Trainers
  • Football boots (optional)
  • Gum shield and shin pads (highly recommended)

Years 7, 8 and 9

  • School PE hoodie (optional)

Years 10 and 11

  • School PE polo shirt black
  • School PE 1/4 zip sweatshirt (optional)

Pupils and parents are to check uniforms and if necessary replenish any items that have been lost or damaged during the term. Pupils not in full school uniform will be loaned the correct uniform for the day. Items borrowed must be returned or a charge may be incurred

The following items are strictly not permitted

  • Black cardigans or sweatshirts
  • Hooded tops - aside from HPS hooded PE sweatshirts, hooded tops of any type are not permitted to be worn in school under any circumstance
  • Jeans (blue or black), shiny trousers, chinos, leggings, skinny/fitted trousers and trousers which are not full length (i.e. do not touch the shoes) 
  • White, coloured or patterned socks and tights, knee or thigh length socks
  • Coloured or badged belts
  • Any kind of footwear other than plain black leather or leather effect shoes - please click here for full guidelines
  • Trainers other than in PE
  • Tattoos

This is not an exhaustive list, and subject to addition or change by the school.

The school uniform, as on the approved uniform list, must be complete and carefully worn. Pupils may be sent home if they arrive at school incorrectly dressed and parents’ co-operation in the enforcement of these standards is most earnestly sought.  No deviation from the school uniform will be allowed; it must be complete and worn with pride.

Uniform and dress code will be checked each morning and at the start and end of each lesson. Staff will also check and challenge incorrectly dressed pupils around the campus throughout the school day.

If a pupil is inappropriately dressed they are expected to rectify the issue immediately by either addressing the infringement or borrowing the correct uniform.

If the uniform issue cannot be rectified in school the pupil will be sent home to rectify the issue, and parents informed.  If this is not possible the pupil will be isolated for the remainder of the day, and for subsequent days until the issue has been resolved.

Uniform can be purchased from Example School Wear, Unit 2F, Sileby Road Industrial Estate, Sileby Road, Barrow upon Soar, Leicester LE12 8LP. 01509 813888. www.exampleschooluniforms.com

For uniform size guide click here

Any issues or difficulties in financing the purchase of our school uniform should be referred to

Mr Cross at the school for further action or advice k.cross@humphreyperkins.leics.sch.uk.


  • Every pupil is expected to provide the following basic items of equipment for all lessons: pencil case containing black pen (and a spare), pencil, ruler, eraser, calculator; reading book and an appropriate bag to carry all equipment.  In some subjects text books will be issued on loan.
  • Expensive equipment and large sums of money should not be brought into school. The Academy cannot be responsible for the loss of pupils' property which is brought on site against the advice and rules of the school.