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Uniform

Pupils are proud to wear the Highworth Warneford uniform and as such we understand all parents’ desire to ensure that their young people come to school in the correct uniform.  If you have any queries with your child’s uniform please address them to their tutor in the first instance.

A smart and tidy appearance is considered important.  Hair should be tidy and extremes of fashion will not be permitted. 

School uniform is a simple and fair way of setting a high standard.  Items have been chosen as far as possible to be easy to obtain and relatively simple and inexpensive. Uniform and sports kit can be ordered from The Famous School Branches (stock codes are detailed below) and is available all the year round.  The Famous School Branches shop, at Unit 1B, Plaza 21, Sanford Street, Swindon stocks uniform all year round and they also offer ordering by phone, post or via their own online service, delivery options include collection from the store.   The Famous Branches information is available from the school office throughout the year.  

AKOA PE and Games Kit – If required your child’s initials can be printed onto the AKOA range; this can be arranged by The Famous Branches shop for a small fee.

We have been informed by our school uniform supplier that the Swindon Branch of "The Famous Stores" will be open from the 22 June for school uniform.  Due to the current on-going situation with the need to socially distance and provide a safe environment, they have asked us to pass on this message. Please shop early and safely. For existing students, please order online - there are free returns if needed.  For all new students, they are advising that you visit the website and then make an appointment to visit the store.  

The Parent Uniform Guide can be found here:
https://jrni.monkhouse.com/pdf/Parent%20Plan_Monkhouse.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_source=mautic&utm_campaign=outlook

Please visit the Monkhouse website for latest updates and information. 

Boys' Uniform 

Available from The Famous School Branches
100% Cotton – Plain royal blue V neck crested knitted jumper Years 7, 8 & 9, Code BCBV4837-ROY
100% Cotton – Plain navy V neck crested knitted jumper Years 10 & 11, Code BCBV4837-NVY

Available from all uniform suppliers
Black Trousers (not jeans, cords or denims)
Trousers should ‘reach’ a child’s shoe and not be tight/figure-hugging
Blue long or short sleeve shirt (not denim or denim type)
Protective apron/old shirt (for practical lessons, such as Art)
Footwear – Black leather or synthetic shoes of a safe, and sensible style (not boots, trainers, shoes with logos or canvas/suede shoes)

House ties are available to purchase from the school office all year round

PE and Games Kit available from The Famous School Branches
AKOA Royal and amber reversible rugby shirt
AKOA Royal and amber shorts
AKOA Royal and amber rugby socks
Crested white unisex polo shirt Code BKES4037-WHT

PE and Games Kit available from all uniform suppliers
White socks
Football boots
Trainers
Gum shields and shin pads

Optional – Available from the School
For GCSE PE students a red polo shirt may be purchased from the PE Office in September.
For the BTEC course a blue polo shirt may be purchased from the PE Office in September.

Summer Uniform
The school does not have a separate Summer Uniform.  Pupils will be allowed to remove their jumpers in warmer weather.

Boys' Appearance 

Hair
Dyed hair and facial hair are generally not acceptable. Very short shaved hair is not allowed, and longer hair should be neat and tidy. If the back and sides of a boy’s hair is cut with clippers, it must be ’blended’ with the rest of the haircut to avoid a distinct contrast. No shaved lines or logos in hair or eyebrows are allowed and no ‘extreme’ hairstyles. The definition of ’extreme’ rests with the Headteacher.

Jewellery
Boys are not permitted to wear earrings or any other jewellery, except a wristwatch.

Coat/Outdoor wear
Pupils should wear a coat in cold and wet weather, but this must not take the form of a sweatshirt or a hooded top, (hoodie).  Jackets made of sweatshirt/hoodie material with a zip are NOT acceptable as a coat.   All pupils should lower their coats hoods inside of the school buildings.

Girls' Uniform 

Available from The Famous School Branches
100% Cotton – Royal blue V neck crested knitted jumper Years 7, 8 & 9, Code BCBV4837-ROY
100% Cotton – Navy V neck crested knitted jumper Years 10 & 11, Code BCBV4837-NVY
Navy stitch down pleated school skirt Code GPB-NVY

Available from all uniform suppliers
Plain, black, tailored trousers (not jeans or leggings and no buckles or zips on the leg of the trousers).
Trousers should ‘reach’ a child’s shoe and not be tight/figure-hugging.
Black/navy tights or short white/navy socks in the summer.  Tights must have a ‘foot’.
Blue short or long sleeve shirt (not denim or denim type)
Protective apron/old shirt (for practical lessons, such as Art)
Footwear – Black leather or synthetic shoes of a safe, and sensible style (not boots, trainers, shoes with logos or canvas/suede shoes). Pointed heels do damage to the floors and must not be worn. Shoes with heels in excess of 6 cm are seen as unsafe and unsuitable.

House ties are available to purchase from the school office all year round (optional)

PE and Games Kit available from The Famous School Branches
AKOA Royal and amber reversible rugby shirt
AKOA Royal and amber shorts or skort
AKOA Royal and amber rugby socks
Crested white unisex polo shirt Code BKES4037-WHT

PE and Games Kit available from all uniform suppliers
White ankle socks
Football boots
Trainers

It is advisable for pupils to wear shin pads and a gum shield for hockey.

Optional
For GCSE PE pupils a red polo shirt may be purchased from the PE Office in September.
For the BTEC course a blue polo shirt may be purchased from the PE Office in September.

Summer Uniform
The school does not have a separate Summer Uniform.  Pupils will be allowed to remove their jumpers in warmer weather.

girls' appearance 

Hair
Hair colouring must only be with single natural colours. The school does not permit two-tone dipped dyed hair. Long hair must be tied back in P.E. and Design Technology lessons. Hair must be worn in a conventional style. No extreme styles. The definition of ‘extreme’ rests with the Headteacher.

Jewellery
No jewellery may be worn except wristwatches and one plain stud earring in each ear lobe if they are pierced. No other facial/head piercings (including tongue piercings) are allowed, neither are retainers to “hold piercings open”. There is no exception to this rule. Students failing to take the unwanted adornment out, will be sent home.

Make Up
Only limited discreet make up is permitted. Any student wearing excessive make up will be given make up remover to remove it. Coloured nail varnish/extensions/gels are not allowed and students wearing them will be asked to remove them.

Coat/Outdoor wear
Pupils should wear a coat in cold and wet weather, but this must not take the form of a sweatshirt or a hooded top, (hoodie).  Jackets made of sweatshirt/hoodie material with a zip are NOT acceptable as a coat.   All pupils should lower their coats hoods inside of the school buildings.

For further information, please click on the link below for the current school uniform and appearance guidelines: