Ysgol Stanwell School

Archer Road, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 2XL

School Uniform

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For Boys and Girls

Wearing uniform is compulsory for all school occasions, including the journey to and from school. Failure to comply could result in exclusion from class/school. Uniform regulations are implemented by all teachers. The uniform is simple in design; where interpretation is necessary, acceptable uniform is decided by senior staff.

Top Coats

Plain top coats must be black or navy blue. The following are NOT allowed: coats/jackets with lettering, logos or motifs; coats/jackets containing unacceptable material e.g. leather (real or lookalike), denim, corduroy, fur (real or artificial) etc. It is unacceptable to wear baggy jumpers, cardigans, hooded tops, tracksuit tops etc. as a top coat. Fleece coats must have the new simplified school badge.


(Classic/Traditional/Formal) Black, low heeled/flat school shoes. (NO boots, high heels, trainers, sporting or casual styles, platform soles, of any kind).

School Ties

Must be worn correctly. There are distinctive ties for Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Sixth Form and Sports Colours.


In very bad weather, out of doors, if accessories such as scarves are worn, they must be plain black or navy with no motifs.


No unacceptable hair styles e.g. unusual dyes, braids, excessively long, short or shaved, etc. No shaved heads, beards or facial hair. Hair accessories for girls only should be simple and in school colours.


No jewellery, no earrings, facial piercings, rings, etc.

Make Up

Make up and nail varnish are not allowed.


No badges or motifs are permitted on any item of clothing except the school badge and those connected with school activities and County or National sports colours.

Uniform for Girls

Navy pin stripe skirt of approved length (knee length) and approved style (A line without slits) OR navy pin stripe trousers of approved design and material. Navy socks of appropriate length or opaque navy tights Plain white traditional school shirt. Plain knitted navy cardigan or jumper with school badge.

Uniform for Boys

Plain knitted black v-necked pullover with school badge. Black school trousers. (NO cords, jeans, chinos or other casual trousers). Plain white traditional school shirt. Black socks.

Sixth Form Only

As above, with following additions:


Navy with school badge for girls. Black with school badge for boys.


No unacceptable hair styles e.g. unusual dyes, excessively long, short or shaved, etc. Beards and facial hair should be kept neatly trimmed. Hair accessories should be simple and in school colours.


One simple stud earring in the lobe of each ear is permitted. No rings, bracelets and necklaces are to be worn.
No facial piercings or visible tattoos are permitted.

Make Up

Make up and nail varnish are to be neutral in colour and natural in appearance.

General Equipment

It would be helpful if the following equipment could be provided: dictionary, pen, pencil, eraser, 30cm rule, calculator, atlas, and geometrical instruments, e.g. compass, protractor, set square.

Games and P.E. for Girls

Navy and gold PE shirt with a navy and gold skort for all activities. Navy school leggings (optional)
Training shoes (preferably not black soles), navy and gold PE Department sweatshirt (optional), navy blue tracksuit bottoms (optional) and a towel. Shin pads are advised for hockey lessons.

Games an P.E for Boys

Navy and gold PE shirt with navy and gold shorts. Navy and gold reversible rugby shirt, navy rugby/football socks. Rugby/football boots (with studs), training shoes (preferably not black soles), navy blue tracksuit bottoms (optional), navy and gold PE Department sweatshirt (optional), and a towel.

If you have any comments on the school uniform please contact Mrs C Kynaston, Deputy Headteacher.

School uniforms can be purchased from A Class Apart – Dinas Powys and YC sports, Cardiff. If, for any reason, there is a temporary short-term deviation from full school uniform, parents/carers must write a letter to the Year Tutor explaining the reason why full uniform is not worn and give the date when full uniform will be worn.

Any item of clothing not listed above is not school uniform.  All clothing must be clearly marked with the owners forenames, not initials, as well as surname.

Uniform is reviewed annually. Changes may be made. Before parents/carers purchase any items of uniform please obtain the most up to date list for September term.

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