May 19, 2011

School Uniform

The school is aware that parents welcome a standard dress for their children; this avoids the dictates of fashion and keeps down expense. The Governors know it is important that students should have a sense of belonging and common purpose, which is encouraged by a uniform so that social difference should be avoided.


Every student must adhere to this policy which has the total support of the Governing Body.


Our favoured supplier is:-

‘JK Schoolwear and Workwear LTD’

52-54 Ellison Street


Tyne and Wear

NE32 3HX


Tel:     0191 4280268



Girls and Boys Year 7 – Year 11


  • Black badged sweatshirt
  • Plain white badged polo shirt.
  • Plain black, full length, smart tailored trousers for boys and girls. The following are not acceptable: Casual or fashion trousers in any colour or fabric, including jeans, or any trousers in a jean cut, cords, track suit bottoms, combat trousers, cargo pants, ski pants, jogging pants, leggings, jeggings, short or three-quarter length trousers, and trousers with metallic decorations. Despite fashion we wish to make it very clear that skin-tight or very clingy trousers are not permitted.
  • A standard school skirt is to be worn. A choice of two black skirts are available from
    JK Schoolwear (but see information at end *). These skirts are an acceptable length (at least touching the top of the knee). These can be worn with opaque tights (not footless tights). Black or white knee length socks or tights in black or neutral colours can be worn. Socks that go over the knee are inappropriate.
  • Plain black smart and sensible school shoes or boots that are polishable/brushable over their entire surface with a suitable flat heel; no nubuck, canvas etc. All footwear must be completely black with no logos or piped areas. No trainers of any kind are allowed.
  • Outdoor coats must be dark in colour – no tracksuit tops.
  • The wearing of denim or leather over uniform is strictly forbidden.
  • Baseball caps or woollen hats are not to be worn in school.
  • Hair should be of an acceptable colour and style. Students are not allowed to dye hair that is not a natural colour i.e. red, blue, purple, dip dyed etc. or have any form of extreme hairstyle such as tramlines, Mohican, skin head. Long hair is required to be tied up during practical lessons such as PE, Science and Technology. Students with inappropriate hair will be placed in the BSC until their hair is acceptable.
  • The only jewellery allowed is 1 pair of ear studs (no other earrings including spacers or expanders are allowed) and 1 watch. The wearing of any chin/nose/lip/tongue rings or studs is strictly prohibited.
  • No make-up should be worn by students. This includes foundation, lip stick and eye line. Nails should be of a reasonable length and false nails and eye lashes are not permitted. Students who refuse to remove make up will be placed in the withdrawal unit and parents will be expected to meet with the pastoral team the following day to reinforce expected standards.

* The uniform policy and a pricelist for J K Clothing in Jarrow is on the school website.  We encourage school uniform to be purchased from this company as it is good quality and the staff are aware of the school policy. They will be able to help you make the right choices to ensure you have everything you need for September.

We are happy for you to buy school trousers and skirts from wherever you think appropriate as long as they are of the same standard and in particular, that skirts are of the required length, no shorter than just above the knee.  Short clingy skirts will NOT be tolerated and students will not be allowed in lessons if they wear them to school.

We really appreciate your help in ensuring the students look smart and are a credit to themselves and the school.

Sweatshirt Badges – September 2018:


Year 7      – badges framed in purple

Year 8      – badges framed in green

Year 9      – badges framed in red

Year 10    – badges framed in yellow

Year 11    – badges framed in blue


PE Kit — Available from JK Clothing, Ellison Street, Jarrow. 

Clima Cool T-Shirt

Navy Shorts

Navy Socks


Hoody (optional)

Plain Black or Dark Navy Bottoms or Plain Black Sports Leggings

All articles of clothing should be permanently and clearly marked with the owner’s name.

The school has no insurance cover for students’ personal belongings. Therefore we strongly advise that you take out appropriate cover on your household insurance.

Only the items listed above should be worn. It is impossible to list all of the items not to be worn however, if you are in any doubt, please contact school reception before you make a purchase.

Students who arrive in school with incorrect uniform will be placed in the Withdrawal Unit until they wear the correct uniform. It the responsibility of parents and students to ensure that the uniform worn meets the required expectation and standard of the school.



All Year 7 students will be issued with an equipment pack, each pack contains:

  • 1 mini whiteboard and whiteboard wipe
  • 1 set of traffic light cards
  • 1 small exercise book
  • 1 blue, 1 black, 1 red and 1 green pen (bic)
  • 1 ruler
  • 1 pencil
  • 1 eraser and pencil sharpener
  • 1 protractor
  • 1 marker pen
  • 1 highlighter (assorted colours)


Student also require:-

  • A suitable bag to carry books and equipment
  • A scientific calculator



All students must have:

  •  A suitable bag to carry books and equipment
  • Pen, pencil, ruler, eraser
  • A scientific calculator
  • A planner (provided by the school)
  • A Shorter Oxford English dictionary or any pocket English dictionary would also be useful.

We have a clear policy on Uniform, including footwear, and request our students to wear all black shoes. Trainers are not permitted.

As we approach the final weeks of term, we know many parents/carers will already be thinking about purchasing the correct items of equipment and uniform for their children and, with the help of Wynsors shoes, we’ve produced a booklet of example footwear which is acceptable under our Uniform policy.

Please note that this information is a helpful guide only. Parents/carers do not have to shop at Wynsors and are free to purchase appropriate footwear wherever they would prefer.

Please check with your child’s Director of Learning if you are unsure whether your choice of footwear will be acceptable under our Uniform policy


Student stationery available from Reception:-

Replacement items available from Reception: –   Equipment Pack £3.00

Individual items:-


Mini whiteboard         40p                  Bic Pen            20p                  Sharpener          15p

Whiteboard wipe        10p                  Ruler               15p                  Protractor          15p

Set of traffic lights      15p                  Pencil              15p                  Marker Pen        20p

Exercise book              10p                  Eraser              15p                  Highlighter         15p

Wallet                30p