School Uniform & Equipment and School Shop

School uniform policy

At Bromsgrove, we believe that a uniform instills pride in the school and allows each student to feel part of the wider Bromsgrove family. Students are expected to wear the prescribed uniform correctly every school day between 07:00 and 15:30, except on specific designated days.

The School Shop at Windsor Park Campus is where you can purchase uniform and school supplies. It provides a quality uniform to all Bromsgrove students at both sites. The School Shop is open 07:30 to 08:00, 10:10 to 10:30 and 15:30 to 16:00, Monday to Friday. It is advisable for parents of students requiring full uniform, or those with a substantial list of items, to make an appointment by telephoning the School office.

Parents of Bromsgrove Early Years School may order their uniform requirements from the Early Years Office, for next day delivery to the Early Years campus.

At the Windsor Park campus, we expect all students to arrive in full school uniform and it is not acceptable to arrive in PE kit if you have a PE lesson that day. At the Early Years Campus, we allow students to arrive in PE kit if their first lesson of that day is PE, as this reflects the age and independence of our younger students. We believe that commonly accepted standards of modesty and neatness will ensure appropriate and non-offensive student dress in an international school setting.

Please note the following key points/guidelines:

  • There should be no extreme of hairstyle. Hair should be smart and of the same length across the head i.e.  no shaved and long parts together is acceptable.
  • No hair length should fall below the shirt collar for boys. Boys are not allowed to have hair tied in a pony tail (it is too long if this is needed!).
  • If requested by the school, a student will modify their hairstyle or colour if the Headmaster deems the style/colour to be against our guidelines.
  • At WP Campus, students will tie their hair back as requested by teachers, for example in practical Science lessons.
  • At the Early Years Campus, we request that all girls with hair longer than shoulder length tie it back.
  • Hair should be of a natural colour throughout – no died/coloured hair/sections of hair is allowed.
  • No patterns/designs shaved into the hair are allowed under any circumstances.
  • No interwoven hair braids of any colour are allowed at any time.
  • All students at Windsor Park Campus are required to wear plain Black leather shoes onlyNOT black (or any other colour) trainers.
  • Students at Early Years Campus are required to wear plain Black/White trainers (PN & N); plain Black Shoes (Reception & Year 1), plus bringing White trainers for PE ONLY (Reception & Year 1).
  • Socks should be plain in colour and of a standard ‘above ankle’ length – barely visible ‘trainer socks’ are not permitted.
  • Girls should only wear a plain, narrow ‘alice-band’ type hair band. Hair bands should not be of a wide material bandana style, or in bright/sparkly colours, or have any additional parts sticking out.
  • No make-up is permitted for any student across the whole school. Students wearing make-up will be sent to their Head of Section to remove it.
  • Students are permitted to wear a watch (please note that any Apple watche,e-watch / fitness trackers are NOT permitted, in line with our new electronic device policy). No other wristbands are allowed to be worn (including charity wristbands).
  • Girls are permitted to one pair of small sleeper or stud type earrings.
  • Necklaces must be worn underneath the uniform and must be removed for PE and sports ECAs (for health and safety reasons). For safety reasons, we recommend Primary students do not wear any necklaces at any time.
  • No other jewelry is permitted at any time.
  • All EY and Primary students must wear a cap when outside at playtime, lunchtime and during PE lessons and ECAs/clubs. Please note that if your child does not have a hat they will not be allowed to take part in the activities outside.
  • We also strongly encourage Secondary students to do the same for sun safety reasons.
  • Skirts for girls should be knee-length throughout the school, including in the Sixth Form.

School uniform requirements 2020/21

All students at Bromsgrove are required to wear the school uniform as detailed below. All items must fit properly, be clean and properly ironed with no holes, tears, frayed areas or patches. In addition, please label your child’s clothing to make lost items easily identifiable.

