School Uniform

Herne Bay High School's uniform can be purchased from Barnums Schoolswear, Unit 2, 14-16 William Street, Herne Bay, CT6 5EJ.  01227 365220

There is a strict policy on school uniform at Herne Bay High School which must be adhered to by all students.

Herne Bay High School’s Uniform Policy

All students:

·    Black blazer with the school badge

·    Plain white shirt with a ‘classic’ collar, with a top button that should be done up for the whole day

·    School tie related to the Mini-Community to which the child belongs. The school tie should be worn at the correct length with the top Heron logo showing below the knot when the tie is done up

·    All students should have a plain outer coat (not a fleece, sweatshirt or denim jacket/coat)

·    Hoodies are not permitted in school as either outer coats or as a replacement for the school jumper or blazer

Boys’ Uniform (in addition to the above):

·    Formal black tailored trousers (not corduroy, denim jeans, drain pipes, skinny trousers, cargo pants, cotton drill or track suit bottoms)

·    Plain black shoes and black socks 

·    Optional ~ The school plain V-neck black pullover with the school logo can be worn under blazers. 

·    No other jumpers, sweatshirts or cardigans etc. are permissible


Girls’ Uniform (in addition to the above):


This list will be updated accordingly in the event that outlets change the ranges they offer or indeed if other suitable trousers become available from other outlets.*

  • Black shoes with a sensible heel no higher than 5cms (measured from sole to instep)
  • Black socks must be worn with trousers
  • Plain black tights or ankle length black socks may be worn with the school skirt
  • Optional ~ The school plain V-neck black pullover with the school logo or the school cardigan with the school logo can be worn underneath the school blazer
  • No other jumpers, sweatshirts or cardigans etc. are permissible


  • The wearing of discrete make-up is permitted - fake eye lashes are not to be worn
  • Extreme hair styles (cut and/or colour), as determined by the Principal, are deemed inappropriate and hair colour should be within the natural range.
  • Facial piercing is strictly prohibited, e.g. nose studs, eye brow bars or rings as are visible tattoos
  • For health and safety reasons neither acrylic, false or long nails nor the wearing of jewellery is allowed within school except for a watch and a single discrete stud in each ear.

During the summer term, students are permitted to wear:

  • The school's white polo shirt with the relevant mini community logo.  This is available for purchase at Barnums Schoolwear.
  • If a student wishes to wear anything over the school polo shirt this must be either the school cardigan, the school jumper or the school blazer.
  • As is the case with their 'normal' uniform, students must wear the required shoes, trousers, skirt, socks and tights.(please see above)

Should students choose not to wear the summer uniform they will be expected to wear their ‘normal’ uniform, in full, in accordance with the guidelines listed above.


Sanctions for those students who fail to abide by the school’s Uniform Policy

The school follows the Department for Education advice regarding dealing with uniform issues, and as such should a student breach the school’s uniform policy (see above), this will be seen as defiance of school rules and a failure to abide by the terms of the Home/School Agreement that all students and parents/carers signed when they joined the school. As such the student will be subject to school sanctions, including a detention on the day of the uniform issue and/or, if the situation is deemed to demand it, they may be removed from their normal classes. In addition, following Department for Education advice, for serious or repeated breaches of the school’s uniform policy, the student may face higher level sanctions including exclusion even if the student does not otherwise display poor behaviour (see

Physical Education Clothing

Physical Education is an integral part of the curriculum and it is essential that students change for the lessons.  The clothing listed below is required by all students taking part in PE/Games:  Please ensure that all items of uniform and PE kit are clearly marked with your child’s name.


PE Kit for all Years 7—11 students — boys and girls             (which can only be purchased from Barnums)


  • Black tracksuit trousers with Sports College logo
  • Black with red panel fleece jacket with Sports College logo
  • Red polo shirt with Sports College logo
  • Black shorts with Sports College logo
  • Black socks with red top                                


All students should have a pair of clean indoor trainers to use in the indoor facilities (gymnasium, sports hall, climbing wall, fitness suite).   Plimsolls or similar flimsy cloth or canvas shoes are not suitable for PE lessons as they offer no foot support.  Students must have appropriate trainers or running shoes.


  • A pair of outdoor trainers and/or football boots are required for outdoor lessons. 
  • Shin pads are advisable for football and hockey.
  • A gumshield is advisable for hockey and rugby.

Showers:             A towel will be required when a shower is necessary.

Swimming:         A costume will be required for students involved in swimming during PE lessons.


It is essential that students bring their PE kit to change into even if they are not taking part in PE lessons



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