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Uniform is an important part of school life. It creates an equality across all students and helps them prepare for a working life. A smart uniform that is worn correctly can instil a sense of pride in all students about themselves and the school that they attend. Below is a quick visual guide for parents that sets out in full details our expectations of uniform and appearance.

Wearing uniform correctly, and taking pride in our appearance, is embedded as part of The Kimberley Way.

As students arrive at school they will be greeted by staff, welcoming them on to the school site. At the same time, these staff members will support students not meeting the basic expectations outlined in the uniform guidance below.  Issues that can be resolved ‘there and then’ we be done so before entering the school site e.g. shirts tucked in, blazer being worn etc.

Any issues which cannot be immediately resolved e.g. wearing unacceptable footwear (see images for acceptable footwear) will still be addressed, with the student being sent directly to Student Support.  Here students will be loaned any items that they are missing (all items available), to ensure they are meeting basic expectations and to allow them to focus on the day ahead, without unnecessary challenges from staff.

In addition to items being loaned to individuals, the Pastoral Teams will work collaboratively with parents and carers to ensure the issues are resolved moving forwards.

In line with statutory guidance from the Department for Education, we have reviewed our School Uniform costs in order to ensure that we are achieving value for money for families.  The full details of this review are set out in this letter to parents.

Kimberley School Uniform Guidelines

Students Must Wear



Plain white shirt with a collar, buttoned to the neck and tucked in.





The Kimberley School Skirt with the logo

The school skirt must me worn to its full length (see diagram below)

Students who wear the school skirt must also wear plain black tights.


Straight black boot cut or straight



The Kimberley School blazer with badge

The Kimberley School tie/senior tie


Plain black tights when wearing the school skirt

Plain black socks when wearing trousers



One small stud earring in each ear


Students can choose to wear an optional plain black V-neck jumper and/or a plain sensible coat or jacket.  However, if the student does choose to do so, these items are to be worn in addition to the compulsory Kimberley School blazer, not instead of.

Students Must NOT Wear



Polo shirts


Patterned, coloured or T-shirts with logos, worn underneath the school shirt

Shirt with collar worn without the tie

Hoodies of other jumpers

Any other skirt

Skinny or tapered trousers

Jean or denim material

Cropped or 3/4 length trousers

Stitched on pockets

Embellishments or adornments

Any other blazer

Any other tie

Footless, patterned or coloured tights

Knee length socks

Bracelets, extra rings, necklaces, hooped or large earrings, ANY facial or body piercings

Denim jackets

Leather/suede jackets

Hoods, sweatshirts or jumpers

Offensive logos or motif​​​​​​



Unnatural hair colours, unconventional styles or cuts are not allowed. This includes cut patterns or designs in the hair.

Nail varnish is natural and nails should be a suitable and sensible length for school. 

Makeup should be natural and minimal.


The skirt should be touching the top of the knee. The skirt must be purchased from Just Schoolwear.

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Kimberley School P.E. Uniform Guidelines


Students May Wear



(C) Blue Polo shirt featuring the school logo

(O) Blue/Black/White long sleaved underlayer
(O) Plain Black Jumper (to be worn over school logo top)

*If you have ordered and are waiting for a Blue Polo Shirt featuring the school logo, your child must bring a Plain Black/Navy/white t-shirt as an alternative with a note from a parent or carer*


(C) Black/Navy blue shorts
(C) Black/Navy blue tracksuit bottoms
(C) Black/Navy blue leggings


(C) Ankle supporting sports trainers
(C) Astro/trainers
(C) Studded boots


Black/Navy blue sport socks


Strictly no jewellery


Students Must NOT Wear


Any other Polo shirt


Any other coloured shorts, tracksuit bottoms and leggings.

Tights (these must be removed)

Converse, Vans

Plimsoles (or any flat.non ankle supporting trainers


All jewellery items must be removed for P.E. lessons


*(C) = Compulsory (O) = Optional


We are well aware that on a few occasions your child may not be able to take part due to injury/illness. Please encourage resilience in your child before writing a note excusing them for a PE curriculum lesson. All notes will be sent home or an email confirming we have received a written note from your to us excusing your child from PE. We want students to take part in lessons and enjoy the experience of PE at the Kimberley School, so please only write a note if you believe completing the PE lesson will cause further harm to your child. PE notes will not be accepted on a mobile phone.  


  • If you child forgets there PE top they will be issued with an clean alternative top to wear.

They will also receive the following:

  •  If your child attends a PE lesson without any 1 piece of correct uniform (PE top, bottoms or trainers), they will be awarded an ‘No PE kit’ mark.

  • 3 ‘No kit’ marks will result in a 30minute afterschool detention, every lesson they forget a piece of kit or all of their kit after this will again result in an afterschool detention for 30minutes.

  • This resets to 0 at the end of a term.


Our recommended suppliers of uniform are:

Schoolwear solutions -

info & how to order

Just Schoolwear - also known as Academy School Uniforms.


Hamiltons of Ilkeston - 


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