Our children take pride in wearing their Orchard House uniforms, which changes depending on the season and activities they have to look forward to each day.
All items of uniform must be clearly named. Parents should ensure that there are strong loops inside the collar on rain jackets and blazers so that they can be hung securely from the child’s peg.
Depending on the weather, children should wear either the 3-in-1 jacket (with or without the inner lining) or blazer for going to or coming home from school. They should return home in the same outerwear that they went to school in. A lightweight navy rain jacket (available from Sogans) should be kept in school. Navy blue gloves, scarves and the optional woollen ‘beanie’ may be worn in very cold weather.
Caps and berets are only worn by children in the Lower School (Form 2 and below) and are not worn with a summer uniform. They should be clearly named and are kept in book bags or in the classroom.
Summer uniform should be worn from the early May Bank Holiday and may continue to be worn at the start of the autumn term until the half term break.
Blazers should be worn for all smart occasions, such as trips, end of term assemblies, examinations and interviews. For every PE and Games lesson, or after school sports club, every child must wear the correct PE kit and should bring shin pads, mouthguard and water bottle. Warm clothing should be worn in cold weather.
Second-hand uniform sales are held, usually in the autumn, spring and summer terms. Parents are notified well in advance of these sales, which are organised by the Parents’ Association. Please ensure that all items of clothing, including shoes, are labelled clearly.
Except for children in the Den, who wear a school sweatshirt over their own clothes, uniform is worn and is obtainable from the school uniform supplier:
We try to ensure that changes to the uniform requirements are rare.
The lists below are a guide to the current uniform list, a copy of which can be downloaded below or obtained from the school office. Nevertheless, occasionally the list does have to be modified or updated.