John Ruskin College

Uniform Guidelines

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Please contact the College before purchasing any uniform.

Phone: 020 8651 1131

Uniform Guidelines

It is the student’s responsibility to adhere to the uniform code at all times. Non-adherence to this code will be noted in the Parent / Student contact log and may lead to sanctions.

General guidance

  • John Ruskin College 14-16 School students should be identifiable by their uniform at all times.
  • 14-16 students should have a photographic ID on a red lanyard which must be worn at all times.
  • 14-16 students should only wear discreet jewellery to ensure that it does not pose a health & safety risk in any of the activities they may participate in.
  • During ‘dress-down’ days sensible clothing is to be observed, and items such as crop-tops and excessively short skirts or shorts are to be avoided.
  • Uniform should be visible at all times and not covered by coats / jackets or other items.
  • No hats, caps or hoods are to be worn in the College and School grounds at any time.
  • In the event of a dispute, it will remain the School’s decision on the appropriateness of clothing.


  • Black loose-fitting school trousers (girl’s trousers must be loose at the ankle, i.e. no legging-style trousers)
  • Black knee-length school skirt with at least one pleat.
  • White shirt (no polo-necks)
  • Black V-neck jumper (optional)
  • Black blazer
  • School patch will be provided by the John Ruskin College 14-16 School and must be sewn onto the left hand breast pocket (£4.00).
  • Black school shoes (no trainers)

P.E. kit

  • Black long shorts or skort
  • White polo neck or t-shirt
  • Black or white sports socks
  • Black or white trainers
  • Black tracksuit (optional) winter months only

This uniform has been designed to be bought at any retailer, however a specific John Ruskin College 14-16 School uniform list is held at Hewitts (school uniform providers) in central Croydon.

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