School Uniforms and Accessories
Uniforms provide a visual sense of belonging and of community. They also set a standard of appearance respectful of the school’s mission and are in accordance with the requirements of the Thai Ministry of Education. Uniforms can help reduce clothing competition and some kinds of negative group behaviour. Indeed, most students and parents are happy not to have to make decisions about what to wear each morning.
Students are expected to wear the uniform with pride. Parents can help by ensuring your child has the correct uniform items and that they are cleaned regularly. If there is a reason a student is unable to wear the correct uniform, please write a note to the classroom teacher indicating the reason and duration. All items may be purchased at the UWC Thailand Uniform Shop.
All students are expected to be well-groomed and tidy in appearance. Hair is to be worn in a style that does not distract from academic focus. Jewellery must be minimal; a single simple ring may be worn, as well as a simple, single necklace. Modest earrings may be worn and any other piercings must be subtle. Obvious makeup is not permitted.
Uniform Shop on Campus
The Uniform Shop opens twice a week. Please contact the school reception at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Shoes and Hats
Students are expected to wear closed-toed shoes or sneakers to school. For safety reasons, flip-flops or other sandals are not allowed. Hats are required for outdoor activities.
Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12
The school uniform consists of the following items for purchase and are not intended to be gender-specific guidelines. Any piece may be worn by any student, apart from having the appropriate colour of polo shirt per programme:
- Junior Pre-kindergarten (Mini Mantas): No uniform required but encouraged to.
- Junior Kindergarten to grade 5: Teal UWC Thailand polo shirt
- Grade 6 to 10: Blue UWC Thailand polo shirt
- Grey skorts
- Grey Bermuda shorts
- White and blue school cap
- Black UWC Thailand hoodie with zip front
- Optional all-in-one swimwear (ages 3 to 6)
- Optional swim racer (age 6 to 18)
- Optional swim trunks (age 6 to 18)
Grade 11-12 Dress Code Expectations
- The uniform for grades 11 and 12 consists of a white polo shirt with the school logo and smart, plain black trousers/skirt/shorts (no cargo pants, sweatpants, tracksuits, or inappropriately low trousers). All items should be hemmed.
- Emphasis is on smart, plain, black attire. Ripped garments are not allowed.
- Skirt and shorts length should be in line with the expectations of our host country, Thailand, which follows a relatively conservative Asian culture.
- Choices should align with UWC Thailand values: Intercultural and International Understanding, Independence with Integrity, and Personal Example.
- Skirts/shorts should be practical, smart, cover all private areas, and demonstrate respect for the diverse values present at UWC Thailand.
These guidelines aim to uphold a professional appearance while respecting cultural norms and promoting our core values.
As a guide your choice of skirt / shorts should:
- Be practical and smart.
- Cover all private areas in all circumstances.
- Be respectful of the different values present at UWC Thailand.
Physical Education Uniforms
The proper Physical Education uniform must be worn by all students starting in Pre-Kindergarten. Proper running shoes must also be worn. All students must have a pair of non-marking Physical Education shoes to help protect the gym floor. During gymnastics, students will be barefoot.