Pulteney’s on site Uniform Shop provides parents with a complete uniform fitting service and carries the full range of Pulteney uniforms and accessories, including sports uniforms and items.

***Please be advised, that the Uniform Shop will be closed on Friday 24 May for stocktaking. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding***

Wherever possible we encourage families to make online purchases via the online Pulteney Uniform Shop, particularly where “sizing up” or refreshing items for the new year.

If you require an appointment to attend the Uniform Shop in person, please contact Liz and the team on 8216 5538. It is recommended parents book a fitting if their child requires a new winter uniform.

Uniform Shop location and contact information

Street address:  33 Gilles Street (corner Symonds Place), Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: 08 8216 5538
Email: puls@dobsons.com.au

Uniform Shop Term Open Hours

Tues 11am – 5pm
Wed 12.30pm – 4.30pm
Fri 8am – 11.30am

***Please be advised, that the Uniform Shop will be closed on Friday 24 May for stocktaking. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding***

Online Uniform Shop

Easily find and purchase all required Pulteney Grammar School uniforms online. Our online uniform shop offers a convenient way to get everything you need with just a few clicks.

Visit the Dobsons Online Pulteney Uniform Shop here.

FAQs about Pulteney's new uniform

Background on the development of Pulteney's new uniform

Since 2021, Pulteney has been working with students, parents, staff and subsequently with uniform supply companies to develop new directions for the School’s uniform to reflect the high expectations of Pulteney and its community. The identified pillars to guide the process and selection of a suitable partner were quality, sustainability, price, function and image.

The design process spanned two years and involved students, staff, parents, the School Board, Executive, and leadership. Following the tender process, Pulteney engaged the services of Dobson’s, a sustainable uniform designer, to create a wardrobe that is comfortable, stylish and eco-friendly. A comprehensive survey to the community highlighted key themes such as comfort, gender neutrality, and a sustainable approach, which played a significant role in shaping the new designs, as did feedback from stakeholder groups as sample pieces were unveiled.

The new uniform, rolling out from Term 1 2024, offers a modern mix-and-match wardrobe that emphasises flexibility, comfort and sustainability. Notably, it provides more options for girls, including pinafores, skirts, pants, and skorts, all designed with eco-friendly fabrics.

As part of the new partnership, Dobsons have commenced operations of Pulteney’s Uniform Shop. As we transition into this new phase, please be assured that the exceptional level of customer service you currently enjoy will remain a top priority. Liz and the team will remain in the Uniform Shop, ensuring a seamless and familiar experience for you and your family.

We look forward to officially launching the new uniform collection, complete with a comprehensive look book, when the new uniform is available. Some elements of the sports uniform will arrive first, followed by the core summer uniform range. These items will be the first available for purchase. Some items will potentially be available for purchase toward the end of Term 4, 2023, and during the summer break, ahead of the commencement of School in Term 1, 2024. We will keep you informed as items become available.

Wearing of the new uniform will be a requirement from Term 1 2027. 

Why has Pulteney revamped its School uniform?

The decision to revamp our School uniform was driven by several key objectives:

One Pulteney: We aim to unify the School’s appearance across all levels while offering age-appropriate differences.
Modernisation: Our new uniform reflects the values of our community, modernising academic and sports attire while preserving Pulteney’s identity and reputation, particularly the navy blue legacy.
Inclusivity: We want every student to feel comfortable, regardless of their gender or background.
Sustainability: We are pioneering sustainable practices, becoming the first school in South Australia to introduce eco-friendly fabrics and finishes.
Cost-Effective: The new uniform aims to be more affordable for our community.

What is changing?

The new uniform available since Term 1 2024, offers a modern mix-and-match wardrobe that emphasises flexibility, comfort and sustainability. Notably, it provides more options for girls, including pinafores, skirts, pants, and skorts, all designed with eco-friendly fabrics.

Uniform transition period

The transition period will span three years. It begins at the commencement of the school year in 2024 and concludes at the end of Term 4, 2026. During this period, students may wear either the current uniform or the new uniform but not a mix of both on any given day. The current uniform will be phased out by the end of Term 4, 2026.

