Uniform Information

Uniform Requirements

Students in Years 7 - 11

Students in Years 12 - 13

Uniform is worn by all students in Years 7 – 11. The Sha Tin College uniform service is handled by ESF Central Procurement. Uniform orders can be placed online here or made directly at their store in Lai Chi Kok.

The uniform consists of:

  • Navy blue trousers with ESF logo.
  • Navy blue skort with ESF logo.
  • White cotton shirt, short-sleeved, with school and ESF logo.
  • Navy blue school fleece or sweatshirt with ESF logo.
  • Navy blue team hoodie.
  • Navy blue school hoodie.
  • Plain white or navy socks, long or short.
  • Black low-heeled shoes/ trainers (all parts of the shoe/ trainer must be BLACK).

The dress code for students in Years 7 – 11 is as follows:

  • Trousers should be hemmed and well-fitted.
  • All items of uniform must be clearly marked with the student’s name.
  • Make-up should be minimal and discreet.
  • Nail varnish is not permitted.
  • Hair must be a natural colour.
  • Jewellery should not detract from the image of the school uniform. It should consist of:
    • Two pairs of studs or sleepers (maximum two per ear).
    • One bracelet.
    • One ring.
    • Jewellery should be removed during PE lessons.

When the Cold Weather Warning is in place, students may wear additional clothing, such as jackets, for example. These should be a dark colour, preferably navy blue or black, and they should be worn over the uniform. When the Cold Weather Warning is NOT in place, everyone must wear the correct school uniform at all times.

PE Uniform is available at the online uniform shop and consists of: blue shorts; school PE shirt in House colours, swimming costume/shorts and a swimming cap. Students supply their own training shoes and white socks. We recommend in the interests of hygiene and comfort that training shoes worn when playing sport or during PE lessons are different from those worn in lessons. The Head of PE and Sport will be the final arbiter of what is acceptable. 

Drama students need a plain black T-shirt and shorts or trousers. The Head of Drama will be the final arbiter of what is acceptable.

Please note that in all cases and for all year groups Heads of Section and Heads of Year will be the final arbiters of what is acceptable.

Students in Years 12 and 13 need not wear uniform but are expected to dress appropriately for a place of learning. Casual clothes are suitable, but must be clean and smart. Jewellery and make-up must always be discreet.

The dress code for students in Years 12 – 13 is as follows:

  • Clothing may be casual but must always be practical, well presented and clean.
  • Clothing should not contain any provocative or offensive slogans or designs.
  • No headgear to be worn indoors.
  • Footwear should be appropriate for climbing stairs (i.e. no flip flops).
  • Underwear must not be visible.
  • T-shirts/blouses must cover shoulders and upper arms and be full length.
  • Skirts and shorts must be of a reasonable length.
  • All jewellery must be discreet and suitable for the school environment.

One facial piercing (a discreet stud only and excluding ear piercing) is allowed but prior approval must be obtained from a member of the Senior School Team. If you are unsure about whether a piece of jewellery is acceptable please ask a member of the Senior School Team.

Please note that in all cases and for all year groups Heads of Section and Heads of Year will be the final arbiters of what is acceptable.