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School Uniform

The school colours are blue, white and grey.

All children are expected to wear items of school uniform which are smart, functional and will add to the school identity.


For more details on how to order, including our order form, please follow the link below:

Girls - Winter

  • School cardigan or sweatshirt with school logo
  • White blouse or polo shirt
  • Grey skirt, grey pinafore dress or grey trousers
  • Grey or white socks or grey tights


Boys - Winter

  • School sweatshirt with school logo
  • White shirt or polo shirt
  • Grey trousers
  • Grey or white socks


Girls - Summer

  • Winter uniform can be worn
  • School cardigan or sweatshirt, with embroidered school logo
  • Grey shorts or culottes
  • Blue gingham checked summer dress, skirt or culottes
  • Grey or white socks


Boys - Summer

  • Winter uniform can be worn
  • School sweatshirt, with school logo
  • White shirt or polo shirt
  • Grey shorts
  • Grey or white socks



We ask that all clothing is clearly named



Both boys and girls are expected to wear sensible footwear.  Shoes should be black and should also be flat, to enable children to run and play safely. During the summer, children can wear either black or white sandals, but these must not have open toes. Please note that ‘trainers’ are not allowed, except for outside games activities. Boots can be worn to and from the school, but children must change into shoes when they arrive at school.



The colour of coats is parental choice but should be waterproof and warm for the winter.  The Sewing Shop in Echo Square, Gravesend sells waterproof coats with the school logo; this is an optional item.


Outdoor Learning (Year R only)

All children in Year R will need Wellington boots, tracksuit bottoms, a sweatshirt and a spare pair of socks and underwear in a named PE bag.


PE Kit

All children need a t-shirt in House colour, dark shorts and trainers for outside PE.

House t-shirts can be purchased from The Sewing Shop (see bottom of the page for details).

  • Chartwell: BLUE
  • Hever: GREEN
  • Knole: RED
  • Penshurst: YELLOW


In the winter, a dark tracksuit may be worn for outside PE lessons.

A drawstring bag in House colours is required in order to store children’s PE kit and can be purchased from The Sewing Shop.


PE kits will be kept in school and will be sent home at the end of each term to be washed.

Jewellery and earrings

Jewellery, except studs and watches, is not part of the school unforma and must not be worn at school.


PE Lessons

The current Code of Practice for Physical Education, Games, Sports and Outdoor Education states that

'watches, jewellery, rings and earring, belts with metal buckles and other unnecessary encumberances likely to prove dangerous to the wearer or to others should not be worn.'


This follows national advice issued by the British Association of Advisers and Lecturers in Physical Education (BAALPE). In light of this, pupils are expected to remove jewellery, including earrings prior to PE lessons.

We suggest that new ear piercing should be carried out at the beginning of the summer holidays so that children have worn their earrings for the recommended six week period whilst off school.

Unfortunately, if children are unable to remove their earrings, due to insufficient healing time, they will be unable to participate in PE lessons. This does not apply to medical alert bracelets or necklaces.


Check your year group's newsletter for scheduled PE days on a termly basis.


Medic-Alert bracelets

Pupils are allowed to wear Medic-Alert bracelets.


School Bags

Children in Years R, 1 and 2 must use a book bag for carrying their belongings to and from school and these can be purchased from The Sewing Shop.

Children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 must use a school rucksack for carrying their belongings to and from school and these can be purchased from The Sewing Shop.

Children are allowed to attach one key ring to their school bag to help make it more easily identifiable.


General Appearance

It is expected that all children will arrive at school clean, tidy and well-groomed. Make-up and nail varnish must not be worn to school.



To comply with Health and Safety regulations and to reduce the risk of transfer of head lice, any child with hair below collar length must come to school with a band or other suitable means for tying back their hair when taking part in PE, including swimming and any other practical subject.

It is not acceptable for children to come to school with an extreme hairstyle. Excessively large hair accessories must not be worn; small bows and hairbands in the school colours of white and blue are acceptable.


Summer Notes:

All children need sun hats or baseball caps during the summer months. 

All children need sun cream applied before school during the summer months. Sun cream is not to be brought into school. Please use a 'once a day' sun cream that can be administered before school. 

Sunglasses only to be worn if they are required for medical reasons.


Winter Notes:

PE is not cancelled due to cold weather.


The Sewing Shop

4 Echo Square
DA12 1NP
01474 536700

House Colours

Chartwell: BLUE
Hever: GREEN
Knole: RED
Penshurst: YELLOW