All students must wear the new uniform from Term 1, 2027.

How can I view the new uniform?

For those who have not yet seen example pieces of the uniform, a ‘look book’ and pricing information is viewable as PDFs below.

How can families purchase the new uniform?

Some elements of the sports uniform will arrive first, followed by the core summer uniform range. These items will be the first available for purchase. Some items will potentially be available for purchased during the summer break, ahead of the commencement of School in Term 1, 2024.

When items become available, families will be able to purchase in person at the Uniform Shop (33 Gilles St, Adelaide). It is recommended that families do go in to check the sizing and be fitted if necessary.

The School will transition away from uniform purchases on the QKR! App later this term and families will be able to purchase current uniform items and later new uniform items via Dobson’s online store. Further information about this will be provided in due course.

Can families still purchase the current school uniform items?

Yes, the Uniform Shop will continue to offer the existing range of uniform until the new uniform becomes available or is sold out.

Which uniform should students entering Year 12 in 2024 wear?

Students finishing schooling at Pulteney in 2024 can wear the current academic uniform.

Current Second Hand Uniforms

The Uniform Shop is no longer taking second hand uniforms to sell. Dobson’s will have a link for selling pre-loved and information soon.

Purchasing a new uniform

The Uniform Shop sells all current school uniforms, hats and sports uniform and offers a comprehensive range of sizes. Made to measure service is also available on most garments for students with a particular requirement. As this can require a longer period of manufacture, we recommend ample time be given to cater for items that are made to measure, particularly when there is a season uniform change.

New students - Appointment times

A 30 minute appointment should be made for all new uniform fittings.

If your child is commencing during school Term please make an appointment by calling the shop on 8216 5538.

We recommend you leave all garment tags in place on new items of clothing so you can exchange them prior to school commencing, if necessary.

We look forward to meeting you and helping you with all your uniform requirements.

Pricing and uniform purchases

Please see above for Pulteney’s new uniform price guide.

Refunds, Returns or Exchanges

Dobsons offer the most flexible refund, return or exchange program in the industry. Our aim is total customer satisfaction. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, we will exchange or refund any current uniform. Please return it to us at the Uniform Shop immediately. We will refund or exchange any current uniform item subject to its return being unworn, unused and unwashed in its original condition and packaging upon presentation of original invoice. Returns or exchanges may be returned in person or by post. As Dobsons is not liable for the loss of an item returned we recommend that you return by registered mail. For items that have been worn and the issue is minor, Dobsons will provide a free repair within 3 business days receipt of the goods into our manufacturing facility.

Dobsons’ Change of Mind Policy does not affect your rights under the Australian Consumer Law and you have consumer guarantees that cannot be limited by us. If your product is in poor condition, different from its description, then you may be eligible for a refund, exchange.

If you have purchased a product with a major fault, you have the right to ask for your choice of a replacement or refund. If you purchased a product with a minor fault, we can choose to give you a free repair instead of a replacement or refund. Further information is available at https://www.accc.gov.au/consumers/consumer- rights-guarantees/repair-replace-refund

Change of Mind Policy

At Dobsons, we are happy to offer you a refund or exchange for change of mind on full price merchandise via the Uniform Shop. Subject to the Consumer Guarantees outlined below, merchandise returned for change of mind within the above timeframes can be returned for an exchange or full refund subject to the following conditions:

  • Proof of purchase is accompanied with the returned merchandise;
  • The merchandise is unworn, unwashed, unused and in its original condition with all tags intact.
  • Any discounts received at the time of purchase will be carried over

Exceptions to Change of Mind Policy

Dobsons change of mind policy does not apply to the following merchandise:

  • Hats, caps, Swimwear, Hair Pieces, Hosiery and underwear.
  • Due to hygiene reasons, swimwear, hats, caps, hair pieces, hosiery and underwear are unable to be returned for change of mind so we ask that you kindly choose your options carefully.

Personalisation

Personalised items (named or altered) cannot be returned for a refund or exchange for change of mind.

