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Uniform & Equipment

Uniform and Appearance

We are extremely proud of our distinctive uniform and Bacon's College students take pride in their appearance. In our experience, the way students wear their uniform can affect their attitude to their studies. By being dressed smartly and taking pride in their appearance, students will also be in the right frame of mind to learn. 

A high standard of personal appearance is expected of all students at all times, this includes travelling to and from school to home. Anyone arriving at school in non-uniform clothing may expect to be sent home to get changed.

Where to buy the Bacon's College school uniform

Bacon's College school uniform and PE kit can be purchased from Whitehall Clothiers in Camberwell.


Whitehall Clothiers

77 Camberwell Road, SE5 0EZ
Tel: 020 7703 3604

BACK TO SCHOOL SEPTEMBER 2022 DISCOUNT VOUCHERS (click on the links below)



Replacement ties can be purchased from the College's Reception and cost £5.

Items of compulsory school uniform

  • Black regular fit trousers (Plain black regular fitting trousers, purchased from any shop, are acceptable for school. They should not be tight or “skinny” but must be straight cut, medium width, regular fit or pleated. They should not be worn below the waist (no underwear should be visible). Denim trousers, trousers with rivets, trousers made of any stretchy material, trousers that are tight below the knee, leggings\jeggings or thick tights used as trousers are not acceptable, nor are trousers that are not full length)
  • Kilt/Summer dress
  • Blue blazer with Bacon's College school badge (must be worn at all times)
  • White shirt with long sleeves
  • White blouse/shirt
  • Blue V Neck pull over/cardigan
  • Bacon's College school tie Students must wear their shirt with their top button fastened and their tie worn properly with no slack above the knot. We expect there to be at least 8 stripes on the tie below the knot.
  • Black leather shoes (no suede shoes, if laced they must be black). Boots, black training/canvas shoes are not acceptable, nor any shoe with a rubber rim. Any student wearing the incorrect footwear to College will be sent home to change into the correct footwear.
  • Summer dresses: must be worn with a blazer and must be worn no higher than the knee. Summer uniform may only be worn after Easter holidays and up to October half term.
  • Black or dark blue/navy coat (coats must be plain or preferably the school’s own design) 
  • Black school bag (bags must be plain or preferably the school’s own design)


  • Hair must be kept clean and tidy and the style/colour must be appropriate for school. The school has a right to expect that long hair can be safely tied back for work in the science laboratory, or technology workshops and PE lessons.
  • No extreme hair dye colours or unnatural hair colours e.g.; red, blue, green, purple, peroxide blonde etc are permitted. Extensions must be either plain black or mixed with brown or burgundy. Gold/grey etc or any rainbow colours are not allowed.
  • Hair bands, should be completely plain in navy blue, white or black.
  • Head scarves should be completely plain in navy blue or black.
  • Hijabs should be completely plain in navy blue or black.
  • Do-Rags are not permitted
  • Close shaving of heads is not acceptable (i.e. below a number one) and patterns are not to be shaved into hair or eyebrows. 
  • Earrings - simple single stud earrings of no more than 5mm in diameter are the only earrings acceptable. These should be removed for practical lessons if appropriate.
  • No other jewellery is to be worn apart from a wrist watch - including rings on health and safety grounds. 
  • Piercings - the school will NOT allow any form any piercings during term time other than a single piercing to the ear lobe, there will be NO exceptions to this rule.
  • Belt buckles must be modest and not excessively large or garish
  • Mobile Phones, Music Players and Headphones: Must not be visible within the building. If we see such items they will be confiscated. All such items are brought to College at the students own 



From September 2022, all students will be expected to wear the new kit for PE.

Year 7 students starting in September 2021 should purchase the new kit shown above.

Students currently in years 8-10 may continue to wear their existing P.E kit during the next academic year September 2021 – July 2022, and should purchase the new kit when replacing items.



Having the correct equipment is essential for learning. Tutors will check students have the correct equipment regularly and contact parents where this is an issue.

Regular equipment checks will be made by Pastoral Managers, Achievement Leaders and SLT during lessons visits.

Every student is expected to provide the following basic items of equipment for every lesson:

  • Blue or black ball point pen (and a spare!)
  • Green ball point pen
  • Pencil Eraser
  • Coloured Pencils / felt tips Pencil sharpener
  • Calculator Ruler
  • Pencil Protractor

Tippex/ liquid paper is not allowed in school and must not be used in any school work.

Text books and specialised equipment will be issued on loan and students will be required to pay for any loss or damage to school property.


Students must have their planners at all times. A student is required to bring their Planner to every lesson and have it on their desk during the course of the lesson. Failure to do this means they are not prepared to learn.

Replacement planners can purchased for a cost of £5.00.