The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College Parents & Students

School Uniform

The Ridgeway School uniform consists of:

Blazers

Acceptable

  • School Range Blazer with School Badge
  • Black in Colour
  • Full-length Body
  • Button-up Front with Collar

Not Acceptable

  • Colour Trims, Rolled-up Sleeves, ¾ Length
  • Short-waisted Jackets
  • Fashion Blazers

Trousers

Acceptable

  • School Range
  • Plain Black
  • Flat or Pleated Front
  • Bootleg or Straight Style

Not Acceptable

  • Cropped, Skinny, or Flared Leg
  • Jeans (Denim), Leggings, Pinstripes
  • Zips That Show, Large Belts
  • Buckles/Laces

Skirt

Acceptable

  • School Range, Plain Black
  • Modest Length — Must Cover 2/3 of the Upper Leg
  • Pleated, Straight, and A-line Styles

Not Acceptable

  • Large Belts, Buckles, Laces
  • Pinstripes, Slits, Coloured Denim
  • Tube or Skinny Fitting Styles

Shirt

Acceptable

  • School Range
  • Plain White, Long Sleeved
  • Tucked in, Button to the Neck
  • Designed to Take a Tie

Not Acceptable

  • Untucked
  • Coloured, Embroidery
  • Capped Sleeves, Patterned
  • Midriff on Show

Blouse

Acceptable

  • School Range
  • Plain White, Fitted/Tailored
  • Must Button to the Neck
  • Designed to Take a Tie

Not Acceptable

  • Coloured, Embroidery
  • Capped Sleeves, Patterned
  • Midriff on Show

Ties

Acceptable

  • The Ridgeway School Tie
  • Proper Knot by Top Button
  • Waist-length and Showing Five Stripes
  • Clip-on Ties Optional

Not Acceptable

  • Untied
  • Large Loose Knots
  • Shorter Than Waist Length

Cardigan

Acceptable

  • Black with School Logo

Shoes

Acceptable

  • Plain Black

Not Acceptable

  • Boots
  • Trainers
  • Daps
  • Flip flops
  • Heels over 2 Inches

DT Apron

Acceptable

  • Any Apron from Home

Belts

Belts need to be plain black, no patterns, studs or large buckles


PE Uniform

  • Two pairs of plain black shorts.
  • Sky blue polo shirt with school logo (available from Trutex).
  • Sky blue rugby shirt/hockey shirt with black collar and reversible contrast band in black.
  • Two pairs of sky blue with navy ‘turnover top’ long socks (available from Trutex).
  • Black ‘Speedo’-style swimming trunks, costume, swimming hat, and towel.
  • Football boots and shin pads.
  • Gum shields/mouth guards are advisable.
  • Trainers (please see important note below).
  • Athletics vest (optional).
  • Black plain tracksuit bottoms (optional).

Please Note: The risk of injury and long-term damage to joints and bones is increased if students perform in ‘leisure trainers’ where the sole is narrower than the foot and has little cushioning effect or much support and are too often worn with either the laces untied or loosely tied. We strongly recommend a cross-trainer type of trainer.


Uniform Rules and Expectations

  • All Items should be clearly marked with name and mentor group.
  • Uniform should be smart and appropriate for the school environment.
  • It should give a clear sense of belonging to the school community.
  • No extreme of fashion is allowed.
  • Offensive lettering/suggestive logos/comments on clothing, bags, and books is prohibited.
  • Students may wear tailored shorts in the summer (must be no shorter than knee high).
  • Trainers are only to be worn when participating in sporting activity.
  • Students may wear a short-sleeved shirt in the summer (sleeves should be elbow length).
  • Outdoor coats should be “school type” (not leather or denim), must not have inappropriate logos or slogans, and should NOT be worn inside the school building. Hooded tops or tracksuits tops are also not permissible as an outdoor coat.
  • Jewellery - The wearing of jewellery is not considered appropriate for school and is therefore not allowed. Students can only wear one small, discreet stud earring in the lower lobe of each ear. They will need to be removed for PE lessons. No other piercings allowed.
  • Makeup - Natural, discreet makeup is allowed. Nail varnish is not permitted.
  • Haircuts of extreme fashion or unnatural colour are NOT permitted. Haircuts below grade 2 are not allowed.
  • The school will remove any student who does not conform to these guidelines from lessons.
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