School Uniform

Our students are ambassadors of Ballard School and must maintain a smart appearance when travelling to and from the School as well as during the School day. For Years 3 to 11 full school uniform must be worn, with a blazer, to and from school. After sports fixtures children may travel home in their full school tracksuit.

Uniform Suppliers

We have appointed The Direct Clothing Company Limited as our exclusive school suppliers and we now have a well-stocked school shop on-site at Ballard which we believe will provide a better service to parents and be more convenient.  As before, items will also be available on-line.

Opening times for the shop during term-time

Monday         8.30am to 10.00am
Wednesday    8.30am to 10.00am
Thursday        3.30pm to 5.30pm

Easter Holiday opening times are as follows:

Monday 3 April

The school also runs its own second-hand shop.  Opening times are available from Reception.

General guidance

All items of clothing should be clearly marked with the pupil's name.

Shoes (not boots) must be black leather (not suede) and clean with a low wide flat heel no more than 5cms high. Shirt top buttons and ties (if appropriate) are to be done up and shirts tucked in at all times. Pullovers must be good condition without frayed cuffs.

Hairstyles should not draw attention to the pupil. Styles must look natural and should not be dyed or bleached nor should bleaching products be used. Hair gel may be used in small amounts to maintain styles. Hair must be off the face and would normally be off the collar for boys. Long hair must be tied back for the safety and hygiene of the pupil. Boys must be clean shaven and sideburns kept short.

Apart from watches, jewellery may not be worn to School. This is primarily for the safety of the child in PE lessons, but also because loss or damage can cause distress. Girls only may wear one pair of small discreet stud earrings in the earlobe (one in each ear only). Boys must not wear earrings.