Uniform

We at Aldridge believe that our compulsory, correctly worn uniform promotes a professional and affirmative approach to study, leads to positive behaviour and reduces distractions. Wearing our uniform makes everyone in our community respect our school ethos. The following is our Uniform Policy:

Years 7-9 Boys/Girls compulsory uniform:

Blazer – Navy blue blazer with school badge on breast pocket.
Trousers / Skirt – Black ‘suit’ style material – no ‘skinny’ type trousers, no trousers that are tight around the ankle, no jeans or jean type material. No zipped or patch pockets. Skirts to be knee length.
Shirt / Blouse – Saxe blue only (tucked into trousers/skirt).
Tie – House tie
Pullover – Blue plain ‘V’ necked long sleeved pullover (with school badge) no cardigans. The wearing of a pullover is optional.
Socks – Black
Tights – Plain black / tan / natural
Shoes – sensible black leather shoes – no motif, (e.g. Nike, Adidas, Puma etc) no trainers, no canvas shoes, shoes must be able to be polished.
Coat – Sensible outdoor coat – no denim / leather / hoodies.

Years 10 -11 Boys/Girls compulsory uniform:

Trousers / Skirt – Black ‘suit’ style material – no jeans or jean type material, no ‘skinny’ type trousers, no trousers that are tight around the ankle, no jeans or jean type material. No zipped or patch pockets. Skirts to be knee length.
Shirt / Blouse – Saxe blue only (tucked into trousers/skirt).
Tie – House tie.
Pullover (compulsory) – Black plain ‘V’ necked long sleeved pullover (with school badge)– no cardigans
Socks – Black
Tights – Plain black / tan / natural
Shoes – sensible black leather shoes – no motif, (e.g. Nike, Adidas, Puma etc) no trainers, no canvas shoes, shoes must be able to be polished.
Coat – Sensible outdoor coat – no denim / leather / hoodies

All Years

Our uniform is compulsory
Our uniform has to be worn correctly at all times – this includes on the journey to and from school.
There is to be NO make-up worn in the lower school and only a subtle amount from Year 10.
There is to be NO jewellery worn / no piercings – except for one pair of stud earrings and a watch.
Only those hairstyles suitable for school are allowed – NO unnatural colours, NO tramlines or patterns in hair, NO hair fashion accessories.
Plain means; NO patterns, NO Motifs, NO Fashion pockets.
Headscarves may be worn for Religious reasons, but must be plain black, navy blue or white.

Deviation from the above dress code will not be tolerated and sanctions will be put into place should this be the case.

If you are in any doubt about any item of uniform please contact the relevant House Office, who will be able to give advice prior to purchase. If you wish, please take a photo of prospective uniform items to be bought and email them to the House Office for clarification.

This Policy is not exhaustive and decisions on some issues will be made when they arise.

All pupils are also expected to carry a plain school bag that is big enough to hold an A4 folder and a pencil case. Small handbags are not allowed in school.​

PE Kit Expectations:

Indoor Activities – Aldridge School Shorts/Tee-Shirt/Blue socks and Training Shoes (Bare foot for gymnastics)
Outdoor Activities (Weather and Activity Dependant)
Aldridge School Shorts/Tee-Shirt/Blue socks and Training Shoes (Football boots and shin pads for football)
Reversible rugby top/blue shorts and socks with rugby/football boots and a gum shield is strongly recommended
Aldridge school Tracksuit/Aldridge School Fleece are optional extras
Swimming – Black Swimming Costume/Swimming Shorts/Towel/Black or white swimming cap (a note from parents must be provided to give permission to wear goggles)
For health and safety reasons, religious headscarves must be replaced for every PE lesson with a sporting hijab and all jewellery must be removed.