School Uniform, Appearance and Sports Kit
School Uniform Suppliers
School uniform is compulsory, and all pupils are expected to be neat and tidy at all times, in or out of school. The School’s official outfitters are Lester Bowden in Epsom (Tel: 01372 742411), and the sports kit is supplied by Tacklebag Ltd (020 8740 4850).
We recommend that all items of school uniform and sports kit are clearly labelled, preferably with iron on or sew in name tapes.
Uniform and Appearance
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 on the school website 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.
Further Guidance on Appearance
- Hair must be of a natural colour. It should be no shorter than a Number Two for boys and should not be beyond the collar. No facial hair is permitted. Hair should be kept tidy and for girls, long hair should be tied back off the face for PE and Games. The decision of the Deputy Head of Senior School on matters regarding hairstyles is final.
- Girls kilts should not be rolled up.
- Visible jewellery must not exceed a wristwatch for boys or a single pair of stud earrings for girls (which must be removed for PE) and a wristwatch.
- Nail polish is not permitted and for girls in the Senior School, only light make up is permitted.
- Sixth Form girls may wear light make up, only natural coloured or clear nail polish is permitted and hair colour must be of a natural colour.
Senior School PE and Games Kit (including Sixth Form)
All Senior School pupils (including the Sixth Form - boys and girls) are expected to have both the official School PE (white tops) AND Games kit (blue tops) as well as an official 'House' t-shirt, in the relevant 'House' colour with the School logo on. Essex House have purple t-shirts, Raleigh House have green t-shirts and Castlemaine House have orange t-shirts. The Tacklebag Ltd website lists all the items of PE and games kit that are required including the House t-shirts. Gum shields and shin guards are compulsory for all pupils playing hockey and gum shields are compulsory for all pupils playing rugby.
The dress code must be formal and businesslike at all times. Students in the Sixth Form wear a plain grey, navy or black suit (girls may wear a skirt or trouser suit) of modest style, 2 or 3 piece. Boys must wear a white, pastel or subtle strip shirt and girls must wear a blouse with a revere collar in the same colours. For girls, the hem of their skirt should sit no higher than just above the knee and must be a mid-grey, charcoal, navy or black v neck jumper may also be worn. Recommended retailers are: Marks & Spencer and Stevensons (formerly Lester Bowden, Epsom). No H&M suits are allowed.
Sixth Form boys have the chance to wear a number of ties, these range from Sixth Form, Prefects and House Colour ties. Sixth Form boys must wear black leather shoes only. Standard style, no boot or trainer style. No buckles or tabs and no suede. Sixth Form girls should wear black shoes of a sensible style, preferably flat or black heel, maximum 5cm. Socks must be grey, dark blue or black (modest patterns are permitted), girls may wear black or flesh coloured tights.
A traditional School scarf is also available to purchase from Stevensons/Lester Bowden and coats must be plain dark blue or black, (no large or inappropriate logos, no leather or demin). Hair should be kept tidy and for girls, long hair should be tied back off the face for PE and Games. No jewellery may be worn apart from a watch and plain stud earrings, which must be removed for PE (one piercing only in each ear). Sixth Form girls hair must be of a natural colour, they may wear light make up and nail varnish must be one colour and well applied (chipped nail varnish must be removed immediately). If these rules are not followed then make-up, nail varnish and jewellery must be removed at school and the student will be asked to report to the Heads of Sixth Form.
Failure to adhere to these rules will risk disciplinary action including exclusion.
|Preparatory School Uniform List|
|Senior School Uniform List|
|Sixth Form Uniform List|