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 2018/2019

 

 

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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 extreme haircuts  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 photograph 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 or have restricted movement at break/lunch time.

 

 

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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 sports brand trainer style shoes are not permitted, nor are canvas pumps, trainers or mules. For girls, there should be no added 'bling' in the form of glittery stones and studs . 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. They 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. More examples can be found on the school website. 

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

 

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

 

False EyelashesFalse eyelashes in school environments  are also

unacceptable due to Health & Safety

concerns.

 

  Coloured Contact Lenses—Students are   not permitted to wear coloured contact lenses. 

 

 JewelleryA watch and only one small, plain, discrete 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. Students are not

  permitted to wear rings.

 

 PiercingsOnly one plain discrete stud per ear lobe is permitted for students 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 students are able to remove earrings if requested without still undergoing the 'settling in period' .

 

SkirtsSkirts should be pleated and with the embroidered Alderbrook ‘A’. They should be fitted to touch the knee and  not worn rolled up. 

 

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

 

 

Girls

School Blazer

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

Girls – Years  - grey pleated skirt that is embroidered with an ‘A’ (only available from Early Years and Midland School Wear, 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 (if wearing a skirt).  No ankle socks or warmers unless worn with trousers.  

Black tightsald-1-skirt

Black Smart Trousers (no flared, cargo pants, denim, nylon/lycra or tight fitting) with embroidered purple 'A' sewn into the waistband only available from Early Years and Midland School Wear

Optional

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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

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

Plain white shirt with school tie (clip on tie) 

Black Smart Trousers (no flared, cargo pants, denim, nylon/lycra or tight fitting) (only available from Early Years or Midland Schoolwear)

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

Dark grey or blacks socks

Optional

Purple V-necked school pullover 

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

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

PE Kit – Girls (Compulsory)

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)

Sports trainers (NO canvas trainers)

Football boots

Gum shield (optional)

Optional:

Black shadow striped shorts with embroidered “A” in purple

Leggings—Black with ABK initials above the ankle

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

 

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)

Sports trainers (NO canvas trainers)

Football boots

Gum shield

Optional:

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

Track bottoms—Skinny Pants—Black with ABK initials above the ankle

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)

 

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)