School Uniform, Appearance and Sports Kit
Pupils are expected to be smartly dressed in school uniform and an appropriate professional appearance is expected at all times. Pupils should remember that they do not only represent the School, but also themselves and their families.
Details of the uniform are available via the pdf below and in the New Parent Handbook. During periods of very hot weather, shirt sleeve order may be granted, however, pupils should remember that full school uniform is required to and from school and for assemblies.
We recommend that all items of school uniform and sports kit are clearly labelled, preferably with iron on or sew in name tapes.
The School’s official outfitters are Stevenson's, Spread Eagle Walk, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8DN (Tel: 01372 742411), online ordering: www.stevensons.co.uk
The School sports kit is supplied by Tacklebag Ltd, Unit 2 Drummond Place, St Margaret's, London, TW1 1JN online ordering: www.tacklebag.co.uk (020 8740 4850).
Uniform at the Senior School
Following October 2018 half term, what has traditionally been known as the “Boys’ uniform” will now be referred to as the “Trouser Uniform” and what has been called the “Girls’ uniform” will now be referred to as the “Skirt Uniform.” All Senior School pupils have the option to choose which uniform they wish to wear. The two uniform lists remain unchanged, but the new nomenclature is intended to enable Ewell Castle School to make suitable provision for a pupil who wants to make a choice about the clothes worn at school. This would be a choice to wear either the full Trouser uniform or the full Skirt uniform.
If anyone has a question about uniform guidance they should contact their child’s Head of Year. For sports, the School follows all of the various national sporting body guidelines.
Breakfast Bar (Senior School only)
We offer a Breakfast Bar each morning at the Senior School from 07.50am to 08.20am where pupils may purchase a range of breakfast items and drinks.
Daily Contract Lunch for pupils at Chessington Lodge (excluding Nursery) Glyn House and the Castle includes the following, (soup is not available at Chessington Lodge):
|Starter||Soup and bread|
|Main||Includes one meat or vegetarian option, vegetables/salad and potato/rice/pasta or a filled jacket potato, or a protein item with salad or two freshly made sandwiches/rolls|
|Dessert||Just one dessert - either a hot or cold dessert or one piece of fresh fruit but not a hot or cold dessert and a piece of fresh fruit|
Please see a sample menu below. The menu rotates every three weeks.
We currently offer freshly cooked hot lunches to all our children from Reception through to Sixth Form.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PARENTS / GUARDIANS - There are an increasing number of students attending School who have a life threatening allergy to nuts and nut products. In order to best ensure the safety of these students, we ask that all students refrain from bringing food to School which may contain peanuts or other kinds of nuts. One of the best protections for all concerned, not only to safeguard from allergies but also for general hygiene, is to regularly wash hands before and after touching food. Many thanks for your cooperation.
Ewell Castle School Houses
When pupils join Ewell Castle School, they are put into one of three Houses; Castlemaine, Essex and Raleigh and there are regular House and inter-House activities and competitions. A pupil transferring from the Preparatory School will remain in the same House, as will siblings. House competition is principally of a sporting nature; however Chess, Music, Drama and Debating currently flourish. House meetings are held fortnightly. All members of teaching staff are assigned to a House and offer support to the Head of House with House activities and pupils are expected to support their Head of House and House Captain in an appropriate fashion.
Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618)
English explorer, soldier and writer.
The Head of Raleigh House is Mrs E Harrison, the House colour is green.
Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex (1566-1601)
Soldier, courtier and favourite of Elizabeth I.
The Head of Essex House is Miss E Walford, the House colour is purple.
Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland (1654-1709)
Countess of Castlemaine.
The Head of Castlemaine House is Mr R Nugteren, the House colour is orange.