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School Uniform & EQUIPMENT

The wearing of the school uniform with pride is something we at Northwood School constantly stress to students because we believe that good discipline and harmonious relationships are best achieved when everyone conforms to the same standards.  In our view for a school uniform to be successful it must be distinctive and smart and NOT be open to interpretation or modification. Students are expected to wear the uniform to, from, in and around school as listed below.


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  All Students in Year 7 - 11 need:

  • Plain long or short sleeved white shirt with collar. Shirt must be tucked in at all times with top button done up
  • Plain black loose-legged trousers. No lycra, straight leg or skinny trousers are allowed
  • Black Trutex or Banner front pleat skirt (must be knee length)
  • Plain black ankle socks or black tights. No leggings or knee high socks allowed
  • Navy blazer with school badge (worn at all times). Sleeves should be rolled down at all times
  • School tie (length to navel and pulled up to the neck)
  • Plain thin navy V-neck pullover (optional)
  • Plain black polishable leather shoes (laces of the same colour if required). No trainer style shoes are allowed. No boots. No patent leather. Students not wearing correct shoes may have to work in isolation for the day
  • Blue or black winter coat (No extremes in fashion and expense). Outside jackets and scarves should be removed when inside the main school building.
  • Backpack/ satchel capable of fitting all books, including ones of A4 size, without bending 

Items banned from the school:
  • Make–up (including foundation, tinted moisturiser/ fake tan and false eyelashes)
  • Painted nails
  • False nails 
  • Extreme haircuts or styles including but not limited to unnatural colours/dip-dye/tram-lines or shapes shaved into hair 
  • Facial or mouth piercings
  • Hoodies (hoods are only permitted as part of waterproof jacket or outside coats. Hoodies will be confiscated until collected by parent)
  • Wristbands/ bracelets
  • Smartwatches- these will be confiscated until the parent/carer collects them. A 40-minute HOY sanction will also be given
  • Aerosol cans
  • Fizzy drinks/ energy drinks
  • Large quantities of chocolate, sweets, crisps or biscuits
  • Chewing gum
  • Scissors
  • Handbags/ shoulder bags 
Any student with a uniform infringement of a top button undone or a shirt untucked will be given a 40-minute HOY sanction.  Any student who is in breach of the uniform policy may be placed in isolation for the day including break and lunchtime. For PE all students need:
  • Northwood School navy/amber polo shirt
  • Northwood School navy/amber multi-sports top or Northwood School navy/amber zip jumper
  • Northwood School navy/amber shorts and/or plain black tracksuit bottoms
  • Navy football socks
  • Trainers
  • Football boots* (moulded studs, no blades)
  • Gum shield*
  • No Vans/Converse/canvas shoes or plimsolls 
 * Optional items 

Jewellery and Headwear
On health and safety grounds, we do not allow students to wear jewellery to school (except for 1 small pair of plain gold or silver studs and a watch. Wristbands/ bracelets are not permitted).

To read our full Uniform Policy - Please click here