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At Fairfield we have high standards of uniform and appearance. All pupils are expected to wear full school uniform and to maintain a neat and tidy appearance.
In order to maintain such high standards, parents/carers are asked to co-operate with the school in making sure that their daughters come to school correctly dressed.The uniform is outlined in detail in the pupil Fairfax but it generally consists of a navy blue pullover, pale blue blouse in Upper School and pale green blouse in Lower School. Either a navy blue pin-stripe skirt or navy blue pin-stripe trousers (regulation design) with plain black shoes (no flashes, stripes or logos).
Please also note the following:

  • Hair should only be tied back with a plain black, navy or bottle green hair
  • band/bobble.
  • Hair colour should look natural, no stripes or two-tone effects.
  • Socks should be plain white, navy or black.
  • Tights should be black, navy or flesh coloured – no patterns.
  • No bracelets of any kind – only one charity band.
  • No nail varnish, extensions or false nails – these are a real health and safety hazard in PE.
  • Ear studs (one per earlobe) must be small, circular and not extend beyond the earlobe.
  • Coloured contact lenses must not be worn.
  • T-shirts must not be visible under blouses.

    Our three approved suppliers are as follows:

  • Acceptable

    Pullover - navy blue, v-neck, plain knit, wool or man-made fibre with school badge.

    Cardigan - as above.

    Skirt – Years 8/9/10/11 - pin stripe, navy blue/green, school design. 

    Skirt – Year 7 - pleated pin stripe, navy blue/green, school design. 

    The ‘new style’ pleated school skirt is ‘compulsory’ for Year 7 pupils and ‘optional’ for those pupils who are in Years 8/9/10/11.  Girls in other Year Groups can purchase and wear the pleated skirt if they wish to do so.

    Please Note – both styles of skirts must be worn full length; they are not to be rolled up at the waistband.

    Trousers - pin stripe, navy blue/green, school design - for all years

    Blouse - Years 7/8/9 - green blouse in shade and style approved by Governors and available from stockists.

    Blouse - Years 10/11 - blue blouse in shade and style approved by Governors and available from stockists.

    Wearing of Blouses - the blouse should be tucked neatly - front and back into the skirt/trousers at all times.

    Year 11 – Fairfield Pin Badge - all Year 11 pupils are presented with a pin badge; the badge forms part of the Year 11 school uniform and the wearing of it is a compulsory requirement. If they lose it, the cost of purchasing a replacement will be £1.00.

    Socks - plain white, navy or black (no higher than knee length).

    Tights – plain black, navy or flesh coloured.

    Shoes - black, low heeled, sensible style without flashes, logos/stripes or trainer soles.  Any pupil found to be wearing incorrect footwear in school during the day will be asked to change into a pair of pumps/ plimsolls (school keeps a supply of these in school).

    Boots - may be worn to and from school in bad weather, but must be removed and stored in your school bag or locker during the day.

    P.E. Kit - plain white polo shirt with school badge.  Plain navy blue shorts.  Plain white, navy or black socks.  Trainers - laces must be tied securely.  Hair bobble. 

    Optional - navy hoodie with school badge and navy leggings embroidered with the school initials.

    N.B.  Pumps/plimsolls/converse type shoes are not to be worn owing to

    health and safety reasons.

    GCSE PE – red polo shirt with school logo.

    Hair - if long, tied back with black, bottle green, navy hair bands/bobbles.

    Hair Bands - black, navy, bottle green.  Hair should be styled sensibly so as not to constitute a Health and Safety Hazard.

    Headscarf – plain headscarf, navy or black – worn to clearly show jumper/ cardigan badge and the colour of the blouse to identify whether the pupil is in Upper or Lower School.

    Jewellery - one pair of plain round silver/gold small ear stud earrings that are worn in the earlobes and do not extend beyond there.  One watch.  Pupils are permitted to wear one charity wristband.

