Uniform Requirements

We are very proud of our uniform and believe the uniform should be worn with pride. Pupils are asked to follow the uniform rules closely and present themselves as they would do in the world of work. Uniform can be purchased from:

Early Years (Schoolwear Specialists), Shirley, Solihull. (Tel 0121 733 1456).

A limited stock is also held by:

Midland school wear, Acocks Green, Birmingham

Current School Uniform leaflet

Alderbrook School Uniform Leaflet 2016/2017

 

 

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Buzz-cuts, where the head is shaved close to the skin, are not permitted, whether all over, as with a 'skinhead', patterns, or as with the current fashion, with a sharp contrast between the shaved sides and a longer top section, often with a clear line of demarcation. As a guide, avoid anything less than a number four cut and any sharp contrasts. Dyed hair should be in natural tones. Hair dressings should be black or purple. Though fashions will change, the above guidelines should generally cover most styles.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Examples of unacceptable hairstyles are indicated in the photographs below. If your child currently has their hair in such a style, we would ask that this be allowed to grow out over the next few weeks, as any child returning to school in September with a similarly extreme cut may be excluded until such time as it has grown out.

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We do appreciate that shoes can be an expensive item for parents to buy and we are therefore keen to ensure the correct version is purchased. Your child may tell you differently, but trainer type shoes are not permitted, nor are canvas pumps, trainers or mules. For girls, there should be no added 'bling'. Shoes should be flat or with a minimal heel,  sensible, plain style, black and clean/polished please.                                                                                                                                                                                                     Should your child attend school in footwear that is unacceptable, we will provide a pair for use that day. We have reconsidered our rule concerning Velcro fastenings and have decided that, from September 2014, these will be   acceptable, provided that they meet the rest of the criteria, above and are on shoes not trainers.   Below are examples of shoes the school deems unacceptable.   shoes

 

Make Up

Make-up is inappropriate with school uniform and should not be worn.

False Nails

False, acrylic or gel nails are not to be worn in school. Also, coloured/varnished nails are not acceptable.

False Eyelashes

False eyelashes in school environments are also unacceptable due to Health & Safety concerns.

Jewellery

 A watch and only one small, plain, metal stud in each pierced ear lobe are permitted, although these must be removed for safety reasons during PE lessons. No large earrings or studs with glass.

Piercings

Only one plain stud per ear lobe is permitted for pupils with pierced ears and no other body piercing are allowed. If your child is going to have their ears pierced please ensure this takes place at the beginning of the six week summer holiday so that pupils are able to remove earrings if requested  without still undergoing the 'settling in period' .

Skirts

Skirts should be pleated and with the embroidered Alderbrook ‘A’. They should be fitted to touch the knee.

Hosiery

Socks and ankle-warmers should not be worn with tights.

Coloured Contact Lenses

Students are not permitted to wear coloured contact lenses

 

 

Girls

School Blazer

White short sleeved open blouse (Trutex) or long sleeved white blouse with school tie ALD-SKIRT

Girls – Years 7, 8 & 9  - grey pleated skirt that is embroidered with an ‘A’ (only available from Early Years and Midland School Wear, Acocks Green) should be on the knee.  

Years 10 & 11—black pleated skirt that is embroidered with an ‘A’ (only available from Early Years and Midland School Wear, Acocks Green) should be on the knee.

Black shoes (no suede, canvas, boots or sling backs, no platforms, wedges, or high heels, not pump style)

Black socks below the knee.  No ankle socks or warmers unless worn with trousers.  

Black or natural tightsald-1-skirt

Black, slimmer leg or wide leg trousers - Trutex Black Smart Trousers (no flared, cargo pants, denim, nylon/lycra) similar in shape to boys’ trousers only available from Early Years and Midland School Wear, Acocks Green

Optional

Purple V-necked pulloverscarf

School scarf (no other type of scarf to be worn)

Protective Clothing

For Science and some Art & Design lessons students should wear something to protect their uniform. Aprons are provided in Technology rooms.

Prefects Only

Black V necked pullover,  Special prefect tie

Outdoor Uniform

Black or navy blue overcoats (no suede, leather coats, denim or ‘denim style’ jackets, slogans or tracksuit tops - hooded or otherwise, no parkas or fur trimmed hoods and definitely no ‘hoodies’)

No baseball caps

Boys

School Blazer School tie (clip on tie for years 7 and 8 only) Be aware the old style tie will be eventually phased out as  blazerlapelstock at Early Years decline. 

Plain white shirt

Dark grey or black trousers

Plain black shoes with a heel (no boots, trainer style shoes, or canvas style material shoes)

Dark grey or blacks socks

Optional

Purple V-necked school pullover only available from Early Years and Midland School Wear, Acocks Green

School scarf (no other type of scarf to be worn)

000017407Protective Clothing

For Science and some Art & Design lessons students should wear something to protect their uniform. Aprons are provided in Technology rooms.

Prefects Only

Black V necked pullover,  Special prefect tie only available from Early Years and Midland School Wear, Acocks Green

Outdoor Uniform

Black or navy blue overcoats (no suede, leather coats, denim or ‘denim style’ jackets, slogans or tracksuit tops - hooded or otherwise, no parkas or fur trimmed hoods and definitely no ‘hoodies’)

No baseball caps

 

NOTE:  Polo shirt and football socks must be worn by ALL Year 7s.  They can be bought, as required by Years 8-11 but the old uniform will no longer be available.  

PE Kit – Girls (Compulsory)

Black cycling shorts (short) OR 

Black shadow striped shorts with embroidered “A” in purple

Polo Shirt - Black/purple/white, girl’s cut with school logo

Skorts - Black with embroidered “A” in purple

Football socks (purple/back/white)

Hooded sweatshirt in black with school logo and “ALDERBROOK” print on back in white 

Short white ankle socks (for indoor use)

Shin pads (for hockey/football)

White trainers (NO canvas trainers)

Football boots

Gum shield

Optional:

Track bottoms – Black with embroidered “A” in white.

Black thermal top

NB: Girls will not require rugby shirt

PE Kit – Boys (Compulsory)

Rugby shirt - Purple/black

Black rugby shorts (plain)

Polo Shirt - Black/purple/white, boy’s cut with school logo

Black shadow striped shorts with embroidered “A” in purple

Football socks (purple/back/white)

Short white ankle socks (for indoor use)

Shin pads (for rugby/football)

White trainers (NO canvas trainers)

Football boots

Gum shield

Optional:

Track bottoms - Black with embroidered “A” in white.

Hooded sweatshirt in black with school logo and “ALDERBROOK” print on back in white 

Black thermal top

All PE and Games Kit must not be kept at school but taken home for cleaning and checking immediately after use

 

 

 

NB         We have been advised that using fabric conditioner could shorten the life of the clothing. PLEASE CAN WE REMIND PARENTS THAT ALL CLOTHING SHOULD BE NAMED (FULL NAME OF STUDENT)