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North Street, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 8FZ

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School Uniform

Click here to download the uniform list which includes guidelines for the style of shoes which are acceptable and which are not.

Click here to download the list of essential equipment which students should bring to school every day.

Students attending Priestlands School are required to wear a school uniform. It is designed to be comfortable, affordable and practical. It was developed in consultation with students, parents and staff. Our contact with parents in recent years has confirmed that the vast majority are in favour of uniform.

All Priestlands students have chosen to join the school knowing that we have a uniform. Therefore, they should be proud to represent our school, wearing their uniform with pride. It is an important part of the identity of the school.

We believe that school uniform is an important factor in helping us:

  • encourage a sense of identity and belonging to the school;
  • tackle inequality by removing the pressure on students to wear expensive fashion clothing;
  • support parents by reducing the cost of schoolwear;
  • promote school discipline and a work ethic amongst students;
  • improve school security by making it easier to identify intruders.

All items of uniform are available from PMG Schoolwear. Parents are free to purchase some specified items elsewhere. If you choose to do so please ensure that you comply with the requirements set out below.

Uniform grants are available for students currently entitled to free school meals. At Priestlands the grant is £60.00 and is available to students in Years 7 and 10. Please contact the school reception for more information. 

We try to keep some spare uniform for emergency use and are always very grateful for any uniform donations.

All items of uniform and equipment should be clearly named in full. ‘Initials’ are not sufficient to identify a child’s property.

If a student is unable to take part in the physical activity of a PE lesson, a note explaining why is required in their SRB.  Students excused from physical activity are still required to bring and change into their PE kit; they will be fully involved in a coaching or officiating role.

The school reserves the right to take disciplinary action against any student whose uniform does not comply with the following requirements.
















































































UNIFORM



ADVICE



Blue polo shirt with school logo in house colour



Compulsory



Must be purchased from PMG Schoolwear.  Any t-shirts to be worn under polo shirts must be short-sleeved and the same colour as the polo shirt.  T-shirts must not be visible at the waistline.



Prefects’ polo shirt with school logo in house colour



Prefects only



Peer Mentors’ purple polo shirt with school logo in house colour



Peer Mentors only



Blue sweatshirt or cardigan, with school logo in house colour



Compulsory



Must be purchased from PMG Schoolwear.  The sweatshirt/ cardigan should not have holes or rips.  No other sweatshirt, jumper, fleece or track suit top is permitted.



Tailored Trousers –


Navy, Dark Grey or Black



Students may wear Trousers and/or Skirts and/or Shorts at all times of the year.



Trousers may be purchased from any provider but must be plain with no stripes or patterns.  They must be worn on the waist.  They must be long enough and loose enough for the hem to cover the back of the shoe, but not drag along the floor.  They should not be:


hipster cut / made of Lycra / combat style (side/ thigh pockets) / chinos / jeans style / skinny / ‘leggings’ style / baggy / flared.



Skirt – Navy with school logo



Skirts must be purchased from PMG Schoolwear.  Length to be no more than 8cm above or 12cm below the knee.  No other skirt is permitted.



Shorts – Dark Grey with school logo



Shorts must be purchased from PMG Schoolwear.  No other shorts are permitted.



Socks or Tights



Compulsory - either socks OR tights may be worn, but not both at the same time



May be purchased from any provider.


Socks must be a plain matching pair in black, navy, grey or white.     To be worn below the knee and not over tights.


Tights must be plain in black, navy, grey or skin tone.


No patterned tights are to be worn.



School Shoes – black or brown


Please see the separate guidance on the fourth page for what is acceptable and what is not.



Compulsory



May be purchased from any provider.


“Trainer” type shoes are permitted only if they are completely black (including the soles) with no logo, laces or trim of a different colour. Shoes should be in a smooth leather type finish; not suede, canvas/plimsoll material.


For health and safety reasons, shoes should fully enclose the foot” (no sandals, flip flops, open toes or backless styles).


Shoes should not be platform style or have a high heel; heels should be no more than 6cm, soles no more than 2cm.


If there is a medical reason as to why a student is unable to wear school shoes,  parents must contact the Head of Year in writing, giving the reason and the expected date on which their child will be back in full uniform.



Coats



Compulsory



May be purchased from any provider.  Coats should offer protection from the weather and, therefore, fleece, denim, leather, corduroy and suede are not permitted.


Hooded sweatshirts are not coats and should not be worn as a substitute for a coat.  Other clothing made of sweatshirt material will not be accepted as a coat.


High visibility jackets or reflective bands etc, are recommended for those who walk or cycle to school.



Hats and scarves



Optional



May be purchased from any provider.  Hats and scarves are permitted, but should not be worn inside school buildings.



Belts



Optional



May be purchased from any provider.  No studded or fashion belts.  Belts should be functional and black with a small buckle.



Hair



Natural hair colours only



No mixed colours, no extreme styles, no extreme differences in length.  The following styles are not acceptable:


Tramlines and/or any other forms of “shaving” /


Mohican / Beaded


Hair should be clean and tidy at all times.  Short hair should be a minimum of a grade 2.



Make-up



Year 11 students only are allowed very discreet make-up



If staff consider that make up is not discreet enough, students will be asked to remove it.


Coloured nail varnish, false and acrylic nails are not permitted.



Jewellery



No jewellery is permitted at all



School badges (e.g. prefect / councillor) and a watch may be worn.  One charity wristband can be worn.  No piercings of any kind are permitted.  Students will be required to remove earrings even if they’ve only just been pierced.






































































P.E. UNIFORM



ADVICE



Navy blue short sleeved polo shirt with school logo in house colour   AND / OR


Navy / light blue reversible long sleeved sports top



Compulsory



Must be purchased from PMG Schoolwear.


You must have one of these tops, but are not required to have both.  School polo shirts or sweatshirts must not be worn in PE.



Navy blue shorts OR


Navy blue skort



Compulsory



You must have either shorts OR a skort.


May be purchased from any provider, but must be plain navy.



Long navy blue socks



Compulsory



May be purchased from any provider, but must be plain navy.



Short white socks



Compulsory



For indoor and summer activities only.


May be purchased from any provider, but must be plain white.



Swimming costume



Compulsory



May be purchased from any provider. 


Must be one piece but may be any colour.



Trainers



Compulsory



May be purchased from any provider.  Must be appropriate for sports and must be changed into from school shoes for lessons.



Studded boots



Compulsory



For students playing football and/or rugby. 


May be purchased from any provider.



Shin pads


Gum Shields



Compulsory for matches



Shin pads and gum shields are highly recommended for all contact sports and hockey.


We recommend you see a dentist for advice about gum shields.



Navy blue tracksuit bottoms



Optional



May be purchased from any provider, but must be plain navy.



Navy blue leggings



Optional



May be purchased from any provider as an alternative to shorts or tracksuit bottoms, but must be plain navy and material must be thick enough so they are not ‘see-through’.



Navy blue rain jacket



Optional



May be purchased from any provider, but must be plain navy.    No other coats are allowed.



Navy Hoodie/Sweatshirt



Optional



May be purchased from any provider, but must be plain navy.


 

PMG Schoolwear

PMG Schoolwear Opening Times: 9.00am - 5.15pm, Monday to Saturday

110 Station Road, New Milton BH25 6LQ | 01425-617277 | www.pmgschoolwear.co.uk

 

All items of uniform are available from our school supplier, either in store or online; most items will have the school logo on them.  You do have the option to purchase many of the items from other providers where indicated on the uniform list.  If you choose to do this, please note the specific requirements given in the ‘Advice’ column, e.g. ‘must be plain navy’.