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Uniform Code

Our main expectation is that all students should be presentable and neat at all times while in school. Students are encouraged to comply with the uniform code and take responsibility for their appearance for the following reasons:

  • a sensible and consistent dress code helps create a sense of school cohesion, pride and belonging;
  • a dress code helps put the focus at school firmly on academic work, rather than fashion, because it promotes a neat, serious, businesslike image;
  • schools with consistently implemented uniform policy have fewer discipline problems;
  • a uniform encourages students to express their individuality through personality and academic achievement, not outward appearances.

We ask for parents’ support in expecting students to take responsibility and to take pride in their appearance. Parents and students should recognise where disputes or disagreements arise, that the school will be the final arbiter on uniform issues.

Regulation, ready made uniforms comprising girls dresses, girls skirts/trousers, girls blouses, boys trousers and shorts, boys shirts, navy sweaters and cardigans, P.E. shorts, T shirts and swimming costumes, school caps and girls hair accessories should be purchased from Stitches onsite store,
open every Sunday from 7th September between 11am and 4pm.

Primary Uniform Code

Girls (Foundation 1 to Year 5)

Blue and white striped drop waist dress with pointed collar, breast pocket and pockets in side seams. Dresses must be knee length.   White socks (not trainer liner socks).

Boys (Foundation 1 to Year 5)

Blue and white striped short-sleeved shirt with breast pocket.   Navy blue standard length shorts. Black, navy blue or white socks.  Shorts must be knee length.

Girls (Year 6)

Blue and white striped drop waist dress with pointed collar, breast pocket and pockets in side seams. Dresses must be knee length.  White socks (not trainer liner socks).

Or

Blue and white striped long or short-sleeved blouse with breast pocket.  Navy blue trousers/skirt. 

Skirt must be knee length.  White socks are to be worn with skirts and navy blue socks with trousers.

Islamic dress

Or, for Muslim students, the SES girl’s Islamic uniform which consists of regulation blue and white stripe long sleeved loose overtop and navy trousers.  Navy socks.

Boys (Year 6)

Blue and white striped short-sleeved shirt with breast pocket.   Navy blue standard length shorts. Black, navy blue or white socks.  Shorts must be knee length and fit on the waist. 

Or

Blue standard length trousers.

PE KIT:  Girls and Boys

We have a regulation P.E kit, which will be available from Stitches. Please visit "Stitches" our onsite store.        

HOUSES ARE ALLOCATED AS FOLLOWS:           

BURTON              YELLOW
DOUGHTY           RED
LAWRENCE          GREEN
WENTWORTH      BLUE

Lightweight training shoes with WHITE soles should be kept exclusively for PE, preferably with an elasticated gusset or velcro fastening, rather than laces, for younger children

PE / Swimming bags in House colours are available from Stitches uniform shop.

CAPS

Regulation blue caps must be worn at all times when your child is outside.  This is a compulsory requirement and is part of the school uniform.  We have normal caps or a legionary design.

SWIMMING

School swimming trunks and school swimming costumes should be purchased at STITCHES uniform shop. Muslim girls may also wear full cover, blue “Burkini type” swimwear available from sports shops.

We recommend Speedo ‘Futura Legend’ (tinted) swimming goggles.  These are available from most quality sports shops and large supermarkets.  There are different sizes, but as a guide;  Reception to Year 4 – children size, Year 5 to Year 10 – adult size. White SES swimming caps with logo should be worn to all swimming lessons.

FOOTWEAR:  Girls and Boys

Black leather shoes. No suede shoes, no boots or trainers are permitted.  

WINTER – dates as advised

Navy blue v-necked sweater or cardigan.  White tights for girls and long navy blue trousers for boys.

JEWELLERY AND WATCHES

With the exception of one pair of stud earrings for girls with pierced ears, no jewellery should be worn in school.  Watches may be worn provided they do not emit signals which may disturb a lesson.

No valuable items should be brought to school. We will not take responsibility for loss of, or damage to, any jewellery or electronic items such as ipods, cameras, mobile phones etc.

Make up and nail polish is not permitted.

HAIR

Long hair should be tied back with scrunchies  or elasticated hair bands in blue or white to match the dresses.  If hair slides or hair bands are worn, they should be blue or white.
Boys’ hair must not be longer in length than the collar. Tram lines, Mohicans, or haircuts deemed to be extreme by the management are not permitted. 

IDENTIFICATION

All clothing and personal items brought to school should be clearly named.  This is particularly important with PE and swimming kit.

SCHOOL BAG

A customised school bag and reading bag is available from the School Shop.  School provides children with a plastic folder for their homework.  We would recommend these school bags as they fit perfectly into the school lockers.  Trolley bags are not permitted in school.

Uniform inspections take place regularly throughout the school year.  If your son / daughter is not wearing the school uniform correctly a slip will be sent home.

Secondary Uniform Code

Girls

Light blue school blouse with navy skirt or trousers. 

Plain white socks with skirts or plain navy blue / dark socks with trousers.

Boys

Light blue school shirt. Navy blue trousers.

Plain navy blue or dark socks. Shirts must be tucked in.

FootWear

Black leather shoes. Boots, trainers and casual shoes are not permitted. Shoes should not have high heels.

Winter

In cold weather students may wear the navy blue school sweater in school.

Headscarves

Where headscarves are worn, they should be tied neatly and should be black or blue in colour.

Jewellery

Watches may be worn, but should not emit alarms or signals which might disturb lessons. With the exception of stud earrings for girls, no jewellery should be worn in school.

Hair

Hair must be kept groomed and tidy. Long hair should be tied back, and should also fulfil the requirement for neatness. Hairclips and bands should be plain and dark coloured.

Make-up

Make-up and coloured nail polish are not permitted in Key Stages 3 and 4.

Sixth Form

Senior students are expected to provide good example in regard to dress and appearance.

Girls

White school blouse with navy trousers or skirt.

Boys

White school shirt with navy trousers.

Stitches onsite store, open from

24th August to 31st August between 10am and 4pm
and on
every Sunday from 7th September between 11am and 4pm
.  

Uniform inspections take place regularly throughout the school year.  If your son / daughter is not wearing the school uniform correctly a letter will be sent home.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the school uniform please contact the School Office.