We have a uniform policy which outlines everything you need to know about appearance in School, including hair,  style of shoes and skirt lengths.

Uniform Policy

Our School uniform has evolved considerably over the years to ensure that our pupils are always dressed to do their best; in and outside of the classroom.

They are designed to be comfortable, practical, hard-wearing, easy to wash, flattering, smart and distinctive. Ballard pupils wear their uniforms with pride.

To find out what you need to purchase please read the uniform lists for the correct year groups on this page.

We look forward to helping you.

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Uniform Suppliers

*Due to an unprecedented demand during the last few weeks we are sorry that we cannot respond to every call or email as we are working tirelessly to ensure that your orders are processed in the order they were placed.*

The Direct Clothing Company Limited supplies all of our School uniform and we have a well-stocked School shop on-site at Ballard. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we are unable to open our shop at the moment, however please email us if you have any questions and to organise a pick up slot for your new uniform.

For help and advice, please email the shop: uniform@ballardschool.co.uk.

Online Shop: To buy your new uniform, please click through to the online store here.

Second-Hand Shop

Due to COVID-19, the second-hand uniform shop is only available on a Monday, on an appointment only basis. Please email us at secondhandshop@ballardschool.co.uk to make an appointment.

If you wish to sell any uniform, please fill in the form – Second-hand sales form

Second-Hand Shop Summer holiday opening times:

Thursday 29th July (2.00pm – 5.00pm), Thursday 5th August (2.00pm – 5.00pm), Thursday 12th August (2.00pm – 5.00pm), Thursday 19th August (2.00pm – 5.00pm), Thursday 26th August (2.00pm – 5.00pm), Tuesday 31st August (2.00pm – 5.00pm), Thursday 2nd September (2.00pm – 5.00pm), Tuesday 7th September (2.00pm – 5.00pm).

General Guidance

All items of clothing should be clearly marked with the pupil’s name.

Shoes (not boots) must be black leather (not suede) and clean with a low, wide, flat heel no more than 5cm high. Shirt top buttons and ties (if appropriate) are to be done up and shirts tucked in at all times. Pullovers must be in good condition without frayed cuffs.

Hairstyles should not draw attention to the pupil. Styles must look natural and should not be dyed or bleached. Hair gel may be used in small amounts to maintain styles. Hair must be off the face and would normally be off the collar for boys. Long hair must be tied back for the safety and hygiene of the pupil. Boys must be clean shaven and sideburns kept short.

Apart from watches, jewellery may not be worn to School. This is primarily for the safety of the pupil in PE lessons but also because loss or damage can cause distress. Girls may wear one pair of small, discreet stud earrings in the earlobe (one in each ear only). Earrings must be removed for all PE lessons and matches, tape is not permitted. We therefore recommend that if pupils are considering piercing their ears that this is done at the beginning of the summer holidays so that earrings will be able to be removed for PE lessons when returning to School in the autumn term. Boys must not wear earrings.