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School uniform

Our uniform

School uniform is available to purchase from SCHOOLSHOP

Pupils at York High School are the ambassadors for our school and we expect the highest standards of behaviour and appearance both within the school day and during the journey to and from school.

Financial assistance with school uniform

Assistance with school uniform costs is available to pupils starting Years 7 to 10 who are entitled to receive free school meals.

Assistance is only provided once per year for the start of the school year.

We will provide school uniform assistance in the form of vouchers to the value of:

  • £90.00 for pupils starting Year 7
  • £45.00 for pupils starting Years 8, 9, or 10

Pupils are required to wear:

Pupils in Years 7-9
  • YHS V neck blue jumper*
  • Plain white shirt with collar and top button
  • YHS Tie*
  • Plain black trousers or plain black knee length skirt (with black opaque tights)
  • Plain black shoes or plain black trainers.
Pupils in Years 10 and 11
  • YHS V neck black jumper*
  • Plain white shirt with collar and top button
  • YHS Tie*
  • Plain black trousers or plain black knee length skirt (with black opaque tights)
  • Plain black shoes or plain black trainers.
YHS PE kit (compulsory for all pupils)
  • Short Sleeved PE top with logo*
  • Long sleeved PE top with logo*
  • Plain black tracksuit bottoms or shorts
  • Trainers

*These items (*starred above*) are purchased through our uniform supplier SCHOOLSHOP

(All other items can be purchased from various retailers or from SCHOOLSHOP)


Pupils may wear the following items of jewellery in school:

  • Watch (not a smart watch)
  • Single pair of stud earrings
  • Medic alert pendant
  • Hairstyles – All hair colouring should be natural colours only. If in doubt about acceptable hairstyles and colours please contact school.
Uniform guidance

We are proud of our students at York High School and want them to look smart in their school uniform. In order to ensure that that all pupil wear the correct uniform we would like to remind parents of some of the rules where we have had problems previously.

We are aware that replacing incorrect school uniform is an expensive exercise, so in order to avoid this, these are the key rules which will help you to buy the correct uniform.

Trousers and skirts

Plain black knee length skirts (with black opaque tights) or plain black trousers must be worn. Students cannot wear trousers that are leggings, jeggings, chinos, cords, jeans or jean like trousers. All trousers must have a zip fastening at the front.

Some of our students have taken to wearing trousers that are too short and do not reach the shoe; these are not permitted.  Students who wear trousers that do not meet the uniform policy will be told to replace them with more suitable ones at the beginning of term.


Some examples of acceptable female inspired trousers:


Some examples of acceptable male inspired trousers:

School shoes

School shoes/trainers must be all black, without markings, reflective material or metal. Canvas shoes or plimsolls must not be worn.  High heeled shoes and boots are not allowed.

Pupils who wear uniform that does not meet the uniform policy will be asked to change into our loan uniform. Any pupil who refuses to change into the correct uniform will be placed in Internal Exclusion.

It is essential that all students follow these rules and so if you are unsure about our school uniform and expectations please contact your child’s Year Leader before buying new items.

As well as a smart appearance we expect our pupils will behave well, treat everyone in the community with respect and that they will try their very best. These attributes are rewarded with prizes and extra activities for those pupils who consistently do the right thing. When there are difficulties we work closely with parents. Our partnership as a school, as parents and as pupils is recognised in the charter we all sign at the start of a young persons career at York High School.

Mobile phones – We understand that many parents check on their children’s safety on the journey to and from school, therefore students are allowed to bring mobile phones, however the mobile phone is the students responsibility, and we expect that all mobile phones are turned off during school hours.

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