School Uniform

Alderbrook School Uniform

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

Early Years (Schoolwear Specialists), Midland Schoolwear and Concept Schoolwear supply the full range of uniform of the approved style and colours.

School Uniform

Purple school blazer with Alderbrook logo

White shirt/blouse can be long or short sleeved

Alderbrook clip on tie

Year 7 –9 : Grey pleated skirt, embroidered ‘A’ sewn into the waistband

Year 10 –11 : Black pleated skirt, embroidered ‘A’ sewn into the waistband

Dark grey or black trousers (more information overleaf)

Plain black shoes (more information overleaf)

Black tights or ankle/knee length sock

Purple V-necked pullover (optional)

PE kit

The PE Kit is divided into Girls and Boys because of the activities they undertake

PE Kit – Girls (Compulsory)

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

Skirts – Black with embroidered “A” in purple. Ensure this is a reasonable length, not too short

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

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.

Gum shield


PE Kit – Boys (Compulsory)

Rugby shirt – Purple/black

Black rugby shorts (plain)

Polo Shirt – Black/purple/white, boy’s cut with 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

Alderbrook school uniform expectations

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 – Students are not permitted to wear any jewellery except a watch. Students are not permitted to wear rings.

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

Piercings Only one plain discrete stud per ear lobe is permitted for students with pierced ears and no other body piercings 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 disturbing the ‘settling in period’ .

Earrings must be removed for health & safety reasons during PE lessons (no large earrings or studs with glass). No other body piercings are allowed.

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

Trousers – no flared, cargo pants, denim, nylon/Lycra, tight or cropped trousers.

Girls trousers should have an embroidered “A” in the waistband

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

Hair No extreme haircuts: no shaved sides of head or patterns, avoid anything less than a #2 cut and no extreme hair colouring.

Shoes

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 acceptable criteria, above and are on shoes not trainers. Below are examples of shoes the school deems acceptable and unacceptable.

 
PLEASE CAN WE REMIND PARENTS /CARERS THAT ALL CLOTHING SHOULD BE NAMED (FULL NAME OF STUDENT)