School Uniform

Our Uniform

Trousers
Black school trousers.  Girls can wear a black school skirt of knee length.

Shoes
Sensible, non canvas, black shoes

Sweatshirt (Available to purchase from Woodlands School)
Black with Woodlands emblem

Polo Top  (Available to purchase from Woodlands School)
Years 7, 8 and 9:  Purple with Woodlands emblem
Years 10 and 11:  Black with Woodlands emblem

Items from Woodlands School cost £10.00 per item and are available to purchase from the school office.  Usually, uniform from the school is purchased on the pre-admission visit or pupils bring in the money to buy the items on their first morning at school.

There is no school PE kit, but pupils are expected to bring in items suitable for whatever activity has been planned for them, including trainers and appropriate sports-wear.

In all circumstances, unless the school has informed home otherwise, pupils would be expected to come into school in their full uniform with their appropriate PE kit in a bag to change into.

Items not Accepted

An essential aspect of our uniform is that NO pupil will be allowed to wear any item of jewellery for any reason. This is very important not least because we cannot guarantee a pupils safety should they do so, for example if a physical intervention is required. To be clear:

  • No earings or piercings will be covered up, but will have to be removed upon entry to the school
  • No necklaces, watches or rings will be allowed, whether covered or not
  • Pupils’ not complying risk not being able to access school. We may be able to manage in the Learning Support Room, but would have to consider this on a case by case basis as a risk would still exist if there was then a requirement to intervene physically in support of a pupil
  • We will not temporarily allow jewellery to be in place immediately following a piercing.  We therefore ask that you consider the timing of any piercing you consent to carefully so that they become established without the need to wear jewellery in school. Some parents ensure piercings happen at the beginning of the summer holiday for example.

We do allow a certain amount of make up as long as make up does not become and issue that interferes with learning in any way. Make up should be left at home, and will be held by staff until the end of the day if it comes into school. We like to give pupils the opportunity to demonstrate some personality, and will tolerate different hairstyles and even hair dying as long as it doesn’t impact upon any learning in school.