School Uniform

All children are expected to look smart at all times and to wear our school uniform:

Burgundy sweatshirt or cardigan
Grey or black trousers/skirt
White polo shirt
White or dark socks/tights (not black socks for girls)
Black shoes (no high heels, boots above the ankle or trainers)
Plain hairbands (no fascinators!)
Optional burgundy and gold tie

In the summer girls may wear white and pink or red check dresses and white sandals (not open-toed). Girls are also allowed to wear school regulation trousers.

For PE and games children wear:

White t-shirt
Burgundy (or another plain colour) shorts
Black elasticated plimsolls
(trainers may be worn only for outdoor PE)

The PE kit should be kept in a different bag from the one in which books are carried. Plastic carrier bags are not allowed. Children also need an art apron - an old adult-sized shirt will do.

The school uniform is available from the Friends of Bishop Ridley School via the school office.


No jewellery should be worn. If a child wears earrings then they must be studs. The child must be able to take these out for PE, games and swimming lessons. Staff are not allowed to remove or cover studs with plasters. Similarly, the wearing of long beads and braids in the hair is not permitted during PE lessons. This follows the Borough’s Health and Safety Guidelines.

Personal Belongings

We provide all the necessary stationery equipment such as pencils, pens and rulers. Older children often bring their own writing implements in a pencil case. No other personal belongings (eg. toys) should be brought to school unless specifically requested by the teacher.