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Uniform Policy and Standards

Our aim with our school uniform is for all our students to look smart, well-groomed and wearing clothes appropriate for an academic environment. Uniform is required from 8.30 a.m. to 5 pm Monday to Friday. This applies to both boarders and day students whether in academic lessons, free lessons or visiting town.

Our uniform policy is gender-neutral, and therefore applies equally to all students.

Uniform is available from an online company called School Shop Direct. Parents can order items directly from this company and have items delivered to their home address (if in the UK) or direct to the school for boarding students. The company has stores in both Shrewsbury and Denbigh, where items can be fitted by their staff.

School Shop Direct offers a complete range of clothing, but parents are free to purchase items such as white shirts, socks and tights from another supplier if they wish. Items that must be purchased from our specified uniform supplier rather than alternative sources are marked with an asterisk* in the kit lists.

To order your school uniform, please visit their stores or you can purchase online through their website www.schoolshopdirect.co.uk – click on the link then “Select your School” and you will see Ruthin School listed.

Please note that Sixth Form students do not wear uniform, they are required to wear a formal business style suit as would be worn in an office.

Please ensure all items are named.

School ties are available directly from School (at a cost of £5).

Download our School Uniform list and policy here.

Forms 1-5
Items Required/QuantityDetails
Shoes - 1 pairSupportive, formal, plain black leather shoes, clean and polished at all times.
No open toes, sling-backs, wedges or mules, no stiletto or kitten heels, no heels over 2.5cm / 1 inch in height.
Boots are not permitted, except on medical grounds
* Trousers - 3Dark grey school trousers. There are various styles to choose from. All students can choose to wear skirts or trousers – so you may wish to purchase some of each
* Skirts - 2Dark grey skirt with inverted pleat (to the knee or longer) or dark grey kilt. There are 2 styles to choose from. All students can choose to wear skirts or trousers – so you may wish to purchase some of each
Socks – to be worn with trousers - 6 pairsDark grey or black – above the ankle.
Short sports socks are not acceptable
Tights or socks –
to be worn with skirts - 6 pairs
Black or navy tights, knee-high socks or hold-ups (opaque)
White shirts - 6White shirt or blouse
These can be long or short sleeved, button-up or revere collar, but must be school shirts not fashion shirts
* School Jumper
(This is an optional item) - 2
Navy blue with School logo
School Ties -1Long tie (to be worn with button-up collars) available from School (£5 each)
Short tie (to be worn with button-up collars) available from
School (£5 each)
* Blazer - 1Dark blue with School logo
Coat
(This is an optional item) - 1
Dark coloured (for example black or navy) outer waterproof coat. We recommend that if students walk home that the jacket have reflective panels or strips for safety – especially
in the winter months
Coat
(This is an optional item) - 1
Dark coloured (for example black or navy) outer waterproof coat. We recommend that if students walk home that the jacket have reflective panels or strips for safety – especially
in the winter months
School bag - 1Plain black rucksack (or similar) for books.
This can be carried, or on wheels, if you prefer.
Bags with large logos are not appropriate.
We recommend that if students walk home that the bag has
reflective panels or strips for safety – especially in the winter months

Sports and Activity Kit

Trainers - 2Supportive sports / activewear trainers – not fashion.
One pair for indoor use, one for outdoors.
Clean non-marking soles required for the indoor pair
EITHER
* Games polo shirt with school logo
OR
* Navy activities top - 2
Games polo shirt with school logo
Plain navy top with school logo
EITHER
* Mid layer games top with school logo
OR
* ¼ zip top with school logo - 1
Mid layer games top with school logo
Activities top with school logo
Navy games or activity shorts
and/or
Navy rugby shorts
and/or
Navy games or activity skort - 2
Navy skort
and/or
Navy shorts
(these can be with, or without, the school logo)
* Navy tracksuit bottoms with school logo - 1Navy track pants with school logo
* Navy Rain Jacket with school logo - 1Navy rain jacket with school logo
Navy base layer top
(This is an optional item) - 1
Optional item – can be worn under shirts as an additional base layer
Navy base layer leggings
(This is an optional item) - 1
Optional item – can be worn under shorts or skorts as an additional base layer
* School Hoodie with school logo
(This is an optional item) - 1
Optional item
Navy games socks (knee high) - 2Navy games socks – must fully cover shin pads
White or navy sports socks (ankle length) - 2White or navy sports socks (ankle length) – worn for summer sports
Swimming costume - 1Swimming costume – one-piece – black or navy. Students can also choose to wear a rash vest or similar over their costume
Football boots - 1Football boots
Shin pads - 1Compulsory safety item – must protect the ankles as well as shins – for football and hockey
Mouthguard / Gumshield - 1Compulsory safety item for rugby and hockey
– can be standard, or custom-moulded / dentist fitted
* Activities Sports Bag – with school logo
(This is an optional item) - 1
Students may choose to use their own sports bag, but this should be a plain dark colour

Important notes:

  • All items must be named. All items are compulsory, unless specifically stated to be optional.
  • * Indicates than an item must be purchased from the school uniform supplier (links given below)
  • Any supplementary items purchased (for example T-shirts to go under tops as an extra layer, or cycling shorts to go under rugby shorts / skort) must be
    navy to match / coordinate with the rest of the sports kit.
  • If sports kit is worn in lessons, in the dining room, or to travel home at the end of the day, then tracksuit trousers must be worn over shorts / skort, and
    footwear must be clean.
  • For queries contact the School office on 01824 702543 or email office@ruthinschool.co.uk
SIXTH FORM
Items Required/QuantityDetails
Shoes or boots• Dark colour
• Leather and/or suede
• Reasonable heel height (no more than 5cm / 2 inches)
• No stiletto or kitten heels, sling-backs, wedges or mules, or open-toes
• No Ugg-type boots, walking boots or combat-style boots
• Style appropriate for smart, daytime, working environment
Socks Those worn with skirts should be plain, dark colours
Those worn with trousers can be of any colour or design
Tights Tights should be dark coloured and opaque, or nude/neutral
SuitThe separate garments must be MATCHING or CO-ORDINATING in terms of colour, fabric and style.
Any skirt/dress length must be appropriate to a formal, daytime, work environment (in practical terms
this means knee length or longer)
• Jacket and trousers
• Jacket and skirt or kilt
WaistcoatA waistcoat (this may be co-ordinating or contrasting with the suit) can also be worn but is, of course, optional
Shirt / Blouse White shirt/blouse – button-up or revere collar, long or short sleeved
• Button-up collars must be an appropriate neck size so that top button can be fastened comfortably
at all times
• Prefects can wear any colour shirt/blouse
School Ties School ties must be worn with button-up collars
School ties may be worn with revere collars, but are not compulsory
Long school tie available from school office (£5 each)
Prefects may wear their own ties
Jumper / cardigan
(This is an optional item)
A plain jumper/cardigan may be worn under a jacket, but NOT instead of jacket
Coat
(This is an optional item)
Outer waterproof coat
Bag Rucksack or similar for books
Sports kitBlack or navy kit appropriate for the sport being played
Ruthin School sports kit may be worn

Important notes:

  • For queries contact the School office on 01824 702543 or email office@ruthinschool.co.uk
  • Our school uniform supplier, www.schoolshopdirect.co.uk can also supply sports clothing.
  • In summer, short sleeve shirts can be worn and girls may wear navy ankle socks.
  • Please ensure all items are named.

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