About TBSHS : Uniform and Equipment

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Uniform and Equipment  

TBSHS has a high-status, high-profile school uniform, including a traditional blazer in distinctive colours that represents the Black and Gold Spirit, and insists upon all students wearing the uniform correctly at all times, in order to foster a sense of community, identity and professionalism. In the Sixth Form, students are expected to adhere to the Sixth Form Dress Code. School uniform must be exemplary at all times.

Uniform code for boys in Years 7 to 11  (All items should be named)

  • Black blazer with School badge 
  • Plain white shirt and School tie 
  • Black trousers, dark grey/black socks  
  • Black V-neck sweater (optional) 
  • Black polished shoes (no boots, trainers or ‘Converse’ type shoes)
  • Plain outdoor coat.
  • No jewellery, other than a wristwatch, is permitted 
  • Top buttons must be done up, shirts tucked in and ties must be at least 7 stripes long 
  • Students should wear full school uniform to and from school. 
  • Belts (if worn) must be black.


Hair must be neat and respectable, with no extremes of style. Hair should:

  • be clean 
  • be its natural colour and should not have coloured streaks 
  • not be shaved any shorter than a hairdresser’s number 3 
  • not have any lines or symbols cut into it 
  • not cover the eyes 
  • not be sticking up with an excess of hair product. 
  • be no longer than the top of the shirt collar
  • not be tied back by fashion accessories such as Alice bands etc…

Parents/Carers are politely asked to escort their sons to the hairdresser, or to advise them in accordance with our policy. Any student whose hair does not meet these expectations is likely to be kept in internal suspension at break times and lunchtimes until the hair conforms more closely with the policy. 


Students should come to school fully equipped for the day ahead. This means bringing a pencil case with a selection of stationery (pencils, coloured pencils, ruler, pens, rubber, pencil sharpener, a pair of compasses and a protractor). They will also need a scientific calculator, a French dictionary (not pocket), a reading book and also an apron for Design Technology and Art lessons.


A robust black bag is compulsory to minimise damage to books and files. Draw string bags are not suitable

General Note

Each evening the timetable should be checked and the necessary books and equipment packed for the following day. 

All exercise books should be covered with a plastic book cover by students; these are available at a small charge from the Main Office. If a student loses his books he may incur the cost of replacing them.


Sixth Form Dress Code 2020-21
(Taken from 6th Form Guidebook)  
We expect our students to dress in a professional, formal and corporate manner, i.e. what you would wear in a formal office environment. The standard of dress should be exemplary at all times and in cases of uncertainty the School’s Interpretation is definitive. Failure to adhere to our dress code will result in a sanction and any serious breaches of the Sixth Form Code may result in a student being sent home.  All students must wear the following:

Dress Code  

Formal suit: jacket with formal trousers, skirt or dress (knee-length), all of which should look like they come from a suit though not necessarily the same suit.

Plain (or subtly patterned*) shirt or top: these should have capped sleeves as a minimum. Gentlemen’s shirts must be collared with top buttons fastened and should be tucked in. Ladies’ tops must be conservative in design, type of material, length and fit.

Black or dark brown formal, low-heeled, polishable shoes NOT boots: dark socks should be worn with trousers, tights with a skirt.

Sixth Form/Senior Prefect/School Colours tie for gentlemen, brooch for ladies.

Winter: Male & Female

  • In winter, a plain black, grey or similar V-neck knitted jumper may be worn, in which case the jacket must also be worn

Summer: Male & Female

  • Ladies need not wear tights with a skirt
  • Jackets may be removed on days when the Headteacher has given specific permission to do so

Dress Code for PE and Sport:

Hair & Make-up

•           Hair must be neat and respectable with no extremes of style.
•           Hair may be dyed in one natural colour per term
•           Gentleman’s hair should not be worn below the collar. If longer it must be neatly tied up. No haircuts
  should be shorter than a Grade 3.
•           Gentlemen must be clean shaven with the exception of adherence to religious practice
•           All long hair must be tied up for sport
•           ‘Natural look’ day make-up and well-maintained nail polish of a single colour is permitted for ladies.

Jewellery & Tattoos

•             It is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to have a tattoo, even with parental consent. Tattoos must not be on show in school and must be covered at all times
•             No earrings/studs for gentlemen
•             Nose piercings of any kind are NOT permitted for gentlemen or ladies
•             Ladies can wear minimal jewellery. No piercings are allowed, apart from in the ears sleepers and studs only). Clear plastic ‘plugs’ may be used to keep other piercings open

[*in general, if you are not sure whether something fits the dress code, assume it does not.]

Mr George Munro
Deputy Head of Sixth Form


Wednesday 20 October 2021

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