Duke’s Secondary School seeks to create a community in which everyone without exception is respected, valued and happy. The School’s uniform policy makes an invaluable contribution to this by:

  • Contributing to a sense of community identity;
  • Supporting high standards of leadership, behaviour and dress;
  • Instilling respect amongst learners for themselves and others;

All pupils are expected to take pride in their appearance, including their dress, and in their school. As such they are expected to wear the correct uniform at all times.

Key Stage 3 and 4 (Years 7 to 11)

School Uniform will be worn as follows:

A black blazer with Duke’s School embroidered badge (pupils in all years)
Optional: a black v-neck jumper with Duke’s School embroidered badge
A white shirt with top button.
A Duke’s School tie for the appropriate House
Black smart trousers / skirt (Not denim, no leggings, no tight fitting trousers)
Black or flesh coloured tights / Black or white socks – no trainer socks, there must be no gap between socks and trousers.
Black leather (or leather look) shoes (No trainers, plimsolls or boots)

PE Kit will be worn as follows:

Duke’s School or plain black tracksuit bottoms / shorts
Duke’s School black and red sports top
Optional: Duke’s School black and red hoodie with, with optional initials
White or black socks
Trainers  (no metal studs)
Black bobble for hair

Key Stage 5 (Years 12 and 13)

Dress code for JBVI students is as follows:

Smart business wear

·         Smart trousers / skirt

·         Shirts / blouses may be of any colour.

·         Ties are required for male students.

·         Smart cardigans / jumpers may be worn.

·         Smart shoes

·         No outdoor coats can be worn around school.  A smart blazer style jacket is the only acceptable jacket to be worn around school.

Some course / work-related clothing may be required in vocational or practical subjects.


Legacy uniform
We recognise that not all families purchase a new uniform each year and for the 2019/2020 year, it is acceptable to wear old uniform items (those that are badged with the NCEA shield).  However, new uniform items must be worn by all pupils by September 2020.

Duke’s Secondary School “badged” uniform items are available from our supplier.  Other items of uniform without the School badge are available from various shops at a reasonable cost.

To order from the Online Uniform shop, please click here.

You can visit the supplier directly at their shop in Newcastle.  The address is Michael Sehgal and Sons Ltd, 28-40 Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7JB where their staff will be happy to assist.

From time to time we have a “pop-up” uniform shop in school.  The next uniform shop at Duke’s School will be on 2nd July.

Following consultation with parents and carers in February 2019, our updated uniform policy is below.