Ysgol Stanwell School

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

School Uniform

Table of Contents

School Uniform Grant Application Form
School Uniform Grant Application Form (In Welsh)

A Class Apart letter to parents
A Class Apart Price List

YC Sports letter to parents
YC Price List
YC Book an appointment

The wearing of uniform is compulsory for all school occasions, including the journey to and from 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.


(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.


Navy pleated skirt with school logo 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.
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 or Black with school badge.


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. Uniform

Navy and gold PE shirt with navy and gold skort or navy and gold shorts. Plain blue or black, tracksuit bottoms or leggings (optional)
Training shoes (preferably not black soles), navy and gold PE Department sweatshirt (optional), plain blue or black tracksuit bottoms (optional) and a towel. Shin pads are advised for hockey lessons.
Navy and gold reversible rugby shirt, navy rugby/football socks. Rugby/football boots (with studs), training shoes (preferably not black soles) and a towel.

If you have any comments on the school uniform please contact Miss S Owen, Deputy Headteacher.

School uniforms can be purchased from A Class Apart – Dinas Powys and YC sports, Canton, 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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