At The Ferrers Specialist Arts College we encourage students to take pride in their appearance. All students who attend the Ferrers should be in full uniform at all times. The vast majority of students have returned to college looking very smart. We are grateful for the support of parents but stress that uniform applies to all students. There are some aspects of uniform and appearance that we would like to highlight.
The Ferrers Specialist Arts College has a uniform which is smart, distinctive and practical. The wearing of the uniform encourages neatness of appearance and personal organisation. It also reflects the standards and ethos of the college – students express their support and acceptance of these in their wearing of the uniform.
Where students are inappropriately dressed in any respect (e.g. ties undone, shirts out), they will be politely and firmly advised to correct their dress. Persistent misdemeanours of this sort will be dealt with using normal disciplinary procedures.
Blazers are compulsory and should be worn at all times, unless a member of staff allows them to be removed during the lesson. They should then be placed on the back of the chair.
Jumpers [optional for Years 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11].
A V-necked, long sleeved style should be worn so that the tie is clearly seen, but only underneath a blazer. These can be navy blue or black.
Trousers should be full length. Cropped trousers/long shorts and leggings of any sort are not allowed.
For reasons of smart appearance, and to comply with health and safety rules, only a watch and one pair of stud earrings are allowed. Any other form of body piercing is not acceptable. Excess jewellery will need to be removed, handed to a member of staff, and collected by arrangement. Any new piercings should be done during college holidays to allow for healing time. If a student comes to college with a fresh piercing, they must keep it covered with a plaster until it can be removed during the college day.
Denim, or denim look items of clothing, should not be worn to college at any time. This includes denim jackets and denim trousers.
Black shoes should be worn (no trainers). Shoes should be worn to and from College and around the College site, unless a sporting activity is being undertaken. Boots are not permitted.
Extremes of hair colour are not permitted – this applies to any colour that could not be natural. Similarly, extreme hairstyles are unacceptable.
Discreet make up only will be allowed. Excess make up will need to be removed.
Navy blue, with College badge sewn on.
Plain, dark navy or black trousers (not jeans, cropped trousers or long shorts)
Girls may also wear a plain dark navy skirt (knee length).
Plain light blue, long-sleeved, button through with pointed collar (no denim or denim-look). To be worn tucked in and fastened at the neck.
With knot to neck
Plain navy or black V-necked, long sleeved jumper. No sweatshirts / logos.
Socks / tights
Plain navy, white or black
Girls may also wear neutral, navy or black tights.
(Students should not come to the college without socks or tights).
Plain black or navy shoes, leather or leather-look, with low heels. No trainers, boots or sandals. No steel tips as they ruin floors.
- Polo shirt (sky blue)
- Navy / amber rugby shirt
- Navy football shorts
- Navy knee length sports socks with amber tops
- White Training shoes
- Hockey/Football boots
- Towel for personal use
- Pair of shin pads (essential)
Optional for Boys and Girls
- Plain navy sweatshirt with round neck
- Plain navy tracksuit bottoms
DANCE AND DRAMA UNIFORM
- Specialist Arts College t-shirt (available from the College)
- Shorts/tracksuit bottoms from PE uniform