Dress Policy

It is expected that all learners will have a suitable bag to carry books and equipment every day. Parents / carers are asked to support school policies on uniform and appearance.

Boys Uniform

  • Plain, black trousers should be worn. Jeans or chinos are not allowed.
  • Trousers should not be worn on the hip.
  • Plain, white collared shirt, not polo shirts.
  • Shirts must be worn tucked in and should therefore, be a suitable length.
  • Shirts should be worn buttoned to the neck, this includes the top button. Compulsory year group clip on ties must be worn.
  • Plain, black blazer with the Darton College logo embroidered onto the breast pocket must be worn at all times.
  • Plain, black shoes, no training, canvas or backless shoes.
  • Ankle boots must be worn underneath trousers.
  • Knee length boots are not acceptable.
  • Laces should be fastened appropriately. Bright coloured laces are not acceptable.
  • A plain, black Darton College sweatshirt / v neck jumper is optional and can be worn with a blazer but not as a replacement.

Girls Uniform

  • Plain, black knee length skirt (straight or pleated) denim and canvas are not acceptable.
  • Natural, black tights or plain, white socks.
  • Plain, black classic or bootcut trousers in polyester cotton. Jeans, chinos and leggings are not allowed.
  • Plain, white collared shirt not polo shirts or blouses.
  • Shirts must be worn tucked in and should therefore, be a suitable length.
  • Shirts should be worn buttoned to the neck, this includes the top button. Compulsory year group clip on ties must be worn.
  • Plain, black blazer with the Darton College logo embroidered onto the breast pocket must be worn at all times.
  • Plain, black shoes, no training, canvas or backless shoes.
  • Ankle boots must be worn underneath trousers.
  • Knee length boots are not acceptable.
  • Laces should be fastened appropriately. Bright coloured laces are not acceptable.
  • A plain, black Darton College sweatshirt / v neck jumper is optional and can be worn with a blazer but not as a replacement.

Boys and Girls PE Uniform

  • Red and black Darton PE top, with the school logo is compulsory.
  • Black shorts / Skorts or tracksuit bottoms must be worn.
  • Leggings are not acceptable unless worn for Dance.
  • Appropriate footwear must be worn for all PE activity.

Outdoor Coats

  • A waterproof coat may be worn over the blazer outside but must be removed immediately when entering the building.

Piercings

  • Learners are only permitted to wear a single set of stud earrings in the lower lobe of the ear.
  • No other form of facial piercings are allowed.
  • Non-visible facial piercings (e.g. tongue studs) are not permitted.
  • Please do not allow your child to have a new piercing done close to the start of a school term. We will not make allowances for recent piercings.
  • A clear retaining pipe similar to shing wire can be used to keep the piercing open however, this must not be visible.

Earphones and Accessories

  • In accordance with the Mobile Phone Policy earphones may be used at social times, but are not part of the school uniform. Any earphones visible during lessons / on corridors etc may be removed and behaviour consequences will apply.