All students are expected to wear full school uniform on every school day. The public impression of St. Hild's is formed by seeing pupils on their way to and from school every day, so it is just as important to have everything right at those times as when pupils are actually in school.
School uniform consists of:
Black blazer with school and house badge.
White shirt with a formal collar, suitable for wearing with a tie. Shirt should be tucked into trousers/skirt. Top buttons should be fastened.
School tie - This item will be provided by the school. It should be worn correctly at all times, tied in a neat, appropriate knot covering the top shirt button. The tie length must allow the school badge to be seen.
GIRLS - Black skirt (Knee touch, A-line, pleated or straight with black tights of at least 40 denier or Plain black or white socks) or trousers.
BOYS - Black trousers.
“Pupils present themselves well, wear their uniform smartly and are proud of their school."
Ofsted, June 2017
Shoes must be entirely black with NO stripes, NO gold or silver embellishments, logos or markings in other colours. NO boots, NO trainers, NO sandals, NO flossies or plimsoll-style footwear, NO creepers.
Jewellery - One small plain stud earring (gold or silver) per ear is permitted. School is not an appropriate place for the wearing of any other jewellery, other than a wrist-watch. Please note that all earrings MUST be removed for PE - absolutely NO exceptions can be allowed. Nail polish in natural colours and without embellishments may be worn by female pupils on their own finger nails (false nails should NOT be worn).
NEW P.E. Uniform for September 2018.
We introduced a New P.E. Uniform in May 2017 for the new Academic year 2018/19. The new P.E. kit can be purchased from Shear Knit, in King Oswy Drive.
All the new P.E. kit tops come embroidered with the school’s name and logo and from September 2018 only the new PE kit will be accepted.
The St. Hild's P.E. Uniform comprises of:
Full zip training top* (girls) (outdoor)
Short sleeved top* (girls)
Girl's shorts or skorts
1/4 zip training top* (boys) (outdoor)
Short sleeved top* (boys)
Boy's blue shorts
Training bottoms (boys)
Blue football socks (girls & boys)
White or black trainers
Items marked * are specially embroidered in gold with the school name.
Our minimum expectation for P.E. uniform is one top, one version of the bottoms, socks and trainers. Parents/carers may purchase as many extra items of P.E. uniform as they wish.
There are also some optional items of equipment that are permitted at the discretion of parents/carers such as football boots, rugby boots and any protective clothing such as shin pads, gum shields and support strappings. These are not compulsory for core P.E. lessons but pupils will not be permitted to play in competitive football or rugby fixtures without boots, shin pads and gum shields. Any queries can be directed to the P.E. Department via main office.
What is expected of pupils at St. Hild’s
Quite simply, high standards – we have no time for anything else.
We expect a very good standard of dress, both the main school uniform and P.E. uniform.
Similarly we expect high standards of attendance and personal conduct.