Uniform requirements for girls

Academic Uniform

Blazer

School green, complete with pocket badge. A blazer is compulsory between Years 7-11

Tie

Only the school tie is acceptable and worn in a tidy knot no more than 4cm across and 7 stripes in length

Skirt

Arden skirt only with ‘A’ embroidered at the top of the skirt. The ‘A’ must be visible, i.e. skirts must not be rolled up and the overall length should not be more than 4cm above the knee.

Trousers

Black straight legged trouser - no bootleg, hipsters, flairs or other fashion-cut trousers are acceptable

Socks

Ankle socks in white, black, dark grey may be worn

Tights

Black or neutral coloured tights are permitted.

Blouse

White, button to the neck collar

Shoes

Black only, of a solid, durable and traditional style. Low heels are allowed but no light-weight fashion shoes. Canvas pumps/trainers should not be worn to school (except for in P.E. lessons)

Jumper/cardigan

Years 7-9 grey with green/gold/green band. Years 10-11 plain bottle green

Scarf

Plain black or bottle green

Outdoor coat

Pupils may wear an overcoat which is completely plain and of a single restrained colour, without pattern or obvious motif

Jewellery

No jewellery, other than a watch with a plain strap. Girls with pierced ears may wear one plain silver or gold stud (maximum 3mm diameter) in each earlobe

Make-up

Make-up and nail varnish is NOT allowed

Hair

Long hair should be tied back in practical lessons using plain black hair bobble and a plain black or dark green band/slide is permitted. No extreme hair styles or colours are allowed

Summer Uniform

Summer blouse

White, short-sleeved, open neck blouse may be worn without a tie, or, if preferred winter uniform may continue to be worn.

Physical Education Uniform

Shoes

A pair of clean, laced trainers of a plain design should be kept for indoor/outdoor use

PE Top*

Green aertex style shirt with short sleeves, open neck and featuring the school logo

Socks

Short, white

Shorts*

Black lycra cycling shorts

Skort*

Bottle green combination shorts/skirt

Sports leggings

Black with Arden name on left calf

Quarter zip sweatshirt*

Green and gold (optional)

Bag

Any plain zipped bag (NOT a carrier bag)

Hockey socks

Bottle green and gold sock

Shin pads

Any

Gum shield

Any - must be worn for contact sports unless consent not to wear is providied by parents

Optional items

Some pupils prefer to provide their own tennis racket and hockey stick

Tracksuit bottoms*

Plain black with/without Arden embroidery (NO stripes, logos or piping allowed)

*These items should be embroidered with the pupil's initials

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT ALL PERSONAL BELONGINGS ARE CLEARLY MARKED WITH THE OWNER’S FULL NAME (THIS IS IN ADDITION TO THE INITIALS EMBROIDERED ON THE OUTSIDE)