School Uniform



Black with school badge; SWI only


Black v neck with a red stripe: SWI only


Charcoal grey or black smart school style


Charcoal grey – only in approved style and at a length of on or near the knee, as a guide “near knee length” will be deemed as no shorter than 5cm above the knee: SWI only. Please speak to the relevant Head of House/Year if there is an issue with this.


White poly-cotton school shirt with long or short sleeves

(Shirts must be tucked in at all times)

Summer term option: black polo shirt with embroidered school badge or short sleeve open neck blouse


School colours


Black, flat  (no boots or leisure shoes)


Boys : Grey or black (no white socks)

Girls : Grey, black or white socks are allowed. 




Plain and in a dark colour. Discreet logo or lettering is permitted


Plain dark or house scarf


In wet or very cold weather, a discreet dark hat may be worn.  In very sunny weather a discreet light weight hat may be worn as protection from the sun.

Other Items


Permitted jewellery

Watches; one short, discreet necklace and/or one discreet bracelet may be worn; one stud earring per lobe may be worn; badges awarded by the school

Hair colour and accessories

Hair may be coloured using natural shades. Artificial colours e.g. red, green, purple, blue are not permitted.

Small discreet hair accessories may be worn in white, grey, black or one of the school’s colours.

Hair coverings worn for religious reasons should be black or white.


Plastic carrier bags are not suitable for everyday use. Acceptable bags are sports holdalls, backpack, briefcase or document case

All students will be issued with an ID card and lanyard when they join Burnham Grammar School. This will need to be worn at all times and replaced if lost or broken.

Compulsory uniform items will need to be ordered on SWI website www.swischoolwear.co.uk

For more information about school uniform for Burnham Grammar School, please use the SWI Uniform Parent Guide below : 

SWI Uniform Parent Guide 


The following items are compulsory for PE lessons and are available from Sportswear International:


* Multisport Top (SWI)

Aptus quarter Zip Top (SWI)

White polo shirt (SWI)

Performance training shorts (SWI)

Plain black shorts

Black knee length games socks

White ankle length socks

Trainers (non-marking sole)

Football boots (that can be used on school 3G pitch)

Shin pads

Large towel to be brought to every lesson

Gum Shield


*White polo shirt (SWI

* Fleece (SWI)

Black “netburn” Skort (SWI)

Performance training shorts (SWI)

Performance Female Leggings (SWI)

 White ankle length socks

Black knee length games socks

Trainers (non-marking sole)

Football boots

Shin pads

Large Towel to be brought to every lesson

Gum Shield 

Optional items for boys and girls:

Training Pant Black/Silver (SWI)

Base layers (available from several online retailers. Please buy them in Black, Red or Yellow)

BGS Bobble Hat (Hawkinsport)

BGS Thermal Hoodie (Hawkinsport)

BGS Rainjacket (Hawkinsport)

Cricket Whites (if representing the school cricket team)

GCSE PE Black T-Shirt

A Level PE T-Shirt

Please note: Only Moulded Studs, Plastic Studs or Blades are allowed on the 3G Pitch




  • Encourage pride in the Sixth Form and School
  • Encourage a sense of equality and cohesion
  • Ensure that students of different social, religious and ethnic groups feel welcome
  • Protect students from social pressures to dress in a particular way


Our Sixth Form Dress Code is “business dress”.  If uncertain, please clarify the suitability of items with the Sixth Form Team.

  • Suggested items for business dress are: a shirt and tie or blouse; trousers a skirt/dress and a jacket/blazer.  Jackets may not be substituted by jumpers and cardigans, although these may be worn in addition during cold winter months.
  • Skirts worn to school must be of knee length. No Bodycon skirts or Lycra skirts.
  • Trousers should be tailored.  No jeans or jeans style, no leggings or shorts.
  • Shoes should be of a type similar to that worn lower down the school, although not necessarily black.  At Sixth Form students may wear smart ankle boots. No trainers, basketball boots or similar.
  • Longer hair must be worn neatly ideally tied back neatly.
  • Sleeper or stud earrings may be worn, one per earlobe. No nose rings or studs or other facial piercings. Students may be required to remove items if an excessive amount of jewellery is worn
  • Those with facial hair are expected to come to school clean-shaven or with a neatly-trimmed beard. However, this would not necessitate being closely trimmed where this would not be an appropriate expectation for some of our students with a Muslim, Sikh or other faith.


The following are not considered appropriate to a business-like working environment and staff should challenge the following:

  • Very short skirts or dresses.
  • Jackets of an informal style such as denim, leather or similar.
  • T-shirts - especially those of a baggy style with logos and similar across the front or back.
  • Dresses or shirt/tops which are strapless, have thin straps, backless or similar; no plunging necklines.

Warnings will be given to students who fail to follow the dress code. Those that receive a warning will lose the privilege of leaving the school site at lunch time and further sanctions may apply.

In the event of repeated infringements parents will be contacted and the student will risk being sent home. It is the responsibility of parents to ensure that students come to school in the correct uniform (see home school agreement).


P.E. and Games

1. Students may wear the relevant specialist clothing, if possessed, for training in sports such as football, hockey, athletics, aerobics, etc.

2. A plain white or black top, coupled with black shorts, leggings or jogging bottoms is perfectly acceptable. Jogging bottoms should not be worn for indoor games.

3. Any student who represents the school in any of the major competitive sports will wear the team kit provided.

BGS Uniformerly Information - Second Hand Uniform 

We are very much aware that many of our current students’ families may have old uniform at home which is now too small for their children and is taking up space in homes and could perhaps be put to better use with someone else. 

We are also aware that budgets are tight and families looking to acquire new school uniform are experiencing challenges at times to purchase everything needed; particularly with growing teenagers! 

BGS has therefore researched opportunities to try to support families and we are pleased to announce that we will be linking with Uniformerly, which is an online website specialising in second-hand school uniform sales.

Uniformerly Website

For more information, please see the BGS Uniformerly Letter for Parents and the Uniformerly Guide below :

BGS Uniformerly Parent Letter

BGS Uniformerly Parent Guide