Being ‘ready to learn’ at Wilsthorpe School means: 

  • Looking smart 
  • Having the right equipment 
  • Avoiding distractions 

Looking smart  


Our school uniform gives an identity to all students and should always been worn with pride. 

It is possible to purchase Wilsthorpe Community School uniforms online from the following: 

Please follow this link for further guidance on uniform: – Uniform Booklet 2023-24  


  • We believe that extremes of hairstyles or hair colourings are a distraction to learning. 
  • Patterns cut in the hair are classed as extreme. 
  • Haircuts should not be below a N°2. 
  • Bright or unnatural hair dyes are also not permitted. 
  • Coloured accessories will not be permitted. 
  • Parents are asked to support the school in this matter. 
  • If hairstyles do not meet these requirements, students may be sent home. 
  • Any requests for exemption based on religious or cultural grounds must be referred directly to the Headteacher prior to the hair being styled.  


A wrist watch and one pair of simple studs or sleepers (max 1cm diameter) worn as earrings.  No other form of jewellery is allowed, including any body piercing.  We do not allow any pierced jewellery to be covered by a plaster, or plastic retainers.


Coloured, gel or acrylic nails are not permitted. 

Having the right equipment 

In order to be ready to learn, all students are required to bring a bag to school. This must contain a clear plastic pencil case, with the following items:

  • 2 black pens
  • Pencil
  • Pencil sharpener
  • A ruler (300mm)
  • An eraser
  • A set of mathematical instruments, which includes a pie chart scale, a protractor, a set square, a compass and a basic or scientific calculator (may be purchased from the Mathematics department)
  • A4 plastic wallets for protecting your exercise books on the way to and from school
  • A reading book
  • Your Knowledge Organiser

The following are optional items that may be of use to students in certain lessons:

  • Pencils 2B and 4B for Art and Design and 2H for Design Technology
  • Coloured pencils
  • Felt tip pens
  • Glue stick

Avoiding distractions 

The use of mobile phones is not permitted anywhere on the school site for students from Year 7 to Year 11. 

If a student’s mobile phone is seen, used or heard on the school site it will be confiscated. 

Please click here for our policies.