Girls' dress and appearance

Female students are expected to wear the school uniform as set out below. Exceptions may be made in certain circumstances at the discretion of the deputy headmaster.

Formal school uniform

The formal school uniform is referred to as “Numbers” or ”Number Ones”. Students wear their formal school uniform on Monday and Friday (with the exception of during the warmer weather of Term 1 when students at times wear greys on Monday) during the school term and at special occasions/events listed below. Exceptions will be granted only by the deputy headmaster.

  • When travelling directly between school and home by public or private transport
  • House chapel services
  • House Music
  • Prize-giving services
  • Special school services
  • House dinners
  • Other occasions as outlined by the Headmaster.

Formal uniform items

  • White long-sleeve cotton shirt with semi-stiff collar and cuffs
  • School tie
  • Grey skirt
  • Black blazer with school logo
  • Pantyhose (Terms 2 and 3)
  • Black leather lace-up shoes with black or white stitching (Terms 2 and 3)
  • McKinlay sandals (Terms 1 and 4)


The greys uniform is to be worn Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week (with the exception of during the warmer weather of Term 1 when students at times wear greys on Monday).

Summer (Terms 1 and 4)

  • Grey blouse
  • Grey culottes – hem to sit on the knee
  • Black sandals (McKinlay’s Safari)

Winter (Terms 2 and 3)

  • Black school pullover with school logo
  • White long-sleeve cotton shirt with semi-stiff collar
  • Grey skirt
  • Pantyhose
  • Black leather shoes with black or white stitching

Sport uniform

The sports uniform must be worn for sport training and physical education. Sports team uniforms vary and must be worn during competition.

  • House singlet, polo or rugby top
  • Black sports shorts
  • Swimming shorts
  • Regulation tracksuit (jacket and pants) with school logo.

Uniform, dress and appearance regulations

1. Length of the grey skirt must be 6cm below the bottom of the knee
2. Length of the regulation black culottes must be below the bottom of the knee
3. Long hair is to be tied back neatly. Stray hair is to be pinned back. Fringe is to be out of eyes or clipped back. Short hair must be off the collar and tidy. Hair must be of a natural colour
4. One pair of earrings can be worn, at one time, in the traditional manner, placed in the lowest hole on the lower part of the ear lobe. Earrings are to be of gold or silver and be fashioned as a small round stud
5. Make-up is not to be visible, it is to be natural looking and not prominent. No nail polish is allowed on fingernails or toenails
6. Regulation black lace-up school shoes and regulation sandals with heel straps must be worn whenever the school uniform is worn
7. Tracksuit jackets may be worn between classes but not into class, the dining hall or chapel
8. Where deemed necessary by a staff member the full tracksuit is permitted in the dining hall. It can not to be worn to class
9. High-necked and printed vests are not to be worn with any form of school dress
10. Tracksuits or house uniforms are to be worn to production rehearsals. Spectators must wear the formal uniform
11. No personal adornments or jewellery, except watches and medical alert bracelets, may be worn
12. Scarves can be worn to and from school and to and from class during Term 2 and Term 3. Scarves may be worn in classrooms at the discretion of the teacher. No scarves are to be worn in the chapel
13. Students may only wear St Paul’s issued badges
14. Academic, scholars and colours ties can only be worn if earned
15. No student may walk or lie about the grounds without a shirt
16. The regulations concerning dress and footwear are set out for specific sports and for use in the gymnasium
17. Non-regulation footwear may not be worn outside of house bounds except by rowers, on their way to and from the river, or swimmers on their way to and from the pool
18. Students who are spectators at sports events at St Paul’s on a Saturday morning are expected to be in greys, full school tracksuit or full formal school uniform
19. Jackets and regulation protective clothing may be worn within the confines of the school grounds but not inside buildings.

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