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School Uniform

Compulsory School Uniform


  • Trousers – Smart, tailored, plain black. (Black tailored shorts are permitted in the summer term) No denim, jeans, cords, linen, leggings or skinny fit.
  • No trousers with accessories such as leg pockets, zips etc.
  • Skirts – Smart, plain black, knee length, not lycra.
  • Shirts – Smart, white, button to the neck and full length i.e. must be able to be tucked in.
  • No blouses.
  • Blazers – Green Yrs 7-11, Black Yrs 12 and 13.
  • School jumpers/cardigans – Smart, all black, V-necked and appropriate length.
  • Shoes – Smart, plain black and low heeled. 
  • Socks – Plain black only.
  • Ties – Yrs 7-9 Green and gold striped; Yrs 10+11 Green and white striped; Yrs 12 and 13 Black with school badge.  Knot of tie must be positioned at collar of shirt.

PE clothing


Green and gold rugby shirt

Gold polo shirt

Green with gold top socks

Black shorts

Black tracksuit

Rugby boots

Training shoes (outdoors)


Gold polo shirt

Gold socks

Black skort

Black tracksuit

Training shoes (outdoors)


  • Belts – Plain black fitted within belt loops of trousers. No chains.
  • Jewellery – One pair of small studs. Only one stud per ear. No sleepers, stretchers or large studs. One wrist watch. Small neck chains to be worn under shirt and not visible.
  • Coats – In cold weather students can wear a coat outside the school building. Hooded tops should not replace a coat or school jumped and should NEVER be worn in, or brought to school.
  • Caps/Hats/Scarves – May be worn to school but not within the school buildings.
  • Make up – No excessive make up.
  • Hair Styles and accessories – Eccentric hairstyles and colourings will not be allowed. Staff will use their discretion re. suitability. Please contact school prior to changes in style/colouring if unsure of suitability.
  • Piercings – NO visible / tongue or nose piercings are allowed. Anyone wearing them will be asked to remove them immediately, regardless of when piercing was done.

The following are not allowed:
Chewing gum, all energy drinks and denim clothing.
For further clarification please go to the Archbishop McGrath Catholic High School website at

There are two main suppliers for school uniform in the Bridgend area:

Archbishop McGrath – Uniform2go

Archbishop McGrath (