Year Group Boys Girls Ties
Pre-Nursery & Nursery Red checked shirt, Navy Blue trousers
Black or Navy Blue belt
PE Uniform (please bring one additional spare set everyday)
School cap
School Bag
Library Bag
Plain White or Grey socks
White or Black Trainers or plain Black shoes
Bromsgrove indoor croc shoes
House Polo Shirt
School Jumper (Optional)
Red checked dress for Girls
PE Uniform (please bring a spare PE Uniform everyday)
School cap
School Bag
Library Bag
Plain White socks
White or Black Trainers or plain Black shoes
House Polo Shirt
Bromsgrove indoor croc shoes
Plain colour hairband
School Jumper (Optional)
None
Reception & Year 1 Red checked shirt, Navy Blue trousers
Black or Navy Blue belt
PE Uniform (please bring a spare PE Uniform everyday)
Library Bag
School cap
School Bag
PE Bag
Plain White socks
Plain Black Shoes 
White Trainers for PE only
House Polo Shirt
School Jumper (Optional)
Red checked dress for Girls
PE Uniform (please bring a spare PE Uniform everyday)
Library Bag
School cap
School Bag
PE Bag
Plain White socks
Plain Black Shoes
White Trainers for PE only
House Polo Shirt
Plain colour hairband
School Jumper (Optional)
None
Year 2 – 6 White shirt, long Grey trousers or short Grey trousers
Black or Grey belt
Black leather shoes (not canvas or trainer type) with plain White or Grey socks
School cap
PE Shirt and Black PE Shorts
School Bag, PE Bag, School Swimming Kit
House Polo Shirt
Trips (Burgundy) Polo Shirt (Year 4 up only)
School Jumper (Optional)
White shirt, Tartan Skirt or Tartan Skorts
Black leather shoes (not canvas or trainer type) with plain White or Grey socks
School cap
PE Shirt and Black PE Shorts
School Bag, PE Bag, School Swimming Kit
House Polo Shirt
Trips (Burgundy) Polo Shirt (Year 4 up only)
Plain colour hairband
School Jumper (Optional)
Burgundy tie with multi- crest
Year 7 – 9 White shirt, long Grey trousers
Black or Grey belt
Black leather shoes (not canvas or trainer type) with plain White or Grey socks
Cap for PE lessons (not in school shop)
PE Shirt and Black PE Shorts
School Bag, PE Bag, School Swimming Kit
House Polo Shirt
Trips (Burgundy) Polo Shirt
School Jumper (Optional)
White shirt, Tartan Skirt or Tartan Skorts
Black leather shoes (not canvas or trainer type) with plain White or Grey socks
Cap for PE lessons (not in school shop)
PE shirt and Black PE short
School Bag, PE Bag, School Swimming Kit
House Polo Shirt
Trips (Burgundy) Polo Shirt
Plain colour hairband
School Jumper (Optional)
Plain Burgundy tie
Year 10 – 11 White Shirt, Long Grey trousers
Black or Grey belt
Black leather shoes (not canvas or trainer type) with plain White or Grey socks
Cap for PE lessons (not in school shop)
PE Shirt and Black PE Shorts
School Bag, PE Bag, School Swimming Kit
House Polo Shirt
Trips (Burgundy) Polo Shirt
School Jumper (Optional)
White shirt, Tartan Skirt or Tartan Skorts
Black leather shoes (not canvas or trainer type) with plain White or Grey socks
Cap for PE lessons (not in school shop)
PE Shirt and Black PE Shorts
School Bag, PE Bag,  School Swimming Kit
House Polo Shirt
Trips (Burgundy) Polo Shirt
Plain colour hairband
School Jumper (Optional)
Striped tie
 Year 12 – 13 Both male and female students should dress in formal work wear.
For boys, this means smart trousers with dark colour plain socks, shirt and a tie. Trousers must reach the ankle and skinny jeans are not acceptable.
PE Shirt and Black PE Shorts
School Bag, PE Bag, School Swimming Kit
Plain Colour Cap for PE lessons (not available in school shop)
House Polo Shirt
Trips (Burgundy) Polo Shirt
Both male and female students should dress in formal work wear.
For girls, this means a smart skirt and top or smart dress.
PE Shirt and Black PE Shorts
School Bag, PE Bag, School Swimming Kit
Plain Colour Cap for PE lessons (not available in school shop)
House Polo Shirt
Trips (Burgundy) Polo Shirt
 Sixth Form Tie

Individual stationary equipment

In addition to their books / PE kit required for the particular day; every student in Year 2 to Year 13 must bring an individual pencil case to school each day to use in lessons, consisting of the following stationery equipment/items:

Primary School (Years 2 to Year 6)

  • A reading book
  • 2 x HB pencils
  • pencil sharpener
  • eraser
  • 30 cm ruler
  • pair of scissors
  • small set of coloring pencils
  • small glue stick
  • black ballpoint pen
  • blue ballpoint pen

Additional items for Primary Year 5 and 6 only:

  • Mathematics protractor
  • standard calculator

Secondary School (Year 7 to Year 13)

  • Individual Learning Journal
  • A reading book
  • 2 x HB pencils
  • pencil sharpener
  • eraser
  • 30 cm ruler
  • pair of scissors
  • small set of coloring pencils
  • small glue stick
  • black ballpoint pen
  • blue ballpoint pen
  • purple ballpoint pen
  • Highlighter pens 
  • Mathematics set (protractor, compass etc.)
  • Scientific calculator