It is our aim that students should develop a sense of pride in their work, behaviour and dress. Therefore, a high standard of personal appearance is expected of all students:

  • All students are expected to come to school wearing the correct uniform at all times.
  • Unless specified, uniform must also be worn for educational visits, regardless of the time of day. Students are also expected to wear uniform when returning to school for evening events, such as curriculum information evenings, options evenings, etc.
  • Students who come to school inappropriately dressed will be dealt with according to the school’s Uniform and Behaviour for Learning policies as set by the Governing Body.
  • The school’s uniform policy and a uniform list are issued to all new students, and both are published in full for reference on our website.
  • An option to buy 'Pre-Loved' uniform is available. Further details can be found here.

School Uniform (Years 7-11)

Blazer *

Black with school badge


Black, plain, smart, tailored (no denim or leggings)


White, no logos, in a style that allows a tie to be worn (the top button must be fastened)

School tie *

Standard tie


Black or white (no longer than knee length)


Smart formal black shoes (backless, high heels, boots, trainer styles or canvas shoes are not permitted)


Plain, flesh-coloured or black no patterns

Skirt *

All skirts should be worn at least an inch below the bottom of the knee.


Black, v-neck with school crest (purchased only from the school office).  No hoodies or round neck jumpers.




If it has to be worn, is limited to one small plain ring and a maximum of one small plain gold or silver stud earring per ear lobe.  No other jewellery or piercings (including facial piercings, tongue studs or bars) are permitted.  Jewellery items which break the school rules will be confiscated until the end of the half term.

Make up

Girls in Years 7 to 9 should not wear make-up and in Years 10-11 it should be discreet.  Nail varnish or false nails must not be worn to school.  Fake eyelashes (strip or extensions) are not allowed.


No extreme styles or fashion colours.

Games and PE Kit



Sports College black shorts

Sports College black skort or shorts

Sports College white polo shirt

Sports College white polo-shirt

Sports College rugby shirt

(with reversible house colour band and badge)

Sports College black fleece

These items must be purchased from Pope and Smith, Chelmsford


Additional items required





White ankle socks

White ankle socks

Plain black swimming trunks

Plain black swimming costume  (one piece)

Plus Swimming hat purchased from the PE Office (£2.00)

Plain black football socks

Plain black football socks

Football boots

Football boots

Shin pads / mouth guard

Shin pads / mouth guard



Plain black tracksuit bottoms

Plain black tracksuit bottoms or plain black sports leggings

Plain white or black long-sleeved thermal tops Plain white or black long-sleeved thermal tops

Optional items for boys and girls


Sports College coat*

GBHS PE leggings from Pope & Smith*

Sports College bag*


Sports College splash jacket*  

* Obtained only from Pope and Smith (Chelmsford) Limited, School Uniform Suppliers, 207-208 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford (telephone 01245 262481). Please note we are changing uniform supplier to Schoolwear Plus on 1st July 2023. If Pope and Smith are out of any items, please contact Schoolwear Plus or consider using our pre-loved uniform shop as many items can be purchased from here: Great Baddow High School Pre-Loved Uniform Shop.

We advise parents to purchase shin pads and mouth guards for both boys and girls. For safety reasons students who do not wear shin pads will not be able to take part in certain activities. During winter months long sleeved thermal tops can be worn in either plain black or white, appropriate to the activity.

PE kit should be stored in lockers except when needed. If taken to other lessons, it is the student’s responsibility to look after it. All items should be clearly marked with the student’s name and tutor group.

All students carry a Responsibilities and Expectations Card.  If the uniform or PE kit is incorrect, a member of staff will mark the card. Six marks for any reason or a missing card will result in an after school detention.



We are grateful to parents for supporting the school in its efforts to ensure that uniform is of a high standard.

We appreciate that footwear can be an issue, particularly in bad weather. We would recommend that in wet or extremely cold weather students wear suitable footwear and change into their school shoes immediately on arrival.
Their outdoor shoes can then be stored in their lockers until the end of the day.

Science/Design and Technology/Food Technology Kit

Aprons and goggles must be worn and are provided by the school.

Sixth Form Dress Code

Sixth Form students should dress appropriately for a public workplace, bearing in mind they are studying within the context of an 11-18 school environment. The dress code is ‘smart casual’ and the minimum standards expected are no ripped/torn jeans; no low cut/revealing tops; no beachwear/flip flops; no shorts or mini-skirts; no undergarments showing; no offensive logos/slogans. Jewellery should be kept to a minimum and with no piercings in the top of the ear, nose, lip or anywhere else.  Hair colour should be ‘natural.’ No excessive make up.

Sixth Form Dress Code Guidelines for September 2021:

We adopt a policy of a smart – non uniform dress code. Students are expected to be proud of their appearance and ensure that they remain a role model to students lower down in the school. 

  • Students can wear smart trousers, smart jeans (no rips/frays) or skirts (no mini-skirts). Leggings are not permitted as part of the uniform. Students can wear smart, tailored knee length shorts. 
  • Students can wear smart shirts/blouses, polo shirts and jumpers. Round necked t-shirt and tight-fitting vest tops are not allowed. Tops should not be revealing. 
  • Hoodies and tracksuit bottoms are not allowed. 
  • Footwear needs to be appropriate for a school environment and therefore flip-flops are not permitted. 
  • Facial piercings are not permitted and only ear piercing is acceptable. 

Please note that if you are not wearing appropriate attire, you will be sent home to change. 

Other Equipment

Students must always have three pens (two black/blue and one green) and a pencil.  Students are also required to have a scientific calculator - for example a Casio fx-83GT PLUS or Casio fx-85GT PLUS

For the majority of lessons, the following equipment is required: coloured pencils, ruler, pencil sharpener, eraser, glue stick, pocket sized English dictionary.

Quiet reading is encouraged at various times – students must always have a reading book. 

One tutor period a week is dedicated to an active reading or literacy based task - ‘Basics with Excellence’ / ‘Reading with Purpose' sessions.



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