Uniform Expectations

These are explained at the initial parental meeting.  We have tried to ensure that our uniform expectations do not require significant additional costs to parents/carers and wherever possible reflect the expectations of the mainstream schools who we work alongside as it is our aim to return our learners to mainstream provision.

All Learners:

Hair colours must be of a natural colour, of reasonable length (minimum No 2 if shaved and without patterns).  Long hair must be kept clear of the eyes at all times for health & safety reasons and must be tied up when doing PE, science, cooking etc.

Jewellery is restricted to a wrist watch and a single pair of plain stud earrings, which must be removed for PE and swimming.  Facial piercings (nose, lips, eyebrows etc.) and ear stretchers are NOT allowed and must be removed for school.  Plasters covering such piercings are not acceptable.


Learners wear their mainstream school uniform on the days they attend Three Towers.

Sturdy traditional school shoes and a sensible outdoor coat are required in line with the learners’ mainstream school uniform expectations.

For PE, learners again should wear what would be expected at their mainstream school.


As learners have often been to more than one high school, Three Towers has tried to ensure that uniform expectations do not result in parents/carers incurring additional costs. Learners should wear:

  • Black tailored trousers – NO leggings, sports/tracksuit or jeans/jeans type pants
  • White polo shirt or white open neck tailored shirt
  • Plain black sweatshirt or cardigan – no hoodies or sweatshirts with logos
  • Sturdy plain black shoes (or black trainers if no logos)
  • Sensible, waterproof outdoor coat
  • Make-up, if worn, must be subtle.

For PE learners should wear plain black shorts or tracksuit bottoms and a white t-shirt with trainers.  PE kit can be provided if required.

Outdoor clothing is provided for those learners who have this on their timetables.

Offsite at Vocational or Work Experience Placements:

Learners should follow the dress code stipulated by the alternative provider as they are best placed to ensure that the clothing is appropriate to the activities being undertaken and do not pose a health and safety risk to the learner.  If specialist uniform is required, it will be provided for learners e.g. Rigga boots for construction.