Second Hand Uniforms

With the changeover to Pulteney’s new uniform, the Uniform Shop is no longer taking second hand uniforms to sell. Dobson’s will have a link for selling pre-loved and information soon.

For those interested in second hand uniforms, there is a Pulteney Facebook parent swap and sell ‘Pulteney Grammar School pre-loved Uniform’ for second hand uniforms also.

Dress code and appearance

1. All students are to wear the school uniform correctly and adhere to the school dress code.

2. When dressing for sport the uniform as set down must be worn.

3. Hair is to be conservatively cut and must not fall across the eyes or below the collar. Hair below the collar. Shoulder length hair is to be tied back with ribbons, hair tie, or hair clips. There are to be no extremes of colour or length. Hair colour should be natural. Clippered cuts should be no shorter than a No. 2.

4. Girls’ dresses and skirts should be no more than 3cm below or above mid-knee.

5. School shoes should be polished and in good repair.

6. Jewellery is not part of the school uniform and is not to be worn to school or to any school activity. Earrings may be worn with one small gold, pearl or silver stud or gold or silver sleeper in each ear lobe.

7. Make-up, nail polish and other adornments are not to be worn.

8. Facial hair is not accepted and therefore students should be cleaned shaved.

 

Pulteney outerwear and blazer requirements
At Pulteney Grammar School, blazers are mandatory when students wear the winter uniform, during Terms 2 and 3. The blazer should be worn to and from School every day as the primary outer garment. If additional warmth is needed, students may wear the optional woollen jumper or vest underneath their blazers. Other optional items such as the soft shell jacket, puffa jacket, and puffa vest should only be worn on School premises and are not to be considered official outerwear.

Blazers are required for all students from Years 1 to 12 during winter and must always be accompanied by a Pulteney tie when worn with the winter shirt.

In addition to daily wear during winter, blazers should also be worn at assemblies, official events, excursions (unless otherwise specified), and when students are outside of School in the formal uniform.

During Terms 1 and 4, when the summer uniform is worn, the blazer is to be worn to formal assemblies and official occasions as directed by the Principal. If the forecast for the day indicates a temperature of 30 degrees Celsius or higher, blazers need not be worn.

 

Students changing for PE and after school sports practises and games.

Students are asked to wear their uniform to and from school and change for the activities that require this. We understand that this change will take some time to become second nature again.

Students have two weeks changeover (ie Weeks 1 & 2 of Term 2) from summer to winter because the weather is changeable. Please support us by asking your children to know their timetable, and training commitments so they are prepared for when they will need their Sports uniform.

Junior School uniform requirements

Summer Uniform (Terms 1 and 4)

**All articles are to be clearly named**

Compulsory

  • Shorts: Pulteney blue elastic waist short
  • Shirt: open neck, short sleeve blue and white fine stripe banded style with school crest on pocket
  • Socks: Mid grey knee length with navy blue and white rings at top – cotton
  • Dress: Pulteney navy stripe
  • Socks: white anklet, worn with black shoes.
  • Navy blue sandals may also be worn (without socks)
  • Hat: Pulteney straw hat with school hat band

All students require:

  • Shoes: Black lace up school shoes, black mary jane, black idaho buckle
  • Jumper: Navy blue with school crest.
  • Sports hat: Navy hybrid hat used for sports, recess and lunch time in yard
  • Art Smock
  • School Bag: small or medium, with Pulteney Crest

Optional Extras:

  • Scarf: Navy or cream striped
  • Gloves: Navy
  • Vest: Navy blue with school crest
  • Sandals (no socks): Navy blue school sandal with flat heel, open or closed toe

Gender neutral uniform options are also available.

Winter Uniform (Terms 2 and 3)

**All articles are to be clearly named**

Compulsory

  • Pinafore: Pulteney navy pinafore
  • Shirt: White two-way collar long sleeve worn with pinafore
  • Trousers: Navy blue
  • Socks: White anklet, or navy tights
  • Shorts/pants: Grey winter lined or grey long pants
  • Shirt: Long sleeve, 2-way collar, blue and white fine stripe, banded style worn with shorts/pants
  • Socks: Mid grey knee length with navy blue and white rings at top – cotton

All students require:

  • Blazer: official Pulteney blazer with silver school buttons (see notes)
  • Tie: official Pulteney ties
  • Shoes, hat, jumper, art smock, school bag – all as above for summer.

