Uniform

 


Uniform summary - For uniform including Summer uniform please click here

  • Black school blazer with blazer badge – border appropriate to the year group
  • Plain black tailored trousers of ankle length for boys and girls (no stretch trousers, leggings or denim; or black skirts (for girls)
  • Plain white shirt/blouse – that can be fastened at the neck
  • School tie – black/red equal stripes
  • Plain black formal shoes (no canvas, velcro, plimsolls, trainers, Vans, Converse, Nike etc) please see full uniform list below
  • Optional plain black v-necked pullover worn under the blazer (no cardigans)
  • Plain black socks for boys and girls or plain black or flesh coloured tights for girls
  • Apron – navy or white

Additionally

Optional plain black belt


PE/games kit

  • Red SBE polo shirt
  • Plain black shorts
  • Non-marking training shoes
  • Outdoor footwear (football boots)
  • Striped rugby shirt (obligatory for boys/optional for girls)
  • Plain black jogging bottoms and black SBE sweatshirt or SBE tracksuit (bottoms and jacket can be ordered separately)

Summer Uniform

After the summer half term – usually in June – students may wear an optional summer uniform as follows: A plain white polo shirt – without a logo – which can be worn with or without a school blazer.

Students may choose to continue to wear the standard school uniform but this may be worn with or without a school blazer. In the summer, in extreme hot weather, the Headteacher may authorise the boys to wear their school PE shorts. The Headteacher will announce when boys may wear their PE shorts on the school website and the plasma screens. This option is not available to the girls who have the option to wear a school skirt.


HEAD COVERINGS

Head coverings which are allowed for religious purposes should reflect the nature of the overall school uniform and should be black in colour (white is permitted during the time of the summer uniform).

 

Wearing the school uniform correctly

  • Shirts should be tucked in neatly.
  • Collars should be fastened at the neck, with ties worn appropriately.
  • Trainers and boots are not permitted.
  • Students who arrive in school in non-regulation footwear may be required to wear plimsolls provided by the school.
  • Blazers must be worn at all times around the building except during the summer uniform period.
  • Hats, trainers, coats, hoodies and other non-regulation items may not be worn in the school building.
  • Only plain grey v-neck pullovers or grey v-neck cardigans may be worn under a blazer, they cannot be worn instead of the school blazer.
  • Students cannot wear a hoodie or a non-uniform pullover/cardigan underneath a blazer.
  • Pin-striped trousers are not permitted.
  • Trousers should be tailored school trousers of ankle length; skirts should be of a respectable length.
  • Shorts, cropped trousers, leggings and other non-regulation trousers are not allowed.
  • Socks should be a plain black.
  • Tights should not be patterned or fancy laced but should be a plain black or flesh coloured.
  • Belts should be a plain dark colour - black or grey - and suitable for school; other colours, large, ornate belts or those with big buckles are not suitable.

Make sure that your child’s blazer badge is sewn on tightly. Badges can be glued on but when they are attached to the blazer in this way they are not as durable and tend to fall off during washing or can even become detached during play.

Students who are not dressed in the regulation uniform when they arrive at school in the morning must report immediately to their Head of Year. There are also regular uniform checks.

If students are not in the correct uniform parents may be contacted and students either sent home to change or parents asked to bring the correct uniform into school. If a change of uniform cannot be arranged, students may be placed in the Inclusion Centre to work during the day.


Jewellery

The wearing of excessive jewellery is not permitted and students must not wear jewellery that has a high monetary or sentimental value. Rings are not permitted. Nose and other visible body piercings are not allowed.

Students may wear a wrist watch and, where ears have been pierced, one small stud or small hooped earring – one in each ear. Large hoops are not permitted. Large hoops and long earrings can be a health and safety hazard in a school.

Jewellery must be removed for PE and locked away. Jewellery that is not permitted may be confiscated.


Hair

Unnatural hair dyes eg pink, green, blue etc are not acceptable.


Make-up

Girls may wear make-up if it is discreet, eg no glitter in hair or on face;  no nail varnish, acrylics or gels. Excessive make-up and nail varnish that is not appropriate will have to be removed.

If you are experiencing financial difficulties or are unable to purchase uniform, then please contact the Headteacher, in confidence.

Please note: for full details regarding the school uniform please click here