  • Unacceptable

    Pullover - turtleneck, round-neck, polo neck.  Self-pattern, e.g. cable, fancy weave.  Chunky, baggy styles, sweat shirts. 

    Cardigan - as above.

    Skirt - lycra, tight mini-skirts, skirts with a split, extra-long skirts, full-length skirts, shorts. Skirts should not be rolled up at the waistband.

    Trousers - lycra trousers, baggy trousers, jeans, cords, ski-pants, leggings, canvas trousers, cycling shorts.

    Blouse – aertex blouses, t-shirts, baggy shirts – oversized blouses, variations of colour, t-shirts visible under blouses.

    Socks - other colours or any pattern.  Lace fashion socks. Chunky leg warmer type socks. Socks above the knee.  Socks with bows on them.

    Tights - other colours or any pattern.

    Shoes - no backless sling backs, high heels or thick platforms, boots, doc martins, trainers or pumps or canvas pumps. 

    Any footwear that is higher than the ankle is not considered a shoe, but a boot. 

    Please Note - regardless of changing fashions, our prime concern is for your safety in school.  High heels, backless sling backs and thick platform or boot style shoes are either unacceptable or simply 

    Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 P.E. Kit - any other colour of t-shirt, shorts or socks.  No motifs or logos.  No tracksuit bottoms/leggings. All jewellery must be removed and hair tied back for lessons.  Sprays of any kind are not to be used.

    Please Note – pupils in all Year Groups are only permitted to wear the bespoke Fairfield PE leggings.

    No Mobile Technology (including Mobile Phones, Smart Watches and Headphones) – these will be confiscated if seen or heard during the school day.

    Jewellery - hooped earrings of any size, as these can be ripped out very easily and piercings in the tragus part of the ear.  Any other jewellery, e.g. chains, rings, necklaces, bracelets, nose studs, eyebrow studs, lip studs, any other facial piercing or body jewellery.  Nail varnish, acrylic/false nails, false eyelashes or make-up of any kind.

    Nail varnish, extensions or false nails are a real hazard in P.E.  Coloured contact lenses. 

    Hair – head shaving, extreme braiding, beading, unnaturally coloured hair, e.g. stripes or two-tone effects.  Any decoration other than plain bands/ bobbles.  No flower type bobbles

    Hazards - no aerosols, e.g. perspirants, deodorants.  No hair gels, lacquer or nail varnish.  No acrylic nails.

    Headscarf – headscarf not regulation colour or with any decoration (including tassels/fringes), headscarf covering school badge on jumper/cardigan, headscarf covering the colour of the school blouse.

    T’shirts – must not be visible under the blouse.

    Tattoos – no visible tattoos or body art.

    Laser Pens – are not permitted at all; if these are brought into school, they will be confiscated.

    E-Cigarettes – are not permitted at all; these will be treated in the same way as tobacco.

    Fake Tan – pupils are not permitted to wear fake tan in school.

Uniform Expectations 2022

Physical Education – All pupils are expected to be changed and join in the practical lessons as much as they can.  PE kit must be brought to every lesson.  If a pupil’s practical participation is limited due to medical grounds, a note is required from a parent care to explain the circumstances.  Pupils will still be expected to wear their PE kit and take on a different role during the lesson (for example – as a coach or match official).

Jewellery – If a pupil has an item of jewellery confiscated from them; this will be retained by school until Half Term or until a parent/carer can come into school to collect the jewellery.

From 8.15 a.m. pupils must not be wearing any outdoor clothing, scarves, gloves etc. in school.  Pupils are not permitted to wear outdoor clothing inside school at any time during the school day.

  • Correct school uniform, including observance of the general dress code, should be worn both to and from school and during all lessons.
  • No outdoor clothing should be worn in school.
  • Trainers are only allowed in PE lessons.

These lists are correct at the time of printing.  However, fashions change and if an item is not mentioned in the Acceptable/Unacceptable list, the Headteacher will make a decision.

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