Optional Extras:

  • Scarf: Navy or cream striped
  • Gloves: Navy
  • Vest: Navy blue with school crest

Gender neutral uniform options are also available.

Sport Uniform (Reception - 6)

Reception to Year 2
Students may wear their sport uniform to school on the days in which they participate in PE classes and on days in which they participate in co-curricular activities. eg. on a Thursday when many students are involved in a variety of sporting activities after school.

Year 3 and 4
Students may wear sport uniform to school on the days in which they participate in PE classes and on days in which they participate in co-curricular activities. eg. on a Tuesday when many students are involved in sport training 3.30:4.30pm.

Year 5 and 6
Students may wear sport uniform to school on the days in which they participate in PE classes and on Tuesdays when many students are involved in sport training 3.30:4.30pm.

Year 5 – 6 students are required to wear formal uniform to school on all other days and to change prior to participating in any co-curricular activities, including Dance and Yoga. Students participating in Drama are not required to wear sports uniform for this activity.

Compulsory

  • Shirts: Navy sports shirt/polo (Reception – Year 2)
  • Shirts: White sports shirt (Years 3 – 6)
  • Shorts: School navy sports shorts
  • Socks: Pulteney sports socks are compulsory and must be worn for all sport lessons and interschool sport. Students should not wear plain white socks with their sports uniform.
  • Shoes: Sports shoes
  • Jacket: Navy school tracksuit jacket

Optional Extras

  • School Tracksuit: navy tracksuit pants
  • Pulteney Rugby Top

Middle School uniform requirements

Summer uniform (Terms 1 & 4)

**All articles are to be clearly named**

Compulsory

  • Navy knee length shorts
  • White shirt with crest on pocket
  • White crew socks
  • Black plain lace up school shoes
  • Black school belt
  • School bag with crest
  • Pulteney navy striped dress (not more than 3cm below or above mid-knee)

Other

  • Navy jumper with school crest
  • School hat (to be worn at recess and lunch during Terms 1 and 2)

Optional

  • Navy vest with school crest
  • Navy knee length shorts
  • White shirt with crest on pocket
  • Navy pants

Gender neutral uniform options are also available.

Please note: on special occasions such as Speech Night, formal events or performances, full winter uniform with blazer is required regardless of the term.

Winter Uniform (Terms 2 and 3)

**All articles are to be clearly named**

Compulsory

  • Official Pulteney navy blazer (to be worn to and from school every day in Term 2 & 3)
  • Grey poly-wool trousers
  • White, long sleeve, cotton shirt with business collar (worn neatly tucked in)
  • Official Pulteney tie
  • Black school belt
  • Grey socks
  • Black plain lace up school shoes
  • School bag with crest
  • Pulteney navy striped skirt with white crew socks

Other

  • Navy jumper with school crest

Optional 

  • Navy vest with school crest
  • Navy tights
  • Striped scarf (navy or cream)
  • Navy gloves

Please note: on special occasions such as Speech Night, formal events or performances, full winter uniform with blazer is required regardless of the term.

Sport Uniform (Years 7 - 12)

Students from Year 7 to 12 are expected to wear formal uniform to and from school and change for sport or co-curricular activities. 

Compulsory

  • White sports polo
  • Navy sports shorts
  • White sports socks (plain white or with navy Pulteney trim)
  • Running shoes (predominately blue, grey or white is preferred)
  • Pulteney tracksuit jacket
  • Sports cap

Other

  • House top

Optional

  • Pulteney tracksuit pants
  • Pulteney rugby top
  • Sports skirt
  • Navy sports bag

Senior School uniform requirements

**All articles are to be clearly named**

Formal wear (compulsory)

  • one ninety long sleeve shirt
  • one ninety tie
  • Official Pulteney navy blazer
  • White crew socks
  • Stone trousers with dark brown leather shoes (fully enclosed, not suede)
  • Stone skirt (not more than 3cm above or below mid knee) with black leather shoes (fully enclosed, conservative heel, not suede, slides or ballet flats are not acceptable)
  • Brown belt
  • School hat (to be worn at recess and lunch during Terms 1 and 2).

