School Uniform

Our school uniform provider is www.schoolblazer.com. Their website has easy to follow instructions and they have a dedicated customer helpline number. With regards to the uniform fitting, Schoolblazer has developed an ‘intelligent sizing’ system; you input your child’s measurements and the system will guide you to the correct size, garment by garment to ensure an accurate fit. It also tells you how that garment will fit in a year’s time, allowing you to make a considered choice. Full guidance on how to measure your child can be found on the Schoolblazer site.

Uniform must be clean and in a state of good repair. Pupils should always look smart and take pride in their appearance.

Prep School Uniform Guidelines

  • Full school uniform should be worn everyday and for all school functions, such as concerts, assemblies, trips etc.
  • Blazers should be worn daily and may be removed in class at the teacher’s discretion. During warmer weather the decision will be made to permit the removal of blazers.
  • Coats should be a regulation coat purchased from School Blazer, which is dark and plain without adornment or pattern.
  • Skirts should fall on, or just above, the knee and trousers should reach the pupil’s shoes. Girls’ trousers are currently not available on SchoolBlazer.com, therefore girls wishing to wear trousers must wear tailored trousers, rather than stretch fabric, in grey to match the skirt colour.
  • Boys should wear short grey socks. Girls should wear white ankle or knee length socks with the summer dress and must wear grey woollen ankle/knee high/tights with the winter uniform.
  • Shoes must be matt black with laces, a buckle or fastening only. Trainers or similar footwear should not be worn. Stacked or high heels are not permitted.
  • Children should have trainers to complete their sports kit and a pair of wellington boots for outside play when it is wet.
  • Hoodies should not be worn when in school uniform, although hoodies purchased through SchoolBlazer.com may be worn with sports kits and during external school trips.
  • Hair may not be streaked or dyed an unnatural colour or a colour that is not close to the pupil’s own hair colour. Hair must be tied back fully and off the shoulders. Boys’ hair should be above the collar and neat, with no obvious ‘steps’ or difference in length.
  • Nail varnish and makeup are not to be worn and pupils will be asked to remove it. No jewellery may be worn.
  • Piercings: Only earlobes may be pierced. If a girl has pierced ears she may wear a small single stud in each earlobe. Boys may not wear earrings. Watches should be engraved with the owner’s name.
  • A cross or religious symbol may be worn with the Head’s permission.
  • PE kit should not be worn to travel to and from school. PE kit should only be worn for sports lessons and enrichments.
  • Pupils have the right to manifest a religion or belief, including the covering of the head. These should be regulation grey colour, with the ends tucked in at all times for safety reasons. Girls may wear a base layer or full body swimming costume and this must be a solid navy blue.

Pupils who do not adhere to these expectations will be sent to discuss the matter with the Head and parents may be contacted.

Senior School Uniform Guidelines

  • Full school uniform, including, blazer should be worn by the pupils during the school day and for official school functions e.g. assembly and concerts.
  • Sports kit should only be worn for sports lessons or sports enrichments and should not be worn to school.
  • During the school day and outside of PE lessons, pupils must wear their tracksuit bottoms if in PE kit.
  • All uniform must be clean and in a good state of repair. Pupils should look smart and take pride in their appearance.
  • Pupils in Years 7 to 9 should wear long hair tied back fully and off the shoulders. Older pupils may wear their hair down but will need to tie it back for some activities e.g. sport, when using machinery in the design department, science lessons etc. Hair should not be streaked or dyed an unnatural colour.
  • Jewellery should not be worn, and if your child has pierced ears they may wear a small, single stud in each lobe. NB: If you are planning on having your child’s ears pierced, please be aware that earrings need to be taken out for sporting activities so you may need to plan ahead.
  • For pupils in Years 7 to 9, nail varnish and make-up is not permitted and pupils will be asked to remove it. Pupils in Years 10 & 11 may wear discreet make-up.
  • Pupils have the right to manifest a religion or belief, including the covering of the head. These should be regulation grey colour, with the ends tucked in at all times for safety reasons. Girls may wear a base layer or full body swimming costume and this must be a solid navy blue. A religious symbol on a necklace may be worn with the Head’s permission.
  • Skirts should fall on or just above the knee.

Pupils who do not adhere to these expectations will be sent to discuss the matter with the Head and parents may be contacted.

Sixth Form Uniform Guidelines

As sixth formers, you must suitably reflect the reputation of Ipswich High School to younger pupils and to those outside of the school. As such, it is expected that Sixth Form students look smart and presentable at all times and adhere to the dress code. This dress code has been agreed in consultation with Sixth Form students. You may also wish to purchase a sports kit and a school wool scarf from schoolblazer.com.

Sixth formers look smart every day and it does make a difference to the standard of dress throughout the school, hence the emphasis we place on the sixth form students looking smart.

  • In Sixth Form students are expected to dress smartly in ‘office’ style clothing.
  • They should wear suits and ties, or a jacket with a skirt, dress or trousers.
  • Skirts should be mid-thigh length.
  • Shoes should be smart and high heels should not be worn. Footwear must not be trainer style. Stacked or high heeled shoes are not permitted for safety reasons.
  • Long hair should be tied back for health and safety reasons when necessary. All hair, including facial hair, must be neat.
  • Discreet jewellery may be worn, including modest earrings, but other piercings are not permitted.
  • Hair may not be streaked or dyed a colour that is not close to the pupils’ own natural hair colour.
  • Visible tattoos are not permitted.
  • Hoodies must not be worn with school uniform but regulation hoodies may be worn with PE kit and on school trips.
  • You can purchase a sports kit and, if wanted, a school wool scarf and a House polo shirt from schoolblazer.com.
  • Pupils have the right to manifest a religion or belief, including the covering of the head. These should be regulation grey colour, with the ends tucked in at all times for safety reasons. Girls may wear a base layer or full body swimming costume and this must be a solid navy blue. A religious symbol on a necklace may be worn with the Head’s permission.

Second Hand Uniform Shop

The Ipswich High School Association run a shop selling second-hand uniform on a monthly basis. The shop is located in Woolverstone Hall and will be open on set dates during each term. The uniform shop is useful to purchase school scarves and any required PE kit.

Click here for opening dates and times