Fort Street High School

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Fort Street High School community has voted overwhelmingly in support of the wearing of a school uniform.

The proper wearing of the school uniform is both an equity issue - all students regardless of socio-economic, cultural background etc. have access to the same uniform, and should expect to be treated in the same way - and a safety issue - wearing a uniform makes it easy to identify who does and does not belong at the school, who should and should not be on school grounds.

It is the responsibility of every parent who chooses Fort Street High School to work with the agreed parameters of the school to ensure students are easily recognised as Fortians by wearing school uniform. 

Students should wear the correct uniform each day and bring sports or drama clothing in their bags. A list of uniform items can be found below.

School Shoes

Full school uniform includes black shoes - preferably fully enclosed black leather shoes.

Below is an excerpt from the Footwear Guidelines for NSW Government Schools:

The Department, through its WHS Policy, is committed to providing a safe working and learning environment for all employees, others undertaking work, students and visitors, in accordance with statutory and regulatory obligations and corporate objectives. Footwear is an important safety item. Good soles provide a sound grip on the floor preventing accidents such as slips, trips and falls from occurring. Footwear can also protect feet from damage caused by accidents such as falling objects or chemical spillages. These guidelines have been developed to assist NSW government schools in providing a safe working and learning environment. Schools which already have risk management controls in place in relation to footwear should refer to these guidelines when reviewing and evaluating those controls. ​

Areas where safe footwear must be worn:

In accordance with the Safe Working Policy, the Department has identified areas of its workplaces where appropriate footwear must be worn by employees, students and visitors to ensure their safety. Areas where enclosed leather footwear (or other material confirmed by the manufacturer to be suitable, refer to Australian/NZ Standard 2210: Safety Protective and Occupational Footwear) is required are:

  • Industrial Arts and trades workshop areas
  • Science laboratories
  • Canteen or Food Technology (kitchen areas)


Sports Uniform

Sports uniform is only to be worn to/from school by Years 8-10 on Tuesdays (our regular sports day). On days when students have timetabled PDHPE or Sport lessons, students should come to school in school uniform and change into their sports uniform prior to the relevant lesson.


Additional Clothing

If students  need to wear an additional layer/shirt under their school shirt they should be plain all-white only.


Uniform Exemptions

Students who have a genuine reason for not wearing full school uniform on a particular day should bring a note from their parents to the front office before 8:45am, so that they can be issued with a uniform pass.


Out of Uniform Process

Students who do not wear the proper uniform and do not have a note can expect one or more of the following consequences:

  • be sent to the office for a uniform pass (this will be recorded as a negative incident on Sentral and appear in the student & parent portal);
  • have items of non-school uniform clothing confiscated by staff;
  • be asked to change out of non-school uniform items into second hand uniform items provided by the school;
  • complete a lunchtime or after school detention for repeatedly failing to wear the uniform correctly.


Financial Assistance for Uniforms

If any families are experiencing difficulty in purchasing uniform please contact the school directly.


Uniform shop

Fort Street High Schools Uniform Shop is operated by the P&C and ALL profits made are used to fund initiatives that support your child’s education at the school

The Uniform Shop is open Wednesday mornings during Term from 9:30-2 pm. The uniform shop is now cashless.

Students may visit the Uniform Shop during recess and lunch time to purchase items, return or exchange items and pick up online orders. Students must follow COVID-19 safe guidelines. 

Under current COVID-19 guidelines, parents/carers are now permitted to visit the Uniform Shop during opening hours, please sign in and scan QR code at the front office.

All uniform items can be ordered online at Items purchased online must be picked up by students from the Uniform Shop during shop hours. Uniforms can also be ordered and paid for over the phone during opening hours and collected by the student.

If you have any questions about sizing or stock availability, please email and our very experienced Uniform Shop Manager will be able to assist. 

We appreciate your continued understanding of these measures during the pandemic.

Price list
(Updated December 2021)


Option 1 Price
Short Sleeve Shirt (white) $33
Long Sleeve Shirt (white) $36
Skirt (navy blue) $55
Shorts (navy blue) $40
Trousers (navy blue) $63
Tights (black non-run) $8.50
Maroon Dawn Sports short $45

Option 2 Price
Short Sleeve Shirt (white) $33
Long Sleeve Shirt (white) $36
Shorts (dark grey) Boys sizes 8-16 $40
Shorts (dark grey) Mens sizes S-XXL $40
Trousers (dark grey) Boys sizes 10-18 $63
Trousers (dark grey) Mens sizes 72cm – 112cm $63

Sports Uniform Price
PE shirt (white with trim) $41
PE Speed shorts (maroon) $36
Track pants (navy blue) $63
PE Cap $18
Football socks $8

General Items Price
Soft Shell Winter Jacket $92
Cotton Jumper (V neck, maroon) sizes 10 - 24 $63
Woollen Jumper (V neck, maroon) Sizes 10-28 $85
Woollen Vest (V neck, maroon) Sizes 10-14 N/A
Vest (V neck, maroon) Sizes 16-20 $59
Vest (V neck, maroon) Sizes 22-28 $59
Junior Tie (maroon and white stripe) Years 7-10 $25
Senior Tie (maroon) Years 11 and 12 and IMP ensembles $25
Blazer (maroon) $195
Airopak backpack $70
Larger Backpack – chiropractic $95
Duffle bag $15
Scarf $36
IMP Shirt (black) $37

The school tie is to be worn as part of school uniform every day for the winter months i.e. Term 2 and 3. 

Any item found to be unsuitable may be exchanged within 2 weeks of sale provided it has not been worn, and labels are still attached. Please return to the Uniform shop. Your receipt must be shown at the time of exchange.

Guide to Purchasing Uniforms for New Students (updated January 2021)

Second Hand Uniform Stall

The second hand uniform stall is run by P&C parent and SRC student volunteers with the  assistance of the Uniform Shop manager and the school. It operates once per term at lunchtime in front of the new Uniform Shop. Dates are advised by email, in Mercurius and on FSHS P&C Facebook at the beginning of each term. Students may attend and parents/carers may also attend subject to any COVID restrictions advised in advance of each stall.  

CONDITIONS OF SALE: These items are second hand and are sold in the condtion as found.  NO EXCHANGE OR REFUNDS ARE AVAILABLE.

CASHLESS SALES ONLY: Please pay in the Uniform Shop during the stall. Alternatively, If you do not have a card or cheque on the day of purchase, you may leave the bag in the Uniform Shop and pay over the phone when the Uniform Shop is open: phone 9569 4355 (9.30am - 2:00pm Wednesdays during Term). The bag can then be picked up during Uniform Shop hours. Any bags not paid for by end of the term in which the purchase was made, will be returned to second hand uniform stocks. 

WHEN TO  BUY: Second hand uniforms can only be purchased at the second hand stall once per term. Second hand uniform purchases are not available at other times. The Uniform Shop does not sell second hand uniforms during normal shop hours or online and is unable to answer queries about what second hand items may be in stock. No items may be reserved. 

DONATE:  Clean second hand uniform donations are welcomed and may be taken to the school front office. 

PLEASE NOTE: The stall does not have all uniform items or all sizes as stock is dependant on donations. We recommend that you purchase the basic requirements from the uniform shop and purchase spare and any additional items from the 2nd hand stall.

All proceeds go to P&C and SRC initiatives. Thank you!