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School Uniforms

The school uniform is an important element of the school life. We believe it has numerous benefits; helping students to focus on their work and their activities while at school, encouraging positive social interaction amongst pupils and even making life a little easier for parents.

We also believe the uniform can help to create a sense of community. When worn properly it generates a shared identity among pupils and can help instil a sense of pride in the school.

Parents play a critical role in realising all these benefits by making sure that their children wear their uniform smartly and correctly to school every day.

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It is school policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school or when participating in an event or representing the school.

School uniform is important because it:

  • promotes a sense of pride in the school
  • creates a feeling of community and belonging
  • is practical and smart
  • makes children feel equal to their peers

The uniform is designed to be comfortable, safe and appropriate for use.

  1. Shoes:
    1. Please wear plain black shoes (with Velcro or laces) to school.
    2. Plain or predominantly white trainers must be worn for P.E. classes. These must be worn with white socks.
    3. Pupils can change from outdoor shoes to indoor shoes but these should both be plain black.
    4. Heels should be no more than 2cm.
  2. P.E.
    1. In general, all pupils will have two (2) sessions of P.E. every week. On days when there are P.E. classes, the P.E. uniform can be worn but otherwise the normal school uniform should be worn.
    2. Pupils will also have a swimming lesson once a week, and should wear regular school uniform on that day, but bring their swimming costume, cap, goggles and towel to school to change into.
    3. For Secondary students, an alternate sport shirt (blue) can be worn after P.E. classes for rest of the day attire.
  3. Caps must be worn for all outdoor playtime.
  4. For Secondary students, the required school uniform for days with no Sport (P.E., Swimming, etc.) will be the the light blue short sleeved shirt with tie and should be worn tucked in with either trousers or shorts. Tie knots should be worn smartly up to the neck and at the bottom falls just above or over the belt buckle. For school days with Sport, Secondary students may wear the blue sport shirt with trousers or shorts. 
  5. Long hair should be tied back for safety reasons and there should be no jewellery, no makeup or piercings (except for earrings). Excessive hair colouring (colours considered as non-natural hair colours, for example, blue, green) and radical hairstyles are not allowed.
  6. Skirts should be knee length or at the most, 2 inches above the knee.

Please do not bring expensive items to the school. It is not the responsibility of the school if any item is lost, damaged or stolen.



  • Shoes: school shoes should be black leather (laces or velcro) and P.E. trainers should be white (or predominantly white). For our EYFS pupils, they can wear any shoes as long as they have Velcro fasteners.  Trainers can be any material/ colour.
  • Socks: children should wear black socks (available from Uniforms supplier) with their normal uniform and plain white socks with their P.E. kit.
  • House P.E. shirts: House P.E. shirts should be worn on Inter-House competition days and other special events which will be announced by school in advance.
  • School Bag:  Appropriate school bags for the year group your child belongs to have been chosen and are available from the uniform shop. It is not compulsory to buy from the school shop but it would be ideal if the children’s school bags are in a similar make and form of the recommended uniform bag for your child’s age group (Early Years, Primary or Secondary).
  • Hair: long hair should be neatly tied back in navy/black elastic bands. Excessive hair colouring (colours considered as non-natural hair colours, for example, blue, green) and excessive hair styles are not allowed. 
  • Jewellery: if earrings need to be worn, they should be plain studs. No other jewellery should be worn (unless for religious reasons).
  • Swimming: NAIS Manila swimming costumes and caps are available from the uniform shop.
  • Gymnastics: NAIS Manila leotards are available from the uniform shop. 

Hats: We have a “No hat, no play” rule at NAIS Manila, so please remember to send a school hat/cap with your child every day.

Uniform Guidelines