School Uniform

Meadow High School
School Uniform Statement

The school Governors expect every student in Years 7–11 to wear the correct school uniform. For
students in the 6th Form, uniform is not required, but good standards of dress are necessary.  Sending your child to school in school uniform sets a standard in appearance, of which both parents/carers and the school can be proud. For health reasons it is important that children are properly dressed for physical activity.  It is helpful if articles of clothing are clearly marked with the child’s name.

We believe that a school uniform is important:

  • It looks smart
  • Wears well
  • Contributes to a sense of belonging and community
  • Makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance
  • Fosters a feeling of pride
  • Is designed with health and safety in mind

The school uniform is as follows:

Years 7, 8 & 9
Royal Blue sweatshirt / cardigan / fleece embroidered with the school badge. (below).

Years 10 & 11

Navy Blue sweatshirt / cardigan / fleece embroidered with the school badge. (below).



Sweatshirt or Cardigan

Black Skirt or Trousers / short trousers

White blouse or polo shirt, or white school polo shirt (optional)

Black sensible shoes, or plain black trainers

Fleece (optional)

Summer dress (optional)



Sweatshirt or Cardigan

Black Trousers / short trousers

White shirt or polo shirt, or white school polo shirt (optional)

Black sensible shoes, or plain black trainers

Fleece (optional)


PE Kit

Plain white T-Shirt or Polo Shirt

Plain black shorts

White cotton PE socks


Swimming Trunks / Costume and Swimming Hat

Black Tracksuit / Sweatshirt for cold weather




Please make sure all uniform, coats, PE equipment, lunchboxes etc ,are clearly labelled with your child’s full name.  It is much easier to reunite a lost item of clothing with your child if it is labelled.  You can purchase pre-printed iron on labels from Mapac or buy blank iron-on labels and a laundry-proof pen from supermarkets and WH Smiths.


Statement Regarding Nail Varnish & Nail Extensions and/or Long Fingernails

It has been noted that we are beginning to see students coming to school wearing bright nail varnish, growing their fingernails beyond the end of their fingers or having nail extensions applied.

Students will often say that nail varnish is a way to express individuality and/or enhance the attractiveness of their hands. Many would like to wear bright garish colours as fashions change.
This is, like eye-catching make-up, not appropriate for the working environment in school.  We do not want to encourage an environment where students are competing in terms of their appearance or how “fashionable” they look. 

In addition, we are aware that nail varnish, long nails or extensions can pose risks for students undertaking practical work in certain subjects. 

Students wearing nail varnish/extensions/long nails involved in food preparation and cooking in technology lessons can (especially when inexperienced and learning “how to”), contaminate food with chippings of nail varnish, dirt from under the nails or parts of nail extensions.  Long nails or extensions can be trapped or ripped moving round the school through doors and corridors, causing considerable pain and upset.  They can cause harm to others in eg PE games or drama practical work.  These are situations which are easily avoided.

If a student comes to school wearing nail varnish, they will be asked by their tutor or member of smt to remove it immediately with nail polish remover.

If a student comes to school with nail extensions or long nails, they will be isolated during break and lunch time to minimize risk until the extensions are removed or cut down.

For clarity, fingernails should not protrude beyond the ends of the fingers.