Core School Uniform

  • *Plain white aertex collared t-shirt with the school logo or a plain white aertex collared t-shirt.
  • *Navy jumper with school badge (in the house colour).
  • Plain black or dark grey parallel full length trousers; boot cut or straight leg.
  • Plain black or dark grey knee length skirt; knife or box pleated.
  • Black shoes of a sensible style, black, grey, navy or white socks.

An example of acceptable school uniform 

PE Kit:

Core Kit:

  • *Navy and White Polo with Highfield School Logo (fitted or unisex style)
  • *Navy Shorts
  • *Navy Sports Socks

Optional Kit:

  • *Navy and White Skort
  • *Navy PE Leggings (with Highfield Logo)
  • *Navy Trackpants
  • *Navy and White Midlayer (with Highfield School Logo)
  • Trainers, not basketball boots
  • Football boots
  • Shin-guards (compulsory for all students)
  • Gum-shield (compulsory for all students)

If any families are struggling with the cost of PE school uniform, please contact the school.

Uniform Suppliers:

School uniform items marked with an * with the school logo are available to order from the two suppliers listed below.

If purchasing an aertex t-shirt without a school logo, the clothing item must be the same style and material as that which can be purchased from the suppliers.  

Pre-loved uniform can be purchased from The Wilbury Community Forum on the second Saturday of each month from 10am - 12.30pm; Wilbury Hall in Letchworth, 103a Bedford Road, SG6 4DU.

Second hand uniform can also often be found in local charity shops.

 

Uniform List 

Uniform

Notes

*Plain white aertex collared t-shirt with the school logo or a plain white aertex t-shirt.

T-shirts should be tucked in.

*Navy jumper with the school badge.

Non Uniform Jumpers, including 'hoodies' or sports branded zip up tops should be removed at the school gate.

Plain black or dark grey full length parallel trousers; boot cut or straight leg.

No cropped or tight trousers, lycra or stretch material including leggings, skinny fit, denim, pleats, creases, buckles flares or splits. 

Plain black or dark grey knee-length skirt; knife or box pleated.

Skirts that are straight, tight and/or shorter than knee-length are not allowed. Wrap over style skirts are also not allowed.

Black shoes of a sensible style, black, grey, navy or white socks.

No boots of any sort, flip flop style shoes, plimsolls or trainer like shoes. To clarify, any footwear with sports branding is classed as a trainer and are not acceptable school shoes. No coloured socks or leg warmers allowed. 
One small ring, one pair of studs in the lower lobe, one chain tucked in - not visible, one wrist watch.  No other jewellery is acceptable. No piercings except for one set of stud earrings. Plasters cannot be worn to cover additional piercings. 

Hats, gloves, scarves.

Hats, gloves and scarves should be removed at the school gate.

Dark coloured coat.

Coats should be removed whilst in the school building.

School bag large enough to contain an A4 sized book and equipment e.g. pens etc.

Fashion handbags are not suitable to contain books and other equipment needed for school. Contact will be made home with a reminder to get na appropriate bag.

Hair styles must be tidy and not be of an extreme fashion.
 

Haircuts must not be shorter than a number 2.

Light, natural colours are acceptable but bold, bright colours and dip dyed hair are not.  Sculpturing in any form is not acceptable.

No nail varnish or false nails/acrylics.

Nail varnish and/or acrylic/false nails should not be worn in school.

Make up may be worn but only lightly.

No false lashes or heavy eyeliner or other makeup should be worn to school.


iPads

Click here for information on The Highfield School's Digital Learning Programme


Banned items

Mobile phones and headphones

Must be switched off and at the bottom of the bag at all times including break and lunchtime. Do not remove your phone from your bag until you are off school property. Headphones are only acceptable when instructed to use them by your teacher in your lesson.

Please see the acceptable use agreement for further details.

If your phone/headphones are seen, they will be confiscated and returned to you at end of day on the first two occasions only.  On the third and subsequent occasions it will be returned to parent/carer only.

Electronic equipment (other than a school issued iPad) such as MP3 players, digital cameras and smart watches, are banned items and are not to be brought to school. Again, they will be confiscated and returned to you at end of day on the first two occasions only.  On the third and subsequent occasions it will be returned to parent/carer only.

Other banned items include cigarette lighters, laser pens, aerosols, fizzy drinks, energy drinks and chewing gum. These are banned items and are not to be brought to school. They will be confiscated and disposed of and sanctions issued as appropriate in line with school policy.


Equipment

Essential items:

  • iPad (fully charged), including protective case as provided by the school
  • Headphones/Earphones (with leads) – only to be used under the instruction of the teacher (no bluetooth).
  • Reading book
  • Strong waterproof bag – rucksack or sports bag, not ‘handbag’ style
  • Pencil case (clear, exam standard, for exam years)
  • Blue/black/green pen
  • A spare pen or spare cartridges if using a fountain pen
  • Pencil and pencil sharpener
  • A 30cm ruler
  • An eraser
  • A pair of compasses
  • A calculator (scientific calculator such as Casio FX85GT Plus or similar)
  • A protractor

Desirable:

  • A set of coloured pencils
  • A glue stick
  • Highlighter
  • A pair of scissors
  • Set square

Mobile Phones

If at all possible we would prefer not to have mobile phones in school; however we understand that some parents/carers may wish their child to have a phone in case of an emergency on the way to or from school.

If you do decide to let your child bring a phone to school, you must abide by the following guidelines:

  • Mobile phones must be switched off at all times when students are in the school buildings or the school grounds and should be kept in a school bag;
  • Mobile phones should be passcode protected;
  • Mobile phones must not be used to take photographs or video in the school or on a school bus;
  • Mobile phones are not allowed in the exam room for examinations

Any student found to be using a mobile phone will have it confiscated for the duration of that school day. If it is being confiscated for the first or second time in a half term, the phone can be retrieved at 2.55pm on the same day from the Pastoral Office.  If a student has a mobile phone confiscated for a third or more times, parents/carers will have to come to the school to collect the phone.

If a student needs to phone home during the course of the day, they should contact the school office or a member of the pastoral team.

Please note that the school does not accept responsibility for the loss, damage or theft of mobile phones.