Purpose and Scope of Guidelines

To ensure that pupils, parents, and staff are clear of the high expectations and value we place on the wearing of uniform and the part it plays in restating the values of Brighton College Vietnam. Additionally, the guidelines acts as a clear statement of what is correct uniform at every age within the school.

All Brighton College Vietnam pupils should be dressed smartly and are expected to take pride in their uniform. All teachers are expected to regularly reinforce high standards in the wearing of the school uniform by pupils. The wearing of the Brighton College Vietnam uniform and the general appearance of our pupils is very important. It gives pupils a sense of belonging and promotes a positive learning environment and high expectations. Pupils should understand that they are ambassadors for their school community, both within, and beyond, the school campus.

In wearing their Brighton College Vietnam uniform, we expect all pupils to demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour and kindness in their interactions with both their peers and adults.

It is the responsibility of all members of staff to ensure that pupils wear their uniform correctly.

Appearance Guidelines

  • All uniform and Sports kit garments must be clearly labelled with a pupil’s first name and surname on the inside of the garment.
  • Ties should be smartly tied, top buttons done up, shirts tucked in.
  • No cardigans or jumpers should hang below the jacket.
  • Hair must be tidy, within the realm of natural hair colour for the pupil and must be one uniform colour. Pupils must not have highlights or semi-permanent hair accessories. Long hair should be tied back with school-issued hairbands or plain black or navy hair bands in practical and PE lessons for Health and Safety reasons. Other hair accessories should not be worn.
  • Jewellery should not be worn (including rings, necklaces, bracelets, anklets, or friendship bracelets). Pupils should have no piercings except for a single stud, which is permissible in the lobe of each ear. Other jewellery could constitute a risk in certain practical lessons or in the playgrounds.
  • Year 1 to Year 9: No make-up or nail varnish are allowed.
  • Year 10 to Year 13: Make-up and nail varnish (clear/neutral) are permitted but should be discreet.
  • No visible tattoos are allowed.
  • Jackets should be worn in corridors, on the way to and from school and in common areas of the school including on all formal occasions (e.g., assembly, prize giving).
  • Skirts and dresses should be at least knee length and skirts should not be rolled up.
  • Pupils are only allowed to wear black tights or white ankle socks, not leggings, under skirts and dresses.
  • Boys from Year 7 upwards must wear trousers, not shorts, at all times with the exception of PE/Games.
  • Boys from Year 3 upwards should wear ties at all times.
  • Black shoes of conventional style must be worn. There should be no training shoes worn except for during PE, and these must have a non-marking sole to avoid damage to the sports hall floors.
  • A one-piece swimming costume (girls) or swimming jammers (boys) in black or navy, and a swimming cap in black or navy should be worn in the swimming pool.
  • Sports clothing should not be worn to/from school or around school. Sports clothing is only to be worn in Games and PE lessons or as directed by a member of staff. Changing rooms allow pupils to change into their Sports kit for the appropriate lessons.
  • The Head Master will announce when we are in ‘summer’ and that the wearing of jackets has been relaxed.
  • The Head Master and the Head of Prep will decide what is acceptable dress and may ask a pupil to return home to change should they not be wearing appropriate uniform whilst at school.

All the uniform must be purchased from the Brighton College Vietnam school shop except for swimming costume (girls), swimming jammers (boys), swimming cap, and white sports socks.

UNIFORM – Years 1 and 2

Uniform – Years 1 And 2

UNIFORM – Year 3 to Year 6

Uniform – Year 3 To Year 6

SPORTS KIT – Year 1 to Year 6

Sports Kit – Year 1 To Year 6

GIRLS’ UNIFORM – Year 7 to Year 11

Girls’ Uniform – Year 7 To Year 11

GIRLS’ SPORTS KIT – Year 7 to Year 11

Girls’ Sports Kit – Year 7 To Year 11

BOYS’ UNIFORM – Year 7 to Year 11

Boys’ Uniform – Year 7 To Year 11

BOYS’ SPORTS KIT – Year 7 to Year 11

Boys’ Sports Kit – Year 7 To Year 11

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