Our uniform is designed to be smart and simple. When you wear our uniform, it will bring great pride to you and to us. Wearing a uniform demonstrates high standards, our values and a sense of community.

Uniform List
  Boys Girls Notes
Blazer Green with school badge Green with school badge Must be worn at all times unless member of staff has given pupil permission to remove it
Shirt Plain white short or long sleeve, to be worn inside trousers Plain white short or long sleeve, to be worn inside skirt Shirts must be worn with ties and tucked in.  

Official school house tie (Colour dependent on house assigned to)

Mitton – Red, Edisford – Green, Downham – Purple, Chatburn Yellow, Waddington – Blue.

Official school house tie

(Colour dependent on house assigned to)

Mitton – Red, Edisford – Green, Downham – Purple, Chatburn Yellow, Waddington – Blue.

To be worn at all times showing “5 stripes” with no gap between knot and top  button
Trousers Medium grey or black tailored trousers similar to Trutex style  TFF or TBT Smart grey tailored trousers similar to Trutex JWT440 Denim, corduroy, jeans, chinos, patch-pocketed skinny leg trousers etc are not allowed
Skirt n/a Medium grey, knee length, medium box pleated elasticated waist. No straight skirts permitted
Socks Black, grey or white Black or white socks Plain black tights are encouraged for all years.  However, from October half term to Easter, they are compulsory (unless unforeseeable warm weather). Tights must be at least black opaque, 40 denier (at least).
Shoes Plain black traditional school shoes Plain black traditional school shoes. Shoes with any sort of heel are unacceptable. Refer to guidance document for clarification click here. We will rigorously apply the concept of traditional school shoes. Many retailers do not give the correct advice. No leisure/pump style soles. 
Jumper Green V-neck embroidered with school badge Green V-neck embroidered with school badge Optional
Sport and Physical Education Uniform List

Key Stage 3 and 4

Years 7-11

Ribblesdale red training top, Ribblesdale red shorts or red skort, Ribblesdale black technical pants, black plain leggings, red socks (football), sports trainers, football boots (if playing in the team).

An optional Ribblesdale black zipped hood sweatshirt or plain black hoodie can be worn. 

All pupils will be required to wear blazers on a Wednesday over the top of the Ribblesdale PE kit. Hoodies are to be kept in bags until lesson 5.

Do’s and Don’t’s
  Do… Don’t…
Coats Wear an outdoor coat, which is dark and plain.

Wear any coats in classrooms or any social areas of the school e.g. dining rooms.

Wear hooded or tracksuit tops, as they are NOT allowed at any time on school grounds.

Earrings Wear one pair of plain, silver or gold stud or sleeper earrings in the lower ear. Wear coloured, pearl or diamond earrings.
Wristwatch Wear a wristwatch

Wear any other jewellery, e.g. rings, chains, bands, bracelets and tongue / nose piercings.

This includes retainers.

Make-up Wear lip balm if it is colourless Wear any make-up including gel and acrylic nails, false eyelashes and nail varnish.
Hair styles Make sure your hair is neat and tidy Avoid extremes of colour and style
Hair accessories e.g. clips and bobbles Ensure hair accessories are small in size and black or green in colour Wear any other colours.
Head scarfs Wear a headscarf if you wish. This must be black. They can be large enough to cover the chest area but should not cover the schools badge. Wear a headscarf which has diamonds or other decorations on them or with large brooches.
Shoes Wear plain black traditional school shoes. Wear incorrect footwear because if pupils do not have the correct footwear, shoes will be provided by school that must be worn for the day.
Further guidance for shoes

Please refer to the guidance given below when buying school shoes;

Girls’ shoes must be black, plain and well supported.  Shoes with any sort of heel are unacceptable.  They can be worn with fastened black laces, buckles or velcro.  Boots, trainers or canvas gym pump style shoes are not allowed.  Flimsy canvas slipper and ballet style shoes provide no support.  They are unsuitable and dangerous for school use.

Boys’ shoes must be black, plain well supported and low heeled.  All stitching and laces must be black and laces tied at all times.  Boots and trainer style shoes (even if they are black) are unacceptable, as are canvas gym pump style shoes and “show off” designer labels.


List of school shoes NOT ALLOWED:

  • Converse
  • Vans
  • Lonsdale
  • Adidas
  • Puma
  • Nike
  • Timberland
  • Rockport
  • UGG boots



We understand that on occasion it may be necessary for a pupil to come to school in something other than their ordinary school shoes, for example if their shoes have broken. Unless there is a medical reason, pupils will be given a pair of shoes to wear for the day or until they have their own school shoes. These shoes are supplied by the school and are completely sanitised. Refusal to wear school shoes will result in the pupil being placed in the R&R until the issue is resolved.

Where can I purchase Uniform?


31 Castle Street
Tel: 01200 429 078

68 Northgate
Blackburn BB2 1AA
Tel: 01254 51425
Web https://graysschoolwear.co.uk/pages/ribblesdale

Whittakers School Wear

Waterloo Pavilions,
20-26 Church Street,
Tel: 01254 676 047
Web https://www.whittakersschoolwear.co.uk/product-category/blackburn/ribblesdale-high-school/

Ribble Valley Supplies Ltd

The Old Bank House
Harris Court
Tel: 01200 443733
Web: https://rvsschoolwear.co.uk/schools/ribblesdale-high-school/

JPA Sports

Pendle Mill
Pendle Rd
Web: jpa-sports-ltd.myshopify.com

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