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School Uniforms

  • Marston Vale Middle School black V-necked jumper or cardigan with red embroidered logo available from Prestige Design & Workwear Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Flitwick
  • White cotton shirt (long or short sleeved) and school tie.
  • Grey trousers must be tailored school trousers. Trousers must be straight legged and not flared or skinny. They must not be jeans, jean-like, leggings/jeggings or jersey type material. They should be free from inappropriate labels and not hipster cut waist. Trousers must be worn in a way that does not reveal underwear.
  • Grey shorts are allowed which must be tailored. Board shorts, baggy type shorts or PE sports shorts are not allowed. 
  • A grey knee length skirt (any skirts that are deemed too short will result in the pupil being asked to change into something more suitable)
  • Plain black, grey or white socks or tights.
  • Flat black shoes with a low heel only – no boots, no open-toed or sling back shoes, no trainers, including plain black trainers sold to look like school shoes as; Dunlop, Slazenger, Adidas, Lonsdale, Ben Sherman or Converse type shoes that look like trainers. These are not allowed in school. Ideally, pupils should be wearing lace up or slip on shoes.
  • PE Kit - black socks, black shorts, red and black polo shirts, red and black rugby shirt (tops available from Prestige Design and Workwear Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Flitwick).
  • All long hair (shoulder length and longer) must be tied back.
  • Hair should be the pupil's natural colour, no extremes of style such as patterns or lines shaved into the hair.  No extreme highlighting e.g. red, pink, blue etc or 'dip-dyed' hair.
  • Make-up is not permitted under any circumstances. This includes nail varnish and false nails (including gel/acrylic nails) and hair attachments. Pupils will be provided with the correct products to remove make-up and parents/carers will be informed to not allow their child to attend school in make-up of any kind. Pupils with false/acrylic/gel nails will be removed from timetable until the issue is resolved.
  • Body-piercings are not permitted for health and safety reasons and any pupil found to have a piercing will be prevented from taking part in PE until the matter is resolved. 
  • No jewellery may be worn apart from the following exceptions: items of religious significance, pupils may wear one ear stud (gold or silver) in each ear lobe (removed or taped up for PE). 
  • Hoodies are not permitted unless by express permission for specific sporting teams, trips or events.
  • An appropriate school bag such as a backpack, holdall or satchel. No handbags. It is essential all items of clothing and personal property are clearly marked with the pupil's name. Parents/carers are asked to check this periodically to ensure any items that may be lost in school are returned promptly to their owner.                                                                                                    

Uniform Consequences

Step 1: Weekly uniform check by form tutor. Pupils will be given a verbal instruction to correct the issue.

Stage 2: Form Tutor will make a call if not corrected for next day and discuss a way forward.

Step 3: If not resolved by the end of week two, Parents/guardians will receive a formal letter from the Head of Year and give one week to rectify.

Step 4: Continued non-compliance with uniform will result in the Head of Year booking a meeting.

Step 5: A meeting with parents will be held and uniform corrected.

 Pupils in incorrect uniform may be asked to change into appropriate school uniform from the uniform stock held in school until the uniform issue is resolved. The school can also place pupils into isolation who are not in appropriate uniform based on a case by case basis. Our expectation is all pupils come to school in correct uniform every day.

It is in the interest of all stakeholders to ensure that our pupils have conformity with uniform and a sense of pride when wearing the Marston Vale Middle School uniform.  We urge you to consider this when buying uniform for your child. Whilst the latest fashions may be of desire to a child, they have no place in the school.


We recognise there may be times when parents will experience difficulties in purchasing a uniform.    We would encourage you to contact the school either by phone or email: school@marstonvalemiddle.co.uk.  The school has a range of pre-loved uniform items available to parents, or additional support to help with the purchasing of some uniform items.