At St. Philip’s School, we support the wearing of a school uniform. It gives a sense of identity and belonging, helps to set a standard of smartness, and is usually less expensive. It is almost impossible to create a series of complicated rules governing every possible eventuality. The most important rule is ‘PLEASE CONSULT US’ before sanctioning any dramatic change in appearance, hair, jewellery, footwear or adornment.
From the beginning of the autumn term, pupils may be in summer or winter uniform. From the beginning of term 2 (Oct/ Nov) pupils must be in winter uniform.
From October half term
BOYS: grey trousers, white shirt, bottle green pullover (with the school crest) and school tie (green with yellow stripes), grey or black socks.
GIRLS: green skirt or tunic, or grey tailored trousers (not jersey), white blouse, green cardigan or pullover (with the school crest) and school tie, white socks or bottle green tights.
Footwear: black shoes that fit firmly to the feet.
Hair Accessories: all hair accessories should be in school colours i.e. black, white or bottle green.
After Easter until October half term(weather permitting).
BOYS: grey shorts or trousers, bottle green polo shirt (with the school crest), grey or black socks.
GIRLS: bottle green and white checked summer dress, white socks. Girls may wear grey shorts or trousers and bottle green polo shirt if they prefer
Shoes: please note that during warmer weather children’s feet need to be enclosed within
sandals (not open or strappy).
Jewellery: One pair of stud earrings and a watch only are allowed to be worn. All jewellery must be removed by the pupil for P.E. lessons.
Hair: all long hair must be tied back as due to our exciting curriculum we are often active, cooking or doing experiments!
SPORTS WEAR FOR P.E. LESSONS:
For both boys and girls: bottle green shorts, P.E. shirts with the school crest (or plain white T-shirts), bottle green tracksuit bottoms and fleece.
Footwear: black or white trainers.
All uniform can be bought from https://www.sussexuniforms.co.uk/collections/st-philips
Many reputable shops will also sell the basic items of our school uniform. The school office also has available second-hand items of uniform.
We try to operate the same dress codes as would be found in most professional jobs, offices and places of work. The children come to school primarily to work and to learn and the school uniform is diminished by attempts to look fashionable. Nothing should distract children from their learning.