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Make-up & Jewellery

At Hinchingbrooke we believe that a school uniform gives a sense of belonging and pride in the school whilst ensuring equality amongst students.  In addition, a smart appearance contributes positively to the students’ attitude to work and study; it also significantly influences how the school is portrayed to the general public.

Students must wear full school uniform (including acceptable footwear) on all school occasions and on the way to and from school.  School uniform is an important feature of Hinchingbrooke School and on accepting a place for your child at the school you agree to support us in this matter.  Your child coming to and from school is a walking advertisement for the school and their uniform and behaviour should under no circumstances bring the school into disrepute.  School authority over its students extends beyond the school gates and disciplinary penalties will be applied to students who let the school down.


Hair should look natural – not noticeably dyed or shaved.


In Lower School you are not permitted to wear any make-up or nail varnish (this includes gels and French manicures or false eyelashes). 

In Middle School you are allowed to wear unobtrusive make-up and clear nail varnish (no gel or acrylic nails or false eyelashes).


In Lower School you may wear a watch and one small stud earring in each ear.  The earrings should fit close to the ear; no hoops, drops or expanders.  No piercings or other jewellery permitted.  In practical subjects (PE, Science & Design Technology) it is essential that jewellery is removed for Health & Safety reasons.

In Middle School our approach to the wearing of jewellery reflects your increased maturity and you are allowed to wear minimal jewellery.  Please note the judgement of what constitutes minimal lies with the school staff. In practical subjects (PE, Science and Design Technology) it is essential that you remove jewellery prior to your arrival at the lesson. This is not negotiable and is in response to Health and Safety restrictions. Students are expected to follow the instructions of members of staff in this regard without question.

If you need to wear an item of jewellery for medical or religious reasons, please bring in a letter from home stating that.

Facial Piercing

No facial piercings of any type are permitted.

Students who wish to have additional piercings should do so at the beginning of the 6 week summer holiday to avoid any potential conflict over the removal of piercings during the school day.