Uniform

Junior Pupils

General

  • Girls are expected to identify themselves with Sydenham High School and its ethos by wearing their uniforms neatly and without adaptations.  
  • Jewellery: Small stud ear-rings can be worn however these may have to be removed for some activities. No rings, necklaces,  bracelets or wristbands are allowed. Small, discrete watches can be worn.
  • No make-up is allowed, and no coloured nail varnish.  
  • Long hair must be tied back, and any hair accessories must be navy blue or a neutral colour. Hair colouring is not permitted, nor should any part of the head be shaved.  

Footwear

  • For school, girls should wear flat, black, leather shoes in a traditional ‘school shoe’ style (no suede, no patent, no sandals, no boots).  
  • For sport, a supportive pair of  white trainers is required.

Outerwear

Girls may wear a coat of their choice which should be plain blue or black. Pupils in Reception through to Year 2 should bring a Junior School Book Bag to school each day. Pupils in Year 3 to year 6 should bring a Junior School Rucksack to school each day. Both can be purchased from Schoolblazer. PE kit should be brought in a plain navy bag.

Uniform

All items must be bought our on-line from www.schoolblazer.com. Everything should be named, and a free name-taping service is available through Schoolblazer.

In addition to the above girls need to wear either white or navy ankle or knee length socks. White socks should be worn with PE kit. Trainer socks are not permitted.

There is also a trouser option available.

PE kit

Our bespoke PE Kit is supplied by Schoolwear Solutions and can ordered

online at www.schoolwearsolutions.com. Click on the letter ‘S’ to find the school and then click on the Sydenham High logo.

There is also the option of purchasing baselayer items which are optional but please note that no alternatives can be worn.

Senior Pupils

General

  • Girls are expected to identify themselves with Sydenham High School by wearing their uniforms neatly and without adaptations.  
  • Jewellery: a simple chain necklace with a small pendant may be worn, as may stud earrings. These may have to be removed for some activities.
  • No make-up is allowed, and no coloured nail varnish for the Lower and MIddle School (years 7-9). In the Upper School (years 10-11), make up must be discreet and natural.
  • Long hair should be tied back, and any hair accessories must be navy blue or a neutral colour. No unnatural looking hair colouring is permitted, nor should any part of the head be shaved.  
  • Piercings are not allowed, other than a single piercing in each ear lobe.  
  • Any girl who wishes to cover her head for religious reasons should use a plain, navy blue headscarf.

Footwear

  • For school, girls should wear flat, black, leather/synthetic leather shoes in a traditional ‘school shoe’ style (no suede, no patent, no sandals, no canvas, no boots).  
  • For sport, a supportive pair of trainers is required.

Outerwear

Girls may wear a coat of their choice which should be plain and ideally blue or black. There is no school bag but it is advisable that girls use a sturdy rucksack and an appropriately sized bag for PE kit.

Uniform

All compulsory uniform  items must be bought online from www.schoolblazer.com. Everything should be named, and a free name-taping service is available through Schoolblazer.

Compulsory uniform items  

  • Long sleeve or short sleeve revere blouse
  • Tartan skirt (years 7-9) or navy lilac pinstripe skirt (years 10-11)
  • Navy jumper with magenta stripe (years 7-9) or navy jumper with lilac stripe for years 10-11
  • Navy jacket with lilac trim

In addition to the above girls need to wear either navy ankle socks, navy knee length socks, or opaque navy tights. These can be purchased from Schoolblazer. White socks should only be worn with PE kit. Trainer socks are not permitted. There is also a trouser option available which must be purchased from Schoolblazer.

PE kit

Our bespoke PE Kit is supplied by Schoolwear Solutions and can be ordered

online at www.schoolwearsolutions.com. Click on the letter ‘S’ to find the school and then click on the Sydenham High logo.

Compulsory items

  • Navy/purple sports top
  • Navy/purple skort
  • Navy/purple tracksuit top
  • Navy/purple tracksuit trousers
  • Navy swimsuit with logo
  • Swim cap with logo
  • Navy games socks

There is also the option of purchasing baselayer items which are optional but please note that no alternatives can be worn.

Sixth Form Pupils

Students in years 12 and 13 are allowed to wear their own clothes. Whilst we want students to feel comfortable and be able to express their individuality in Sixth Form, school is a place of work so we do expect the clothes worn by our students to be smart.  Our sixth formers are very much seen as the jewels in our crown and how our  students dress plays an important role in maintaining the reputation of the school and that of students; it sends a message to visitors and others who connect with the school about our standards so please use the following as a guide for what to wear:

  • Smart separates – trousers or skirts with a smart top (including cardigans and jumpers); dresses; jackets
  • Smart shoes that are practical for walking around school
  • Subtle makeup and hairstyles which are appropriate for school i.e. not extreme
  • Discreet ear piercing and facial piercing limited to a small nose stud

Students may not wear any of the following:

  • Hoodies (except for PE lessons and clubs)
  • Trainers (except for PE lessons and clubs)
  • Clothes bearing slogans
  • Leggings, tracksuit bottoms (except for PE lessons and clubs), cargo pants or similar style casual trousers
  • Miniskirts or shorts (including those worn with tights)
  • Any clothing that shows shoulders, underwear, midriff or cleavage
  • Sleeveless tops
  • High stiletto-heeled shoes; flip flops; mules
  • Body piercings (other than those indicated above)

It goes without saying that all clothing should be in a good state of repair with no holes, tears or frayed hems/seams. Students whose clothing is deemed unsuitable may be asked to arrange for a change of clothes to be brought into school for them.

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