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School Uniform

At Pilton Community College, we have high expectations of our students in all aspects of life. A smart outward appearance sets the tone for a focused and purposeful approach to school and to learning. Pilton students are our ambassadors in the community and should be mindful of the need to present themselves smartly at all times and to positively reflect positively the school ethos.


All students should wear:

  • a plain white school shirt

  • a tie, which will have different colour stripes depending on the House to which the student belongs

  • a black blazer with the Pilton logo

  • a standard black pleated skirt (skirts should be at least knee-length) or standard black pair of trousers (not slim fit). Boys’ tailored shorts can be worn throughout the year.

  • a black V-necked jumper with a Pilton logo (optional)

  • plain black, non-logoed footwear. Boots and heeled shoes are not to be worn.

Non-school uniform items such as branded sweatshirts, jumpers or non-PE hoodies are not allowed and students will be asked to remove them. If they refuse to do so, the item will be confiscated.

All uniform items are available from Daws Clothing in Bideford. Non-logoed items are also available from other suppliers, however skirts and trousers not purchased from Daws must be indistinguishable in appearance from the standard school skirts and trousers (not slim fit) available from Daws.

Summer Uniform

In the summer term, students will able to attend school without their blazers.  Jumpers will be optional during the warmer months.  Tailored black shorts may also been worn.

Please note:​

  • No jewellery should be worn, with the exception of a watch and one pair of small studs for students with pierced ears. Wrist bands, including charity bands, are not permitted. Non-permitted jewellery will be confiscated.

  • No facial piercings are allowed, with the exception of one small nose stud. Nose rings and tongue piercings are not allowed.

  • Belts, scarves or other adornments should not be worn. Where a belt is needed for a pair of trousers, it should be plain black with a discreet buckle.

  • Wearing make-up is strongly discouraged. If make-up is worn it should be so discreet as to be unnoticeable.

  • Nail varnish is not to be worn. False or acrylic nails are not allowed in school.

  • Socks must be plain black. They should be unpatterned and should not have any decoration such as ruffles. They should be either ankle socks or knee-high socks. Over-the-knee socks should not be worn.

  • Tights should be plain black or neutral in colour, and unpatterned.

  • Hair colour should fall within the natural range and should not be extreme. No patterns should be cut into hair. Extreme hairstyles such as ‘mohicans’ or ‘skinheads’ are not considered appropriate for school. Hair should not be cut shorter than a ‘Grade 2’.

  • Coats, hats, gloves and scarves should only be worn outside the school building.

  • School bags need to be sufficiently large to carry school books and equipment but should not cause a hazard when moving through the school corridors. Rucksacks are recommended as they balance weight and protect students’ spines

PE Kit

  • Trainers
  • Royal blue polo shirt with the Pilton logo 
  • Royal blue hooded top with the Pilton logo
  • Plain black shorts, sports leggings or jogging bottoms (girls)
  • Plain black shorts (boys)
  • Royal blue socks
  • Moulded football boots (boys)
  • Royal blue rugby top with Pilton logo (Years 7-9 boys)
  • Gum shields and shin pads are required for some lessons. For health and safety reasons all jewellery must be removed for PE activities and long hair must always be tied back.​​

New Year 7 PE Kit from September 2023

  • Trainers
  • Royal blue polo shirt with the Pilton logo                                                                  OR royal blue crew-neck t-shirt with the Pilton logo
  • Black ¼ zip top with the Pilton logo                                                                             OR Black sweatshirt with the Pilton logo
  • Plain black shorts with the Pilton logo                                                                           OR plain black sports leggings with the Pilton logo                                                 OR tracksuit bottoms with the Pilton logo                                                               OR 2 in 1 shorts with the Pilton logo
  • Royal blue socks
  • Moulded football boots 

The PE kit is available to purchase from the Daw’s shop at the Affinity Outlet in Bideford or from their website.

If you would prefer to purchase PE kit from a different supplier, please be aware that it must be in keeping with the style of the new Pilton kit – plain black and unbranded shorts, shorts-in-shorts, leggings or tracksuit bottoms.

You will then be able to purchase iron-on/sew-on embroidered badges of the blue logo in order to standardise the PE kit.  These will be available from Daw’s or from school.


  • Royal blue rugby top.  This can be worn instead of the polo shirt/t-shirt and is a good idea for rugby/football lessons and after-school clubs)

Parents or carers of students who are in receipt of free school meals should contact the school for financial support with purchasing uniform items. Any other parents or carers who may have difficulty with purchasing school uniform should also contact the school to discuss support that may be available.

Should students arrive at college out of correct uniform, or otherwise not meeting our expectations regarding appearance, they will be given the opportunity to rectify this. This may involve being sent home to change, or being loaned replacement items from the school office. In some circumstances, it may involve supporting a student with the purchase of correct uniform or footwear. If a student needs to leave school premises, or if items need to be purchased, parents or carers will always be contacted to discuss the matter. Should none of these options be possible, the student concerned will be kept out of mainstream circulation until the issue is rectified.