School uniform is compulsory and all students should be in full school uniform, worn correctly with pride.
The aims and principles of our uniform and how it meets our legal obligations can be found in this uniform statement.
Whole School Uniform
Blazer: Black with school badge, and are to be worn every day.
Jumper (optional): Plain black with V neck and without badges. Sweatshirts/cardigans with logos and are not permitted.
Hoodies are not permitted.
Shirt: Plain white with short or long sleeves. Polo shirts are not allowed. Shirts should be tucked in. Coloured T shirts should not be worn under shirts.
Tie: School design.
Skirt: Pleated black skirt with school badge (worn unrolled with badge showing). These should not be altered in length but the waist is adjustable.
Trousers: Plain black tailored, not tight fitting. If wearing a belt, it must be plain black.
Socks/tights: Black, white or dark grey.
Shoes: Shoes should be black plain leather, not suede, and without coloured badges. Boots, trainers or plimsolls/canvas shoes are not allowed. Any heeled shoe should be minor in height.
Trainers must not be worn except at lunch times if using the AstroTurf or attending clubs and P.E. lessons.
Coats: Coats should be worn over blazers.
Students are responsible for ensuring their clothes are hung up on pegs or put in their bag when changing for PE.
Polo shirt: Black with red stripe with school badge.
Shorts: Plain black.
Rugby/football shirt: Black with red stripe with school badge – please check with your PE teacher when this will be needed.
Mid layer top: Black with red stripe with school badge.
Trainers: Must be lace-up (not Velcro). Plimsolls are not allowed.
Football boots: The PE department would recommend ‘moulded football boots/studs and not metal studs or Astro trainers. Please check with your PE teacher when these will be needed.
Shin pads – Please check with your PE teacher when these will be needed.
Tracksuit bottoms: Plain black.
Leggings: Black with KTS red lettering.
Skort: Plain black.
Base layer: Black, white or red.
Gum shield (highly recommended for sports like rugby and hockey)
Hockey sticks and tennis racquets will be provided by the school, although students may provide their own. Students should bring their own towels. We very much encourage the wearing of gum shields by boys and girls for use in soccer, rugby and hockey. These can be obtained from sports shops, dentists and from our PE department.
Hair: Extremes of style and colour are not allowed. If in doubt please consult the relevant Year Leader. Hair must be tied back for practical subjects e.g. PE, science and technology. Students should be smart in their appearance, this includes any facial hair.
Make Up: Students may wear a discreet amount of make-up. No false eyelashes, nail extensions or coloured nail varnish is permitted.
Piercings: Students may wear one small stud earring in one or both ear lobes. Please note: all earrings must be removed for PE lessons and extra-curricular sports clubs and fixtures. No other jewellery is permitted.
Body, facial and tongue piercings and tattoos are not allowed.
Miscellaneous: Hats are not permitted in school. Students are permitted to wear a matt black Hijab, turban, patka, durag where this is confirmed with parents for cultural/religious observance. Smart watches are not permitted at The Knights Templar School.
Our School Uniform Suppliers
Details of our two school uniform suppliers, The Uniform Monkeys and Beat School Uniforms can be found below. Both of these suppliers provide all uniform items that include the school badge. Additionally, they stock generic items, such as shirts.
Generic items, including blazers, can also be purchased from other suppliers. Badges for blazers can be purchased from the suppliers below.
Please click on the companies logos to visit their websites.
16-18 Openshaw Way
Letchworth Garden City
Telephone: 07828 148179
4-5 Hermitage Road
Telephone: 020 3362 2930
Provision of second-hand uniforms
Preloved Uniform Webshop
The Friends of KTS run a Preloved Uniform Webshop: friends-of-knights-templar-school.sumupstore.com. The aim is to prolong the life of uniform and help families save money too! All items are washed and checked.
Most items are priced at £3, except blazers which are £5 and orders can be made online with card payment. You will be able to return an item within 7 days for a refund, as long as it is in as received condition. Please enter your child's name and form in the "message to merchant" box during checkout and items will be dropped at reception for collection. Full details are on the webshop.
If you have any unwanted uniform you are unable to pass on, it can be brought to reception and we will add it to our stock. Unclaimed lost property will also be periodically passed into the collection following announcements in the weekly bulletin. We are also hoping to do some in person sales in the summer term.
Please email any comments/feedback or if you would like to be involved to: firstname.lastname@example.org
A very big thank you to Deb Simpson and Lorraine Northern for starting Preloved Uniform.