Week B

Uniform, Kit & Equipment

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

Please ensure that EVERYTHING is named clearly.

Hats/ caps may not be worn inside school buildings.

The uniform outlined above is the required uniform for the full academic year. Branded items can be purchased from SWI Schoolwear Ltd. Please see below for details about how to order branded items.

Hairstyles should be simple and not attention-seeking. Shaved patterns are not permitted. Jewellery is not permitted except single studs or sleepers (no more than one per ear), a small ring or concealed necklace/chain. All jewellery must be removed for PE lessons. Make up should be inconspicuous. Nail varnish/polish and false fingernails are not permitted. Please ensure that EVERYTHING is named clearly. Hats/caps may not be worn inside school buildings.

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 (Boys only) 
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 (Compulsory for girls, optional for boys) 
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 

Those with prices next to them are available to purchase from the finance office.

Blue/black pen (and a spare one)

£0.10
Pencil £0.10
Coloured pens/pencils  
Ruler £0.10
Rubber £0.10
Glue stick £0.50
Pencil sharpener  
A calculator £9.00
Geometry set £1.50
Exam pack (clear pencil case with a calculator, geometry set, 2 pens and pencil £10.00

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

Purchasing Uniform 

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

FAQs: 

How to Order

Please order with SWI Schoolwear Ltd in plenty of time to allow for any returns/re-orders if necessary to ensure that all uniform is correct for the start of term.

Order online by visiting the SWI website. On your first visit to the website, you will be asked to register your details as a new user.  Alternatively, you can download the order form at the bottom of this page or phone SWI Schoolwear Ltd on 01928 752610 option 1.

Order online with SWI Schoolwear Ltd

Ordering deadlines for September 2022

Free delivery into school - our nominated delivery day is Monday 

Home delivery (free on orders over £70)

If your child is eligible for free school meals, has been eligible within the last 6 years or is the child of a parent in the services please contact the Finance Office for a uniform voucher/code, finance@highdown.reading.sch.uk. This will allow you to purchase the compulsory uniform directly with SWI. Your order can only be processed by phone, 01928 752610 option 1, quoting the voucher code once you reach payment option. The voucher will be valid from 10 June 2022 to 9 December 2022.

Delivery

Items can be delivered direct to school or to your home address (this is subject to a small delivery charge for orders under £70).

Returns

SWI offer a 28 day returns policy on all goods. Goods will need to be returned directly to SWI in their original condition and packaging. Items which are not in their original packaging or have any tags removed will not be eligible for a refund. If you have any discrepancies with your order, please report these within 48 hours by emailing customerservice@swi.co.uk. It can take up to 7 working days for the voucher credit to go back onto your account. Once the voucher credit has been applied you'll then be able to place a new order. Should you exceed the voucher amount, the remaining balance will need to be paid for by debit or credit card.