Uniform

Uniform

All uniform items should be clearly named.  It is expected that all students will wear the appropriate school uniform.

Girls
  • Navy blue cardigan or v-necked pullover with Ridgeway crest
  • Black skirt or trousers*
  • Navy blazer with Ridgeway crest – (optional)
  • White blouse with school tie
  • Gold, green and red strip tie
  • White or black socks,  skin or black coloured tights
  • Coat of a quality of material and colour suitable for school use (no logos)
  • Black shoes with flat heel (no stiletto heels or similar).  Flat-heeled sandals may be worn in appropriate weather (trainers are not allowed).
  • Boots may be worn to and from school in exceptional weather but students must change into shoes during the school day.
 Boys
  • Navy blue v-necked pullover with Ridgeway crest
  • Black trousers*
  • Navy blazer with Ridgeway crest – optional
  • White shirt with school tie
  • Gold, green and red strip tie
  • Black or grey socks
  • Coat of quality of material and colour suitable for school use (no logos)
  • Black shoes (trainers are not allowed).

* Trousers with pockets on the leg, large belts or buckles, with dropped waists or very flared, are not deemed suitable for school uniform.  Skirts to be of a modest length.

Blazers are compulsory for Year 7 onwards. Expectations of Hair and make-up:  No make-up is allowed in Years 5, 6, 7 & 8. Discreet makeup only in Years 9, 10 & 11 (no brightly coloured eyeshadow, contour blusher, lipstick or eyebrow shaping). Moderate hairstyles with no unnatural hair colours. No coloured nail varnish, no false nails.

 PLEASE NOTE THAT CHEWING GUM IS A BANNED SUBSTANCE ON THE SCHOOL SITE

Sports Uniform

Girls & Boys Ridgeway games kit is available from the three providers of school uniform listed below and consists of:

  • Indoor Kit for Gym: Locker fitted polo shirt (red/navy) with Locker shorts (navy)
  • Summer Games:  As indoor kit for gym plus white ankle-length socks with white pumps or trainers.
  • Winter Outdoor Kit:  Locker long sleeved reversible top, Locker shorts (navy), knee-length red socks, trainers, hockey boots or football boots, navy jogging bottoms (optional for very cold weather).
  • A shower towel is recommended for outdoor lessons
  • Shin pads.
  • PE kit bag with drawstring

 

SCHOOL UNIFORM SUPPLIERS:

National Schoolwear Centre:  3-4 Bulls Head Yard, Alcester  B49 5BX

Tel: 01789 400344

School Days:  Britannica House, 13-15 Church Street, Bromsgrove B97 8DD

Website: www.schooldays-bromsgrove.co.uk

Tel: 01527 757439

Alcester NSC: 3-4 Bulls Head Yard, Alcester, B49 5BX

Website: http://alcesternsc.co.uk/

Tel: 01789 400344

Please Note:  If you wish to have details of the criteria or application for a uniform grant, please contact the school office, in confidence.  The school will be able to provide you with the appropriate guidance.

 Jewellery

Parents are urged to see that children leave valuables at home. Watches are acceptable. Ear piercings are limited to one per ear and only studs must be worn. No facial piercings under any circumstances. We will ask that they are removed. Lost jewellery causes the owner and parents much distress and items of jewellery must be removed for games/PE lessons (including any such extra-curricular activity).  School cannot be responsible for any loss of jewellery if items are not handed in to the teacher leading the PE/Games lesson.  It is advised that small items should be placed in a small box to avoid loss of the items.

Students may not wear body or tongue piercings to school.

It would be particularly helpful if parents who are considering having their children’s ears pierced should arrange for this to be done at the beginning of the holiday period.  Training studs may not be removed for a lengthy period and this could mean that the child concerned would not be able to take part in a range of activities within the Physical Education curriculum.

Students may not wear make-up, nail extensions or nail varnish to school.