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School Uniform

DSTC Uniform Code

Uniform in Years 7 – 11

  • Black Blazer with embroidered logo
  • Black Pleated Skirt – to be worn knee length or black tailored trousers
  • School Tie: Maroon and gold – for Years 7 to 10
  • Plain maroon for Year 11
  • Plain white school shirt, long or short sleeved
  • Plain black V neck jumper may be worn under the blazer in cold weather (never as an alternative to a blazer)
  • Plain white or black socks (no bows) or black tights
  • Plain flat, black school shoes (no canvas shoes or trainers except for PE). Kickers may be worn but they must be black with black laces.
  • Plain coat (without logos)
  • White Lab Coat embroidered with school name and student initials

PE Kit

  • Plain black shorts
  • Plain black trousers/joggers
  • Maroon hooded DSTC sweatshirt, embroidered with student initials
  • White DSTC polo shirt
  • A change of socks

A high standard of personal appearance is expected. Any students who are not conforming to the College’s uniform code may be sent home to rectify the uniform issue. Persistent refusal to follow uniform rules may result in internal exclusion or fixed-term exclusion.

In addition to the basic College uniform the following rules apply:

  • Hair: students must not attend College with hair that is dyed any colour other than a natural looking one. Students are not allowed to wear wigs unless there is a medical/cultural reason to do so.
  • Headwear: students are not allowed to wear hats, bandanas, twine, beads or large bows and headscarves in their hair.
  • Religious headwear is an accepted part of the College uniform; we would encourage these to be plain black, maroon or dark blue wherever possible.
  • Jewellery: Students should not wear any type of jewellery except a wristwatch and a small pair of stud earrings (one in each lower lobe of the ear). Any visible body piercing or inappropriate jewellery should be removed by the student. If students are asked to remove any item of jewellery, they must do so straight away. . A ‘strike’ will be given.  Students will be placed in IE if they refuse or are unable to take the piercing out. The Pastoral Leader will call parents to arrange removal of the piercing. DSTC reserves the right to confiscate any item of jewellery not allowed.
  • If a student wishes to wear jewellery which has religious significance, the parent needs to contact the Pastoral Leader in advance.
  • Makeup is not permitted in Key Stage 3.
  • In Key Stage 4, makeup should be discreet and natural looking. It is at the discretion of RSLs to judge whether a student needs to remove makeup.
  • False eyelashes are not permitted. Students will be asked to remove them or if they refuse placed in Internal Exclusion until they are taken off.
  • Nails should be kept short and natural with no nail varnish. French tips or acrylic nails are not acceptable . Students will be asked to remove nail varnish or if they refuse or are unable to remove them, placed in Internal Exclusion.
  • PE kit: All students are expected to bring their own PE kit. If a student forgets their kit they are expected to borrow kit from the PE department. Refusing to borrow kit will result in the student being given a detention.
  • Ties: Ties must be worn at all times. Students in Years 7 to 10 must have their tie long enough to show a minimum of five sets of stripes.