School uniform is compulsory for all students in Years 7-11. Sixth Form Students have their own smart dress code (see Sixth Form Prospectus).
We have tried to make our school uniform as simple and as affordable as possible. Please make sure your child’s name is on water bottles, bags, pencil cases and the labels of all clothing so they can be returned if mislaid.
Schools Jumpers and Sweatshirts
All students should wear the dark green (bottle green) jumper or sweatshirt with our school logo. These can be ordered from www.myclothing.com. Current prices for sweatshirts and jumpers start at £10.30 including the cost of the logo.
All other uniform is plain/ unbranded
All other uniform has been kept as simple (and economical) as possible:
- White school shirt or plain white polo shirt
- Dark grey school trousers or skirt
- Black shoes (not trainers)
These can be bought in clothes departments of larger supermarkets or department stores, for example Matalan, Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury, M&S. By choosing generic trousers / skirts / shirts and polo shirts, we have ensured a reasonable price for all items. A plain black headscarf may be worn.
- Plain white T-Shirt
- Plain Black or dark grey tracksuit/ jogging bottoms
- Plain black trainers
- In Year 8, students will also need swimming goggles (if worn) and swimming costume/trunks
All students should come to school equipped with:
- A school bag for books etc (a small backpack or sports type holdall is ideal)
- A pencil case
- Pens and pencils
- A water bottle
Jewellery should be kept to an absolute minimum; rings, chains, bracelets, and necklaces should not be worn but one small hoop or stud earring per ear is allowed.
Hoodies, coats, and hats:
Please ensure your child comes to school in a warm outdoor coat when the weather is cold, and a suitable hat in hot or cold weather.
- Coats are not to be worn in lessons.
- Hats should not be worn in the building
- Hoodies should not be worn in school over the school jumper/ sweatshirt
Second Hand Uniform
We usually have a table-top sale of donated items at main school events. However, if you need anything throughout the term then don't hesitate to contact the school office and a member of the office team will be happy to look for items for you.
It is important that we have the cooperation of parents and carers to ensure that uniform is worn every day for school.
Uniform should be clean, tidy and in a good state of repair. Like all other secondary schools, we strictly enforce the uniform and if your child arrives for school not wearing uniform we will be contacting you to bring uniform to the school or to take your child home to change. It is also important for pupils to bring PE kit to school on the days when PE is scheduled.
Labelling your child’s clothes
All items of uniform and other property should be clearly marked, either by sewing in name labels or writing your child's name on a label inside the item.
You can label your child's clothes in the following way:
- Fabric Pens (also known as Fabric Markers)
- Clothing Name Stamps (also known as fabric stamps)
- Iron on Name Labels
- Sew in Name Labels
- Name stickers
Most of these clothing labelling options can be found in your local supermarket.
Each term we end up with large amounts of lost property, including sweatshirts, tee shirts and coats, please make sure we are able to return clothing and other items to the correct students by clearly labelling everything your child brings into school.
Parents and Carers of pupils coming into Year 7 who live in Hackney can apply for clothing vouchers of up to £100 to purchase school uniform. To apply for a school uniform grant you can apply online by visiting www.education.hackney.gov.uk .
To qualify you must be in receipt of:
- Income support
- Income-based jobseeker’s allowance
- Child tax credit, and getting no more than £16,190 a year
- Working tax credit, getting no more than £16,190 a year
- Guarantee element of pension credit, or
- Income-related employment and support allowance
- Universal Credit with a net earnings threshold of £15,400 a year
If you need advice or assistance to see if you qualify, please contact Pupil Benefits at Hackney Education by email: email@example.com or telephone: 020 8820 7000.
If you do not currently qualify for support and are experiencing financial difficulty, please contact the following agencies who may be able to advise or assist you:
- Hackney Migrant Centre - To book an appointment call 07961 014182 Mondays 10am to 12:30pm only
- Haringey Migrant Support Centre - currently assisting existing clients
- Project 17 call 07963 509044
- Refugee Women's Association call 0207 923 2412
- Family Action call 020 7254 6251
If you live outside Hackney, your Local Education Department may run a similar scheme, you should contact them direct for information.