School uniform

Our school uniform
At Longdean, school uniform plays a key role in promoting pride, self-confidence and a feeling of belonging to the school community. These factors contribute to students’ wellbeing and remove the pressures of deciding what to wear and added stress of meeting the fashion expectations of their peers. 

Longdean School Uniform

All items of uniform are available from Marks and Spencer or Stevensons.

The following are the only acceptable items of uniform for pupils attending Longdean:

  • A white shirt, buttoned to neck – long or short sleeve
  • A black pleated skirt – knee-length or below 
  • Plain tailored black trousers (not cord, denim, hipsters or leggings)
  • A black blazer with embroidered badge. Available only from Marks & Spencer
  • A plain black knitted, v-neck jumper – no cardigans
  • A tie KS3 dark blue with a single stripe in the House colour (from Marks & Spencer/school shop)
  • A tie KS4 dark blue with a double stripe in the House colour (from Marks & Spencer/school shop)
  • White, grey or black socks only
  • Black or natural-coloured tights
  • A plain black or blue coat
  • Polishable black shoes – no high heels, boots, sandals, Uggs, plimsolls, backless shoes or trainers
  • A black kameez
  • A black headscarf

 All clothes should be labelled with the student’s name.

Longdean School has no preference of uniform supplier. Uniform orders can be placed using these suppliers' online, phone or in-store ordering systems, for home delivery. Any queries should be raised in the first instance with the supplier you have chosen; if a query remains unresolved, parents can then contact Longdean Finance to liaise on their behalf.

Uniform rules

  • Trainers are required for all drama lessons.
  • If worn, make-up must be subtle and natural, for example, no thick eyeliner, eye shadow or nail varnish.
  • School shoes should be worn to and from school and in all lessons except PE. Black trainers are not acceptable.
  • The only jewellery permitted is one small earring in each ear and a watch. No other piercings are permitted, for example, tongue, eyebrow, cheek, nose, lip etc.
  • Hair should be one shade, one colour (no bands). Hair must be a colour that appears naturally, for example, blonde or brunette.
  • Hair ties, ribbons etc. should be black or navy.

Longdean PE kit

The school’s PE kit is available from Peter Spivey and consists of the following items:

  • A blue games shirt (compulsory)
  • A blue hooded sweatshirt 
  • Blue games shorts (compulsory for boys)
  • Blue PE socks (compulsory for boys)   
  • Blue leggings
  • A blue smock (recommended for Key Stage 3/Years 7 to 9 pupils)

The kit is available to order through Peter Spivey Sports Shop on 01442 256 760, email info@peter or online, with the option of collecting in-store or having items delivered to the school free of charge from Student Services, or posted to their home/work address (subject to £4.95 p&p).