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Meole Brace School

Meole Brace School


Uniform Policy

The vast majority of our students continue to look smart and wear the required school uniform with pride. We believe it is a key element of the school’s identity and standards as a community. 

We need every parent/carer to support us with school uniform so we can maintain our high standards and consistent approach.

There are photos in your child’s school planner and on our website showing examples of acceptable uniform. 

Meole Brace School current uniform guidelines are below.


Sensible leather (or leather look) plain, black shoes, suitable for everyday school wear. No logos of any sort. Training shoes, fabric or leather look pumps, yeezys, boots of any kind, sandals, mid or high heels or footwear of any other colour is not permitted.

Socks and Tights   

Knee socks should be plain black

Ankle socks (if visible) should be black or white

Tights should be plain black or natural colour


Black school trousers which are not tight fitting. Trousers should be ankle length and loose around the ankle. Jeans, denim material or denim type material, chinos or trousers of any other colour are not permitted. Belts should be dark in colour and of the type that loop through the trousers. They should not be excessively wide or bulky, studded or brightly decorated.

Polo Shirts 

White school polo shirts only, with blue (for Y7-9) or burgundy (for Y10-11) school logo. If a T-shirt is worn under the polo shirt, it must also be white and devoid of any visible logo, design or brand name.


Shorts may be worn in the Summer term only. These must be plain black and only those bought from the school suppler are acceptable for school. 


Please note that the wearing of the school sweatshirt is compulsory during Autumn and Spring Term. Sweatshirts will be navy blue in colour for all students with a blue or burgundy school logo to denote lower or upper school groups. 


Outdoor garments, appropriate for everyday school use must be worn; these should be plain style with no excessive pattern, stripes or logos. An important definition of an acceptable coat is an item having either a zip fastener or a set of buttons all the way down the front. Tops which are pulled on and off over the head do not meet this criterion and are not permitted. The only exception to this rule is a waterproof cagoule type coat worn in wet or inclement weather. Leather and denim garments, together with tracksuit or jogging tops are likewise not acceptable as appropriate school outerwear.


The wearing of caps or headgear of any sort is not permitted in the school building at any time, unless there is a religious requirement to do so.


Students may wear one stud type earring per ear (no hoops) and a watch. No other forms of visible jewellery are permitted. This includes fabric braids around wrists and ankles (one charity band may be worn). All forms of facial piercing are strictly forbidden.


No obvious makeup should be worn for school eg brightly coloured eye shadow, mascara, thick eye brow pencil or lipstick. No false nails or nail polish to be worn. Students will be instructed to remove these immediately.


A school skirt should be black, plain or pleat school wear. Tight and undersized skirts are not acceptable; this includes stretch cotton/jersey skirts. A school skirt should be no shorter than 10cm above the knee. Any splits in skirts should be discrete. Tights should be plain black or natural in colour


Are not permitted.


Extreme styles of hair are unacceptable. Hair colours should be natural, e.g. no blues, greens, pinks, oranges, purples or scarlets etc. If you have any queries, please contact the school in advance of getting a haircut or colour. If it is shoulder length or longer, students will be asked to tie it back in Science, DT and PE for health and safety reasons.

PE Kit - Key Stage 3 

Boys Compulsory PE Kit

  • School Embroidered Royal Blue Joma Jumper
  • School Embroidered Royal Blue Joma Polo
  • Royal Blue Joma Shorts
  • Royal Blue Joma Socks
  • Shin pads & Gumshield

Available to purchase from:

On site at the school shop before school and at 1st break.

Girls Compulsory PE Kit

  • School Embroidered Royal Blue Joma Jumper
  • School Embroidered Royal Blue Joma Polo
  • Royal Blue Joma Shorts OR Navy Joma Tights
  • Royal Blue Joma Socks
  • Shin pads & Gum shield

Available to purchase from:

On site at the school shop before school and during the morning break.

Additional Items (not compulsory)

  • School embroidered Joma Rain Jacket
  • Joma Training Pants

Available to purchase from:

On site at the school shop before school and during the morning break.

Students are permitted to wear track suit bottoms over the top of their shorts and socks and a jacket over their jumpers in cold weather. Please note this must not be their school jacket

PE Kit - Key Stage 4 

PE Kit for Key Stage 4 is the same as student in Key Stage 3, but student who have opted to take PE as an option will be informed of the specific kit they require.

Catering – Key Stage 4 

Both girls and boys wearing the same items of PPE:

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for practical lessons and work experience must be worn. Hair nets, disposable gloves and all other equipment will be provided.

  • Full sleeve white chef’s jacket; plain or with school logo only (to include up to three initials)
  • Chef’s hat in plain white 

All items can be purchased from 

NOTE: Any student refusing to follow these guidelines may be isolated or sent home until they are able to do so.

Items of uniform available for Meole Brace School, including the white polo shirt and blue sweatshirt with MBS logo, skirts and trousers may be purchased from our supplier, either on-line or in person. Please consult the shop website for further details, including size guidance and price lists. Alternatively, identical items can be purchase elsewhere.

NOTE: Parents and students should be aware that the school views the wearing of correct uniform as a key element of the school’s identity and standards as a community. Any student refusing to follow these guidelines may be sent home until they are able to do so.


Further to previous correspondence, you will be aware that governors and school leaders have decided to introduce a new uniform, along the lines that we consulted on 18 months ago. Year 7 students now wear the new uniform from September 2022 and the current Year 8-10 students will be given until the follow year (September 2023) to ‘transition’ to the new uniform. This means that from September 2023 the new uniform will be worn by every year group.

If your family needs financial support in order to transition to the new uniform, please contact Mr Rob Carlyle at This offer is available to all current Year 8-10 students until September 2023.

Documents about the new uniform (from September 2022) are at the end of this page. 

I hope that this uniform information is helpful, but it is impossible to provide an exhaustive list. If you are in doubt about any aspect of uniform, please feel free to contact your child’s Head of Year or myself. Thank for your support in making sure that your son or daughter has the correct uniform.

Ros French: Assistant Headteacher


FSM – Uniform Purchase Financial Assistance

The school is able to provide financial support up to 40% of the cost of purchasing compulsory school uniform and PE kit,  up to a total of £68.00.  This includes:


  • 2 x Trouser /skirt
  • 2 x Polo Top
  • 2 x Sweatshirt
  • 1 x Pair of school Shoes
  • 1 x PE Sweatshirt
  • 1 x PE Polo
  • 1 x PE Socks
  • 1 x PE Shorts / tights


Please contact Jennie Fisher 01743 235961 for more information.

Meole Brace School, Longden Road, Shrewsbury, SY3 9DW

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Part of the Central Shropshire Academy Trust

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