School Uniform, Equipment & Expectations

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, Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, NE32 3HX

Tel:     0191 4280268, Email:

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, lipstick and eyeliner. Nails should be of a reasonable length and false nails and eyelashes 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.

Sweatshirt badges – From September 2021

Year Group Colour badge
Year 7 Badges framed in Red
Year 8 Badges framed in Yellow
Year 9 Badges framed in Blue
Year 10 Badges framed in Purple
Year 11 Badges framed in Green


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

Climacool Boldon T-Shirt – compulsory

Hoody – optional purchase, but if you wish to wear a hoody then the Boldon School hoody is compulsory NOT an alternative

Black/Navy Shorts

Black/Navy Tracksuit Bottoms

Black/Navy 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.


Items of stationery are available to buy from reception

All students must have:

  • A suitable bag to carry books and equipment
  • Pen, pencil, ruler, eraser
  • A scientific calculator

More information can be found by reading our uniform policy: Uniform & Equipment