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Highdown School
and Sixth Form Centre

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Uniform, Kit & Equipment

School uniform is available to order online, directly from our supplier, SWI Schoolware Ltd. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school on 0118 901 5800 or office@highdown.reading.sch.uk.

 

Please ensure that EVERYTHING is named clearly.

Hats/ caps may not be worn inside school buildings.

 

School Uniform    

 

Blazer

 

Black with school logo

 

Compulsory - Purchase from School Supplier

Shirt/ Blouse White Compulsory
Trousers/ Skirt Black Compulsory - Purchase from School Supplier
Socks/ Tights

Socks should be plain. 

Grey, black white or neutral tights.

No fashion tights are permitted.

Compulsory
Pullover/ Cardigan Black with school logo Optional - Purchase from School Supplier
Shoes Black

Plain black shoes that can be polished 

High heels, platforms, canvas pumps and trainers are not suitable for school wear

Boots are not to be worn to school

Students are expected to wear their plain black shoes to and from school as they are representing Highdown

Hairstyles   Hairstyles should be simple and not attention seeking. 
(Shaved patterns are not permitted)
Make-up   Make-up should be inconspicuous. No nail varnish
Jewellery  

Jewellery is not permitted except for single studs or sleepers (no more than one in each ear); a watch; a small ring; a small chain concealed under the shirt; a small discreet nose-stud (it will be at the Head of Achievement’s discretion as to whether it is appropriate)

All jewellery must be removed for PE

 

PE Kit    

 

PE Shirt

 

With school logo

 

Compulsory - Purchase from School Supplier

Shorts Black with school logo Compulsory - Purchase from School Supplier
Multisport Top

With school logo

Compulsory for outdoor sports - Purchase from School Supplier
Long Sports Socks Red with school logo Compulsory - Purchase from School Supplier
Tracksuit Bottoms Black with school logo Optional - Purchase from School Supplier
Sports Hoodie With school logo Optional - Purchase from School Supplier
Trainers   Compulsory - These should be fairly strong, but not too heavy or bulky. Multipurpose/cross trainers would be appropriate.
Jewellery   All jewellery must be removed for PE
Swimming costume and towel  

Additional when required

Football boots   Additional when required
Shin-pads     Compulsory - For school matches
Mouth guards   Recommended - For Rugby lessons

 

Basic School Equipment for Every Lesson

 

Blue/black pen (and a spare one) and pencil

 

 

Coloured pens/pencils  
A dictionary  
Ruler  
Pencil sharpener/eraser  
A calculator, protractor and a pair of compasses  
A USB encrypted memory stick  
Planner  

 

Stationery items should be kept in a clear pencil case and all equipment should be carried in a school bag.