Please note that the uniform should ONLY be purchased from the designated suppliers in order to ensure uniformity of style and fabric. Substitutes are not acceptable. All uniform items can be obtained from the Magrudy’s outlet located on Jumeriah Road or Stitches outlets located on Beach Road & Spinney’s Community Mall, Silicon Oasis (please note that the opening of the Silicon Oasis store has been delayed). You can contact Magrudy’s directly on 04 3444192 or Stitches on 04 3486110 for further information.
Uniforms can also be purchased from FDESC who sell second hand uniforms at our PLUS shop (Pre Loved Uniform Shop) which is open alternate Wednesday’s and is located opposite reception.
Girls: Black skirt and white blouse with maroon inside collar trim and logo. (For Year 12 & 13 the blouses have a black inside collar).
Black trousers may be worn by all students. (It should be noted that if girls opt to wear trousers they must also have a skirt for formal occasions.) Skirt lengths - the shortest is to touch the ground when kneeling and mid calf to be the longest.
Sensible black polished leather shoes. No heels to be more than 4cms.
Short or long white socks with skirts or short or long black or white socks with trousers.
Boys: White short sleeved shirt with maroon inside collar trim and logo black trousers. (For Year 12 & 13 the shirts have a black inside collar).
Sensible black polished leather shoes.
Black or grey socks.
Plain white t-shirts can be worn underneath shirts but cannot be longer than the shirt.
PE clothing is available from Magrudy’s & Stitches. The
clothing required is:-
Boys: Rugby shirt, PE shirt, PE shorts, rugby socks, swim shorts,
swim hat, and flip flops (optional swim rash vest).
Girls: PE shirt, PE shorts, swim suit, swim hat and flip flops
(optional swim rash vest and school board shorts).
NB. All uniform and PE items must have a name tape attached.
DRESS AND APPEARANCE
We expect all our students to come to school neatly groomed and smartly dressed in the correct and appropriate clothing. Both girls and boys should have conventional eyebrows only. For Students in Year 7 to Year 11 there is a clearly defined uniform and for students in Year 12 and Year 13 the word “Sixth Form” is printed on the white shirt, which also has a black coloured inside collar.
Students who are not wearing correct uniform will result in two breaktime detentions on the same day and exceptions will only be made where students are injured and have a medical note to explain if they are wearing incorrect footwear.
Students need to be aware that our expectations are the same when they are wearing the DESC uniform outside of school. Parents are asked to support their child in meeting these expectations.
Should the weather be inclement, students are required to follow the school uniform and wear the official school sweatshirt, which is available from Magrudy’s or Stitches. Any other sweater or cardigan is not acceptable and should not be worn. Students can wear a suitable jacket to school, if it is raining, which must be removed once inside the building.
Students may, if they wish, obtain school bags for PE and Games Kit from Magrudy’s or Stitches. However, provided that they fit the purpose of carrying kit and equipment, students are allowed to choose their own bags.
Boots are not to be worn, i.e. no footwear should be above the ankle. Students must keep their shoes polished. Trainers are only to be worn for PE. Ankle socks should be worn as such and not tucked into the back of the shoe.
Example - Boys shoes
Example - Girls shoes
NO JEWELLERY should be worn apart from for girls, one small, plain pair of gold or silver studs worn in the conventional position in the ear lobe for those who have pierced ears. Multiple earrings are not permitted. Friendship bands, ankle chains, etc. are not to be worn. If USB sticks are worn around the student’s neck then they should be hidden underneath their shirt.
Items of religious significance may be worn with the prior written permission of the Headteacher.
6th Form students are allowed to wear a discreet necklace, one bracelet and one ring (this applies to both male and female students)
All students should have conventional haircuts, no shorter than a grade 4 for boys and their hair should be neat and tidy. For Health and Safety reasons, the excessive use of wax or gel is not allowed and girls’ hair should not hang over the face. A member of staff may ask girls to tie their hair back if they feel it is in the way. However girls must tie their hair back for all practical lessons.
Hair should not be braided.
Any artificial change in hair colour should have a natural appearance. Students coming to school with extreme colours such as purple, red or bleached, will be sent home and required to restore their hair to an acceptable colour.
Hair ornaments should be functional, kept to a minimum, in either black or maroon and in keeping with uniform.
Nail varnish (including on toenails), transfers, tattoos and studs in any part of the body or face, including the tongue are not permitted. Year 11 and Sixth Form Girls may wear light make up.
For Health, Safety, Environmental and Legal reasons the following are not permitted in school:-
These items will be confiscated or students will be asked to remove them and in certain circumstances will be suspended from school, as the items may present a danger to themselves and others or cause damage to the environment. Any items taken by staff from students will be returned to the students at the end of the day.