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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 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.


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

Please note:

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

  • No facial piercing is allowed, including tongue piercing. Where retainers are needed in the short term they must be transparent.

  • 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.

  • Hoodies and other non-uniform items such as jumpers are not permitted on the school site and will be confiscated.

  • 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.

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.