School Dress Code

Hampstead Elementary School

Hampstead School has adopted a dress code for its students. The purpose of having a dress code for our children is to instill in them a sense of belonging and identity. A dress code is conducive to good behaviour and reflects the serious mission of our school. It fosters a positive educational atmosphere that promotes success. We ask for parents’ full cooperation in ensuring students adhere to the Hampstead School dress code policy.

Parents will be contacted should students be deemed to not be following the dress code or dressed inappropriately. Should it continue, students may not be allowed in class and may be sent to the office, where they may be asked to change, wait for a parent or guardian to deliver appropriate clothing, or sent home (picked up by a parent/guardian) to change.



  • Burgundy polo shirt (long or short sleeve) with Hampstead School logo.
  • Grey sweat shirt with Hampstead School logo.
  • Students may wear any past version of the Hampstead School uniform for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • A grey or burgundy polo shirt (with logo) must be worn at all times.
  • NO shirts of any other colour permitted.
  • Solid black dress pants (no cargo pockets). Solid black jogging pants are permitted.
  • NO jeans or denim of any color.
  • NO unauthorized casual wear such as brand name track pants, yoga pants, or leggings.
  • Black leggings may be worn ONLY underneath a skirt.
  • NO brand name logos or coloured stitching on dress or pants.
  • Students may wear any past version of the Hampstead School jogging pants (grey with logo).
  • Black skirts, skorts or tunic.
  • Skirts may be worn with black leggings or tights (No print patterns).
  • Torn socks, nylons, leotards or fishnet stockings are NOT permitted.
  • Skirts/skorts/tunic must be knee length or no more than one inch above the knee.

For Physical Education:

  • Black jogging pants or shorts with Hampstead School logo.
  • Burgundy t-shirt with Hampstead School logo Running shoes
  • Students in Grades 4-6 will be changing their shirts for PE class.
  • No hoodies, sweaters, or long-sleeved shirts should be worn in the Gym.
  • Running shoes must be worn for PE classes. Students may wear any past version of the Hampstead School uniform for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Sensible shoes that are practical for a busy crowded building, preferably black or white. Running shoes are acceptable.
  • All footwear must be closed-toe. Boots, sandals, flip-flops, slippers, etc. may not be worn in school.

The following are unacceptable at Hampstead School and are therefore not permitted:

  •  Excessive make-up, dyed hair and/or piercings;
  • Accessories depicting drugs, violence, racism, alcohol or obscenities; Studs and/or rivets on any part of clothing or accessories;
  • Wallet chains and long key chains;
  • Hats, hoods, head wraps/ extra-wide head bands and caps are not to be worn inside the building. Religious head covering is exempt from this rule.


The following items may be purchased through our uniform supplier or other stores provided that they are in line with our uniform policy:
  • Solid black dress pants (no cargo pockets)
  • Solid black skirts, skorts or tunic.

Dress Code for Physical Education


On days when students have Physical Education (gym), they are expected to dress appropriately for activity (short sleeves). For safety reasons, students must be in proper footwear and may not be allowed to participate should they not be.

Dress Code for Outdoors


Hampstead School believes that education happens inside and outside the school building. As such, students will be outdoors throughout the school day: before school, at recess, at lunch, and periodically for Phys Ed. Students who are well enough to attend school are expected to go outside for outdoor play. Students may be outside for up to 40 minutes at a time, and must be dressed appropriately for the weather, including very cold days in the middle of winter and hot and sunny days.

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