Uniform

What our students MUST wear:

Compulsory items:
Blazer:
Black with school logo – from school outfitters

Polo Shirt:
Years 7-9—green with school logo – from school outfitters
Years 10-11—red with school logo – from school outfitters
 
Trousers:
Black, tailored – available from various well known stores such as Marks & Spencers, Next, Matalan, George
 
Skirt:
Black, reasonable length – from school outfitters
 
Shoes:
Black, low heel, closed-in style, leather look
Optional items:
Fleece:
Black with school logo – from school outfitters
Pullover:
V-neck, black with school logo – from school outfitters
Outdoor Coats:
Should be black without logos etc (to be worn in addition to a blazer, not in place of one)
 
In Year 11, prefects wear a French navy polo shirt with school logo.
 
Please note:
Girls’ school skirts and trousers should be purchased from our uniform suppliers so that they meet our expectations.

What NOT to wear:

Items that are NOT allowed are:
¨ Boots or trainers, including plimsolls, (we do not accept black Vans, Converse or large walking style boots by Firetrap or Timberland)
¨ Patterned tights or leggings
¨ Short skirts, tube skirts, jersey skirts
¨ Hoodies’, denim jackets / fashion jackets
¨ Fashion trousers (including skinny fit trousers, leggings and jersey trousers)
¨ Facial piercings, including tongue piercings
¨ Baseball caps or other hats
¨ Coloured hair / extreme hairstyles (including shaved hair). Hair and nails should be a natural colour. Acrylic or gel nails are not permitted.
 
The only jewellery that is permitted is one signet ring and one small stud earring worn in the LOBE of the ear.
Please be warned:
We may send students home at the school gate to change if they persistently arrive to school wearing incorrect uniform.
 
Exceptional Grant
In some exceptional circumstances Shoeburyness High School might be able to provide assistance to buy school uniform.  We do not provide funding for normal school clothing expenses and a grant is not provided on the basis of low income alone. A part-award of expenses may be considered.
Examples of exceptional circumstances (must be accompanied with low-income evidence)
  • A family being made homeless and placed in an address that requires a change of school. A letter from the district/borough council would be needed as evidence. Low-income evidence would also be required.
  • Parent and children placed in a refuge requiring a change of school. A letter from the refuge would be needed as evidence, along with low-income evidence.
  • Exceptional circumstances requiring the replacement of school clothing. Qualifying circumstances may include fire or flood damage. A letter from the relevant service would be required, along with low-income evidence.
Low income evidence (to accompany the above circumstances)
You must be able to evidence an exceptional circumstance and also provide evidence of one of the below:
  • Income Support.
  • Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance.
  • Job Seekers Allowance (income based).
  • Child Tax Credit, but not Working Tax Credit, with an annual income of less than £16,190.
  • The Guaranteed Element of Pension Credit.
  • Universal Credit, with an annual income of £7,400 or below.
Please note that applications based upon low-income evidence alone will not be approved.
 
How to apply:
If you can evidence an exceptional circumstance and low income, you may request a form via finance@shoeburyness.southend.sch.uk