The Importance of School Uniform and Appearance

Students are ambassadors of the school and are expected to dress and behave in a way that reflects our high standards. 

School uniform is an outward sign of our belonging to Bishop Rawstorne - students are required to wear full school uniform and support our dress code at all times with pride.  Their appearance, both in school and to and from school, should be smart and of the highest standard. 

Under no circumstances will we tolerate clothing which is not in line with our school uniform and dress code. 

If students are unable to wear the uniform for any reason, the school must be notified in writing by the parents with a supporting medical note.

Further details on the school uniform requirements can be found by clicking on the tabs above.

The school will be the final arbiter regarding suitability of dress and appearance.

School Uniform Requirements

Below is a list of school uniform items your child will need.  The aim is to be comfortable, economical, smart and practical for daily school activities. 

 

Boys School Uniform

Blazer

Plain blue with school crest

Shirt

Plain white shirt

Trousers

Plain black trousers with school crest (crests cannot be transferred and trousers should be obtained from Impressions)

Jumper (Optional)

Plain navy blue v-neck with school crest (optional)

Tie

School Clip-on Tie (Year 11 wear a blue tie)

Shoes

Low-heeled, black, sensible
No boots or trainers
Laces must be tied

Socks

Plain black or navy socks only - white socks are not permitted.

Scarves

Plain dark coloured - to be worn in inclement weather only

 

Girls School Uniform

Blazer

Plain blue with school crest

Shirt

Traditional plain white school blouse/shirt with buttons to collar - not fitted

Skirt

Plain navy blue box knee length pleated skirt with school crest (crests cannot be transferred and skirts should be obtained from Impressions)

Trousers

Plain navy blue tailored trousers with school crest (crests cannot be transferred and trousers should be obtained from Impressions)

Jumper (Optional)

Plain navy blue v-neck with school crest (optional)

Tie

School Clip-on Tie (Year 11 wear a blue tie)

Shoes

Low-heeled, black, sensible
No boots or trainers
Laces must be tied

Socks

Plain black or navy socks only - white socks are not permitted.

Tights

Navy or black tights may be worn.
(Socks or tights to be worn, but not both)

Scarves

Plain dark coloured - to be worn in inclement weather only

 

All items should be clearly labelled with the student's name.

 

Students not wearing full uniform will be offered spare items from school if available. If not available, students will be placed in our inclusion area until the uniform issues are resolved.

 

If parents require assistance with funding the purchase of school uniform, they should contact the relevant head of year or Mr Duckworth through office@bishopr.co.uk.

 

PE Kit

Below is the PE kit students are expected to wear:

 

Boys PE Kit

Indoors

Red shirt with school crest
Navy blue shorts with red piping and school crest
Red, knee high sports socks
Training shoes (clean - non-marking soles)

Outdoors

Football boots and shin pads
Mouth guard
Navy blue ½ zip top with school crest
Astroturf trainers (if clean & non-marking can be used instead of training shoes)

 

Girls PE Kit

Indoors

Red shirt with school crest
Navy blue shorts with red piping and school crest
Red, knee high sports socks
Training shoes (clean, non-marking soles

Outdoors

Navy blue ½ zip top with school crest
Plain navy blue tracksuit pants with school crest - optional extra in the winter term
Astroturf trainers (if clean & non-marking can be used instead of training shoes)
Shin pads and mouth guard

 

All items should be clearly labelled with the pupil’s name.

Appearance and Dress Code

Below is further guidance on student appearance and the dress code they are expected to follow:

  1. Belts
  2. Coats
  3. Blazers
  4. Skirts
  5. Jewellery and Make Up
  6. Hair
  7. Shoes

1. Belts

  • Belts should be black, with a discreet buckle.

2. Coats

  • Outdoor coats should be plain navy blue or black only with no large exterior markings or logos; no fur jackets, sweatshirts, denim jackets, hooded tops, tracksuit tops or any other ‘fashion’ coats are allowed as outdoor coats.
  • Understated scarves can be worn during inclement weather but, like coats, should not be worn inside the school buildings.

3. Blazers

  • Blazers must be worn at all times unless specific permission has been given by a member of staff for it to be taken off.
  • Sleeves must not be rolled up.
  • No other garment other than a school jumper and shirt must be worn underneath (e.g. no hoodies allowed) including en route to and from school. 

4. Skirts

  • Skirt waistbands must not be rolled over.
  • Very short skirts are not permitted. When purchasing, please allow for growth throughout the year. 

5. Jewellery and Make Up

  • For health and safety reasons, no jewellery is allowed.  
  • A cross may be worn if tucked into a shirt and a basic wristwatch (no smart watches).  
  • No make-up, false tan, false nails, false eyelashes, nail varnish or body piercings are allowed.

6. Hair

  • Students must ensure that hair is of one natural colour at all times.
  • Hair should have no bright or extreme colourings.
  • No shavings, etchings or extreme styling, including perms on top, shaved heads underneath, mullets, top knots, undercuts, extreme quiffs etc. will be tolerated and hair must be no shorter than a Grade 2.
  • If hair is long, it is essential it is tied back, for reasons of health and safety, in some practical lessons (e.g. PE, Science, Art and Technology).
  • Hair must not cover the face.
  • Hair accessories should be discreet - plain hair bands/slides/bobbles.
  • Facial hair is usually not permitted, e.g. no long side burns, beards or moustaches. Students should be clean shaven. This will be considered on a case by case basis, for example facial hair in relation to faith reasons.  

If you are unsure on the suitability of a hair style we strongly advise you to contact school or alternatively click on the link below for further guidance.

Hair Guidance


7. Shoes

Below are some examples of acceptable shoes for boys:

Below are some examples of unacceptable shoes for boys:

Stockists

Uniform supplies must be obtained from Impressions, our suppliers who have branches in Golborne, Standish and Leyland. The website is below:

https://impressionsuniform.co.uk/shop/

Impressions stock a wide variety of sizes and have a free alteration service for skirts and trousers (subject to the school's policy on what constitutes acceptable lengths).

Both Impressions and the school have a range of second hand uniform available, please email office@bishopr.co.uk if this would be of interest to you.

The school crest, which appears on certain items of uniform, is subject to copyright and therefore, non-transferable to other brands.