School Uniform

We wrote to you in January to give you advanced notice that we will be tightening up our school uniform rules in September 2020.
Of course, at the time, we had no idea what was ahead. Currently children in school are not required to wear full uniform, as we are prioritising clothes being 'clean and comfy' above all else, in light of current circumstances. However, when school does finally begin to approach normal operation, we will be implementing our updated school uniform policy. There will be only minor changes to increase consistency, but it is important to remind you of these changes at this time.
There will be no changes to the polo shirts, sweaters and PE kits supplied through SALTO, but we are promoting greater consistency in other items, which can be bought from any supermarket or high street store.
Only black trousers and skirts will be permitted after the summer (grey will no longer be an option) and skirts will need to be classic pleated school skirts. Black tailored shorts can be worn in the summer term and the first half of autumn term (April to October) only. Similarly, only plain black tights and socks (not ankle/trainer socks) will be allowed, and footwear will be ‘proper’ shoes.
The images below will hopefully clarify clearly our expectations, but if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You will notice that some footwear, popular in school in recent years, will no longer be accepted.
The vast majority of our pupils already wear uniform which will meet the new requirements, but please bear these changes in mind when you are renewing items over the summer months.
Kind regards
Richard Oades

We have a colourful, comfortable uniform comprising:

  • School Sweatshirt - royal blue with school badge
  • School polo shirt - gold with school badge
  • Trousers - black only (Jeans, leggings, tracksuit bottoms etc not permitted)
  • Skirt - black pleated school skirt - just above knee length
  • Shorts - black tailored school shorts - only permitted in the first half term (Sept/Oct) and the summer term (April/May/June/July) 
  • Socks - plain black only (calf or knee length, no pattern or logo)
  • Tights - plain black only
  • Shoes - black (not trainers or boots)

For your child’s safety- Jewellery, including earrings, and make-up are not allowed in school.

Our PE kit comprises the following items (please see table below):

How do I order uniform?

Uniform is available to order and pay for via Salto.

Should uniform be labelled?

It is essential that ALL of your child’s uniform is labelled clearly, including PE kits and shoes.

How does my child find lost property?

Any named lost property will be returned to your child. Any un-named lost property will be put in the PE changing room lost property or year group lost property bins.

Is any jewellery allowed?

Jewellery is not permitted in school at all, including earrings.

Can my child wear ear-retainers?

Ear-retainers may be worn up to October half-term holidays to allow time for any ears pierced during Summer holidays to heal. Ear-retainers must be clear. Ear-retainers will not be permitted after the October half-term holidays.

Can my child wear make-up?


Supplier information:


Unit 3D
Princess Court
Low Prudhoe Industrial Estate
NE42 6PL
Tel: 01661 835 240

Additional items are widely available at sports shops or supermarkets

Weblink above.


The Miner's Lamp Community Cafe and Hub in West Wylam offer a range of pre-used good quality uniform items for a small donation. This service can be accessed by anyone.