Optional

  • one ninety navy jumper
  • Navy vest with school crest
  • Plain navy or plain cream scarf
  • Plain navy gloves
  • Navy pants with black leather shoes (fully enclosed, conservative heel, not suede, slides or ballet flats are not acceptable)

Additional wear 

  • one ninety polo shirt
  • Stone shorts
  • one ninety navy jumper
  • Plain navy or plain cream scarf
  • Navy gloves
  • School bag with crest
  • one ninety polo shirt
  • Navy skirt
  • Navy vest with school crest

During Terms 2 and 3 one ninety students are to wear their formal uniform for the entire day on days when they attend Chapel and/or Assembly.

Year 12 students are not to wear their ‘leavers jumper’ on days when formal uniform is required.

 

COVID-safe measures are currently in place, and whilst these measures remain in place, students are permitted to continue to wear their sports uniform on days when they have sports practice before or after school. They may also wear their sports uniform for the duration of the day on days when they have PE lessons.

Compulsory

  • White sports polo
  • Navy sports shorts
  • White sports socks (plain white or with navy Pulteney trim)
  • Running shoes (predominately blue, grey or white is preferred)
  • Pulteney tracksuit jacket
  • Sports cap

Other

  • House top

Optional

  • Pulteney tracksuit pants
  • Pulteney rugby top
  • Sports skirt
  • Navy sports bag

Sport uniform requirements

Wearing of sports/physical education uniform

Sports uniforms enable comfortable, practical dress for physical activity. They are compulsory for all Physical Education (PE) lessons and sports participation.

Students travelling to and from School, both during the normal school week and on weekends, need to dress as positive ambassadors for the School. This means that the only two options for appropriate dress are the School uniform of the season or, on specified occasions, the full School sport uniform including the School tracksuit jacket.

Specified occasions:

  • before and following weekend sporting fixtures
  • following weeknight training sessions
  • on some excursions as directed by the coordinating teacher
  • before School when travelling to early morning sport training (in this case, please note that students are required to change into School uniform of the season prior to attending lessons)

COVID-safe measures are currently in place, and whilst these measures remain in place, students are permitted to continue to wear their sports uniform on days when they have sports practice before or after school. They may also wear their sports uniform for the duration of the day on days when they have PE lessons.

The following applies if COVID-safe measures are not in place:

During the day students should be dressed in the School uniform of the season. In PE lessons, the sports uniform is worn.

There are occasions when PE staff may give permission for students to remain in sports uniform for the subsequent lesson or subsequent lessons. Examples of instances this might apply:

  • When a student has PE in Lesson 3 and is required to be in sports uniform for House activities at lunchtime
  • When a student has PE in Lesson 6 and a sports practice after school. Students may leave their sports uniform on for no more than two consecutive ‘normal’ lessons.

Sport Uniform (Reception - 6)

Compulsory

  • Shirts: Navy sports shirt/polo (Reception – Year 2)
  • Shirts: White sports shirt (Years 3 – 6)
  • Shorts: School navy sports shorts
  • Socks: Pulteney sports socks are compulsory and must be worn for all sport lessons and interschool sport. Students should not wear plain white socks with their sports uniform.
  • Shoes: Sports shoes
  • Jacket: Navy school tracksuit jacket

Optional Extras

  • School Tracksuit: navy tracksuit pants
  • Pulteney Rugby Top

Sport Uniform (Years 7 - 12)

Compulsory

  • White sports polo
  • Navy sports shorts
  • White sports socks (plain white or with navy Pulteney trim)
  • Running shoes (predominately blue, grey or white is preferred)
  • Pulteney tracksuit jacket
  • Sports cap

Other

  • House top

Optional

  • Pulteney tracksuit pants
  • Pulteney rugby top
  • Sports skirt
  • Navy sports bag

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