Clothing Checklist and Dress Code

Kindergarten Clothing checklist 

All clothing and footwear to be labelled

Bib-and-brace waterproof trousers 

Waterproof hooded jacket 


Light cotton sunhat 

Warm hat (for colder months) 

Waterproof gloves 

Plain pair of slippers with supportive backs 

Cloth bag with spare set of clothes 



Website clothing examples and resources:


Dress Code for School

General guidelines:

Pupils should come to school appropriately dressed for school-work. Except for special occasions such as concerts and festivals, uniform appearance is not necessary but certain considerations of health, safety, cleanliness and tidiness are important in daily school life.  

  • Please label all clothing
  • Outdoor wear should give protection against extremes of weather
  • Gym kit is to be changed immediately after the lesson
  • All footwear should facilitate free movement (running as well as walking) and good posture
  • Hair needs to be cut or styled so that it never impedes a child's vision. Some lessons require loose hair to be tied back, usually for safety or hygiene reasons. The teachers’ judgement is to be respected and acted upon in each case
  • Advertising slogans, logos, distracting images etc. on clothes, however “fashionable”, have no place in school
  • All clothing should be clean, tidy and well cared for

This list is by no means exhaustive. Common sense needs to operate. 

The school will, where necessary, send pupils home if inappropriately dressed.

All pupils are asked to wear:

  • Plain or patterned tops suitable for school with no large advertising and no large pictures on back or front.
  • In summer the straps on girls’ tops must be a minimum of 1½ inches wide.
  • Tops must be long enough to allow for a good overlap at the waist so they can be tucked in easily. Chests and midriffs should be covered.
  • Trousers and skirts need a waistbandand shouldn’t touch/drag on the ground. 
  • In addition to the general points mentioned, boys need reminding to keep at least a T-shirt on even if it is sunny and warm.

If a pupil comes to school inappropriately dressed there are various courses of action the teachers may follow:

  • They may ask the pupil to change into something suitable
  • The school may provide an item of clothing for the pupil to wear
  • The pupil may be sent home to change

Jewellery and make-up:

The school’s policy is:

  • Simple unobtrusive jewellery is allowed. 
  • Class VIII upwards: unobtrusive make up at the school’s discretion.

Lesson time shall not be taken up with issues of dress unless planned by the teacher responsible.  Questions may be raised outside lessons.

Gym and games kit: 

Required for Classes III-VIII: 

  • Plain navy blue tracksuit bottoms or shorts, plain navy blue t-shirt and/or plain navy blue tracksuit top. No hoodies. 
  • Indoor trainers with soles that do not mark the floor.
  • Outside trainers.

Upper School:

  • Navy tracksuit bottoms and white t-shirt.
  • Indoor and outdoor trainers as above.
  • Sensible trainers please – skateboard/fashion trainers are not appropriate. 
  • Hair must be tied back.

Festival Dress: 

  • For Girls: White shirt or dress, white cardigan or pullover. Plain dark skirt.          
  • For Boys: White shirt or white pullover. Tie. Plain dark trousers. 
  • For concerts: navy or black skirts with white shirt or blouse for the girls and navy or black trousers, white shirt and straight tie for boys and suitable shoes for all. Add a splash of red (scarf, tie, brooch) if desired. No jeans and no sports wear.