School Uniforms

To ensure all students look smart and best represent Southwold School, we have a number of expectations when it comes to school uniforms.

The Southwold School Uniform consists of:




Burgundy or white polo shirt


 With school   logo


Dark grey or black trousers, skirt, pinafore dress or culottes





Sensible black footwear (not trainers, flip-flops or open toed sandals)



Burgundy sweatshirt or cardigan  




With school logo


Burgundy, red or yellow summer dress with white ankle socks, shorts optional during summer





Dark grey or black ankle or below the knee socks/ tights

(White in the warmer weather)




Burgundy fleece with school logo 




Any colour outdoor jacket (preferably waterproof)


 During the   Winter and   wet months



PE Kit

PE kits should be brought in a suitable named bag. Please label all clothing with your child’s name. 


The PE kit consists of:






 White t-shirt 



 Black shorts 



 Black tracksuit in winter



 Plimsolls or trainers





Branded school logo items can be purchased by clicking on the ONLINE SHOP

All other items can be purchased at your preferred retailer.

Additional Notes

Jewellery should be kept to a minimum. It is fine to wear jewellery due to a religious belief. Children are permitted to wear a watch.

Earrings should be small stud earrings. Hoop earrings are not allowed as they are a risk during PE lessons and at playtime.

Hair accessories should be in the school colours.

Nail varnish and makeup are not permitted in school.

Sun hats should be worn outside during sunny days. We recommend a legionnaires cap, so their head and neck are protected. 

If, for cultural reasons, parents wish their child to wear a particular type of clothing during the school day, this is absolutely fine. Examples include a turban, headscarf, or a PE kit that includes longer-length trousers.

Second-hand uniform

Purchasing second-hand school uniforms is budget-friendly and eco-conscious. Here are some suggestions:

  • School Office / PTA: Check with the school office to find out how to purchase pre-loved uniform.
  • Charity Shops: Visit local charity shops that may carry school uniforms.
  • Online Marketplaces: Use sites like eBay, Facebook Marketplace, and dedicated uniform exchange platforms.
  • Community Groups: Join local social media groups where parents sell or trade uniforms.

These suggestions can help save money and support sustainability.

School Uniforms Key Documents

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