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Uniform

Matthew Arnold School Dress Code

At Matthew Arnold School we work together to maintain high standards, including those relating to suitable clothing and appearance for school. Our reputation is influenced by the behaviour and appearance of our students both inside and outside the school and we feel that learning to dress and behave appropriately is part of the school experience.

Our dress code is designed to encourage a smart and business-like style appropriate to a modern learning environment. The dress code is intended to provide the opportunity for collective pride in our school as well as a clear structure for students and parents to follow.

The overriding principle to the dress code is that uniform should be worn smartly and neatly at all times.

Girls’ Uniform

Boys’ Uniform

Burgundy ‘V’ neck jumper with school logo.

Burgundy ‘V’ neck jumper with school logo.

School tie (Optional) If worn, it must be worn done up to cover the top button.  

Years 7-9 and Years 10-11 have different ties.

School tie (Optional) If worn, it must be worn done up to cover the top button.  

Years 7-9 and Years 10-11 have different ties.

Plain white school shirt with white buttons, no logos or button-down pockets, worn tucked in and buttoned up. The top button only may be left undone (if the shirt has buttons to the neck).

Plain white school shirt with white buttons, no logos or button-down pockets, worn tucked in and buttoned up.  The top button only may be left undone.

Plain black knee length school skirt or plain black full length trousers – no jeans or leggings.

Black trousers – no jeans.

Belts must be black, worn through loops and with a plain buckle.

Belts must be black, worn through loops and with a plain buckle.

Shoes must be completely black with black laces, with a full back and low heels.

Boots are allowed as long as they meet the same standards that apply to shoes.

Shoes must be completely black with black laces.

Boots are allowed as long as they meet the same standards that apply to shoes.


General dress code specifications

To ensure that uniform is worn smartly and neatly at all times, all students need to comply with the points below:



P.E. Kit for all students (girls and boys)

Outdoor PE

Students can wear extra layers under their red tops that are suitable for physical activity and are agreed with the teacher. NO outdoor jackets are to be worn.

Indoor PE

Students can wear extra layers under their white tops that are suitable for physical activity and are agreed with the teacher. NO outdoor jackets are to be worn.

Spring/Summer Kit

After the Easter holidays students are required to wear their INDOOR PE kit (white top) for every lesson whether this be their ‘indoor’ or ‘outdoor’ lesson. They can wear their red outdoor top on UNDERNEATH if the weather declines.

General PE kit specification



Guidelines

The school jumper, school tie and school sports kit are available through the school’s uniform supplier.  All other items can be purchased wherever the family feels provides best value.  

When purchasing smart clothing for school, please bear in mind the following guidance :

Trousers

Skirts



School Uniform Suppliers

Uniform, including sports kit, can be purchased online or by post from Price and Buckland. Parents can access the Price and Buckland website shop.price-buckland.co.uk/matthewarnold.  You can then order our uniform in the same way you would use any other online ordering website.  There is a delivery charge of £3.95 for each online order.  Delivery is usually within 3 - 5 days. Alternatively you can use their order form and send it to them.

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