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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 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 (at least knee-length) or a standard black pair of trousers (not slim fit). Tailored black shorts may 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.

Summer Uniform

In the summer term, students may attend school without their blazers when they are advised that they may do so. 

All uniform items can be purchased online only from Daws, our uniform supplier.  We have been advised by Daws that 9th August 2024 will be the final date for order deliveries to be guaranteed in the time for return to school in September.

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.

Please note:​

  • Non-school uniform items such as branded sweatshirts, jumpers or hoodies are not allowed and students will be asked to remove them. If they refuse to do so, the item will be confiscated.
  • 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 (new kit compulsory for all years from September 2024)

  • trainers
  • a blue polo shirt or training top with the Pilton logo and/or
  • a black sweatshirt or quarter-zip training top with the blue Pilton logo
  • training trousers with the Pilton logo and/or
  • leggings with the Pilton logo and/or
  • shorts or 2-in-1 shorts with the Pilton logo and/or
  • plain black, unbranded tracksuit bottoms, leggings or shorts which are identical in style and length to the logoed kit items
  • royal blue socks (boys)
  • moulded football boots 


  • 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.

Please note:

  • 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.​​
  • Our uniform policy allows only two types of P.E. shorts: either plain black, knee-length shorts, or 2-in-1 shorts. 
  • 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. 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.