What does the DHFS uniform consist of?

Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School currently enforces a school uniform for students in years 7 to 11.


  • Black formal blazer with the school crest
  • House lapel badge
  • Plain white short or long sleeved collared shirt; tucked in at all times with sleeves rolled down
  • Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School clip-on tie
  • Plain black tailored, formal trousers or a knee length formal skirt
  • Plain black low heeled shoes, which cover the instep of the foot. Trainers are not allowed.
  • Black or flesh coloured tights or black socks. White sports socks are not allowed.
  • Lanyard showing photo ID for Sixth Form students
  • Optional: Formal black cardigan or V neck sweater with or without the school crest. This should not be tucked into the trousers or skirt.


  • Jewellery and piercings: one simple ring and one pair of plain, earlobe stud earrings
  • No make-up is allowed except light mascara. No coloured nail varnish or false nails
  • Hair should not be extreme in terms of style, cuts or colour

Prohibited items of dress:

  • Footwear without backs (sandals, flip flops)
  • Trainers/fashion pumps/boots (including canvas, suede or fabric footwear, Vans, Converse, Decathlon pumps, Ugg boots or Timberland boots)
  • Black trainers from sports brands are not allowed as school shoes
  • Lycra / stretchy, fashion, or frilly skirts, or skirts that are above the knee
  • Tracksuit bottoms, jeans, combats, chinos, cords, fashion trousers or leggings
  • Headwear such as caps and bandanas, with the exception of students whose religion requires head covering or medical reasons
  • Hooded or tracksuit tops are only to be worn for PE/drama activities.

For more information, and photographic references of acceptable uniform and PE kit, please refer to the Uniform Expectations Booklet at the bottom of this page.

Sixth Form Students Uniform

Sixth Form students are not expected to wear school uniform. However as role models in the school, we expect students to dress casually but smartly. It must be appropriate to the school environment.

Sixth Form dress does not include:

  • Ripped or badly worn jeans
  • Sports or bright shorts (all shorts must be at knee length, smart in appearance and tailored)
  • Skirts and dresses shorter than knee length
  • Football / Rugby Shirts or sports tops
  • T-shirts / tops which are too revealing, including midriff
  • Flip-flops or beach type footwear
  • Extremes of hairstyle / jewellery
  • Tracksuit bottoms / Jogging bottoms

The school reserves the right to send home a student who is inappropriately dressed.

Where do I buy DHFS school uniform?

Blazers without a badge and other items of school uniform can be purchased from a number of retailers, however; all items of uniform with a badge and the school tie are currently available from Price & Buckland, or blazers, schools badges, and ties can be purchased from the school following payment via ParentPay.

The school has recently signed up to Uniformd, a website that promotes clothing sustainability and aims to help with the cost of purchasing new uniform. In order to tackle the rapidly growing global environmental challenges for a sustainable future, we aim to normalise the reusing of pre-loved school uniform to reduce our carbon footprint whilst helping our families in need of support.

Parents/Carers simply browse for what they need, purchase and receive their pickup information – no sign up required, no banks broken. In turn, when parents/carers are ready to donate, they’ll be adding to a wonderful ecosystem that keeps funds coming in for the school and makes the environment a little greener too.

Non-compliance of our uniform policy

All students who are not in full uniform must bring a letter from home explaining why they are not able to wear full uniform and for how long the situation will last. Letters from parents must be shown to their mentor and then presented at student services where a red ‘non-compliance’ slip will be issued if we feel there is a genuine reason or issue.

All unauthorised instances of incorrect uniform and appearance will lead to a one-hour after school uniform detention (Wednesday 3:30pm – 4:30pm). Three uniform detentions in an academic year will result in a Headteacher’s Detention.

The possible level of sanction for not conforming to the uniform and appearance policy may include:

Further advice about acceptable uniform

Email Mrs C. Burgin: cburgin@dhfs.uk

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