School Uniform

School uniform is compulsory throughout Years 7 to 11. Our uniform is smart, practical and inexpensive when compared to other local schools.

School Uniform
  • Pale blue shirt (polo shirts and white shirts are not permitted)
  • School tie (clip-on)
  • Navy school jumper with school logo
  • Navy blue trousers (no black trousers)
  • 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 pay for the school tie prior to the start of Year 7.

Muslim girls may wear a plain, blue shalwar kameez or hijab. Full face veils are not allowed.

PE Kit
  • Navy school PE T-shirt with school logo
  • Navy blue tracksuit bottoms or shorts*
  • Navy school PE sweatshirt with school logo
  • School PE socks*
  • Trainers

* 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.

Hairstyles

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.

School Scarf
Students are not allowed to wear any scarf other than the official Urswick School Scarf, on sale at reception.  If a student wishes to wear a scarf to school it should be a school scarf.  Students will be expected to take their scarves off in lessons; non-school scarves will be confiscated and returned to students at the end of the day.  If a student persists in wearing a non-school scarf, it will be returned direct to their parent/carer.

Rough Cut Casuals

The retail outlet Rough Cut Casuals will re-open 12th April. Online orders for Urswick uniform can be purchased here:

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:

Girls UniformBoys Uniform

The shop itself is open 7 days a week as follows:

Monday - Saturday (Exc Thursday) 10am-6pm

Thursday 10am -2pm (10am – 6pm from 5th July – 13th Sept)

Sunday 10am -3pm

Please also note that the shop is offering a special promotion during ‘the Urswick Uniform Week’’ Monday 25th June – Sunday 1st July where parents will enjoy 5% discount on all uniform bought in store.

Address:

Rough Cut Casuals

16 Chapel Market,

Islington,

London

N1 9EZ                    

t: 020 7837 7924

They have requested that we pass on the following guidelines to maximise the safety of staff and customers:
  1. Please could parents aim to purchase school uniform online via www.roughcutcasuals.co.uk wherever possible?
  2. A ‘click and collect’ option is available on all orders. If customers wish to use this option when placing an order the delivery address should be Rough Cut Casuals , 16 Chapel Market, London N1 9EZ. Customers will then receive an email notification when their order is ready to collect from store.
  3. If shopping in store, please can only one adult accompany each child? This is to ensure that only 2 people are in store at any one time.
  4. Rough Cuts have recommended that adults wear a face mask whilst in store.
  5. Staff at Rough Cut Casuals will be required to wear PPE. This will include a face shield and gloves. Masks may also be worn.
  6. Children will not be allowed to try on or touch items. Rough Cut Casuals staff will advise on the appropriate size.
  7. Please could payments in the shop be made by card, not cash if at all possible?
  8. Rough Cuts have requested that customers are patient regarding items requiring return or exchange. This may take longer than usual – a minimum of 72 hours if returned to the shop and up to 7-10 working days regarding items returned to the warehouse for online orders.

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.