Senior School Uniform

The School is frequently congratulated on the smart appearance and polite manners of its pupils. We are particularly proud of the King’s uniform and pupils are expected to wear it with pride. It is important therefore that pupils should be smartly dressed at all times.

Uniform items may be purchased from the online shop of our uniform partner, Monkhouse Schoolwear Specialists (

Year 9 – Year 11 Uniform

These items are the existing uniform that can be purchased from our uniform supplier Monkhouse:

Items marked* may only be purchased from our uniform partner, Monkhouse.

  • Pinstripe school suit jacket*
  • Pinstripe school suit trousers or school skirt, to be worn no shorter than one inch above the knee*
  • White stiff collared shirt, to be tucked in at all times. Pupils may choose between wearing short or long sleeves.
  • Grey school jumper*
  • School tie – representative ties may be worn with permission from the Deputies*
  • Black leather flat shoes, to be clean and polished at all times; patent shoes are not allowed
  • Black or grey socks should be worn with trousers or black or natural colour tights with skirts.
  • Coats should be dark blue or black. Coats may have a hood, but no fur, and any logos must be discreet.
  • Bags should be plain black or navy.

School uniform must be worn for classroom lessons and when travelling to and from school. Pupils may be allowed to remove jackets during a lesson but these should be replaced neatly before leaving the classroom.

When permitted by the Senior Deputy Head, pupils may remove their suit jackets and long shirt sleeves may be rolled up to the elbow.

On some more formal occasions, such as Speech Day, Commemoration Day, and the Carol Service, all pupils are required to wear a plain white shirt (tucked in) and no jumper.

Sports Kit

PLEASE NOTE: There will be new sports kit for September 2024. You will be advised when it’s available to purchase.
Whilst we are awaiting the new sports kit, we have stock of our existing sports kit, available to purchase via this google form.

The following items are the uniform that can be purchased from our uniform supplier Monkhouse, those marked* can only be purchased from Monkhouse:

  • White ankle socks for all other activities
  • Suitable footwear depending on activity
  • Any base layers should be plain black

For Rugby, pupils will need:

  • Football/Rugby Boots. All studs must bear the British Standard Safety Kitemark
  • Gum shield (compulsory)

For Hockey, pupils will need:

  • Hockey stick
  • Shin Pads (compulsory)
  • Gum Shield (compulsory)

For Cricket, players will need:
Cricket whites are only required if the pupil is selected for a school fixture.

  • School Baseball Cap *
  • Cricket Box and Box-Shorts
  • Tracksuit bottoms
  • White trainers or cricket spikes

For Badminton/Tennis, pupils will need their own racket.

For Swimming, pupils will need a plain black swimming cap and plain black swimming costume/speedos.

The following items are the existing sports kit which can be purchased directly from the School. Pupils can wear this until Summer term 2026. Purchase via this google form:

  • School polo shirt with crest
  • School shorts with crest or school skort with crest
  • Rugby & Hockey: Blue King’s socks
  • School fleece with crest
  • School tracksuit bottoms with crest
  • Rugby: King’s reversible Rugby shirt with crest
  • Cricket: White V-necked sweater with trim
  • Cricket: Official school off-white shirt with crest

Hair, Faces and Jewellery

  • Hair should be kept clean, tidy and out of the eyes. Hair that is below shoulder length should be tied back in a ponytail, bun or plait. Dyes/tints are not allowed. Hair should be no shorter than a No. 2 and side burns must be no longer than the middle of the ear and well trimmed.
  • Faces must be clean shaven or religious customs followed.
  • Light concealer to cover blemishes may be worn but eye- shadow, eye-liner, mascara, lipstick and fake eyelashes are not permitted. Fake tan is also not permitted
  • Nails must be natural in colour – extensions and acrylic nails are not permitted.
  • A pair of single plain metal stud earrings may be worn in the lobe of each ear (max. 3mm diameter). Rings, necklaces and bracelets are only permitted for religious reasons but should be removed for Sport and CCF activities.

Ordering online

Orders can be placed online at Select the ‘Find your school’ option and locate the ‘King’s School Rochester’ section to find a comprehensive uniform list or visit the King’s School Rochester Shop here.

Ordering by phone

Orders can be placed by ringing Monkhouse on 0161 476 7216.

Should you wish to speak to one of the specially-trained uniform advisers, this service is available Monday to Friday between 08:30 and 17:00.

Added Extras

  • Monkhouse operates a free returns service for exchanges and refunds.
  • It is essential that all items of uniform are clearly labelled with first name and surname. Monkhouse offer a name-taping service so that uniform arrives named and ready to wear.
  • Made to measure service is available in exceptional circumstances for children who are not a standard size.