School uniform is compulsory throughout Years 7 to 11. Our uniform is smart, practical and inexpensive when compared to other local schools.
- Pale blue shirt – long or short sleeve (polo shirts and white shirts are not permitted)
- School tie (clip-on)
- Navy school jumper with school logo
- Navy blue trousers (no black trousers and no leggings)
- Navy blue skirt (knee length; no black skirt)
- Plain black tights or plain navy, black or white socks (no patterned tights)
- Plain black footwear (flat heels, no colour marks and no logos)
- Coat - no hooded sweatshirts or coloured jumpers/cardigans
All parents will receive a clip on school tie as part of the Year 7 ‘starter pack’. Ties are £5 from reception if lost or damaged.
Muslim girls may wear a plain, blue shalwar kameez or hijab. Full face veils are not allowed.
Plain black or dark blue hairbands can also be worn.
- Navy school PE T-shirt with school logo
- Navy blue tracksuit bottoms or shorts*
- Navy school PE sweatshirt with school logo
- School PE socks*
* Any student who wishes to compete for the School must wear a pair of navy blue shorts and school PE socks to training sessions and matches.
The official Urswick school scarf can be bought at reception and this is the only scarf permitted to be worn. The school scarf must not cover the face. Snoods and anything which cover the face must not be worn; with the exception of blue/black Covid face masks.
Hairstyles and Appearance
Pupil’s hair-styles need to be reasonable. Long hair needs to be tied back for PE, Science and Technology. Hair should not significantly cover the eyes as this will affect learning. Further information on this policy is contained in our Policy Equality Statement.
- Excessive makeup must not be worn – and where it is children will be asked to remove it
- Earrings must be studs or small hoops
- Nails should be kept short for health and safety reasons
Any valuables are brought onto the school premises at the owner’s risk. The school will not take responsibility if they are lost, stolen or damaged.
Students must bring a school bag, pencil case with a pen, pencil and eraser, their swipe card and their planner to school every day.
Compasses and scissors must not be brought to school and will be provided where they are needed.
In exceptional circumstances this policy may be adjusted by the Headteacher for a student with sensory issues or very severe eczema.
URSWICK SCHOOL V- NECK SWEATSHIRT WITH LOGO
URSWICK SCHOOL 1/4 ZIP TRAINING TOP
URSWICK SCHOOL PERFORMANCE POLO SHIRT WITH LOGO
URSWICK SCHOOL PERFORMANCE P.E. SHORTS WITH LOGO
URSWICK P.E. TRACK PANTS
Rough Cut Casuals
The school uniform and PE kit are available to buy from Rough Cut Casuals located in Islington.
The shop is a short distance from school on a 38 bus, however the Urswick Uniform is also available to order from their website:
Online orders for Urswick uniform can be purchased here:
The shop itself is open as follows:
Monday - Saturday (Exc Thursday) 10am-6pm
Thursday 10am -2pm (10am – 6pm from 1st July - 9th September)
Rough Cut Casuals
16 Chapel Market,
t: 020 7837 7924
Policy Equality Statement
- Our school is required to safeguard students and ensure the best possible learning environment for them.
- This means we require students to have ‘reasonable’ hairstyles.‘Reasonable’ means having hairstyles that don’t cause health and safety risks. This will ensure that hairstyles allow for safe use of school equipment, carrying out of experiments or taking part in team sports and activities.
- We may also ask students to tie their hair back if it significantly impacts their ability to learn by covering their eyes.
- The school is aware that some hair-styles may be more closely connected to specific ethnicities and religions than others. Where this is a factor, the school will take this into consideration when deciding if a hair-style is considered reasonable for a student when they are in school.
- Complaints in respect of this policy will be reported by the Headteacher to the Governing Body, who will monitor how the policy is being applied.
- From March 2020, when this Policy Equality statement was adopted by The Governing Body, all previous versions of our policy become null and void.