SHOES (For September 2018)

School Shoes

In the past we have asked that pupils wear “formal, plain black shoes that can be polished” and that “coloured badges/elaborate decorations and large bows, high heels” are not permitted.

However, we have decided to change this policy, because the definition of an “elaborate” decoration or a “large” bow is open to interpretation and has led to a minority of parents having to replace school shoes.

Therefore, when buying school shoes from now on, please follow this new policy (the significant change has been underlined):

All pupils are required to wear formal, plain black shoes that can be polished. Leisure shoes are not part of the uniform. This means that trainers, pumps, canvas shoes, coloured badges and any decorations whatever are not permitted, with the exception of the small tabs that can be found on some brands like the ones pictured below:

 shoes 1

The following brands and style of shoe are also not acceptable, whether the brand name is obscured/removed or not:

  • Armani
  • Converse
  • Creative Recreation
  • Vans
  • Bamboo
  • Hugo Boss
  • Dolce and Gabbana
  • Vivienne Westwood
  • Vivienne Westwood Melissa

Shoes that resemble the ones pictured below will not be acdeptable.

shoes Sept 18 a

Coloured bands and coloured laces are not permitted, and neither are stripes on the shoe.  Please be careful, as many sports shops market ‘School Shoes’ which are actually trainers. Please click here images of shoes that are acceptable.


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